Managed Services Executive Commentary

  1. How To Help Your Clients Navigate The Myriad Of Database Storage Solutions
    5/13/2015

    Data is the lifeblood of virtually all business organizations. Whether the business is a 50-man shop or a Fortune 50 enterprise, the odds are that their daily business workflow is reliant on its database operations. And, regardless of the database environment size, database administrators (DBAs) face a number of challenges when its comes to deploying and managing databases. With the variety of products on the market today, choosing the right solution, and then knowing how to configure, deploy and manage that solution can be a rigorous task — one that can really earn you that coveted “trusted advisor” status. 

  2. How Data Built Your New Favorite Beverage
    5/12/2015

    Traditionally, when we think of Big Data and product development, the discussion is about internal data: feedback on existing customers, products, sales gleaned from proprietary databases. But it’s when companies turn their attention outward to the masses of unstructured data that they can understand not just what already exists, but what ought to be.

  3. The Biggest Threat To The Channel? Manufacturers That Sell To End Users
    5/12/2015

    The biggest threat to the channel is the same as it has always been — manufacturers. Businesses are constantly seeking growth and expansion. Part of this formula requires keeping investors and shareholders happy. The need for manufacturers to always have constant and accelerated growth has become the new normal but there are only so many ways in which this can actually occur.  Being a channel friendly company allows manufacturers to sell their products or services through the channel without dealing with end users.

  4. Trends That Are Driving Healthcare IT Revenue Opportunities
    5/7/2015

    Financial analysts have once again identified healthcare as a leading growth market for 2015. Government-driven IT requirements continue to push healthcare providers to comply, creating opportunities for VARs and ISVs to sell software, hardware, and services to a wide range of healthcare facilities to support their implementations.

  5. How To Choose A Business-Grade File-Sharing Solution
    5/7/2015

    Let’s face it, when it comes to file-sharing, there is a seemingly endless array of options, which can make it difficult for businesses to choose a solution that will meet all of their needs — especially when it comes to security and scale.

  6. Beyond Catastrophe: Disaster Recovery’s Evolution Into Managed Availability Services
    5/7/2015

    The word disaster conjures up images of chaos and calamity, an event so huge that it changes the very structure of the environment it impacts. Acts of God, terrorism, system grid failures — these are the types of unforeseen things that affect whole communities and cause untold damages.

  7. 6 Reasons To Offer Financing To IT Customers
    5/7/2015

    Regardless of size, IT is a critical component to running a business. However, computers, servers and other IT equipment can get expensive. This often drives businesses to delay replacing hardware in order to reduce operating expenses. Yet, what if they didn’t have to pay for their IT purchases in a single payment upfront?

  8. 5 Reasons Business Owners Have Increased Confidence In The Cloud
    5/6/2015

    It is somewhat safe to say that business owners can be a paranoid bunch (myself included).  Often times the responsibilities of owners far exceeds a single job requirement, so it is common to fear potential problems as well as what will be required of them to fix and/or deal with the issue.

  9. How Best To View The Relationship Between Compliance And Security
    5/6/2015

    In light of the recent wave of data breaches affecting diverse companies, from the small two-person medical office to the giant enterprises that have been in the news lately, it has become clear that despite having passed all the compliance audits successfully, organizations are still exposed to the danger of security breaches. The more we look into the problem, the better we can understand that there is a growing gap between being secure and being compliant.  

  10. 4 Ways Elite MSPs Master Today’s Cloud And Mobility Waves
    5/5/2015

    There’s a lot of noise being made about cloud computing and mobile devices and how they’ll put the squeeze on traditional managed services provider (MSP) revenues and profits. But take a closer look and you’ll discover progressive MSPs are thriving, not drowning, amidst the market changes. The obvious question: “How are they doing it?”

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