Newsletter | April 3, 2014

04.03.14 -- Grow RMM Sales With MDM Services

Business Solutions

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XP End Of Life A Boon To MSPs, Retail IT VARs
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief If you don't know, Microsoft's support for Windows XP ends on April 8. In the general IT space this is a big deal and significant opportunity to upgrade customers to the latest OS. In particular, XP's end of life (EOL) is a great opportunity for MSPs (managed services providers) to standardize customer's PCs to make support easier. Managing a hodge-podge of systems makes remote management and monitoring a little tricky and getting customers to standardize is often a hard sell. Well, XP EOL might be the catalyst of change you need. Don't miss it!
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Featured Articles
Grow RMM Sales With MDM Services
By Jay McCall
MDM (mobile device management) is a must-have service for many of your customers and a great way to increase your monthly recurring revenue — if you take the right approach.
How To Build A World-Class MSP
By Alex Rogers
In most cases, any solution provider can break into managed services and set themselves up for a lifestyle of monthly recurring revenue. However, that revenue stream isn’t solely what will launch your business into the next stage.
5 Things You Need To Consider Before Adding Cloud To Your Service Offerings
By John Humphreys
By some estimates, there are 30,000 managed services providers (MSPs) worldwide. Many have built their businesses providing remote support for the computing infrastructure of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Others do IT consulting and one-off IT projects.
ERP, WFM, And Time Clocks: Critical Integration
By Larry Dawson
Retailers are increasingly searching for single-platform applications that incorporate their enterprise resource planning (ERP) and human capital management (HCM) requirements into a unified environment. Many retailers grapple with separate application suites that don’t talk to each other.
Business Continuity: How To Get Back To Business
By John Collins
Despite their best efforts to achieve "five nines" availability, businesses remain vulnerable to a variety of threats, including issues with electrical power systems. Data centers rely on a continuous supply of clean electricity, and anything from a subtle power system design flaw to a failure in the electrical grid can bring down even the most modern and sophisticated data center.
Why Solutions Providers Should Consider Offering Mobile Messaging Now
By Bernadette Wilson, associate editor
Business Solutions asked Anurag Lal, CEO at Infinite Convergence, about using mobile messaging for enterprise — and about solutions providers’ opportunities to add mobile messaging to their customers’ solutions.
Will Windows XP's End Of Life Be The End Of Compliance?
By Chuck DeLouis
The inevitable fate of Windows’ legacy OS presents a serious potential industry violation threat to your customers operating in regulated industries — and the perfect opportunity for you to save the day.
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