Editor's Notebook

  1. Healthcare IT News For VARs — July 25, 2013
    7/25/2013

    Business Solutions searched recent headlines for news of interest to VARs serving clients in the healthcare industry.

  2. CompTIA: Business Confidence Even Q2 To Q3
    7/24/2013

    The CompTIA IT Industry Business Confidence Index held steady from Q2 to Q3, but a look at numbers over a wider timeframe shows IT companies are growing in optimism. The index, calculated this quarter from results of an online survey of 308 IT businesses, is 57.9 on a 100-point scale.

  3. Peer-To-Peer: How One MSP Bills For Cloud Services
    7/22/2013

    The July 2013 edition of Business Solutions Magazine featured “3 New Ways To Uncover New Cloud Sales Opportunities.” In the article, Dan Edwards, CEO of Pact-One Solutions, an MSP focused on the dental market, offered advice for selling cloud services. Edwards, who has been selling managed services to healthcare providers for more than eight years, also commented on how his firm handles billing for cloud services.

  4. Top Channel Tweets — July 17, 2013
    7/17/2013

    Here are some interesting, inspiring, and informative tweets from the channel this week.

  5. CompTIA ChannelCon Offers Ideas, Tools, Connections To Grow Your Business
    7/17/2013

    CompTIA ChannelCon 2013 attendees will find a number of new topics, programs — and even a new format — at the July 29-31 event in Orlando, FL. “The great thing about ChannelCon is that you never get the same thing two years in a row,” says Kelly Ricker, CompTIA’s VP for events and education. She added that the vendor-neutral conference is unique, bringing people together from all sectors of the IT channel with a focus on education and partnering.

  6. Weekly Healthcare IT News for VARs — July 16, 2013
    7/16/2013

    Business Solutions searched recent headlines for news of interest to VARs serving clients in the healthcare industry.

  7. Quick Tip For Managed Services Noobs
    4/25/2013

    The following might seem basic, but to those readers who are new to or just getting started with their managed services practice, it could be valuable advice. In our upcoming May issue, we interviewed Dan Wilson, president and CEO of Waypoint Solutions Group, a managed services provider that has 70% of its customers on a flat-fee managed services plan and is projecting 29% revenue growth this year.

  8. Stratix' Success Secrets: A Preview
    5/16/2012

    You know how your local TV stations break in to your favorite evening programs to tease you about what will be on the news at 11? I’m doing a version of that with this article. By Jim Roddy, president, Business Solutions magazine

  9. Can A Master MSP Help Your Slumping Sales?
    3/1/2012
    If your MSP (managed services provider) business is struggling to stand out from your competitors, consider partnering with a master MSP to help you turn things around. By Jay McCall, networking and managed services editor
  10. Where MSPs Go To Grow: IT Nation 2011
    11/18/2011
    Last week’s IT Nation show was the perfect event to mark my return to covering the channel. One thing that stood out to me right away about this show is that the attendees were there to learn and grow their businesses. This was not a lifestyle-VAR-friendly event. By Jay McCall, networking and managed services editor
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