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MSP-FOCUSED EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

  • What Keeps CIOs/CSOs Awake At Night?
    What Keeps CIOs/CSOs Awake At Night?

    In today’s business climate, the only thing faster than the rapid pace of business might be the even faster pace of technology. As a trusted solutions provider the more you can talk technology and business with a CIO, the more success you’re going to have. With that in mind, here’s a look at four technologies that keep CIOs awake at night, and how you can help them rest easy.

  • Will Open Source Hadoop Last?
    Will Open Source Hadoop Last?

    When it comes to Big Data implementation, there’s no bigger name around than Hadoop, to the point that many people think that Hadoop is Big Data. For a variety of reasons the Hadoop framework has become the go to system for numerous Big Data options.

  • 10 Quick Things The IT Channel Should Know About Image-Based Backup
    10 Quick Things The IT Channel Should Know About Image-Based Backup

    Ask any expert about backup and disaster recovery (BDR) and you’ll quickly learn it is no longer what it used to be. There are more options out there than ever, and figuring out what will work best for your small to midsize business (SMBs) customers up front — before they make the investment — is essential. Image-based backup, also known as sector-based backup, is emerging as a top choice for channel partners and their SMB clients today, and that’s because it makes up for the limitations of competing alternatives in a number of ways.

  • The Cloud Is For Everyone, But Not For Everything
    The Cloud Is For Everyone, But Not For Everything

    As a business consultant to manage services providers (MSPs), I often help my clients build a cloud offering to sell to their customers. The first thing I tell them is, “The cloud is for everyone, but not for everything.” Sometimes when I say this I get that “deer in the headlights” look from them.  I then explain my thoughts to them and in this post I will explain them to you as well.

  • Leading Your Service Team Through A Merger Or Acquisition
    Leading Your Service Team Through A Merger Or Acquisition

    I can remember the day I had to go into my team’s normal meeting room and deliver the news that we had been acquired.  I had a prepared statement that we division leaders had prepared with the acquiring company which made the first seven minutes easy to get through.

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MSP-FOCUSED WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • How To Beat A Cloud Skeptic
    How To Beat A Cloud Skeptic

    IT professionals looking to embrace the cloud inevitably encounter skeptics who resist the move. This white paper details four key steps to dispelling the skeptic’s fears so that your organization can begin to take advantage of the many benefits of the cloud.

  • Why You Need Backup And Disaster Recovery

    Let’s get this out right here at the beginning: at some point down the road, your data is going to be in danger. It could be a machine error. It could be a virus. It could be a tornado the size of Nebraska. But sooner or later, you’re going to be in a situation where you’re at risk of losing some or all of your data.

  • NAS Vs. Server For Small Business

    How do you size up a new client?

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MANAGED SERVICES EVENTS

CompTIA Channelcon Aug 4-7 Phoenix
GFI MAX 2014 Customer Conference Sep 8-10 Orlando, FL
ASCII SMB IT Success Summit Sep 17-18 Phoenix
Navigate - Continuum User Conference Sep 21-23 Boston    
Ingram IMOne - Fall Sep 21-24 Las Vegas
Channel Transitions – Midwest October 7 Chicago    
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FEATURED MSP-FOCUSED PRODUCTS

  • SmartStyle Computing®
    SmartStyle Computing® SmartStyle Computing® is a private cloud solution, which replaces conventional hardware and infrastructure with virtual desktops, servers and networking for an affordable monthly fee.
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    AppAssure

    Award-winning protection across physical, virtual and cloud environments that will get your business back up and running in 15 minutes or less.

  • Cloud Practice
    Cloud Practice

    Our cloud practice will help partners manage their customer’s devices hosted in either public, private or hybrid cloud. We also will provide an assessment/discovery service for customers and help them to create a roadmap of how their IT infrastructure should be hosted between the cloud and the datacenter.

  • Autotask
    Autotask Autotask Pro is the all-in-one web-based Professional Services Automation (PSA) software designed to help MSPs and IT Service providers to run their businesses better, more efficiently, and more profitably.
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MSP-FOCUSED MULTIMEDIA

  • BSMtv: Channel Transitions Speakers Provide Advice For New And Growing MSPs
    BSMtv: Channel Transitions Speakers Provide Advice For New And Growing MSPs

    In this edition of BSMtv, Business Solutions and Jameson Publishing president Jim Roddy and Business Solutions editor in chief Mike Monocello welcome you from Channel Transitions East powered by Business Solutions magazine, held on July 22, 2014 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport. Channel Transitions is a one-of-a-kind education and networking conference designed to help VAR/MSP executives learn how to best implement and manage the as-a-Service model.

  • F-Secure Details Security Solutions For Channel Transitions East Attendees
    F-Secure Details Security Solutions For Channel Transitions East Attendees

    At Channel Transitions East on July 22, 2014 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport, Michael Wong, systems engineer for F-Secure, tells VARs and MSPs how they can provide security solutions to their customers through F-Secure.

  • RapidFire Tools Details HIPAA Compliance Module At Channel Transitions East
    RapidFire Tools Details HIPAA Compliance Module At Channel Transitions East

    Mark Winter, VP of Sales for RapidFire Tools, answers questions about the company’s HIPAA Compliance Module for an attendee at Channel Transitions East on July 22, 2014 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport.

  • Webroot Discusses Security At Channel Transitions East
    Webroot Discusses Security At Channel Transitions East

    At Channel Transitions East on July 22, 2014 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport, Webroot’s NA Channel Manager Jim D’Espinosa tells how Webroot can help MSPs and VARs provide endpoint protection, web security, mobile device protection, and other services to their clients.

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