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  1. Bridging The Gap To Managed Services - On Demand Services
    8/13/2010
    By Gennifer Biggs, security, storage, and managed services editor
    As many in the managed services community know, former owner of MSPSN (MSP Services Network) Amy Luby has joined SYNNEX and is working with Kirk Nesbit, VP of Design and Support Services at SYNNEX to build out the distributor’s services division. I sat down with Amy at CompTIA Breakaway to get an update on that services offering.
  2. CompTIA Keynote: How Are You Motivating Your Team
    8/10/2010
    By Gennifer Biggs, security, storage, and managed services editor
    Let me start this blog by saying that I can’t possible do justice to the presentation by Daniel Pink, the keynote speaker at CompTIA Breakaway. He was funny, smart, engaging – did I mention funny?
  3. New BDR Vendor Hits Event Circuit
    8/10/2010
    By Gennifer Biggs, security, storage, and managed services editor
    I’ve been talking with Axcient, a young backup and disaster recovery (BDR) vendor for nearly a year, but I finally got the chance today, during the CompTIA Breakaway Vendor Showcase Fair, to sit and talk in-depth with Chris Sterbenc, VP of Sales for Axcient, about their move into the managed services space.
  4. The New Frontier For HTG: Sales
    8/10/2010
    By Gennifer Biggs, security, storage, and managed services editor
    I never miss a chance to sit down and chat with Arlin Sorensen, founder of HTG Peer Groups. Not only does he always bring a smile to my face, but he is shares his honest opinion about the concerns and needs of the managed services and VAR space.
  5. What Does It Take To Successfully Migrate To Managed Services?
    8/10/2010
    By Gennifer Biggs, security, storage, and managed services editor
    During day two of CompTIA’s annual Breakaway event, I had the honor of moderating a panel of experts and discussing solutions to the hurdles many traditional VARs see as standing in their way as they consider managed services.
  6. Intronis Rolls Out New DR Plan, New Channel Chief
    8/10/2010
    By Gennifer Biggs, security, storage, and managed services editor
    There has been a lot of buzz about the role Ted Roller will play at Intronis as its new VP of channel development, and that was among the topics we chatted about when I sat down at CompTIA Breakaway with Ted and his new boss, Sam Gutmann, CEO of Intronis, an online backup and recovery company.
  7. Tigerpaw Ready To Stretch After Hibernation
    8/10/2010
    By Gennifer Biggs, security, storage, and managed services editor
    After not hearing a lot from this business automation software vendor for the past year, I was glad to sit down and chat with Tigerpaw President James Foxall, who shared some of the reasons the vendor has been hush-hush – namely its new, nearly completely overhauled version of its product.
  8. Vote For Your Channel Favorites!
    7/23/2010
    By Gennifer Biggs, security, storage, and managed services editor
    If you haven't had a chance to check out the submissions in the CompTIA Breakaway PitchIT video contest, you are missing out.
  9. Panel: I Made The Jump - Successfully Transitioning Your Business Model
    7/22/2010
    By Gennifer Biggs, security, storage, and managed services editor
    If you are among the many traditional break/fix VARs interested in jumping into managed services, you won’t want to miss our panel on just that topic at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10.
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