Newsletter | February 22, 2012

02.22.12 -- The Top 5 Must Focus Areas Of Your MSP Marketing Strategy In 2012; Cloud 101: Educate Yourself And Your Customers

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| Networking, VoIP & Managed Services Edition

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There's Big Revenue Potential In SMB Security
By Robert Gorby, global head of small business propositions, AVG Technologies
The technology landscape in smaller organizations and the resources available to tackle Internet malware are likely to be different from larger enterprises.
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Email Analytics Best Practices
By Tigerpaw
There are many obstacles to helping your customers launch successful email campaigns, from beating spam filters to writing quality subject lines. Then comes the challenge of standing out in recipients' inboxes, so your messages get opened, viewed, and clicked.
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Building A Solid MSP Practice: Part 1
In this presentation to an MSPU Community audience, Rob Rae, director of partner development and operations at Level Platforms (a remote monitoring and management vendor), explains how VARs can successfully transition their businesses from the traditional break/fix model to a managed services practice.
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Win more business earning the industry best practice seal of approval — a CompTIA Trustmark! The Trustmark portfolio qualifies and differentiates companies who follow security and managed services best practices. Earn the CompTIA Security Trustmark or the CompTIA MSP Partners Trustmark today!

Cloud 101: Educate Yourself And Your Customers
Alexandru Catalin Cosoi, chief security researcher at Bitdefender, gives an easy to understand definition of cloud computing, using real-world analogies that VARs can use when explaining this computing concept to their customers.
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How A VAR With Flat Sales Found New Growth
By Autotask
The management team of masterIT knew they were at a crossroad. The two of them had joined forces to form masterIT, an IT solutions company providing comprehensive services for the small and medium-sized businesses in the Mid-South Area.
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Executive Toughness: How To Get It!
By Ken Thoreson, president,
Get in touch with what you want for your business, and learn how to take action to achieve high performance.
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ShoreTel Acquires Hosted Unified Communications Pioneer M5 Networks

ShoreTel Inc., a provider of IP phone systems with fully integrated unified communications (UC), recently announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire M5 Networks ("M5"), a recognized leader in hosted Unified Communications.

GFI Software Announces Successful Completion Of MSPAlliance Vendor Accreditation Program

GFI Software recently announced that its GFI MAX managed services platform has received accreditation under the MSPAlliance's (MSPA) Vendor Accreditation Program (VAP).

6fusion Introduces Free Cloud Resource Meter For VMware vSphere

6fusion, a provider of utility-metered public, private, and hybrid cloud infrastructure management software and services, recently announced it will be previewing its free 6fusion Cloud Resource Meter for VMware vSphere at the VMware Partner Exchange (booth #504) and Santa Clara Cloud Connect (booth #910).

Jenne Signs Distribution Agreement With NICE To Provide Its SMB-Oriented Resellers With Real-Time Call Capturing And Analytics Solutions

Jenne Inc., a value-added distributor of IP telephony, audio and video conferencing, unified communications, data networking, and IT security products, announced recently it has signed an agreement to distribute in the U.S. and Canada call capturing and analytics solutions from NICE Systems.

Amtel Secures Enterprise BYOD Influx With First Free Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solution

Amtel, Inc., an integrated solution for managing smart device security and telecom expenses, recently announced a Mobile Device Management (MDM) service targeted to enterprises of all sizes.


The Top 5 Must Focus Areas Of Your MSP Marketing Strategy

Get 2012 off to a rousing start by listening to this webinar on the top areas where you should be focusing your marketing strategy over the next 12 months. Our special guests include MSP Marketing Expert Stuart Crawford from Ulistic and MSP Development Coach Richard Tubb.
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Shows and Events

LPI Managed Services Education
& Collaboration Road Show
February 27 - 28, 2012 | Tampa, FL & Dallas
February 29 - March 1, 2012 | Newark, NJ

HP/Axcient Cloud Roadshow
Starting February 28, 2012 | Washington, D.C.

RSA Conference 2012
February 27 - March 2, 2012 | San Francisco

ASCII Success Summit
February 29 - March 1, 2012 | Orlando, FL

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