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  1. 4 Considerations For Your 2016 Data Center Initiatives

    Technology changes constantly, and it’s up to us to be ready for it all. Here are four significant trends that will shake up the data center in 2016.

  2. Merchant Survey Findings On EMV Knowledge, Perceptions & Readiness

    Last year, OpenEdge conducted primary market research, covering more than 1,000 small- to medium-sized businesses to understand who prepared merchants feel and how the industry is equipping these businesses for EMV.

  3. Cybercrime Rule #1: Machines Are Hard, People Are Soft

    MAXfocus’ Ian Trump wonders why the predicted open season on Windows Server 2003 machines has failed to materialize.

  4. The Dollars And Sense Of Building A Cloud Infrastructure

    Even the smallest customer has big expectations when it comes to a cloud environment. Achieving both service excellence and profitability in the cloud involves careful evaluation and targeted decision making. It requires MSPs to find a workable model for both themselves and their customers.

  5. 1, 2, 3 Easy As MSP: How To Embrace Managed Services

    There are numerous benefits to the managed services provider (MSP) approach. They include peace of mind from not having to manage IT services, greater uptime, more end user productivity, and straightforward billing. As a result, value-added resellers (VARs) across a broad variety of industries are beginning to embrace a service-centric relationship with their clients.

  6. Rack, Stack, And Go Back: Why Hardware Appliance Strategies Don’t Work Anymore

    The dominance of proprietary hardware for application services in data centers is slowly but surely ending. It’s time to look to a software-driven future that is elastic, flexible, and automated not just in the cloud but also in data centers.

  7. A Look At What’s In Store For Business Intelligence In 2016

    The year 2015 has been big for technology and its methods for helping businesses grow, evolve, and discover new levels of success. And as 2016 begins, it’s clear that business intelligence is going to benefit more than ever before.

  8. 6 IT Changes That Will Bring “True Transformation” In 2016

    The year 2016 will be challenging as mobile and cloud force CIOs to adopt a more agile model of information security, policy design, technology evaluation, and lifecycle management. This new approach overturns 30 years of legacy process and mindset but it can no longer be avoided.

  9. Don’t Fall For These 5 Common Myths Of Onboarding Managed Services Clients

    For managed services providers (MSPs), a smooth onboarding experience is critical because it gives new clients a first impression of what your relationship will be like with them. As such, many MSPs dedicate significant resources to optimizing their onboarding strategies, consulting best practices and expert recommendations. However, even when these are all accounted for, there are still several critical factors that are easy to overlook.

  10. 5 IT Security Essentials For Channel Partners In 2016

    What do resellers and managed services providers (MSPs) need to keep top of mind as security threats spiral in 2016? Ongoing vigilance and protection is the only way to stop these threats in their tracks, which is why it’s important to keep pace with new IT security dangers that have recently emerged. At the same time, many existing threats are also expanding and mutating, finding new ways to make their way beyond the corporate firewall.