Newsletter | April 1, 2014

04.01.14 -- The Ultimate Guide To As-A-Service

Business Solutions

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5 Metrics Every IT Solutions Provider Should Track
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Featured Articles
How To Generate New Recurring Revenues From Higher-Value, Higher-Margin Managed Services
Margins for most service providers are razor thin. Many are asking: How can we add new, breakthrough value to customers? What new sources of revenue can we tap? Many are turning to managed services. In doing so, they are generating new, recurring revenue from services that complement their core business and add significant value to customers.
The Ultimate Guide To As-A-Service
The transition to an as-a-service model is probably the biggest change your business has ever faced. It’s a huge undertaking, and it can be daunting. Don’t try to go it alone.
So, You Think You Can Sell Managed Services?
You’ve worked in the IT industry for X number of years and during that time, you probably think that you’ve seen it all.
The Insider's Guide: Evaluating Integrated Backup Appliances
By Jerome Wendt
Integrated backup appliances have spent the last few years illustrating that they are another step in the evolution of data backup and recovery. Combining the reliability and familiarity of physical server hardware; the increased throughput that memory, SSDs, and 10 gigabyte Ethernet and/or FC networks provide; plus throwing in virtualization and deduplication capabilities for good measure; integrated backup appliances make deploying and implementing backup in enterprise environments easier and faster than ever before.
Trace3 Plays Matchmaker For CIOs, VCs, And New Technologies
By Bernadette Wilson, associate editor
Red Robin CIO and 2014 Outlier award winner Chris Laping explains how the program helps CIOs find new ideas to integrate into their businesses.
What MSPs Need To Know About The Unified Certification Standard
Q&A with Charles Weaver
Read this Q&A with Charles Weaver, CEO of the International Association of Cloud & Managed Service Providers (MSPALLIANCE).
Education And Security Are Key To Monetizing BYOD
By Luke Walling
Practically everyone has been taking their mobile phones to work since they infiltrated our lives a few decades ago. Initially they stayed in our coat pockets or bags, or rested quietly on our desks, but they’ve since evolved beyond a means for simple voice or text conversations.
7 Key Considerations To Help Get Your MSP Service Desk Up And Running — FAST!
As a managed service provider (MSP), the quality of your service delivery can be vital for the growth and success of your business.
Most Popular News
Parascript Announces Key Sales & Marketing Hires Focused On Channel Relationships
Infobelt Releases Orion 2.0 Information Lifecycle Management And Data Archiving Solution
Education IT News For VARs
Government IT News For VARs
Proposed Rule Would Require Electronic Logging Devices
Featured Event
Channel Transitions
West | April 29th | Santa Ana, CA
East | July 22nd | Boston, MA
Midwest | Oct.7th | Chicago, IL
Channel Transitions, powered by Business Solutions Magazine, is a one-day education and networking conference designed to help VAR/MSP executives learn how to best implement and manage the "as-a-Service" model. The event will feature real-world, nuts-and-bolts, headaches-and-heartaches discussions and success stories on the transition.
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Industry Events
ISC West
April 2 to 4, 2014
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SYNNEX Spring VARNEX/Red, White and You Conference
April 13 to 16, 2014
Orlando, FL
MAX Conference
September 8 to 10, 2014
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