Managed Services Providers and Software Solutions http://thevarguy.com/taxonomy/term/7343/more en Why MSPs Need Monitoring, Data Analytics and Log Aggregation http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/why-msps-need-monitoring-data-analytics-and-log-ag <div class="node-body article-body">As an IT managed services provider, you supply infrastructure and support services to your clients. But do you also deliver monitoring and analytics? If not, you should. Here's why. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/why-msps-need-monitoring-data-analytics-and-log-ag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/why-msps-need-monitoring-data-analytics-and-log-ag#comments Managed Services Providers and Software Solutions Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:32:00 +0000 100981 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Monitoring, analytics and log aggregation help managed service providers deliver better service to customers, while also streamlining MSP operations.</p> Thinkstock The Doyle Report: New Horizons 2017: 5 Ideas That Will Shape Your World http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/doyle-report-new-horizons-2017-5-ideas-will-shape- <div class="field-deck"> “New Horizons 2017” is part of the Penton Channel Group’s Monthly Editorial Calendar Series </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The editors-in-chief of the Penton Technology Channels Group have put their collective heads together to single out five companies, five innovations, five ideas and five people that will shape your world in 2017.</div> <div class="field-stocksymbols"> <span>Stock Symbols:&nbsp;</span> YHOO </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/doyle-report-new-horizons-2017-5-ideas-will-shape-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/doyle-report-new-horizons-2017-5-ideas-will-shape-#comments Managed Services Providers and Software Solutions Wed, 14 Dec 2016 23:08:00 +0000 100341 at http://thevarguy.com Trying to Gain a Foothold in the Profitable Healthcare Vertical? Philips Now Offers a GE Alternative http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/trying-gain-foothold-profitable-healthcare-vertica <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Royal Philips NV plans to roll out software designed to help doctors improve the diagnoses of diseases such as cancer as it challenges General Electric Co. and Siemens AG for a bigger share of the lucrative health-care solutions market.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/trying-gain-foothold-profitable-healthcare-vertica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/trying-gain-foothold-profitable-healthcare-vertica#comments Managed Services Providers and Software Solutions Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:44:00 +0000 99881 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Trying to Gain a Foothold in the Profitable Healthcare Vertical? Philips Now Offers a GE Alternative</p> Thinkstock Slack’s NYT Letter to Microsoft Reeks of Braggadocio http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/slack-s-nyt-letter-microsoft-reeks-braggadocio <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft released a new Office 365 feature yesterday called Microsoft Teams, intended to be a competitor to the new Facebook Workplace initiative and startup Slack, with which millennials everywhere are engaged in a serious love/hate relationship. </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/slack-s-nyt-letter-microsoft-reeks-braggadocio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/slack-s-nyt-letter-microsoft-reeks-braggadocio#comments Managed Services Providers and Software Solutions Thu, 03 Nov 2016 18:16:00 +0000 99331 at http://thevarguy.com <p>Slack writes open letter to Microsoft about workplace collaboration tool</p> New Windows 10 Update Could Provide Selling Opportunities in New Verticals http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/new-windows-10-update-could-provide-selling-opport <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft Corp. plans to release an update to Windows 10 software in the spring that will add creative features especially conducive for virtual and augmented reality.</div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/new-windows-10-update-could-provide-selling-opport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/new-windows-10-update-could-provide-selling-opport#comments Managed Services Providers and Software Solutions Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:16:00 +0000 99101 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock GE Seeks to Drive 3D Printing Future With $1.4 Billion in Deals http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/ge-seeks-drive-3d-printing-future-14-billion-deals <div class="field-byline"> Richard Clough, Niclas Rolander and Andrea Rothman | Bloomberg </div> <div class="field-deck"> 3D printing offers another emerging market for the channel </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>General Electric Co. took a bold step to shape the future of factory production with a pair of deals for 3D-printer companies, marking one of the most significant endorsements of the technology yet.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/ge-seeks-drive-3d-printing-future-14-billion-deals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/ge-seeks-drive-3d-printing-future-14-billion-deals#comments Managed Services Providers and Software Solutions Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:08:00 +0000 97911 at http://thevarguy.com Thinkstock Salesforce Revenue Forecast Falls Short on Cloud Competition http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/salesforce-revenue-forecast-falls-short-cloud-comp <div class="field-byline"> Brian Womack | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Salesforce.com Inc. forecast fiscal third-quarter revenue that may fall short of some analysts&rsquo; estimates, held back by steeper competition in the market for cloud-based software and services. The shares tumbled as much as 9.1 percent in late trading.</p> <p><strong>Key Points</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/salesforce-revenue-forecast-falls-short-cloud-comp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/salesforce-revenue-forecast-falls-short-cloud-comp#comments Managed Services Providers and Software Solutions Thu, 01 Sep 2016 15:07:00 +0000 97841 at http://thevarguy.com Salesforce Intronis Exec: VARs Wanting to Establish Managed Services Business Should Look at Backup as Entry Point http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/intronis-exec-vars-wanting-establish-managed-servi <div class="field-deck"> Barracuda launches Intronis MSP Edition of virtual backup platform </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Last week, Barracuda Networks announced the launch of a new, virtual version of the Intronis MSP Edition of its backup solution. Specifically geared toward managed service providers in the channel, the new platform for virtual environments mimics the physical version of <a href="http://www.intronis.com/resources/pdf/data-sheets/DS_Backup_Appliance_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">Barracuda Backup &ndash; Intronis MSP Edition</a> released earlier this year to offer the Holy Grail of MSP technology: flexibility.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/intronis-exec-vars-wanting-establish-managed-servi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/intronis-exec-vars-wanting-establish-managed-servi#comments Managed Services Providers and Software Solutions Mon, 08 Aug 2016 19:16:00 +0000 97261 at http://thevarguy.com Intronis MSPs Still Not Scaling their Businesses http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/msps-still-not-scaling-their-businesses <div class="node-body article-body"><p>From working with MSPs for several years, I have learned that most businesses start with an inner desire to change the world of IT. Sometimes it&rsquo;s a couple of tech-savvy friends teaming up and offering their services. In other cases, an MSP is born out of internal layoffs: The CIO tells the IT admin that they can no longer afford to keep him on in a full-time role. The MSP starts out with the owner&rsquo;s old company as its first client.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/msps-still-not-scaling-their-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/msps-still-not-scaling-their-businesses#comments Managed Services Providers and Software Solutions Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:12:00 +0000 95851 at http://thevarguy.com Panorama9 5 Lessons Learned from Master MSP Thomas Clancy of Valiant Technology http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/5-lessons-learned-master-msp-thomas-clancy-valiant <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Thomas Clancy Jr. is the founder and CEO of Valiant Technology, a NY-based MSP specializing in providing break/fix services for enterprise customers. Clancy started the company in 2002 as an Apple reseller and service provider.</p></div> <p><a href="http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/5-lessons-learned-master-msp-thomas-clancy-valiant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://thevarguy.com/managed-services-providers-and-software-solutions/5-lessons-learned-master-msp-thomas-clancy-valiant#comments Managed Services Providers and Software Solutions Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:00:00 +0000 92911 at http://thevarguy.com Michael Cusanelli/The VAR Guy