In the news, Zebra Technologies will acquire Motorola Solutions' Enterprise business. Also, articles share insights into benefits of cloud solutions, BYOD security, overlooked benefits of management tracking solutions, and how work-order systems not only improve response times, but also provide data about costs and equipment use.
Why VARs Should Set Their Sights On SMBs
The SMB market is huge, technology has never been better, and budgets are there for the taking.
Top Opportunities In Education In 2014
Experts identify the hottest IT trends and topics facing the education market.
A Marriage Of Technology & Profitability
Each year, we give you this guide with one purpose in mind: to educate you on the latest trends in the most lucrative verticals out there, while providing a handy partner program reference to some of the leading vendors in the market today. Why this combination?
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
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
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
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.
What IT Channel Executives Can Learn From Legendary Basketball Coach John Wooden
The legendary John Wooden, arguably the greatest basketball coach of all time, once said, “Never confuse activity with accomplishment.” Whether you’re a vendor or a reseller, that statement resonates — because one of the most difficult aspects of managing a start-up is dealing with the excitement level of the new venture and reining in the tendency to believe that activity for activity’s sake is critical at all times.
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The Ultimate Guide To As-A-Service
The transition to an as-a-service model is probably the biggest change your business has ever faced. It’s a huge undertaking and it can be daunting. Don’t try to go it alone.
Staminus Protects Customers From Cyberattacks With A Terabit Scale Network
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have become a favorite tactic of cybercriminals, and attacks on the scale of hundreds of gigabits are commonplace. For many banks, media and entertainment companies, retailers, and data center providers, defending against cyberattacks is a routine part of business, and organizations are increasingly turning to companies like Staminus for cyber-protection.
Preventing Disasters In Tornado Alley
For an MSP in the heart of Tornado Alley, backup and disaster recovery tools are standard equipment
MANAGED SERVICES INDUSTRY 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|
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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.
CompTIA VP Talks About Member Benefits At Channel Transitions 2013
Nancy Hammervik, senior VP of industry relations for CompTIA, shared the benefits of membership in CompTIA at Business Solutions magazine’s Channel Transitions VAR/MSP Executive Conference.
RSPA Highlights Member Services, Education At Channel Transitions 2013
Stephen Gift, RSPA member services supervisor, and Amber Murdock, RSPA education and certification manager, shared the benefits of their organization with attendees at Business Solutions magazine’s Channel Transitions VAR/MSP Executive Conference.