CompTIA Breakaway: MSPs' Feedback Leads To New Level Platforms Product
Whenever I have the chance to do product release briefings, I make sure to ask why and how a product enhancement or new feature came to be. More often than not, the answer is simple enough: our partners were asking for it. Such is the case with Level Platforms’ release of its network audit product, which helps MSPs evaluate and aggregate important network data for use in the selling cycle. By Gennifer Biggs, security, storage, and managed services editor
CompTIA Breakaway: Education About Managed Print Continues
During CompTIA Breakaway 2011, I often get the chance to bookmark new technologies and their adoption curve. Two years ago I first sat down with Xerox to talk about managed print, and at this year’s event, I had the chance to do so again, meeting with VP of Field and Sales Operations, Michael McCann. He was joined by VAR Michael Trevisan, owner of Atlantic Office and Laser Products. By Gennifer Biggs, security, storage, and managed services editor
Cisco Hands-On Hit Opens At Ingram Micro
It doesn't take a tech geek to be impressed with the new Cisco Experience Center that opened to Ingram Micro partners on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Located in the distributor's Buffalo office, alongside the existing Solutions Center that features nearly every piece of technology offered by Ingram Micro, the Experience Center is comprised of nearly $2 million in cutting-edge Cisco technology solutions.
Video: Zenith Infotech Backup Guardian Overview
According to Storage Magazine, only 34% of companies actually test their backups. Out of those that do test, 77% of tape backups failed to restore.
Breakaway 2009 Best New Product Winner - ClearCenter
Below, Michael Proper, CEO of ClearCenter, takes the time at CompTIA Breakaway 2009 to highlight the ClearCenter product. ClearCenter was honored at the event by winning the 2009 Breakaway Best New Product Award.
Breaking Into A New Vertical — Which One And How Can A VAR Finance That Venture?
Peter Lougas, channel account manager for OKI Printing Solutions, sits down with Business Solutions magazine President Jim Roddy for an exclusive interview at the 2009 SYNNEX Spring Training Sales Conference in Toronto.
What Are You Taking Away From CompTIA?
The last day of CompTIA, I took a stroll down the corridors of the event center, checking in with attendees about what they were taking away from the Breakaway event. Check out what this six VARs had to say:
Where Can CompTIA Members Get Involved?
With Breakaway well underway, a common theme emerging is the focus of this trade organization on member involvement. The plans for next year stretch well beyond events, into the realm of advisory boards and peer groups. Dan Liutikas, SVP of Industry Relations, shared with us some of the ways members can really engage..
SaaS Panel Shares Takeaways
If you just couldn’t swing a trip to CompTIA Breakaway, but still want to hear the takeaways from our Business Solutions' panel about SaaS, check out this recap from panel members Frank Gurnee, ARRC Technologies; Abe Sultan, Apprenda; Jake Carroll, Autotask; and Dan Wensley, Level Platforms.
Vendor Shares His Insights On Event
When I asked Reflexion’s Scott Barlow about the buzz he has heard around the show, he shared what he had heard about collaboration between vendors, particularly in the managed services space.