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Ladar Levison’s Fight for Digital Privacy

Fri, 2017-03-10 17:00
Kris Blackmon | The VAR Guy The founder of encrypted email service Lavabit describes how the investigation of Edward Snowden derailed his business, while making him a darling of privacy advocates.

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IT Service Providers Scramble to Protect Customers After CIA Cyberweapons Leak

Fri, 2017-03-10 15:12
The steps taken by cybersecurity firm Digital Guardian mirrors activity at a range of IT services outfits, which found themselves scrambling to identify the new exploits and fix as much as possible as quickly as possible.

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The Doyle Report: In the Eyes of a Growing Number of Customers, You’re Only As Good As The Digital Experiences You Create

Thu, 2017-03-09 23:32
Thinking about the world in new ways If you’re selling services that someone else will one day offer for less, shouldn’t you step up and provide better experiences that no one else can? Stock Symbols:  MSFT CRM

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Datto Shakes Up Partner Program Tiers

Thu, 2017-03-09 23:01
By incentivizing revenue instead of data volume, the cloud storage vendor hopes to better reward MSPs who sell a broader range of products and services.

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Rackspace Inks Strategic Partnership with Google Cloud Platform

Thu, 2017-03-09 13:51
Chris Burt | The WHIR Rackspace has become the first managed services support partner for Google Cloud Platform.

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If I Were Launching an MSP Now | Vadim Shelomyanov

Thu, 2017-03-09 13:00
Svetlana Didorenko The president and CEO of New York-based INVAR Technologies, shares three suggestions he'd apply if he were launching an MSP today

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Why IoT Is the New Threat Frontier

Thu, 2017-03-09 07:01
Phishing and ransomware have recently garnered the lion’s share of attention from the media and security professionals, but the latest twist in cyber threats promises to present additional challenges for MSPs. Read how the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming the new threat frontier.

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Does WikiLeaks C.I.A. Dump Suggest Cybersecurity is Largely Futile?

Thu, 2017-03-09 00:10
Thus far, WikiLeaks has redacted the actual codes used in C.I.A. cyber attacks, citing a type of ethics review. But the fear is the organization could choose to release the powerful, weaponized exploits at any time.

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The Doyle Report: Your Hyper-Local, Hyper-Vertical Future

Wed, 2017-03-08 22:12
Many niche markets offer significant opportunity for those with the right focus Micro-niches aren’t places to hide, but markets in which to grow.

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Is the Cloud Right for You? The Trade-Offs of Cloud Computing

Wed, 2017-03-08 17:14
For MSPs, deciding whether or not to migrate to the cloud requires weighing cloud downtime and other risks against benefits like scalability and outsourced infrastructure management.

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Benefiting from a Unified IT Business Management Platform

Wed, 2017-03-08 15:35
IT Service Providers (ITSPs) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are on a constant quest to boost efficiencies and cut operational costs while driving recurring revenue and increasing profitability. But achieving these goals can be a serious challenge when you do not have the right solutions in place, or your team has to move back and forth between disparate solutions to run the business and deliver managed and cloud services to clients.

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Google Expands Cloud Partner Program

Wed, 2017-03-08 00:32
The announcement of new investments, rebates and partner specializations comes as Google’s “Next ’17” cloud conference gets underway this week in San Francisco.

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The Doyle Report: Artificial Intelligence for Everyone? Salesforce Thinks So

Tue, 2017-03-07 22:55
Amid news on the product front, Salesforce channel chief Neeracha Taychakhoonavudh shares observations on the state of the Salesforce ecosystem It's Salesforce’s Spring ’17 celebration this week. Here're some insights on its partner programs. Stock Symbols:  CRM

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Healthcare Firms Turn to Cybersecurity Pros as Threats Worsen

Tue, 2017-03-07 21:26
Nicole Henderson | Talkin Cloud Health providers are treating privacy and security as one of their top priorities in 2017, according to a report released by HIMSS at its recent annual conference.

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Q&A: Channel Buyers on What’s Driving M&A Deals

Tue, 2017-03-07 19:12
We asked each of these executives six questions to find out what they are looking for in a potential acquisition and why.

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The Doyle Report: What Are the Qualities That Make a Great Channel Chief?

Tue, 2017-03-07 12:27
Business acumen, personal integrity and infectious optimism are some of the traits that matter most Another FastChat Video brought to you by Penton.

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Can MSPs Really Make Money Selling Managed Security?

Mon, 2017-03-06 23:56
There continues to be debate about just how realistic it is for a traditional IT services provider to offer managed security.

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