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Automation Is Key To Network Security

In more ways than one, the key to the future is automation. The more we can have computers and some of the latest technology handle daily tasks, the more that frees us up for other pursuits. Some of these automation changes may be seismic in their impact, like with the self-driving car phenomenon.

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MSP-FOCUSED MAGAZINE ARTICLES

  • Take Financial Services To The Cloud
    Take Financial Services To The Cloud

    This $213-million company’s record fiscal year is a result of overcoming customers’ cloud fears and expanding its managed services practice.

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MSP-FOCUSED EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

  • Why Sharing — Not Managing — Is The Key To Leveraging Data
    Why Sharing — Not Managing — Is The Key To Leveraging Data

    Full, comprehensive, 100 percent-accurate data is a fairy tale that all organizations are sold by large software vendors. Everyone wants to believe. The reality is that an organization is an organic, dynamic, and ever-changing entity. Chasing this myth paralyzes companies from sharing information so we are stuck in a cycle where the information flow just stops. 

  • You’re Fired – Knowing When To Call It Quits With Clients Part 1
    You’re Fired – Knowing When To Call It Quits With Clients Part 1

    “You’re fired!” A phrase made famous by Donald Trump on the popular TV show The Apprentice, but also one of the more difficult tasks that a business owner has to perform.

  • Why Your Desktop Should Be Born In The Cloud
    Why Your Desktop Should Be Born In The Cloud

    Technology historians tell us that the idea of cloud computing dates back to at least the mid-’90s. That may be true, but the term’s more likely been in vogue since Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud hit the market 10 years later. In the years since, there’s been a steady and ever-growing migration to this model.

  • The Cloud: Nemesis Or New Business Opportunity?
    The Cloud: Nemesis Or New Business Opportunity?

    With its ability to provide infrastructure access, make applications more affordable, eliminate implementation cost and complexity and increase speed, the cloud is becoming the primary delivery platform for businesses. 

  • The Automation Imperative: Three Steps To Success For MSPs
    The Automation Imperative: Three Steps To Success For MSPs

    The future of managed services is as bright as it has ever been. A study by consulting firm MarketsandMarkets projects the industry to jump from $14.75 billion in 2013 to $265.05 billion in 2018. That’s about a 1700 percent increase. While this is incredible news, dramatic growth predictions like this often change the dynamics of an industry, making it much more competitive. And for managed service providers (MSPs), the dynamics are changing fast.

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MSP-FOCUSED WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • PSA Solution Helps Axcell Technologies Grow 50% In One Year
    PSA Solution Helps Axcell Technologies Grow 50% In One Year

    Axcell Technologies is a respected provider of outsourced IT services in the Chicago area. Axcell serves a variety of industries including manufacturing, real estate, healthcare, transportation, and finance. As the company grew, President Rick Vines began looking for an integrated Professional Services Automation (PSA) solution to help better manage the dispatch and scheduling aspects of the service ticket process. During the evaluation process, Vines was impressed with the functionality that ConnectWise had to offer and how it tied in to all areas of the business. “ConnectWise is at the center of what we do. We use it for just about everything on the operations side.” said Vines.

  • How Resellers Can Become The Trusted Advisors On Security Issues

    Providing superior IT solutions to customers not only differentiates VARs from their competitors, it also establishes a foundation of trust upon which a VAR can build a lasting advisor relationship with its customers. Becoming a trusted advisor requires that VARs make a concerted, continuous effort to learn not only about their clients’ business operations, but also about the optimum IT solutions for those customers – and that often means refusing to settle for the status quo.

  • The Power Of Multiples: Best Practices For Selling Best-of-Breed Solutions

    Value-added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators have choices in sourcing, assembling and deploying hardware and software solutions for customers. These IT solutions specialists can work either with a single vendor that offers most of the technology needed to build end-to-end offerings, or multiple vendors to integrate and craft more comprehensive solutions.

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MANAGED SERVICES EVENTS

Channel Transitions – East July 22 Boston
ASCII SMB IT Success Summit July 30-31 Providence (Warwick, RI)
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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    N-central® is a #1 rated MSP Service Automation Platform. N-central is both flexible and powerful. Deliver best-of-breed services across multiple networks and sites - all from a single pane of glass.

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MSP-FOCUSED MULTIMEDIA

  • 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.

  • Channel Transitions East: GFI MAX Tells How RMM Benefits MSPs
    Channel Transitions East: GFI MAX Tells How RMM Benefits MSPs

    At Channel Transitions East on July 22, 2014 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport, Ernest Byrd, sales engineer with GFI MAX, talked to managed services providers and resellers preparing to make the transition to managed services. He discussed how the GFI MAX remote monitoring and management tool can be a benefit as a part of your managed services business.

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