Managed Services Articles

  1. What Datto’s 5 Partner Conference Announcements Mean To MSPs, VARs
    6/17/2015

    Tuesday morning, Datto founder and CEO, Austin McChord, took the stage in New Orleans to kick off the company’s annual partner conference. It didn’t take long before McChord’s presentation moved from a welcome message into all the big announcements that company had to make. MSPs who weren’t in attendance might be scratching their heads over how some of this news applies to them. Here’s why you should care (or not) about these announcements.

  2. Data Governance, Security Concerns Drive Adoption Of Private Cloud Solutions
    6/17/2015

    A survey of IT professionals conducted by CTERA shows that concerns about data governance and security are driving organizations to turn to cloud storage.

  3. Study: Networks Are Aging, RMM Can Help
    6/17/2015

    Remote monitoring and management (RMM) reduces the time it takes to troubleshoot problems with network devices by 75 percent. This is one of the findings in global services provider Dimension Data’s annual Network Barometer Report, which provides a view of the state of today’s global networks, based on assessments of more than 350 enterprise networks, 70,000 network devices and 175,000 network service incidents logged across 28 countries.

  4. Channel Transitions: How Can You Market Your MSP?
    6/16/2015

    Marketing your managed services provider (MSP) can be challenging. Not only do you have to determine which efforts will produce the best results and develop the skills necessary to carry those efforts out successfully — but you also have to find the time to do it.

  5. Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From May 2015
    6/16/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, Axcient launches a new backup offering, Tech Data offers managed services providers (MSPs) Intel Security services, MegaPath revamps its delivery model, Dell Software unveils new backup appliances, Unitrends unveils Release 8.1, SolarWinds N-able announces N-central 10, ScanSource Communications offers Plantronics Device-as-a-Service Pro, and Snom phones are ready for Skype for Business.

  6. Helping Your Health IT Clients Prepare For Coming Revenue Cycle Changes
    6/16/2015

    The healthcare industry has been so deeply focused on EHR (electronic health records) and associated government programs, that many areas essential to organizational well-being have gone overlooked.

  7. Switching To Managed Services? Take A Look At Your Org Chart
    6/12/2015

    One of the things I enjoy most about our regional Channel Transitions conferences are the conversations with leading MSPs about what they’re doing to be successful and what challenges they’ve overcome. I learn something new with each interaction. At our recent event in Newark, one of our panelists described his organizational chart in a way that was eye-opening for me.

  8. Survey Finds Managed Cloud Backup Services Crucial For Resellers To Compete
    6/12/2015

    Resellers count on the availability of reliable, affordable managed cloud backup solutions in order to compete in the ever-expanding marketplace, according to a recent survey conducted by CloudBerry Lab, a vendor of backup and management solutions for public cloud storage services.

  9. Kaseya Report: Adopting Practices Of Mature IT Departments Benefits The Entire Business
    6/12/2015

    Research from Kaseya reveals that by adopting best practices, IT departments can help their companies find more time to achieve their business goals.

  10. What Role Should Solutions Providers Play In Business’ Migration From Windows Server 2003?
    6/11/2015

    July 14 will be the end of service (EOS) for Microsoft Windows Server 2003. And although a sense of urgency to migrate to a new solution has been increasing over the past few weeks, there are still many businesses — some of your IT clients and prospects — who are still at the beginning of the process. David Brisbois, senior manager of assessment and technology deployment services consulting for Softchoice, says, “A lot of the customers are aware of the issue. They don’t have time to address it.”

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