Featured Articles

  1. 5 Reasons You Should Lead With Endpoint Security
    3/29/2017

    Endpoint security presents a big opportunity — maybe even responsibility — for solution providers serving as trusted business and IT advisors for small business clients. SMBs don’t have the skills necessary to recognize the risks associated with today’s advanced threat landscape and they want help.

  2. Surprising Statistics From Vantiv’s POS Channel KPI Study
    3/29/2017

    Vantiv’s PaymentsEdge Advisory Services conducted a POS Channel KPI Study in January and February. An online survey was emailed to Vantiv reseller and ISV partners plus POS-focused subscribers of Business Solutions Magazine. Through this survey, point of sale resellers and ISVs anonymously shared their 2016 results and their expectations for 2017. A total of 91 solution providers shared information, resulting in the largest POS channel KPI study ever published.

  3. 7 Ways To Be Your Clients’ Safety Net
    3/28/2017

    If we’re being honest, completely removing security threats would probably take a return to pen and paper. However, you’d be losing out on a ridiculous amount of efficiency and visibility would be a thing of the past. Since your customers rely on mobile devices, cloud services, and automation, it’s up to you to find ways to reduce risks and minimize impact.

  4. How To Differentiate Your IT Solutions Company From Your Competition
    3/27/2017

    You may have heard — or even said yourself — your IT solutions company’s most important asset is its people. But that’s only part of the story. In fact, your people have little to do with why companies choose your firm over another.

  5. Everything As A Service: The New Frontier In ITSM
    3/24/2017

    Airlines don’t buy engines to fly their planes. They buy engine operating time, in hours, to fly their planes. Oil companies, which need pipelines to transport their oil, don’t buy leak-detection equipment to guard against leaks. They buy the service from a company that specializes in providing that service to oil companies that have pipelines to run.

  6. 10 Reasons Why The Managed Services Market Is Flourishing
    3/23/2017

    In recent years, the managed services market has exploded to unprecedented proportions. Thanks to a changing security climate and increased focus on convenience and scalability, more people are using managed services today than ever before. Following are the top 10 reasons for this trend.

  7. AP Automation: Streamline The Business Process Safely And Securely
    3/22/2017

    Automation should support your process and feel like a natural part of the flow of your daily work. In business payments, automation should be intuitive and maintain visibility, traceability, and control across all payment types. Payments are an easy place to start for AP automation. Payment automation can be implemented in 45 to 90 days with minimal IT involvement and no change in internal processes.

  8. How MSPs Can Overcome Disaster Recovery Planning Objections
    3/21/2017

    Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are becoming increasingly vulnerable to security risks and data loss resulting from malware attacks, DDoS attacks, server failures, and natural disaster. Here’s why — many believe they are too small to be a target for cybercriminals; and/or will never experience a fire, flood, or other catastrophic incident.

  9. 3 Trends Changing How MSPs Work
    3/20/2017

    The managed services market is changing rapidly and, if you are not staying on top of the plethora of new technologies introduced almost daily you’ll find yourself left behind, struggling to stay relevant. By Corey Kirkendoll, President/CEO, 5k Technical Services and ASCII Group Member Since 2016

  10. Phishing: Don’t Let Employees Fall Hook, Line, And Sinker
    3/17/2017

    Phishing isn’t simply a threat to business, it’s the number one delivery vehicle for ransomware and other malware. More and more organizations are falling victim to phishing attacks – 85 percent of organizations suffered one last year — and the average costs to a company hit by a successful spear phishing attack is more than $1.5 million.