Managed Services Articles

  1. Keep Your Head In The Cloud: UCC Market Penetration To Grow Sixfold By 2020
    1/25/2016

    Technology’s adoption lifecycle follows a bell curve from beginnings driven by the innovators and early adopters, to where it peaks and the market becomes saturated, and then transitioning to commodity. Think of something as simple as a VCR and how it went from just somebody you knew with one because of the associated price tag to the device itself being sold everywhere for less than $50. It’s the curve that follows most products regardless of its consumer or business technology.

  2. Survey Finds Shift In Trust Toward Cloud Adoption And Security
    1/22/2016

    Confidence in the cloud is rising, according to the report The Cloud Balancing Act for IT: Between Promise and Peril, from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Skyhigh Networks.

  3. Autotask Survey: Why You Should Offer Endpoint Security Services
    1/22/2016

    An Autotask study found endpoint expansion is now the top services driving revenue, coming in ahead of backup and restore and disaster recovery in the rankings.

  4. Solutions Providers: Consider What You Learned From The Past When You Set Your Course For 2016
    1/20/2016

    Looking back at 2015, there were a lot of changes — and challenges — in the IT channel. Consider the advice from these leaders at IT channel companies who offer advice on how to approach 2016, keeping in mind lessons learned last year in areas including channel consolidation, cybersecurity, and storage and data.

  5. Data Breach At Arnett Healthcare Affects 30K Patients
    1/15/2016

    In a change of pace from the larger incidents of 2015, a missing storage device is the root of one of the most recent healthcare data breaches.

  6. Should You Offer Threat Intelligence Solutions As A Part Of An Overall Security Strategy?
    1/14/2016

    In the current risk climate, protecting your IT clients’ networks and data should involve much more than just antivirus. Including threat intelligence solutions as a part of a security strategy can be of benefit to your clients —  as well as to your solutions provider business.

  7. Army Issues RFI For Cloud Transformation Project
    1/14/2016

    Last November, the Army introduced the Army Cloud computing Enterprise Transformation (ACCENT) in a draft request for proposal.

  8. The Potential Retailers See In Beacons — And Why They Need IT Solutions Providers To Help
    1/13/2016

    It’s sometimes difficult to understand how the solutions you can provide can impact your clients’ day-to-day operations — and even the success of their businesses overall. Beacon technology is one of the latest trends coursing through retail as a means of connecting with and engaging customers.

  9. Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From December 2015
    1/12/2016

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, StorageCraft unveils ShadowControl v3.5, Ingram Micro expands its distribution agreement with Acronis, and PlanetOne launches the Cloud 411 Partner Program. In other news, Carbonite has entered into an agreement to acquire Evault from Seagate Technology, VaultLogix releases a long-term archive storage product, SYNNEX will distribute Atlantis Computing storage solutions, and CompTIA reports Big Data initiatives are delivering positive results for businesses.

  10. Why You Should Share The 2015 Data Breach Tally With Your Healthcare IT Clients
    1/12/2016

    The numbers are in on the Office Of Civil Rights’ tracking of healthcare data breaches (via Forbes) and as expected, they aren’t pretty.