Managed Services Articles

  1. 3 Tips For Beating Cloud Pricing Paralysis
    8/13/2014

    You put a lot of thought, research, and training into selecting your latest cloud service and you know that coming up with an attractive price is very important. But, don’t fall into the trap of analysis paralysis, warns Jason Etheridge, president and CEO of Logic Speak, an MSP that’s projecting 25% revenue growth this year, following last year’s 15% revenue growth over 2012. Etheridge offers the following three tips to those struggling with pricing their cloud/managed services...

  2. Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking News From July 2014
    8/13/2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking news, MegaPath introduces managed Wi-Fi, HP offers a new switch series and a new channel program, and T-Mobile launches a channel partner program. In addition, Seagate offers a new portfolio of network attached storage solutions, and Unitrends introduces disaster recovery assurance. Upcoming events include Channel Transitions 2014 VAR/MSP Executive Conferences powered by Business Solutions and The Denver Biz Tech Expo.

  3. Will The Meaningful Use Program Be Extended To Behavioral Health?
    8/12/2014

    A new world of Meaningful Use is set to open up for VARs, and it comes from the behavioral health arena.

  4. Government IT News For VARs — August 12, 2014
    8/12/2014

    In news this week, USIS was the victim of a major cyber-attack, and news that Russian hackers have stockpiled 1.2 usernames and passwords has government agencies concerned about cyber safety as well. The FCC has also opened the net neutrality comments to the public, while the FTC is fighting mobile cramming. And, the U.S. Army is migrating its educational content to the cloud.

  5. Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — August 12, 2014
    8/12/2014

    In news this week, wearable technology has great potential for the restaurant industry.  In hotel news, the focus is on content management, dynamic rate marketing, and migrating hotel systems to the cloud. 

  6. Avoid Managed Services Shortcuts, Maximize Efficiency & Profits
    8/12/2014

    I’ve written in the past about the need to be running efficiently to be most effective with the as-a-Service model. During a recent conversation at CompTia ChannelCon, I was reminded how important it is to not just use the right software in your managed services practice, but to have it properly configured.

  7. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — August 11, 2014
    8/11/2014

    In the news, wireless control technology enables scientific devices to transmit data, much like smartphones or tablets. Also, a white paper tells how the Internet of Things (IoT) can contribute to universally accessible data — key for Big Data programs.

  8. eBook Addresses Securing Servers With Third-Party Access
    8/11/2014

    An organization’s servers hold vital and sensitive information, yet they are continually exposed to internal privileged users and external third-party contractors who require access to provide crucial business functions. The role these third-party contractors and their employees play is essential, especially in modern corporate life, but they do expose organizations to security threats — once these users have gained access to the servers, most IT security managers have no idea what they are up to. In fact, according to reports from Verizon and Trustwave, nearly 90 percent of data breaches are accomplished via remote access to a company’s systems, but only 1 percent of data breaches are discovered by the victimized organization’s log analysis and/or review process.

  9. Technology In Art Education Is Opportunity For VARs
    8/11/2014

    Technology can be applied to artistic pursuits — Photoshop, music recording, video editing — and Tech Page One reports that technology is pushing art education forward via the “cyber arts.”

  10. Healthcare IT News For VARs — August 8, 2014
    8/9/2014

    In this week’s news, California releases patient data to the public, and Cerner buys out Siemens EHR.

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