Newsletter | April 17, 2014

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

Business Solutions

In This Issue:

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 customers' 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!

Managed service providers are bracing for more change in the next two years than they’ve seen in the past 15. Drivers that are creating a perfect storm of disruption include new competitors, converging technologies, and IT everywhere. Change on the scale we are anticipating brings huge opportunities – and major challenges. Whether you emerge a winner or loser will be defined by how you respond to both.

To get candid insights on the top industry drivers and what you can do to stay on top or ahead of the change curve, download this complimentary report from N-able now.
Featured Articles
The Case For Managed Endpoint Security
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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.
5 Ways To Make Implementing Vendor Management Easier
By Alex Rogers
There are many benefits for both you and your clients by bringing vendor management into your professional services stack. For your business, you can control the scheduling of outside IT projects, meaning no more surprise calls about the new T1 line going in.
Automate & Monetize Your Support Of Windows Systems
While Microsoft makes the most popular operating systems running on servers and workstations in the corporate world, we all know that those systems won’t run smoothly without some level of maintenance. And yet, maintaining the servers and workstations of all your customers might be daunting or even impossible for you to handle.
5 Reasons Not To Build Your Own: A Better BDR Revenue Model
This white paper outlines the reasons why an MSP will benefit from partnering with the right BDR vendor vs. attempting to build their own. Learn the top five reasons MSPs need to evaluate when considering a “do-it-yourself” BDR.
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.
Total Cost Comparison Study Of Analog And IP-Based Video Surveillance
The shift towards IP-based video surveillance solutions has been going on since the first network camera was introduced in 1996. Despite the benefits of going IP, analog technology is still entrenched in some markets and segments.
6 Keys To Expand Your Revenue Opportunities: BDR Designed For SMBs
With a backup and disaster recovery solution designed specifically for small business, MSPs now have a technical and financial story to tell, and sell.
Most Popular News
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Peer-To-Peer: Pitfalls Of Access Control & Video Surveillance Integration
IP Video: How To Keep Your Customer From Buying From A Big Box Store
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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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