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Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — April 21, 2014

A survey reveals MOM solutions can help manufacturers overcome common hurdles to organization agility. In other news, manufacturing technology orders were down in February, but the outlook for the year is positive, and U.S. industrial output increased in March.

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MSP-FOCUSED MAGAZINE ARTICLES

  • The Critical Diversify Or Die: Move Into MPS
    The Critical Diversify Or Die: Move Into MPS

    This office supply company’s foray into managed print services (MPS) brought in a new, multimillion-dollar, recurring revenue stream that’s offsetting its shrinking office products business and positioned it for growth.

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MSP-FOCUSED EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

  • Five Things an MSP Needs To Know About Nonprofits
    Five Things an MSP Needs To Know About Nonprofits

    The 1.5 million registered nonprofits in the US can be a rewarding vertical for MSPs to explore in their market. With some research and planning, nonprofits can be a satisfying and profitable addition to your client roster. Working with nonprofits devoted to solving today’s substantial issues can engage the hearts of your employees, boost your reputation with current clients and elevate your standing within your community.

  • Your CRM And You: 4 Tests To Determine If It’s Time To Break Up
    Your CRM And You: 4 Tests To Determine If It’s Time To Break Up

    Remember when you first got your CRM? Everything seemed so promising — a single oracle of truth you could turn to for updates on everything going on with your client accounts. For many, though, CRMs stopped being a helpful friend and instead became a burden requiring constant updates and double entry and giving precious little back in return.

  • 6 Critical Pressure Points Of Healthcare Network Security
    6 Critical Pressure Points Of Healthcare Network Security

    Today, even the smallest healthcare organization is a technology hub. Multiple IT systems connect providers to patients, medical specialists, online resources, and external providers and staff are increasingly equipped with mobile devices to support their work within and outside the facilities. The regulatory environment is stringent, and new state healthcare exchanges place additional security and privacy pressures on healthcare organizations.

  • 5 Features All Cloud Platforms Should Possess
    5 Features All Cloud Platforms Should Possess

    Managed services providers (MSPs) face an array of complex questions as they decide whether to migrate workloads to and between clouds.

  • 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.

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MSP-FOCUSED WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • rbTech Raises The Operational Bar WIth RMM Solution

    “If you don’t evolve, you don’t succeed,” says Rubin Bennett, owner and founder of rb Technologies (rbTech), an IT services firm with customers throughout the New England region. With more than 16 years in the business, Bennett knows what it takes to grow and thrive even as new advances drive change in the fast-paced technology industry.

  • LanDynamix's Business Takes Off With Proactive Support And Automated IT Services

    Established in 2006 by Managing Director Peter Clarke, LanDynamix is a frontrunner in the South African managed services market. With offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, the firm has seen sales rise as a result of leaving the reactive IT services world behind and focusing instead on being 100 per cent proactive for the benefit of clients.

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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

  • N-compass Advanced IT Performance Reporting
    N-compass Advanced IT Performance Reporting

    N-compass is the premier business and IT reporting solution used by IT service organizations and MSPs to demonstrate the performance of network infrastructure under their management and the value they deliver. With the new release of version 3.0, N-compass is better than ever with simplified custom IT report authoring, extended time-based SLA functionality, and powerful IT performance reports that make it easier to track assets and justify hardware and software upgrades.

  • Kaseya User State Management Module
    Kaseya User State Management Module The integrated Kaseya User State Management (KUSM) add-on module provides an automated desktop migration solution and enables the definition and deployment of group profiles. IT Professionals can remotely deploy user customizations and machine “personalities” during operating systems, hardware or application upgrades, maintaining consistency across an organization and enforcing corporate standards. Combine KUSM and Intel® vPro™ Technology and contribute to the global “Green initiative”. Experience increased productivity while pro-actively promoting energy efficiency.
  • StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® Server™
    StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® Server™ One of the biggest challenges companies face is howto maximize business continuity and avoid businessdisruption following a server failure.
  • StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® Desktop™
    StorageCraft® ShadowProtect® Desktop™ Protecting personal computers is a business-critical priority for today's corporations. ShadowProtect Desktop provides fast and reliable disaster recovery, data protection and system migration to get desktops and laptops online as quickly as possible.
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MSP-FOCUSED MULTIMEDIA

  • Meet The N-able Product Family

    In this video, we take you through a brief overview of the N-central platform and capabilities, as well as the powerful modules that make N-able's N-central the leading RMM and MSP automation solution. Learn why so many MSPs rely on N-able to help them grow their business.

  • Quick Look At N-able N-central: Features And Capabilities

    Get a first-hand look in this quick overview of #1 rated MSP Service Automation Platform N-central. N-central saves you valuable time, allows you to deliver excellence to your clients, and increases your bottom line. N-central is backed by comprehensive business enablement services and the industry's only Freemium licensing model.

  • ASCII Discusses Membership Benefits At Channel Transitions 2013

    Trevor DiGirolamo, director of membership recruitment with The ASCII Group, shared the benefits of his organization with attendees at Business Solutions magazine’s Channel Transitions VAR/MSP Executive Conference.

  • GFI MAX Highlights “RemoteManagement” At Channel Transitions 2013

    Kelly O’Bray of GFI MAX discussed cloud-based GFI MAX RemoteManagement at Business Solutions magazine’s Channel Transitions 2013 VAR/MSP Executive Conference.

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