Managed Services Magazine

  1. Is Cloud-Based Video Management Software Ready For Prime Time?
    11/13/2012

    Cloud-based solutions can provide recurring revenue but are not suited to every client.

  2. 4 Mistakes That Could Make You Look Dumb In 2013
    11/13/2012

    What an exciting time to be a VAR, integrator, or MSP! Sure, there are a lot of changes occurring — both from a technology and vertical-specific perspective — but the bottom line is that whoever is willing to adjust to the changes is going to reap the rewards. Following are some mistakes (or examples of not adjusting) that can threaten your business in 2013.

  3. Take Records Management To The Cloud
    11/12/2012

    This records management solutions provider is moving its customers’ mission-critical data to the hybrid cloud and finding new revenue opportunities in the process.

  4. How The Telephony Revolution Can Boost Your Revenue
    11/12/2012

    The integration of mobile and cloud technologies with UC (unified communications) is driving strong growth for this solutions provider.

  5. Retail IT VARs: Your Key To Increased Profitability
    10/18/2012

    One of the challenges I often hear about from retail IT VARs regarding switching to a managed services model is coping with the way money flows into their company. Many of you are used to getting large lump sums of money for your work as opposed to the smaller steady stream associated with recurring revenue models. The large lump sum might help in the short term and actually be a necessity to keep your business afloat, but a steady stream can be the key to a more profitable and stable company if you make the transition. Keep that thought in mind for a minute.

  6. The Managed Services Model Has Changed — Have You?
    10/18/2012

    By evolving its managed services, this MSP continues to win customers and is reaping a projected 25% increase in profit this year.

  7. See How Easily You Can Add VoIP To Your Managed Services Offering
    10/18/2012

    MSPs can play a key role in upgrading their customers’ phone systems and create another recurring revenue stream at the same time.

  8. Q&A: 4 Cloud Storage Questions Your Customers Demand Answers To
    10/18/2012

    Understanding your customers’ cloud computing fears and objections plays a big part in being able to win their trust — and their hybrid storage business.

  9. Storage: Don’t Overlook This Critical Video Surveillance Component
    10/18/2012

    With the expansion of IP-based video surveillance systems, improvements in camera technology, and demand for video data to enable other types of applications, storage requirements for video surveillance systems have grown exponentially. In large installations involving hundreds of cameras, the needs of these systems can quickly scale to hundreds of terabytes (even petabytes) of storage.

  10. How Understanding HIPAA Compliance Can Pay Off
    10/18/2012

    An MSP wins a backup and data deduplication deal with a surgeon’s office by using its HIPAA expertise to help the client understand its points of noncompliance.