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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.