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Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From March 2014

Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking news, Channel Transitions VAR/MSP Conferences will feature Gary Pica, Axcient teams with Ingram Micro, GFI MAX announces App Control, Autotask IT Business Mangement now integrates with StorageCraft Recover-Ability, StorServer launches a backup appliance and a small expansion system, N-able introduces Help Desk Manger and N-central 9.4,  HP develops bundled solutions, snom phones are capable of Lync Device Management, Xerox offers new business tools for partners, and D&H is carrying Sophos’ UTM.

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MSP-FOCUSED EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

  • The Secret To Channel Success: Quit Using Spreadsheets
    The Secret To Channel Success: Quit Using Spreadsheets

    We all know it’s true: A lot of channel programs are still being managed with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. It’s far more common than you’d expect, even in some of the larger companies. And, honestly, there’s nothing wrong with using spreadsheets if you want to manage a very small program, incentive, or campaign — or even analyze a set of data. But ask for anything complex, and your spreadsheet is probably creating more work than it’s doing. Here are five signs you need an incentive platform, not a spreadsheet.

  • Cyber Surveillance: 4 Things Every Healthcare Solutions Provider Should Know
    Cyber Surveillance: 4 Things Every Healthcare Solutions Provider Should Know

    Hospitals must evolve their cybersecurity to match the security standards and procedures they have developed and honed for their physical facilities. One key aspect of their physical security is 24/7 video surveillance: the ability to see who did what in their hospitals and the ability to go back in time to investigate incidents is an absolutely essential component of their security procedures.

  • MSPs And The Cloud: Finding The Right Vendor Partner
    MSPs And The Cloud: Finding The Right Vendor Partner

    It’s no secret that the managed services provider (MSP) business is a large market and has been growing steadily. In recent years, it grew by 13-16 percent to reach US$60-65 billion. The shape of the market continues to evolve and mature. As this happens, MSPs are demanding more, not just from the technology and tools that power their businesses, but also from the vendors that supply them. 

  • The Top 3 Things To Look For In A Partner Program
    The Top 3 Things To Look For In A Partner Program

    IT distribution isn’t just about products anymore — there’s an increasing focus on leading with services and solutions to drive results. Distributors are going beyond their name and becoming trusted advisors to resellers.As part of this evolution, it’s more important than ever to develop strong relationships in the channel and engage in events that provide collaboration, networking, and education. Every recipe for success looks different, but here are a few things to consider when looking for a partner program.

  • Thwarting Cyber-Induced External Business Disruptions
    Thwarting Cyber-Induced External Business Disruptions

    Global dependence on the Internet as the backbone for conducting business is leading to a surge in malicious and sophisticated cyber attack activity aimed at interrupting or compromising these economically-critical online activities. These threats are frequently referred to as distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks.

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MSP-FOCUSED WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • Numa Networks' Pure-Play MSP Strategy Pays Off With N-Able By SolarWinds

    When Numa Networks launched in 2009 as a pure-play MSP, they moved from a traditional break-fix IT services model to a proactive approach that addresses on-going customer needs to build their business. Key to their success has been the integration of N-able’s remote monitoring and management (RMM) technology.

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MANAGED SERVICES EVENTS

Ingram Cloud Summit April 7-9 Hollywood, FL
SYNNEX Spring VARNEX Conference April 13-18 Orlando, FL
ASCII SMB IT Success Summit April 16-17 Chicago
Channel Transitions – West April 29 Santa Ana, CA
Smart VAR Healthcare Summit May 6 New Brunswick, NJ
Ingram IMOne - Spring May 7-10 New Orleans       
Tech Select - Tech Data Partner Conference May 14-17 Orlando, FL
ASCII SMB IT Success Summit May 28-29 Columbus, OH
Autotask Community Live June 8-10 Miami
ASCII SMB IT Success Summit June 18-19 Atlanta (Pine Mountain, GA)
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    

FEATURED MSP-FOCUSED PRODUCTS

  • LabTech Backup And Storage
    LabTech Backup And Storage

    The LabTech Backup and Storage solutions provide a comprehensive set of products that protect operating systems, applications, configurations, settings, and data.

  • Managed Services Back Office
    Managed Services Back Office Zenith provides infrastructure components to you, our partner, to allow you to build your managed services in the most cost- effective and efficient manner.
  • Kaseya Network Monitoring & Alerts
    Kaseya Network Monitoring & Alerts Kaseya’s Network and Computer Monitoring Software gives IT professionals the ability to monitor what is going on with their network so they can stop or eliminate problems before they occur.
  • N-central - Remote Monitoring And Management Automation Platform For Managed IT Service Providers
    N-central - Remote Monitoring And Management Automation Platform For Managed IT Service Providers

    Our affordable N-central network and systems management software sets the standard for delivering IT services remotely to small and midsize businesses, and it's now faster, more powerful, and flexible with the release of version 6.7! Deployed by thousands of managed services providers (MSPs) worldwide to monitor and manage hundreds of thousands of networked devices, N-central is a complete, integrated network monitoring, and remote systems management toolset to automate your services and offer high-value managed services.

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