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  1. Looking Ahead To 2015: 3 IT Operations Predictions For MSPs
    11/6/2014

    Shorter days and cooler temperatures mean that we are in the home stretch of 2014. With that in mind, now is a great time for MSPs and solutions providers to celebrate their successes, reflect on the challenges they faced over the last 12 months, and look ahead to what they hope to accomplish in the New Year.

  2. 6 Essential Steps To Managed Backup Success
    11/6/2014

    A couple hours of downtime can do a lot of damage — just ask any major retailer or small business owner. It means lost revenues, loss of customers — and the permanent loss of data. Combine that with the estimated cost of downtime for a small-to-midsize business (SMB) — a staggering $12,500 a day — and you’ve got an invoice that few organizations can afford to pay.

  3. Never Enough Time? 5 Key Professional Processes To Automate
    11/6/2014

    The last 10 years have brought endless new technology into our personal lives. We no longer use maps, phone books, or disposable cameras because smartphones have automated these tasks to require little more than the click of a button on our iPhones.

  4. MAXfocus’s Sobel: Find The Right Mix For MSP Success
    11/5/2014

    In addition to the insights in his presentation “The Perpetually Valuable MSP” at the ASCII Success Summit on October 23 in Atlantic City, Dave Sobel, the director of partner community for MAXfocus by LogicNow, shares his views on the channel landscape, finding success as a managed services provider, and focusing on business agility — in this exclusive interview with Jim Roddy, president of Business Solutions.

  5. 3 Tips On How To Become A Microsoft SQL Server Licensing Hero
    11/4/2014

    Recently during a staff meeting, a team member was discussing a boot camp he had just attended focused on Microsoft licensing. He told us that the lead instructor had explained that the licensing status of Microsoft Enterprise customers generally falls into one of two categories: out of compliance or spending more on software licensing than necessary. Of course, virtually all SQL Server users would likely prefer to be in the category of: in compliance and not spending one penny more than necessary on SQL Server software licensing. But as you may already know, getting there is the tricky part.

  6. How To Spot A Cloud Poser
    11/4/2014

    Cloud computing enables people and companies to access applications from any computer. But the cloud has created a new group of “cloud posers,” software developers who make bold (and untrue) claims about the performance of the cloud-based applications they manage. Can you spot a cloud poser?

  7. The Future Of Fraud Protection: Tokenization-As-A-Service
    11/4/2014

    According to Gartner, 10 percent of overall IT security enterprise product capabilities will be delivered in the cloud by 2015. Furthermore, 27 percent of those surveyed indicated they were considering deploying tokenization as a cloud service. Gartner believes regulatory compliance measures, such as those related to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), are driving increased interest in Tokenization-as-a-Service.

  8. Channel Transitions Midwest Panel: Find The Pain
    11/4/2014

    The advice from the Channel Transitions Midwest VAR/MSP panel on how to make a managed services sale: find the pain.

  9. The New Face Of The American Workforce
    11/4/2014

    The world of work is changing. The new face of the American workforce and an increasing portion of the international workforce is more independent, more engaged and better able to deliver results, services and products than the traditional monolithic corporation.

  10. The Most Valuable IT Tech Certifications
    11/4/2014

    Field Nation explores just how valuable a certification is for a tech career, featuring data from the latest results in market interest trends, certification demands, top contractor search results, and the costs associated with earning a certification.

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