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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 5 Predictions For Cloud Security In 2016

    Here are five cloud security predictions for the New Year, covering areas of budget, insurance, jurisdiction, the popular choice among file sharing apps, and the biggest threat to security.

  8. Is 2016 The Year The Channel Gets Into The “Data Business”?

    Regardless of technology or vertical, there was a common theme in predictions for 2016: data.  Your clients are faced with collecting, managing, analyzing, interpreting, protecting — and even figuring out ownership — of vast amounts of data, and they are going to turn to you for help.

  9. Help Your Clients Avoid 3 Costly Card-Not-Present Transaction Mistakes

    Industry statistics confirm that state-of-the-art technology is a company’s only formidable defense against data attacks. Unfortunately, most attacks target small and mid-sized businesses, which are often targeted due to assumed lower security.

  10. Cybersecurity And The Rise Of The Insider Threat In 2016

    There are many ways that hackers are able to infiltrate corporate networks and slip through multilayered security systems, firewalls, and other safeguards to wreak havoc — which is why it’s critical for businesses to stay alert and know how to identify the weaknesses in their networks so that they can improve their online security systems. Organizations must remain vigilant to the following weaknesses in order to protect sensitive corporate and customer data.