Newsletter | May 20, 2014

05.20.14 -- What You Need To Know About Virtual Communications Networks

Business Solutions

In This Issue:

Channel Transitions West: Established MSPs Give Advice On Funding The Transition To Managed Services
By Bernadette Wilson, associate editor
By Bernadette Wilson, associate editor Practical advice on funding managed services was one of the topics the VAR/MSP panel tackled at Channel Transitions West on April 29, the first of the 2014 Channel Transitions VAR/MSP Executive Conferences, powered by Business Solutions magazine.
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Featured Articles
12 Things Every SMB Should Know About Security
Imagine you are a cyber-criminal, and you are picking your next targets. Do you go for the businesses that cumulatively have vast sums of money, but lack security controls (most likely), or do you go for the large enterprises, which probably have an internal security team that focuses solely on protecting the company’s assets?
BlueWave Computing Realizes $1 Million Productivity Gains With RMM Solution
BlueWave Computing, an Atlanta-based N-able MSP Elite partner, saved $1 million in engineering time and costs in 2012 thanks to the increased efficiencies and productivity gained from using N-central to automate time-consuming tasks.
5 Technology Trends You Need To Follow
Mobile devices, social business apps, and business analytics are converging with the cloud to create the most substantial changes in technology since the Internet revolution.
Prepare For New Competition From Big Box Retailers, Copier Companies
By Alex Rogers
For most of us, we began our journey in managed services for one main reason: the guaranteed, recurring, monthly revenue stream. Over the years, the managed services industry as a whole has been lucky enough to keep the hands of big business out of the money pot, allowing us little guys a chance to stake our claim.
Backup And Recovery Of Adaptable Database Systems
This white paper describes the general recovery procedures for ADABAS databases and the benefits from enhanced storage products such as the HP XP7 Storage to simplify the handling and to improve database availability and data integrity.
What You Need To Know About Virtual Communications Networks
By Jim Machi
Virtualization, cloud computing, hosting, and network functions virtualization (NFV) are all the rage in communications these days. Companies can run their communications networks and applications on data center hardware that doesn’t necessarily need to be in the same building as your business. There are three major reasons why this is becoming reality.
Why Your Customers Need Modern UTM
By Joshua Liberman
The days of feeling secure by simply performing packet inspection at your network edge are long past. These SPI (stateful packet inspection) devices or firewalls were the first generation of network security that many of us first experienced in the late 1990s.
The Channel Success Triangle: Staff, Customer Base, Product Focus
By John Pearring
The biggest threats to a channel-focused distribution model come from the same “value” elements manufacturers and vendors rely on when choosing a channel model in the first place. Value-added resellers (VARs) provide folks like STORServer some very specific capabilities that are essential to success at the end of the sales process. I call these value features, the “channel success triangle.”
Meet The N-able Product Family
In this video, we take you through a brief overview of the N-central platform and capabilities, as well as the powerful modules that make N-able's N-central the leading RMM and MSP automation solution. Learn why so many MSPs rely on N-able to help them grow their business.
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Featured Event
Channel Transitions
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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