Managed Services Articles

  1. Varnex To Host “The Power Of Partnership” Fall Conference
    11/14/2014

    Varnex, SYNNEX’s peer-to-peer network community of resellers, is set to host its annual Fall Conference Nov. 16-19 in Las Vegas. Key speakers include the return of Ryan Morris, principal consultant with Morris Management Partners, Inc. and Mark Smith, co-founder of OutSource Channel Executives, Inc., coupled with the introduction of nine new consultants set to speak during the four-day conference.

  2. Private, Government Spending On Cloud Services Set To Skyrocket
    11/14/2014

    In a forecast, released this month, International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that overall public IT cloud services spending will reach $56.6 billion in 2014 will top $127 billion by 2018. IDC points out this is a 22.8 percent CAGR (compound annual growth rate) for the five-year period— about six times the growth for the IT market overall.  IDC predict Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) will account for 70 percent of the spending this year, and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), driven by developer cloud services adoption and Big Data solutions will be the fastest growing category.

  3. Overall Patent Litigations Are Down, But High Tech NPE Activity Continues
    11/14/2014

    A new study by Unified Patents demonstrates that, overall, patent litigations are down for Q3, but 2014 remains on target to be the second most litigious year in history. In fact, total patent litigations are anticipated to top the 5038 litigations in 2012.

  4. New Options To Stay HIPAA Compliant With The Cloud
    11/14/2014

    Answering your clients’ needs in responsible ways means that no one can ignore the benefits that cloud computing can bring to the healthcare space.

  5. Healthcare IT News For VARs — November 14, 2014
    11/14/2014

    In this weeks’ news, late adopting hospitals could struggle to afford electronic health records (EHR) systems, hospital CFOs are delaying purchase of revenue cycle solutions, and insight into why health data breaches are so much worse than financial data breaches.

  6. Invest In Your Company By Planning For 2015
    11/13/2014

    December has always been one of my favorite times of the year. I’ve found it to be a very hectic month in some ways and a quiet one in others.

  7. CompTIA State Of The Channel Study: Dealing With Details, Drivers Of The Transition To A New Business Model
    11/13/2014

    In its Fourth Annual State of the Channel study, CompTIA asked IT companies to describe the progress of their business transformation. Of the 350 companies surveyed, 24 percent assessed their transformation at a low degree, 55 percent said a moderate degree, and 22 percent said a high degree. Interestingly, in 2012, the responses were low degree, 17 percent; moderate, 59 percent; and high, 24 percent. It might seem like the channel isn’t as far along with business transformation now as it was two years ago.

  8. What You Need To Know About 2G Network Sunsetting
    11/13/2014

    With carriers announcing plans to discontinue 2G service within the next few years, how should you and your customers with M2M (machine-to-machine) systems plan for this now?

  9. Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, And Networking News From October 2014
    11/13/2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, Dell announces the release of its new next-generation firewall, Kaseya’s Release 8 includes AuthAnvil identity and access management products, and GreatAmerica and MSP Alliance collaborate on financing packages.

  10. Education IT News For VARs — November 13, 2014
    11/13/2014

    In news, the Indiana Department of Education got hacked twice. Also, tech companies are scrambling for qualified applicants to fill jobs, and a new initiative aims to connect employers with technical graduates. In other news, video conferencing is still gaining ground.

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