In news this week, a proposed revenue ceiling could affect IT VARs in the federal IT reseller market, a new strategy will guide R&D investment decisions for federal agencies, and vendors are selling convergence as the next big thing.
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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.
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Help SMBs Overcome Their Data Backup Ignorance
The fact that you have so many customers who are not currently using your business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solutions and services must mean that they all have their data backup figured out, right? If your target market includes SMBs, that assumption is far from reality.
Who’s WAN Is It Anyway?
There’s a business challenge brewing in the mainstream IT channel that some are ignoring, others are talking about, and a select few have embraced — and turned into a new relationship and a revenue opportunity that keeps on growing. It’s focused on the wide area network (WAN), ties back to the local area network (LAN) and includes everything and everyone that wants to securely connect to both.
4 Ways To Optimize Data Protection In Virtual Environments
When it comes to virtual machines (VMs), it’s no secret that a more robust backup and disaster recovery (BDR) approach is required — compared to what you might deploy in a traditional physical server environment. From data protection policies that are based on VM replication, to increased levels of performance to support database-driven business applications and higher I/O workloads, there’s a lot to keep in mind.
What Banks Can Learn From Recent Data Breaches
It’s good to learn from your own mistakes, but it’s better to learn from someone else’s. In the case of banks — and those in charge of their IT security — it’s much better to learn from the mistakes of JPMorgan and other recent high-profile victims, as opposed to making similar mistakes yourself.
Don’t Throw The Data Out With The Bathwater: Why BYOD, MDM Security Policies Need A Revamp
According to IDC there will be some 1.3 billion mobile workers by 2015 and as many as 328 million employee-owned smartphones on the job by 2017. Enterprise IT needs to seriously consider its bring your own device (BYOD) and mobile device management (MDM) policies to ensure that they can protect corporate data while also supporting their employees’ need to work when and where they want in the age of the mobile worker.
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The Perfect Prescription: Backup & Recovery In Health Care IT
Of all the vertical industries of interest to the channel, few hold more broad promise and greater opportunity than health care. Thanks to new targeted products, evolving standards of care and an increase in federal government incentives, the health care IT market is witnessing substantial spending growth.
The Essential Guide To Selling Managed Endpoint Protection
An MSP's handbook for building recurring revenue through managed endpoint protection.
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.
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Managed Workplace 2012
Level Platforms Managed Workplace 2012 delivers the most comprehensive monitoring, management and automation capabilities in the industry, allowing service providers to see and manage the entire customer IT environment while generating new recurring revenues, increasing product and services sales, and significantly lowering operating costs.
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Kaseya Computer Audit And Discovery Kaseya provides a fast, accurate and up to date Audit and Discovery of your entire computing infrastructure. Get a complete and comprehensive software and hardware inventory delivered right to your desktop automatically. Kaseya’s Computer Audit and Discovery program can be deployed in minutes. The application is very easy to use and does not require consultants or long training cycles to start using it. It can be accessed from anywhere and does not require special servers or reconfiguration of your existing computing infrastructure.
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.