Managed Services Articles

  1. MSPs Will Find Resources At GFI MAX 2014 Conference
    7/1/2014

    GFI MAX is planning its MAX 2014 Conference in Orlando, FL, on September 8-10, 2014.

  2. 3 Proven Methods For Selling Subscription-Based Services
    7/1/2014

    When it comes to selling subscription-based IT and professional services, there are multiple approaches used by service providers. Here’s a quick summary of three popular approaches, followed by some thoughts from a successful MSP that helps put these options into perspective and offers a smart way to keep managed services clients from reverting back to their former break-fix statuses.

  3. Cloud Communications Is “Logical Step” For Businesses
    7/1/2014

    Most businesses will use cloud computing resources for communications in the next two years, the fourth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey finds. Because of this growth, vendors and service providers could see increased and sustained revenue.

  4. How Your MES Customers Can Cut Costs With (More) Paper Reduction
    6/30/2014

    In the Digital Age, manufacturers are relying less and less on physical paperwork — especially those that employ a manufacturing execution system (MES). According to an LNS Research report, while an MES can help reduce paperwork, companies can benefit from looking at the big picture instead of focusing on one or two areas at a time.

  5. Will There Ever Be A Tax On The Cloud?
    6/30/2014

    As more companies move toward cloud-based technologies, cloud sales are expected to rise dramatically, generating billions of dollars in revenue, which poses a question for state and local lawmakers — can this revenue be taxed, and, if so, how?

  6. What Should A Patient Portal Look Like?
    6/30/2014

    When dealing with your clients, it’s essential to remember that ultimately, any technology solution they implement is actually about the patient. This is especially true in healthcare, which is why industry moves toward patient-centered care have gotten so much attention. In the past, patient interaction with the industry was limited to time with clinicians and paying actual bills, but as time progresses, we’re seeing a push toward more patient-driven tech initiatives. One of those getting attention as of late, is the patient portal.

  7. CompTIA Study: BYOD Implementation Is Slow, Despite Hype
    6/30/2014

    By now, most businesses have heard the buzz surrounding bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives. However, many of them aren’t buying in. A recent CompTIA survey finds that 51 percent of large enterprise firms don’t allow employees to bring their own devices to work.

  8. Manufacturing IT News For VARs — June 30, 2014
    6/30/2014

    In the news, articles give the details of ISO/DIS 9001:2014, explain 3D printing’s growth in manufacturing, and discuss the challenges of security around the Internet of Things (IoT).

  9. Senate Committee Asks: What Is The Best Use For Healthcare Data?
    6/27/2014

    Healthcare may traditionally lag behind when it comes to technology, but the importance of, and vulnerabilities around healthcare data have pushed it to the forefront of the data transparency discussion.

  10. How To Defend Against Cryptowall
    6/27/2014

    A new type of ransomware, Cryptowall, is on the rise, according to the Intronis blog. Cryptowall uses similar tactics as Cryptolocker in order to exploit its victims. Ronnie Tokazowski of PhishMe.com gives a detailed description of how the ransomware operates and ways enterprises can protect themselves from this serious threat.

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