Newsletter | March 28, 2013

03.28.13 -- The #1 Obstacle To Your Managed Services Growth

Business Solutions Newsletter

| Networking & Managed Services Edition

In This Issue:

How Malware Can Sneak Into Your Company Networks And How To Deal With It
By AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
The method of choice for early virus writers was bundling up their wares in email attachments. Although still a popular method of attack, levels of awareness around email-based malware, together with more effective scanning-technology, means it is no longer as effective as it once was.
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Scaling Managed Services With A Third-Party NOC Partnership

Scaling Managed Services With A Third-Party NOC Partnership

Third-party NOC services are the means by which managed services providers (MSPs) can deliver a foundation of services to their customers at fixed, known, and predictable costs; gain access to new technologies and support resources; and grow business without tremendous capital investment. Through third-party network operation center (NOC) partnerships, MSPs achieve an accelerated time to value, lower development costs, access to extensive research and operational experience, access to scalable infrastructure and expert resources, and faster returns on investment. Learn more.

2 Reasons Cybercriminals Love Your SMB Customers
By Jay McCall, networking and managed services editor
I don’t consider myself a doomsayer or pessimistic person by any stretch, but after looking at network security statistics recently, it’s difficult to be rosy. Here are just a couple of highlights I came across.
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The #1 Obstacle To Your Managed Services Growth
By Dave Sobel, director of partner community, Level Platforms
Clients that resist a managed services plan are typically those who don’t value IT and are unwilling or unable to move beyond viewing IT as a cost rather than an enabler.
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Enterprise Mobility: Reducing Or Eliminating IT's Mobile To Do List
By Peter Price, CEO of Webalo
From the very beginning of the smartphone revolution, IT has been concerned about security and support — even before employees started bringing their own devices into the workplace and wanting to use them to access the enterprise.
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How Automation Can Deliver Effective Cash Flow
By Autotask Corporation
In this white paper Autotask discusses nine ways to save your company from a cash flow crash, achieving financial freedom, and how automation can help.
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Unified Communications, Improving School Safety
By Patrick J. Jones, Ed. S., director of technology, Valley Park School District
In the wake of recent, national school safety and weather events, school districts across the nation are conducting needs assessments and re-evaluating their policies, procedures, and resources related to security or natural disaster situations.  These needs assessments are bringing together teams of stakeholders focused on the same goals.
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White Paper

Is Your Data Center Ready For Virtualization?

Virtualization brings the potential to deliver dramatic savings in terms of server count, footprint, power consumption, and cooling requirements for data centers. For all its advantages though, virtualization also brings some unique challenges.
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N-able Technologies Debuts Mobile Device Management Module With General Availability Of N-central 9.1

Thales And Ponemon Institute Study Shows Encryption And Key Management Increasingly Viewed As Strategic Issues

Sourcefire Introduces Dedicated Advanced Malware Protection Appliance

ESET Launches New 2 Factor Authentication Product

Prolexic Provides Real-Time, Granular DDoS Attack Data For Deep Network Analysis

Shows And Events

Ingram Micro Cloud Summit
April 7 to 10, 2013 | Scottsdale, AZ

ASCII Success Summit
April 18, 2013 | Boston, MA

Ingram Micro Spring VTN Invitational
April 21 to 24, 2013 | Hollywood, FL

D&H Distributing Mid-Atlantic Spring Technology Show
June 5, 2013 | Hershey, PA

Level Platforms MSP Community Summit
June 17 to 19, 2013 | Las Vegas, NV

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