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Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From December 2015
Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From December 2015

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.

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  • 6 Ways Cloud Is Changing Managed Services
    6 Ways Cloud Is Changing Managed Services

    CompTIA Research and Market Intelligence provides technology, channel, and workforce insights. In its research report How The Cloud Is Changing MSPs, CompTIA, the IT industry trade association, reveals that the cloud is, in some respects, making it harder and, in other respects, making it easier for managed services providers (MSPs), which must adjust their business models to keep abreast of the transitions.

  • Mobile Devices Are Creating Opportunities For The Channel
    Mobile Devices Are Creating Opportunities For The Channel

    As mobile devices transform the way applications are being built, deployed, and managed, great opportunities are emerging for the channel.  CompTIA presented five mobile opportunities in a research report.

  • CompTIA Study Shows Businesses Are More Proactive Against Rogue IT
    CompTIA Study Shows Businesses Are More Proactive Against Rogue IT

    A survey of 650 business and technology professionals reveals that the recent hype around “Rogue IT” is actually benefitting channel partners. According to CompTIA’s study, Building Digital Organizations, there has been a reduction in the complete side-stepping of IT as businesses are learning their lessons from their own missteps and the press surrounding mistakes of others.

  • Cash Management: What IT Solutions Providers Can Do When The Ends Don’t Meet
    Cash Management: What IT Solutions Providers Can Do When The Ends Don’t Meet

    In the CompTIA Quick Start Guide Cash Management Strategies: A Practical Guide For Solutions Providers, the guide’s authors point out the differences between “strategic” and “tactical” cash management.

  • Can You Answer Your IT Clients’ Questions About BC/DR?
    Can You Answer Your IT Clients’ Questions About BC/DR?

    Most IT solutions providers offer some type of backup and business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) solution. According to CompTIA’s Business Continuity And Disaster Recovery Overview, it’s a natural extension of their other offerings.

  • Why Your IT Clients Need A Formal Mobility Policy
    Why Your IT Clients Need A Formal Mobility Policy

    The CompTIA paper, “The Mobility Ecosystem,” says mobility, a trend born in the consumer market, continues to increase in enterprise potential. Varied and complex, mobility introduces devices, applications, and connections different from those traditionally used in businesses.

  • What MSPs Need To Know About Starting — And Growing — A Cloud Practice
    What MSPs Need To Know About Starting — And Growing — A Cloud Practice

    CompTIA’s guide, “Accelerating Your Cloud Business a Practical Guide for Solution Providers,” explains how businesses can take advantage of opportunities in the cloud. Because solutions providers have gained their clients’ trust and have knowledge of their needs, they are in an excellent position to help their clients choose the best cloud options.

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