Managed Services Executive Commentary

  1. VARs: Are You Ready To Take Up The Mobile POS Security Challenge?
    11/2/2015

    Cyber Awareness month just came to a close and it raised awareness about the need to secure one of the most challenging environments — mobile point of-sale (mPOS) systems.

  2. What Cloud Resellers Need To Know About Security Vulnerabilities
    11/2/2015

    New research has shown just how easy it is for hackers to get their hands on cloud data. So-called “man-in-the-cloud” attacks can steal cloud-based files without a password in a way that’s nearly undetectable, while infecting systems with malware. That means no matter what public cloud system your customers use — whether Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, or OneDrive — all files and valuable data stored on these systems are vulnerable to security breaches.

  3. Why Solutions Providers Need An IoT Strategy Now
    10/29/2015

    System integrators know that often the most vexing issue in managing a network is the considerable time spent on identifying the root cause of a network disruption by finding, organizing, and making sense of the glut of diagnostic log data they are receiving. Internet of Things (IoT) analytics effectively addresses this challenge and many others.

  4. 4 Essentials For MSPs To Deliver True DR-As-A-Service
    10/26/2015

    The fear of how an unexpected event may impact employee productivity, customer responsiveness, and revenue generation has many enterprises — small and large — looking for simple, cost effective solutions to protect their data in the event of a disaster. In any industry where downtime means the loss of money, disaster recovery (DR) is a critical need.

  5. Microsoft’s EOL Plans And New OS Spell Big Opportunity For Channel Partners
    10/26/2015

    Microsoft pulled the plug on Windows Server 2003 support in July, which means the vendor is no longer issuing updates and patches for the product. Several weeks back they started the “free upgrade” to Windows 10. From a solutions provider perspective, these moves help create a host of migration and upgrade opportunities for the channel.

  6. Automatic Updates: Set It And Forget It … I Don’t Think So
    10/26/2015

    It’s true that vendors have built automatic updating capabilities into their systems. As a result, many organizations have used a combination of Group Policy Objects, free Windows Update Services,  and adjusting the corporate image of some products to do automatic updates. Sadly, these organizations are under the mistaken impression that they are managing their IT.

  7. Compliance-as-a-Service Can Drive Vertical Market Opportunities
    10/26/2015

    How well does your IT firm support legal firms, banks, retailers and other customers? Not just their computers, networks, and the applications that manage their information and allow them to run their daily operations — but everything they need to meet local, state, and federal regulations as well as industry guidelines. That’s the ultimate recipe for channel success.

  8. Application Development: Creating Trust From The Ground Up
    10/23/2015

    Businesses are enjoying significant new levels of efficiency with the adoption of cloud-based services and mobile computing. These trends have grown at astonishing rates, lowering costs, and creating growth in almost every industry.

  9. Backup, Continuity, And Archiving Technologies — What’s The Difference?
    10/20/2015

    The short answer to the question posed in the title above is: “Quite a bit actually.”

  10. 5 Insights Into Successful Channel Relationships: Transparency And Proof Of Concept
    10/20/2015

    For Mosaic Technology, Infinio Had Them At Trust, Transparency, And Proof Of Concept.