Managed Services Articles

  1. Education IT News For VARs — November 20, 2014
    11/20/2014

    In the news, a new report shows fewer than 20 percent of higher ed faculty have taught online, and Coursera has launched an initiative to work with veterans.

  2. MeriTalk Report Advises How To Tackle APTs
    11/20/2014

    A new MeriTalk white paper, “Defeating APTs: How Can Agencies Change The Game?” underwritten by Palo Alto Networks, examines what agencies need to know about advanced persistent threats (APTs), provides steps to avoid network infiltration, and includes guidelines for detection and extraction of APTs from agency systems.

  3. Axcient Study Shows Few Companies Are Prepared For Major IT Failures
    11/19/2014

    In a survey of more than 450 IT professionals regarding the current state of IT resiliency, Axcient  found that, although the vast majority of organizations agree that backup and disaster recovery abilities are crucial, most remain unable to recover from a major IT failure within two hours.

  4. Why You Should Be Obsessed With Innovation
    11/19/2014

    Success is temporary. There are a whole lot of companies that were once dominant and are now faded memories. That was the gist of Josh Linkner’s opening message of at IT Nation 2014, held last week in Orlando. Linkner is a former VAR, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and author who emphasizes reinvention. While on stage during his keynote, he urged the audience to take on the role of disruptor by innovating...

  5. Advice From An MSP: What To Look For In A Prospective Sales Rep
    11/19/2014

    In addition to his insights in the Business Solutions article, “Saved By Managed Services,” Matthew Adkins, president of VanGuard Technologies, offers advice for hiring a sales rep for a managed services provider (MSP). 

  6. Why Quote/Proposal Automation Tools Are Worth Their Cost
    11/19/2014

    If you follow my writing, you know that I’m a big fan of the recurring revenue model. You’ll also know that to be successful in that model, you have to be running efficiently. Automation tools are a great way to help in that regard. While at IT Nation 2014, I had an opportunity to meet with Kent McNall, CEO of Quosal, a quotation and proposal automation tool. If you care about being more efficient, while appearing more professional, read on.

  7. Your Healthcare IT Clients Are Facing EHR Integration Issues After Healthcare Consolidation
    11/19/2014

    Your EHR clients’ landscape will be changing, largely in part to mass consolidations of hospitals across the country.

  8. Field Service IT News For VARs — November 19, 2014
    11/19/2014

    This week’s news includes an article on the cloud’s impact on the growth of field management solutions, the threat of information overload from an increasingly connected fleet, and Apple’s efforts to make inroads into the business IT market.

  9. Government IT News For VARs — November 17, 2014
    11/19/2014

    In news this week, federal employees are doing more telework, the U.S. government has a tenuous relationship with open source, and the NGA is developing Google Glass apps for immersive intelligence. Also, the USPS is the latest agency to be hacked.

  10. Malware Types That Threaten Your Customers
    11/18/2014

    A recent infographic compiled by N-Able Technologies highlights five common malware categories that might be lurking in your customers’ computers, stalking users’ money, personal data, and resources. Since the best defense is a good offense, the first step to protecting clients is to understand the most common threats and how to defend against them.

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