Managed Services Articles

  1. Addressing Headcount In Managed Services
    7/24/2015

    VARs looking to make the transition to managed services need to overcome some hurdles. We’ve been writing about them for a while now. Cash flow, training, a different sales methodology, selecting the right automation tools, etc. Another hurdle is running an efficient business. With that in mind, here’s a tough pill for many to swallow: Many VARs who have historically been project-/break-fix-based probably have a headcount issue.

  2. 451 Research Reveals Drop In Cloud Pricing
    7/23/2015

    According to the latest 451 Research Cloud Price Index, while on-demand pricing has dipped just 2.25 percent since October 2014, there has been a 12-percent reduction in costs for enterprises that are willing to negotiate and commit. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  3. 10 Things You Should Know About CompTIA Trustmarks
    7/23/2015

    At Channel Transitions Newark powered by Business Solutions on June 4 at the DoubleTree Newark Airport, Rob Cosentino, manager, CompTIA Business Trustmark, explained what a Trustmark is, how it can help impact businesses, and some of the Trustmark’s important features and qualifications. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  4. Sophos Has Revealed PDF Cloaking Threat
    7/21/2015

    Security firm Sophos announced that it has discovered a potentially dangerous new search poisoning method of bypassing the algorithm protections in the Google search engine that could expose search users to a number of security threats: PDF cloaking.

  5. How Chicago’s New Cloud Tax Could Impact (All) MSPs
    7/21/2015

    In an unprecedented move, Chicago has ruled that it will impose a local tax on cloud-based services in the metro area.

  6. GFI Software Study: Work Email Follows Employees Home
    7/21/2015

    The third annual email survey by GFI Software conducted by Opinion Matters, found U.S. employees cannot escape work-related email, even during leisure time.

  7. Study: The Channel Needs To Improve SMB Cloud Strategy
    7/17/2015

    A study by ZS research found that 45 percent of small and medium-sized U.S. companies are using Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions — and almost half of them purchase or subscribe to those services directly, not through the channel.

  8. What’s The ROI Of Asset Lifecycle Management For Your IT Clients?
    7/16/2015

    Real-time monitoring, capacity planning, and predictive analysis technologies can improve data center agility and efficiency, ensuring higher performance at a lower cost, according to a white paper produced by RF Code.

  9. HIMSS Security Survey Provides Framework For Solutions Providers
    7/16/2015

    As cybersecurity in healthcare becomes more complex and the threats more pressing, your clients increasingly need and want to approach security in their organization in comprehensive and strategic ways. This puts vendors in the position of needing to approach clients with cybersecurity plans that reflect those priorities.

  10. Study Reveals IT Pros Are Unprepared For Security And Compliance Audits
    7/16/2015

    An Ipswitch security and compliance survey highlights the difficulties IT teams face when preparing for compliance audits.

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