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  1. Don’t Miss Out On The Converged Infrastructure Growth Trend
    8/30/2016

    An IT solution provider discusses a major data center growth trend that every channel IT company should be taking advantage of right now.

  2. 3 Tips For How Channel Partners Can Flourish In The Cloud
    8/23/2016

    These days, making inroads in the cloud is imperative for all channel firms. With the Software as a Service (SaaS) market projected to exceed $112.8 billion by 2019, channel providers need to strategically adapt in order to remain competitive in a market increasingly dominated by the SaaS model.

  3. Meeting The BDR Need With Your Business Continuity Solution
    8/23/2016

    You cannot claim to be a solutions provider unless you offer all of the obvious necessities to your potential business clients. Part of your role as a managed IT services provider is to help each client find the best solution(s) for their business — solutions that will save them time, save them money, and help them meet desired business outcomes, such as increased profitability, optimized employee productivity, and a more streamlined technology spend.

  4. Why You Should Lead Your Sales Pitch With Endpoint Security
    8/23/2016

    A common question asked during a job interview is whether or not the employee has an opportunity to work remotely. Not only does it benefit the employee by saving commute time, the employer benefits as there is no additional overhead or potential distraction by other employees in the office. The trend is common and software tools make it easy, but it’s possible there are too many software tools providing such services, thereby raising the level of concern for data security amongst IT professionals.

  5. Fight Social Engineering — Make Your Priceless Data Completely Worthless
    8/22/2016

    When a new wall goes up, criminals will always search for a door in or a way around. It’s in their nature, and it’s ultimately what fuels them. This is the transition we are witnessing in the cybersecurity space today.

  6. The State Of Cloud
    8/19/2016

    Cloud is about a decade old now and has seen vast improvements in stability and reliability, with a steady increase on breadth of offerings from IaaS to PaaS to SaaS. Certainly the lion’s share of cloud was taken up by SaaS, but that has changed recently with a definite movement — driven by developers and engineers — to IaaS and PaaS with a focus on creating new apps using services from public providers like Amazon Web Services. By Deirdre Mahon, CMO, Cloud Cruiser

  7. 3 Steps To Armor Your Computer Against Hackers & Ransomware
    8/18/2016

    Ransomware has become a lucrative business for hackers operating worldwide with the river of money flowing into their coffers fueling a cyber security arms race — good versus criminal — and putting you squarely in the crosshairs.

  8. ISV Valuations: Exposing The Silent Power Play Between Integrated Software Vendors And Payments Processors For Ownership Of The End-User Relationship
    8/18/2016

    Valuations for ISV platforms with payments integration, and payments processing companies which have vertically integrated high margin, high growth software platforms with measurable EBITDA contribution, are on the rise. The level of M&A activity for both is striking.

  9. A Shift In The VAR Business Model To Account For Convergence
    8/16/2016

    Every industry is being affected by the convergence of technology in the marketplace as offerings broaden and shift to delivery as a service. According to Harvard Business Review, “IT-Driven innovation is reshaping industries and redrawing the lines of competitive rivalry.” By Seth Woodward, Sales Enablement Specialist, TBI

  10. The Process Bulldog
    8/15/2016

    The Process Bulldog is a lynchpin role at the heart of a healthy process culture. This role is the connection layer of your process governance structure —linking the vision of the leadership team with the creativity of the process owners and participants, the people who are involved in process challenges every day. Every organization needs one.