Managed Services Articles

  1. Government IT News For VARs — April 23, 2014
    4/23/2014

    In this week’s news, the CMS is searching out small companies to replace Accenture to manage Healthcare.gov, the FBI Cyber Division releases hallmarks of a Heartbleed-enabled security breach, and the GSA is backing away from an emphasis on BYOD.

  2. SMB IT Market Requires Dedicated Sales Strategy
    4/23/2014

    Business Solutions asked industry experts “Why VARs Should Set Their Sights On SMBs” for the Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider. In addition to the insights in that article, these industry leaders also describe the current health of the SMB market from an IT spend perspective and give their opinions on the best time to sell.

  3. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — April 21, 2014
    4/21/2014

    A survey reveals MOM solutions can help manufacturers overcome common hurdles to organization agility. In other news, manufacturing technology orders were down in February, but the outlook for the year is positive, and U.S. industrial output increased in March.

  4. Education IT News For VARs — April 21, 2014
    4/21/2014

    The news includes an article that examines the question of the best uses for student data without infringing on student privacy. In other stories, technology is part of the plan to avert a potential achievement gap in schools across California, and 15 years after the tragedy at Columbine High School, school security remains a top concern in the nation.

  5. Healthcare IT News For VARs — April 18, 2014
    4/21/2014

    In this week’s news: healthcare vendors are frustrated with the implications of another ICD-10 delay, and EHR vendors falling are behind ACO solutions providers.

  6. Autotask Survey: Cloud Security Is Top Client Concern
    4/17/2014

    Your clients using cloud services are most concerned with security, according to the Autotask’s 2014 “Metrics That Matter: IT Service Provider Benchmarking Survey.” 

  7. Government IT News For VARs — April 16, 2014
    4/16/2014

    In the news, the GSA is requesting feedback on its plans for the next government-wide contract vehicle for telecommunications and related services. Also an AGA study lists lack of funding, the employees skills gap, and lack of buy-in as the top three reasons for the slow pace of federal IT innovation.

  8. Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From March 2014
    4/15/2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking news, Channel Transitions VAR/MSP Conferences will feature Gary Pica, Axcient teams with Ingram Micro, GFI MAX announces App Control, Autotask IT Business Mangement now integrates with StorageCraft Recover-Ability, StorServer launches a backup appliance and a small expansion system, N-able introduces Help Desk Manger and N-central 9.4,  HP develops bundled solutions, snom phones are capable of Lync Device Management, Xerox offers new business tools for partners, and D&H is carrying Sophos’ UTM.

  9. Heartbleed — A VAR's Preparedness Kit
    4/14/2014

    You’ve undoubtedly seen stock images of injured and bleeding hearts flying across news channels. You may have even changed your Yahoo! and Gmail passwords. Your personal data is safe, but what does the bug mean for your clients?

  10. Manufacturing And Warehousing News — April 14, 2014
    4/14/2014

    In the news, additive manufacturing will enable MRO shops to “print” the parts they need. Also manufacturers are optimistic about the benefits of Big Data — MESA International will release the results of the “Metrics That Matter” survey on April 16.