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  1. 2 Reasons You Should Rethink Your IaaS Go-To-Market Strategy
    2/27/2015

    IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) is proving to be a leading service within the exploding cloud computing market. Gartner, for example, predicts that IaaS will achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41.3% through 2016, the fastest growing area of public cloud computing the research firm tracks. As would be expected, the market has been flooded in the past few years as established IT giants (e.g. IBM, Microsoft) and startups (e.g. ProfitBricks, CloudSigma) alike have come out with IaaS offerings.

  2. Selling To The Millennial Customer
    2/27/2015

    Many of us have owned our businesses for numerous years and come from the Boomer Generation. Boomers are frugal for the most part, and were raised with dial telephones, three-channel television, and in a single-income family.  We saved our leftovers, ate everything on our plates, and the stores were closed on Sundays. We grew up with a mindset of budgets, and when we got out of college it was the ‘70s. We listened to vinyl records, FM radio, and drove an American-made car.

  3. 3 Reasons Why Specialization Is Critical To Success
    2/27/2015

    You’ve more than likely heard the saying, “jack of all trades, master of none,” and while in most cases this applies to individuals, it can also pertain to businesses, including solutions providers and MSPs (managed services providers).

  4. 5 Opportunities For Independent Software Vendors In Education
    2/27/2015

    Technical advancements have completely reshaped the way we live and function today. These advances are an outcome of creative minds and innovative ideas stimulated by effective learning, imparted to a great extent, by our esteemed educational institutions. Interestingly, the education sector has always been notoriously slow to adopt new technology with very little changes made in the past so-many decades.

  5. Preview Webinar: Retail IT VAR Of The Future Conference
    2/27/2015

    The Retail IT VAR Of The Future conference will educate VARs, MSPs, and ISVs on the four hottest topics in retail IT: Mobile POS, Payment Processing/EMV, Customer Experience/Engagement, and POS-as-a-Service. Join Business Solutions president Jim Roddy and editor-in-chief Mike Monocello to learn why these four topics were selected and how they can help you widen your margins and accelerate your business. All VAR, MSP, or ISV webinar attendees will receive a complimentary registration for the conference at Bally's Las Vegas on May 12-13.

  6. 3 Ways To Capture Mobile Audiences
    2/27/2015

    With social publishers like Facebook highlighting the tremendous amount of ad dollars increasingly spent to capture mobile audiences around the world, more businesses are looking to mobile advertising as a monetization strategy. Programmatic ad placement has revolutionized how online ads are bought and sold, increasingly giving publishers and content providers more control over the properties.

  7. Solutions Providers: Whatever You Do, Don’t Do This
    2/27/2015

    The “this” that I’m talking about is the practice that I’ve seen MSPs (managed services providers) and IT consultants repeat many times.  Tragically, each repetition costs the MSP and/or IT consultant a ton of cash.  The behavior that I’m talking about is the result of success that the MSP has had. Ironically, the more successful small MSPs are, the more rapidly they want to grow, hire more engineers, and enjoy more recurring revenue.

  8. Patch Management As A Path To Recurring Revenue Growth For MSPs
    2/27/2015

    It’s common knowledge among managed services providers (MSPs) that the centralized, streamlined management of patching reduces support ticket volume and improves support response times. But many MSPs aren’t aware that patching can also serve as the linchpin that fuels managed services growth with break-fix customers.

  9. What Verizon’s Study Can Teach MSPs About The Cloud
    2/27/2015

    Verizon’s recent study, “State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2014” confirms what many already knew — the cloud has become a valuable part of the enterprise. Yet, you might be surprised to what extent.

  10. 3 Pricing Mistakes You’re Probably Making
    2/26/2015

    Pricing. It’s been plaguing business owners since the dawn of time. And even with so much existing thought leadership on the topic, pricing continues to stress most of us out.

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