Managed Services Articles
Sinek Inspires IT Nation 2013
Channel members had many takeaways from Simon Sinek’s keynote at IT Nation 2013. Here is a sampling of comments via Twitter from the event held November 13-15, 2013 in Orlando, FL.
Make 2014 A Banner Year. Here’s How.
Before you know it, we’ll be ringing in the new year. You might be one of those ambitious people who make resolutions to better yourself personally. If so, kudos to you! But, have you ever considered a resolution to improve your business?
Why You Don’t Have To Sell SMBs On Virtualization
The Cisco Flexpod Express Study, “Virtualization at Small and Medium Sized Firms on the Rise,” is an in-depth survey of SMB IT managers, directors, and CIOs that concludes most SMBs use virtualization and nearly all are aware of its benefits.
Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking News From October 2013
Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking, news includes a partnership, products, a promotion, a playbook, and a “Proof of Concept Lab.”
Stratix VP Advises Leveraging Strategic Partnerships
Gina Daniel-Lee, vice president of strategic alliances at Stratix Corporation, recently spoke with Business Solutions president Jim Roddy about overcoming current challenges in the channel, transitioning to the as-a-Service business model, and understanding the importance of consultative selling.
Why The AVG-Level Platforms Deal Is Good News For SMBs
AVG Technologies acquired remote monitoring and management (RMM) company LPI Level Platforms earlier this year, which brought together two companies with the goal of providing cloud-based tools to help manage small business customers.
Peer-to-Peer: Trial Anti-Virus Can Leave Your Customers Unprotected
Mikel Venable of Local Government Corporation reminds VARs and MSPs to make sure customers are informed of the limitations of trial anti-virus software.
Government IT News For VARs — November 12, 2013
This week, the U.S. Navy’s Data Center Consolidation Project is looking for a solution to move data to commercial facilities, government agencies need to consider protecting Big Data from hackers, and Apple releases a statement about government requests for data.
Peer-To-Peer: What VARS and MSPs Need To Know About Managed Print
Bob Larsen, director of managed print services at RTC, offers some advice to VARs and MSPs who are considering adding the MPS to their portfolios.
Former VAR Tells How He Transitioned To “Products-as-a-Service”
John Templeton, president of Millennium Technologies, tells how he made the transition to the as-a-Service business model.