Newsletter | August 12, 2014

08.12.14 -- Three Steps To Success For MSPs

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Featured Articles
The Automation Imperative: Three Steps To Success For MSPs
By JP Jauvin
The future of managed services is as bright as it has ever been. A study by consulting firm MarketsandMarkets projects the industry to jump from $14.75 billion in 2013 to $265.05 billion in 2018. That’s about a 1700 percent increase.
The Power Of Multiples: Best Practices For Selling Best-Of-Breed Solutions
Value-added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators have choices in sourcing, assembling, and deploying hardware and software solutions for customers. These IT solutions specialists can work either with a single vendor that offers most of the technology needed to build end-to-end offerings, or multiple vendors to integrate and craft more comprehensive solutions.
Take Financial Services To The Cloud
By Jay McCall
This $213-million company’s record fiscal year is a result of overcoming customers’ cloud fears and expanding its managed services practice.
What Solution Providers Need To Know When Transitioning To Subscription-Based Business Models
Channel experts are urging solution providers to adopt subscription-based business models or risk losing ground to competitors. Gartner, for example, says that “to capture future growth and be positioned on the right side of the fast-shifting IT services marketplace, IT service providers of every type need to bridge their legacy offerings and new delivery paradigms.”
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.
An Introduction To Mainframe Data Backup And Disaster Recovery
The basic requirements for data backup and disaster recovery are not the same, and a sensible management of these processes must be balanced with the costs involved. This paper presents various aspects of data backup and disaster recovery.
The Pitfalls Of Automated Social Media Tools
By Seth Rand
Like almost any marketing tool, social media can be a two-edged sword. If handled with care, a tweet can be engaging and appealing, generating brand awareness and positive consumer responses; if they are thoughtless or insensitive, they can severely damage your brand.
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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
MAX Conference
September 8 to 10, 2014
Orlando, FL
ASCII SMB IT Success Summit
September 17 and 18, 2014
Phoenix, AZ
Navigate 2014 - Continuum User Conference
September 21 to 23, 2014
Boston, MA
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