Managed Services Articles
Is 2014 The Beginning Of The End?
Before you jump to the conclusion that this is a doom-and-gloom article, let me promise you it isn’t. It’s a story about opportunity. True, where there’s opportunity, there’s often the other side of the coin where weakness and threats lie. My goal, and that of Business Solutions, is to keep readers like you on the opportunity side of business. I want you profitable and thriving in 2014 and into 2015.
Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking News From November 2013
Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking news includes a new certification course for mobile technologies, new software releases and certifications, a new opportunity for VARs and MSPs to provide cloud backup services, and new business partnerships.
How To Get Staff Buy-In For The As-A-Service Model
Almost daily, Business Solutions magazine hears from industry experts and from subscribers that to survive in the channel, a business must find a way to build a predictable revenue stream and maximize profitability. For changes in your business to result in success, however, everyone has to support the transition.
Government IT News For VARs — December 4, 2013
This week, analysts forecast growth in the disaster recovery services market, and a DDoS protection services survey reveals companies prefer a having a service provider to stop distributed denial-of-service attacks, with response time backed by an SLA.
Healthcare IT News For VARs — December 4, 2013
In the news: a letter from the AHA wants ICD-10 testing to start next month and companies are offering a cloud alternative to patient portals and free EHR software.
A Look At Cloud Security From Your Customers’ Perspective
As a cloud storage solutions provider, you bear a burden of making sure your customers’ data is secure. Do you take the time also to consider the burden your customers bear? An article in a recent edition of Authority, published by Tech Data, “Your Data Has Left The Building,” is a realistic look at the risks people and organizations face when they make the decision to store data in the cloud.
Education IT News For VARs — November 27, 2013
News includes growth forecasted in the smart classroom market and a new master’s program at KU in educational technology to respond to the demand in the market for skilled IT professionals.
Peer-To-Peer: MSP Comments On Selling Services, Compensating Sales Teams
An MSP offers perspective on selling and on incentivizing his sales team.
Government IT News For VARs — November 21, 2013
This week’s news includes new approaches to procurement, sobering statistics from a survey of government cybersecurity professionals, and the pros and cons of body-worn cameras for law enforcement.
Dropbox' Move Into The Enterprise: Your Worst Nightmare Or Killer Opportunity?
While, in the past, MSPs sought to talk customers out of using Dropbox in place of more robust solutions, it seems that the company is poised to make a move into the enterprise realm. In fact, an article by Forbes claims that such a move is necessary if the company plans to hit the growth numbers investors have expected.