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Dec 28, 2016

IoT Success Story: Reseller Navigates the Third Platform and Improves Time-to-Market

For Mark III Systems, it all started when VP of sales Stan Wysocki realized the company was “stuck in IT.” Wysocki knew he needed to move company....More
Dec 21, 2016

Phishing Trends for MSPs to Watch-Part II

While it might seem like phishing attacks have been around forever, they’ve only recently reached high levels of efficacy. No matter which anti-....More
Dec 16, 2016

Cloud: The New Tech Battleground

When we stop and think about 2016, a few things come to mind. One, how is it nearly over? Two, this means we are another year older. Three, what do....More
Dec 12, 2016

Is Selling IT Solutions to the Private Sector an Up-(Capitol)-Hill Battle?

Breaking into any new industry can be challenging, but what about the U.S. public sector? Avnet provides industry insight that can help resellers....More
Dec 01, 2016

2017: The Year that SMEs Capitalize on Digital Transformation?

It’s that time of the year again, where we start to put all the happenings--both good and bad--of the past 12 months behind us and look forward to....More
Nov 21, 2016

Carbonite Unveils the All-New E2 Hybrid Backup Solution!

Carbonite this week unveiled its brand-new, all-in-one E2 hybrid backup solution—and that's exciting news for IT services and solutions providers who....More
Nov 14, 2016

Public Cloud Is Imminent: Three Vital Migration Tips for ISVs

If you are an Oracle systems ISV, you might be feeling a bit perplexed over this seemingly unavoidable windstorm – the Oracle Public Cloud is....More
Nov 08, 2016

Microsoft's Advisor Program Is Dying--What VARs Can Do To Survive

Microsoft has been slowly chipping away at its Advisor commissions for several months now....More
Nov 01, 2016

Vendor Perceptions and Realities in the World of SME

There is definitely a litany of advantages to working for a company as well known and world renowned as SAP--the primary one being our reputation as....More
Oct 28, 2016

The CIO's Ever-Changing Role

The chief information officer (CIO) job title is one that seems to cover an ever-changing combination of roles, responsibilities and duties,....More
Oct 24, 2016

Migrating SMB Clients to the Cloud? Beware of These Five Common Mistakes

Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) want to lower operating expenses and improve application performance. That's why so many of them are counting on....More
Oct 21, 2016

8 Endpoint Security Strategies for MSP Success

As the managed services market continues to grow, it’s no longer enough to offer superior services to your clients. You must also partner with a....More
Oct 17, 2016

Effective Consulting in the Face of New Technology: Part 2

When I first joined the consulting ranks in the early 1990s, my customers expected their technology implementations to take a year or more. And that....More
Oct 07, 2016

Should Resellers Outsource Support for Office 365?

Ask any IT provider and they’ll tell you the same story: Offering high-level cloud support to clients is a tough job. Microsoft’s Cloud Solution....More
Oct 07, 2016

Why VARs Need to Automate

Automation is becoming more and essential for VARs to deliver IT services to clients. Removing manual processes is at the heart of managed and cloud....More
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