Newsletter | July 25, 2013

07.25.13 -- 7 Steps To Next-Gen IT Managed Services

Business Solutions Newsletter

In This Issue:

Healthcare IT News For VARs
By Bernadette Wilson, associate editor
Business Solutions searched recent headlines for news of interest to VARs serving clients in the healthcare industry.
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Top 10 Lists: Cloud-Heavy Predictions Spell Opportunity
By Himanshu Patel
Despite the information technology upheaval implicit in most “Top 10” lists from IT analysts and publications, a good chunk of that upheaval actually spells new opportunities for solution providers. The recent “10 Data Center Predictions for 2013” from CRN is no different in that there is plenty of opportunity to see in its list.
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4 Steps To MDM Success
By Jay McCall, networking and managed services editor
I recently came across an article written by Dave Sobel, the director of partner community at Level Platforms. In his article, Sobel offers good advice to MSPs about one of the hottest trends happening in the channel today, which is directly related to the BYOD phenomena.
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5 Things Every MSP Needs To Know About Mobile As A Managed Service
The proliferation of mobile devices among consumers has forced businesses to quickly seek ways to provide work-related applications to employees using these devices and to control the access these devices have to the corporate network. This paper from N-able looks at how this has changed the business landscape for managed service providers in terms of the needs of small and medium-sized customers.
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Discover Your Inner Leader
Do you have the skills to successfully lead your organization? With the right amount of dedication, anyone can be a leader — including you. Now is the time to start harnessing your inner leader to take your company to the next level.
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7 Steps To Next-Gen IT Managed Services
An increasing number of managed service providers (MSPs) are moving beyond monitoring and network management and are evolving to help meet the ever-changing needs of their customers. In the 7 Steps to Next-Gen IT Managed Services eBook, learn simple ways to stay ahead of the competition by offering customers exciting new technology solutions.
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PSA Product Reviews
By Jay McCall, networking and managed services editor
Three MSPs discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their Autotask, ConnectWise, and Tigerpaw Software PSA solutions.
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The Most Common Mistakes MSPs Make With Off-Site Backups
By Jay McCall, networking and managed services editor

I recently spoke with three industry experts about the topic of cloud/off-site backups. I asked them about the most common mistakes MSPs make with regard to selling and implementing this kind of solution/service. Here is what they’re seeing as well as some tips they shared.
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Case Study

Realize Business Continuity For Your Clients

Why deliver just backup, when data recovery and business continuity are the real keys?  Learn how Business Technology Partners restored data following client server failure, ensured all data was successfully backed up, and delivered business continuity.
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Executive Commentary

5 Ways To Profit From Selling Mobile POS
By Stacey Finley Tappin

For years, merchant service providers have been hindered by tough competition and tight margins. Will offering mobile POS technology get providers back into the fast lane?
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Executive Commentary

Six Mistakes To Avoid With Mobile Payments
By Ed Weiser

When your customers are ready to buy, they shouldn’t have to wait. You should be able to take their payment anywhere in the store. But are you ready for the challenges that provides?
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Case Study

Cloud-Based BDR Solution Helps MSP Win And Retain Clients

Waypoint was looking for a proven, cloud-based BDR solution that would be affordable for their small- to-midsize business (SMB) clients and easy for their technicians to set up and maintain.
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Shows And Events

CompTIA ChannelCon
July 30 to August 2, 2013 | Orlando, FL

ASCII Success Summit
September 18 to 19, 2013 | Austin, TX

GFI Partner Summit
September 22 to 24, 2013 | Las Vegas, NV

N-able Summit
October 23 to 25, 2013 | Scottsdale, AZ

Channel Transitions
October 7, 2013 | Philadelphia, PA

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