Managed Services Articles

  1. How To Comply With The New Canadian Anti-Spam Law
    6/16/2014

    The Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) takes effect July 1, 2014. This law regulates the sending of commercial electronic messages (CEMs) to anyone in Canada. Those sending a CEM must get the consent of those they are sending the messages to.

  2. Introducing Cupid: Heartbleed Just Got More Dangerous
    6/16/2014

    Internet users felt threatened enough by the Heartbleed bug, but recent research reports a new variant. “Cupid” is an open source code that makes it easier to access passwords and could potentially expose enterprise networks and devices.

  3. News, Insight From Autotask Community Live! 2014
    6/16/2014

    Last week’s Autotask Community Live! was held in Miami and gave Autotask users a lot to digest. Following are my notes from the event.

  4. Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From May 2014
    6/13/2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking news, SYNNEX offers hosted unified communications, GFI Software announces the latest version of its network vulnerability scanning and patch management solution, and Ingram Micro announces its selection as an IBM Global Training Partner.  Parascript releases a study on “dark data” and F-Secure releases the results of its mobile threat report. Panasonic debuts SIP phones, Unitrends offers a bundled data protection package, and CompTIA updates its Security+ Exam and announces its acquisition of TechAmerica.

  5. Healthcare IT News For VARs — June 13, 2014
    6/13/2014

    In this week’s news, IBM teams up with Epic, and Meaningful Use Stage 2 continues to see slow growth.

  6. Sunday Night Sales Management: Getting Your Act Together
    6/12/2014

    In the beginning it was serious training. What I mean by that comment is that when I started in the tech sector many years ago, selling software/services/technology, I was lucky.  The manufacturer that I worked for not only had extended sales and product training resources but active sales management that worked with small groups of salespeople.

  7. HTG Peer Groups: Opportunities For Growth Through Team, Leadership Development
    6/12/2014

    HTG Peer Groups knows the value of peer-to-peer interaction. “Peers groups are the foundation of HTG and have proven to be effective in providing a place where business leaders can come and learn from other leaders,” said HTG Peer Groups COO Brad Schow.

  8. IT Channel Members List Pitfalls To Avoid In The Healthcare Market
    6/12/2014

    One of the biggest mistakes VARs make is not fully understanding the needs of healthcare industry, especially regarding compliance issues.

  9. Datto Partner Conference 2014 Notebook
    6/12/2014

    Last week I attended data backup solutions provider Datto’s annual partner conference in Las Vegas. The two and a half day event was loaded with big announcements and great information. Here are my notes in case you weren’t one of the lucky ones who could make it to the sold out event.

  10. Telecom And IT Convergence Creating Opportunities For VARs
    6/11/2014

    IT channel companies are increasing their involvement in telecom by offering customers new services and expanding their engagement with partners. This is according to a study by CompTIA, the ICT Industry Trade Association, and Channel Partners.

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