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Family-Owned Retail VARs Have It All Wrong

Family-Owned Retail VARs Have It All Wrong

We’ve had some interesting conversations about the “as a Service” business model in our office over the last couple days. What sparked it was a phone call Jim Roddy, Business Solutions' president, had with a consultant who focuses on helping managed services providers grow so their businesses are worth more when it’s time to sell.  Continue Reading...
Recent Consolidation Illustrates Value Of RMM Solutions

Recent Consolidation Illustrates Value Of RMM Solutions

Is there an end in sight to the recent wave of RMM consolidation? First, N-able announced its acquisition by SolarWinds. Then, AVG bought Level Platforms. Most recently, Kaseya was purchased. What does this mean?  Continue Reading...
Making “Ignorant” IT Integrators “Smart” About IP Video

Making “Ignorant” IT Integrators “Smart” About IP Video

Don’t know where to get started with IP video -- or if you even should? In the last few weeks, we’ve collected more than a dozen actionable articles free of promotional bologna. The goal is help educate you on IP video surveillance. In speaking with readers, it’s clear that there are a lot of misconceptions out there about video surveillance. Whether we’re talking cost or capabilities, it seems like many solutions...  Continue Reading...
Don’t Use A PSA? Here’s Why You Should

Don’t Use A PSA? Here’s Why You Should

Last week I attended Autotask Community Live! 2013. This event is Autotask’s annual conference where its users come to learn about the vendor’s latest enhancements, get educated, and network with one another. One of the aspects of this event that was refreshing was how vibrant, engaged, and energized the Autotask community of users is. The room was packed with 600+ IT providers who spent their own time and money to attend this...  Continue Reading...

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