Managed Services Articles

  1. First Data Symposium Focuses On Cybersecurity
    3/19/2014

    Security experts were among the panelists at First Data’s Cyber Security Symposium “Commerce in the Crosshairs: Solutions to the Growing Threat.” The symposium, held in New York on March 18, was First Data’s first event on the topic. The first panel of the day featured John Watters, CEO of iSIGHT Partners, and Art Coviello, executive chairman of RSA Security.

  2. Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From February 2014
    3/18/2014

    This month in Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking news, FalconStor announces new software releases, Continuum offers conversion from Zenith Infotech BDR devices, Datto provides information on its newest integration with ConnectWise, Lenovo adds four new ThinkServer solutions, Ingram Micro becomes a public sector distributor for VMWare, Aruba networks unveils an element-resistant Wi-Fi solution, and Unitrends’ new version is now available.

  3. Healthcare IT News For VARs — March 17, 2014
    3/17/2014

    Are you ready for ICD-10? A survey shows 27 percent of vendors will not make the Oct. 1 deadline. Also in the news, EMRs could be lacking in security capabilities, and Geisinger’s CEO discusses the smart use of data.

  4. Education IT News — March 14, 2014
    3/14/2014

    While data unlocks a wealth of data, protecting that data is of the utmost importance. Loop in the data of students and the privacy concern increases exponentially, as discussed at the Microsoft in Education Global Forum. Also in the news, Hellman & Friedman is acquiring Renaissance Learning for $1.1 billion.

  5. 3 Tips To Successfully Sell Hybrid Storage
    3/14/2014

    We just sent our upcoming April issue to the printer and I’m really excited about it due to what I think is an exceptional batch of articles. One of the articles, “A ‘No BS’ Approach To Growing Recurring Revenue Sales,” is chock full of detail around MSP Anchor Network Solutions’ four-step business strategy, which is based on KPIs (key performance indicators), and is resulting in 55-percent-plus service-based profit margins! If February’s most downloaded article (Key Performance Indicators To Live (Or Die) By) on BSMinfo.com is any indication, this one is sure to be a hit.

  6. Government IT News For VARs — March 12, 2014
    3/12/2014

    In the news, the proposed federal IT budget for 2015 totals a little less than 2014 — mostly related to the Defense Department’s requested tech budget. In other news, MeriTalk announces the “Fed RAMP OnRAMP” portal to help with the government transition to cloud computing, and the OTSP seeks comments from you on the impact of Big Data on privacy, the economy, and public policy.

  7. Education IT News For VARs -- March 7, 2014
    3/7/2014

    The Consortium for School Networking makes recommendations for school networks. Also in the news, all-digital curricula could become a trend, and a proposed bill in Maine would prohibit selling student data.

  8. Healthcare IT News For VARs — February 28, 2014
    2/28/2014

    News articles highlight continuing concern over health records data breaches, with one in five healthcare organizations having experienced a security breach. Also, Health Catalyst provides information on the Healthcare Analytics Adoption Model.

  9. Education IT News For VARs — February 28, 2014
    2/28/2014

    Technology plays an ever-increasing role in education, bringing accessibility and improved resources for the classroom. However, it’s not without risk — another school data breach hit an institution of higher education this week. In other news, the website EdSurge will index products in the education technology space, providing Consumer Reports-style coverage of companies.

  10. How To Provide Network Security To SMBs
    2/27/2014

    Business Solutions interviewed Dave Martin, VP of marketing for Edgewater Networks, about selling security services to your SMB clients.