The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of the US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volumes I and II.
MSP-FOCUSED MAGAZINE ARTICLES
Say “No!” To Unprofitable Customers
This $7 million MSP walked away from 90% of its prospects while still growing revenue 9%.
Merging Break-Fix And Managed Services
A successful MSP and VAR merger leads to a projected 100% revenue growth this year.
Network Assessment Lands Client, Leads To Add-On Sales
When an office furniture company began questioning its current MSP’s service, TechGuides was able to step in and take over.
MSP-FOCUSED EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY
3 Tips To Help Your Clients Take The Sting Out Of Microsoft Licensing
With the release of SQL Server 2012, Microsoft transitioned from a per-processor to a pre-core licensing model. One might suppose, that with the advent of ever-larger core-count processors, Microsoft saw an opportunity and took action. While this change may not have hit your clients’ radar screen yet, it will in a few months, and when it hits — it will hurt.
MSPs, Don’t Risk Missing Opportunities: 4 Factors Driving Cloud Security
To all MSPs out there that are accustomed to managing on-premise security solutions, it’s time to take note — your business is moving to the cloud, whether you like it or not. According to a Gartner report released last year, by 2016 the use of cloud computing will increase to become the bulk of new IT spend. In fact, Gartner refers to 2016 as a “defining year for the cloud.” Infonetics Research backs that claim, stating cloud-based security service revenue will expand at a 10.8 percent compound annual growth rate through 2017, and projects the market to reach $9.2 billion. With this rapid cloud adoption comes the need for cloud security functions. Gartner states that the top three cloud services moving forward will be email security, Web security, and identity and access management (IAM).
4 Ways To Make BYOD Security Easy For The User
Today, we characterize 29 percent of the global workforce as anytime, anywhere information workers — those who use three or more devices, work from multiple locations, and use many apps. BYOD in the office is becoming inevitable and employees can easily forget that using their personal devices at work creates a greater potential threat surface for hackers to exploit.
6 Tips For Big Data Analytics Success
Big Data is changing the business equation. Businesses are starting to realize data is a gold mine of valuable information, and, if understood, it could be used to detect patterns in behavior and predict future outcomes.
The Channel Must Lead The Cloud Conversation
Some technology pundits argue that the pervasiveness of cloud technology will render the traditional channel partner obsolete. After all, a defining characteristic of the cloud is the ubiquitous availability of data and applications. Cloud-delivered applications simplify and streamline accessibility and reduce management demands, which cut the need for internal resources and, ostensibly, the channel.
MSP-FOCUSED WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES
Developing The Right Price For Your Services
These days there’s a lot of pressure to get your price points perfect. Ask too much, and you’ll limit your customer base. Ask too little, and you’ll hurt your profitability or client perception. Learn the factors that really matter when developing your prices.
How One MSP Leaned On A Community Of Peers To Transform Their Business
Growing an IT Services business in an unstable economy is challenging, but for one MSP, the key to success was the right partnership and business support from a group of peers. See how Wisconsin-based ITConnexx leveraged ConnectWise and their engaged community to transform their business from break-fix to managed services.
How To Succeed In Every Stage Of Growth
It’s often said that the path to success is not linear. Growing a business is a journey, with setbacks and new challenges presenting themselves at every stage. This eBook explores the common stages of growth - from startup to legacy planning – and how to succeed at every stage.
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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.
N-central® - Award-Winning RMM & MSP Service Automation Platform
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.
StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® For Managed Service Providers™ One of the biggest challenges managed service providers face is how to maximize business continuity and avoid business disruption for their customers following a system failure.
CloudFounders Equips MSPs To Offer Cloud Solutions
At Channel Transitions Midwest on October 7, 2014 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Chicago-Oak Brook, Jonathan Kos, VP of sales at CloudFounders, tells how managed services providers can leverage CloudFounders’ white-labeled products to offer privately hosted cloud solutions.
WorldPay Tells How Payment Solutions Can Lead To Recurring Revenue
At Channel Transitions Midwest on October 7, 2014 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Chicago-Oak Brook, Chester Ritchie, senior VP of strategic partnerships at WorldPay, displays payment solutions and discusses how solutions providers can establish recurring revenue streams.
GFI MAX Demonstrates Patch Management Feature
At Channel Transitions Midwest on October 7, 2014 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Chicago-Oak Brook, Nadia Karatsoreos, community manager for GFI MAX, introduces sales engineer Andrew Crihfield who demonstrates the platform’s patch management feature.
N-able Help Desk Manager - Overview And Demo
In this short video, we walk you through the powerful, full featured Help Desk Manager. Help Desk Manager delivers MSP-optimized, ITIL aligned, web-based help desk and ticketing at a price anyone can afford. Run it standalone or integrated with N-central - on premise or hosted. The choice is yours.