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  1. Data Protection Without Borders
    3/18/2016

    Data sovereignty has garnered a lot of press and discussion over the last few months. But ask data owners, data creators, and those who process data what data sovereignty truly means and you will probably get many unique answers.

  2. Regulatory Tug-Of-War And The Rise Of The Hybrid Cloud
    3/15/2016

    The tug-of-war between regulatory compliance and operational efficiency is causing companies to turn to the “hybrid cloud” for their business applications. Companies want the benefits of the cloud but need to control confidential customer data. This is particularly true in the financial sector, where security regulations often require that sensitive customer data remain in a company’s local country.

  3. 5 Pitfalls To Avoid When Migrating SMB Clients To The Cloud
    3/9/2016

    The verdict is in: Cloud computing can help small and midsize businesses (SMBs) lower operating expenses and improve application performance – and SMBs are increasingly looking to IT channel partners like you to help them realize those benefits. About 78 percent of U.S. small businesses will be fully adapted to cloud computing by 2020, according to Emergent Research.

  4. 6 Methods To Consider When Pricing Managed Services
    3/3/2016

    Let’s face it: pricing is a hot topic for managed IT service providers (MSPs), and with good reason. It’s 2016, and there are still heated debates on the best pricing model to choose. Many MSPs are unsure what is the right model for their business, and without the proper due diligence into the topic, there can remain the nagging fear that some detail has been missed and potentially greater profit margins are slipping away.

  5. What Can IT Providers Do To Help Combat The Human Component Of Data Security Vulnerabilities?
    2/29/2016

    IT providers have a responsibility to do everything feasible to assure the success of their customers. Hard drives do fail and tornados do occur; however, with surprising frequency, more threats are occurring as a result of fellow human beings.

  6. 5 Insights Into Successful Channel Relationships
    2/23/2016

    Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. What can vendors do to develop mutually profitable channel relationships with their partners? Teach them to fish? Well, something like that.

  7. Why Every MSP Should Offer BDR
    2/23/2016

    As a full service manages service provider (MSP), one of our goals is to turn our clients’ networks into the black boxes they expect them to be. But with that comes the responsibility of assuring them all the bases are covered, especially when it relates to backup. With that in mind, there are three reasons you should offer every client a comprehensive data backup and BDR solution...

  8. Enhancing The Customer Experience Through The Channel Ecosystem
    2/3/2016

    For small to midsize businesses (SMBs), which represent more than 90 percent of companies in most countries, delivering a superior experience to customers around the world may seem like an impossible task. Fortunately, channel partners are there to help fill that void.

  9. Help Your Clients Avoid 3 Costly Card-Not-Present Transaction Mistakes
    1/6/2016

    Industry statistics confirm that state-of-the-art technology is a company’s only formidable defense against data attacks. Unfortunately, most attacks target small and mid-sized businesses, which are often targeted due to assumed lower security.

  10. SMB IT Market Opportunity: 5 Tips To Maximize Business Value With Next-Generation Power Monitoring
    12/28/2015

    Organizations should leverage next-generation power monitoring services, keeping these requirements in mind.