Managed Services Articles

  1. Federal IT Spending Expected To Decline
    9/16/2014

    Federal IT spending is expected to decline, with the decrease attributed to the Department of Defense (DoD), according to Deltek. An article from the e-Commerce Times states that spending within the civilian sector in 2015 is expected to equal that in 2014, although there will be differences among departments and agencies.

  2. Survey Reveals Lax Disaster Recovery Preparation
    9/16/2014

    When business is good and a company is performing at its optimum capacity, it’s easy for a company not to think about what they would do in the instance of a disaster. While organizations usually have a contingency plan in place if the power goes out or the fire alarm goes off, some are not ready for a natural disaster that prevents employees from making it to work for days — or even weeks — at a time.

  3. Field Service IT News For VARs — September 16, 2014
    9/16/2014

    In the news, the development of autonomous haulage systems benefits the mining industry, determining the GPS tracking solution for your client, and how to measure the success of a private fleet.

  4. Supercharge Your Business With Standard Operating Procedures
    9/16/2014

    The managed services model is all about efficiency. If you’re currently on a break-fix model or not yet fully embracing services, an important step is going to be getting your business in order. At the recently-held GFI MAX Customer Conference in Orlando, Karl Palachuk, MSP and author, Small Biz Thoughts, talked about how standard operating procedures can help MSPs get organized, save time, and make more money. 

  5. Business Advice: Exhibit "Technology Humility"
    9/15/2014

    It’s easy for solutions providers to get caught thinking they’re smarter and better than their customers. However, just because you have more IT knowledge than your customers, doesn’t mean you’re better. Have some humility. That was the advice of Jason Etheridge, president and CEO of Logic Speak, who spoke at the recently held GFI MAX Customer Conference in Orlando. During his presentation on technology humility, he provided a handful of tips for solutions providers...

  6. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — September 15, 2014
    9/15/2014

    In the news, “design-led” innovation could provide your manufacturing clients with a competitive edge. Also, manufacturers are leveraging data to improve productivity, fulfill customer demand, and control costs.

  7. Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, And Networking News From August 2014
    9/15/2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking news, ESET launches solutions for small office security, Ingram Micro Adds EMC VNX deployment and voice and video readiness assessment services. Intronis enhanced its ECHOplatform with complete Bare Metal Restore, and Webroot introduces a new channel partner program. I

  8. New VARTECH 2014 Solutions Sessions Will Provide Actionable Information
    9/12/2014

    A full slate of new “Solutions Sessions” make the VARTECH 2014 agenda a valuable resource for actionable information to help your business grow.  The event will be held September 18-20, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans, and it features VARTECH Nation classes that will begin with discussion moderated by a BlueStar team member, followed by vendor case studies targeting real-world solutions. 

  9. CompTIA Index Reveals Revenues On Target
    9/12/2014

    According to the CompTIA IT Industry Business Confidence Index, revenues are reported as being on target or better for 72 percent of IT companies, with 15 percent ahead of their goals. CompTIA surveyed 293 companies for the study.

  10. Healthcare IT News For VARs — September 12, 2014
    9/12/2014

    In the news this week, Healthcare.gov was reported hacked. Also, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announce end-to-end testing dates, and electronic health records (EHRs) are costing doctors precious time.

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