Managed Services Executive Commentary

  1. Growing MSP Profitability With Smarter, More Strategic Pricing
    11/11/2016

    When you’re in the trenches of building your business, there’s a lot going on — acquiring customers, keeping them happy, and ultimately making sure you’re making enough money to survive. Unfortunately, in all the hustle and bustle, we end up losing sight of an extremely important aspect of our business that could make most of our troubles vanish: our pricing. By Patrick Campbell, Founder and CEO, Price Intelligently

  2. Could Artificial Intelligence Be The Channel’s Genie In A Bottle?
    11/10/2016

    Most of us have heard about self-driving cars, mind-bending smart speakers that can answer almost any question, and intuitive retail sites that make product suggestions based on shopping habits. These innovations all have one thing in common — artificial intelligence (AI) — and it could be the hottest technology trend of the next several years. But what does it mean for the channel?

  3. How DRaaS Helps VARs And MSPs Grow Their Business
    11/9/2016

    The scare of Hurricane Matthew further proves a scalable and flexible disaster recovery plan should be in place before a natural disaster, hardware failure, or human error puts a company’s viability in jeopardy. To minimize loss and reputation damage, businesses must have systems that protect data and applications so employees can resume normal operations as soon as possible.

  4. 3 Premium Ways To Prevent IT Project Failure
    11/8/2016

    It is an unfortunate reality most IT projects don’t end well; in fact researchers found 68 percent end up marginal or outright failures. For software-related projects, only 16.2 percent are completed on time and on budget. If you are a large organization, that number drops to 9 percent. Many never realize the promised value or ROI.

  5. The Myth Of Threat Intelligence In The Channel, And An Intelligent Hybrid Security Approach
    11/7/2016

    Over the last year, Threat Intelligence (TI) has become a hot topic for the cybersecurity industry. Organizations of all sizes are looking to the channel to provide recommendations on what to purchase, how to implement, and how to gain the greatest value from TI. It is therefore critical the channel clearly understands what TI is, and how organizations can capitalize on its value.

  6. 5 Solutions That Can Streamline Your Business Operations
    11/2/2016

    With technology advancing at a rapid pace, more and more companies are finding it difficult to streamline their operations, often enduring painful consequences. Companies that don’t want to get left behind, stuck in the old days, would be wise to consider implementing these five solutions to keep up with the times.

  7. Will Your Virtual Data Traffic Take The Detour Around Your Firewalls?
    11/1/2016

    We’re soon going to need a new descriptor going forward when we refer to the data center. This rings true because network virtualization across private and public environments means the locations of compute and storage resources to facilitate on-demand networking do not sit statically in what could be considered a typical data center anymore. Virtual workloads now dart around like bees in a field of clover. It’s no longer a question or if but when all of this will affect your network.

  8. Why The Channel Is Like Forrest Gump
    10/31/2016

    If movies could be elected to the Hall of Fame, Forrest Gump would be a first ballot candidate — and no one would dare to think otherwise. Poignantly simple, heartbreakingly funny, and woven with permanent lessons in every scene, no movie encapsulates the subtle nuances of life, love, and atrocity better. By Alex Weinbaum, Computer Market Research

  9. How To Choose The Right Cloud Service Provider
    10/28/2016

    It’s no secret enterprise, mid-market, and SMB customers are looking to move to the cloud, and smart service providers are adding cloud services to their portfolios to meet the growing demand. By Pete Manca, president and CEO, Egenera

  10. Your B2B Sales Reps Are A Medium, And The Medium Is The Message
    10/28/2016

    Contrary to popular belief, establishing and maintaining a company’s brand and messaging is not solely the responsibility of the marketing department. In today’s digital, multi-touchpoint world, the customer journey has evolved to cover much more territory. The path from awareness to purchase also contains new twists and turns, making the alignment between sales and marketing — as well as the rest of an organization — more critical than ever. By Isaac Pellerin, Channel Marketing Manager, Octiv