Newsletter | February 1, 2013

02.01.13 -- MDM: Your Next Managed Services Offering

Business Solutions Newsletter

| Networking & Managed Services Edition

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MDM: Your Next Managed Services Offering
By Jay McCall, networking and managed services editor
Industry experts offer advice regarding how to roll out MDM (mobile device management) solutions and caution against common implementation mistakes.
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An MSP Eliminates Antivirus License Renewal With Cloud Solution
By AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
This case study from AVG takes a look at Millennium Solutions Incorporated, an AVG reseller providing IT services to businesses in Atlanta Georgia, one of which is Southern Insurance Agency. Millennium has protected its 13-computer network for three years using AVG Antivirus from the beginning.
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Think All BDRs Are Equal? Think Again.
By Jay McCall, networking and managed services editor
Here’s a sneak peek into the testing that’s currently underway on seven hybrid backup solutions, which will be featured in the March 2013 issue of Business Solutions magazine. I spoke with our tester, Eric Brown, CEO of Remote Technology Management, this week, and he shared some interesting feedback.
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4 Rules The Best MSPs Follow
By N-able Technologies Inc.
Based on an in-depth survey of 1,800 MSPs, N-able CEO and co-founder Gavin Garbutt defines and provides insights into the four rules common among the most successful managed services providers.
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Using Storage QoS To Accelerate, Control, And Guarantee Performance
By Chris McCall, VP of marketing, NexGen Storage
Last week I had the opportunity to meet with a customer who is considering deploying a virtual infrastructure. Ensuring adequate application performance has always been the key driving factor for their infrastructure strategy, but with 26 servers and more coming online this year, footprint, power, and cooling are becoming huge issues.
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Is An Energy-Wasting Data Center Draining Your Bottom Line?
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Executive Commentary

Book Review: Taking Smart Risks
By Ken Thoreson, president and founder, Acumen Management Group Ltd.

In challenging times as well as times of growth, this book can be used as a textbook to improve your odds of success. I would recommend that you have each of your managers read the book and then discuss it weekly during your review meetings.
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News

Ovum Finds Big Data Vendor Market Perception Remains Positive In 2012

Fortinet Launches New Network Security Appliance With Class-Leading Next-Generation Firewall

MOSES Cloud Announces Name Change To Virtual Office Now

GFI MAX Reaches 7,000 Customers Across 125 Countries

Jenne, Inc. Captures Avaya Learning Award In Both "Highest Student Satisfaction" And "Highest Response Rate" Categories For Fourth Quarter In A Row

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Case Study: Adding HaaS To Your MSP Offerings

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