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Wal-Mart Prods Partners, Vendors to Leave AWS for Azure

MSP Mentor - Thu, 2017-06-22 20:35
One provider of big data management services said it opted to host applications on Microsoft Azure instead of AWS, expressly to win business from a tech firm with a Wal-Mart account.

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The Doyle Report: How Autotask Sees the World

MSP Mentor - Thu, 2017-06-22 17:43

If you want perspective on how the channel is evolving, you could do worse than talk to someone who engages with it every day.

This week, I had a chance to speak to Autotask CEO Mark Cattini, whose company provides PSA and RMM technology to partners worldwide. Based in East Greenbush, N.Y., Autotask does business in more than 90 countries and translates its software tools into seven languages.

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Oracle Revenue Blows Away Estimates on Surging Cloud Demand

MSP Mentor - Thu, 2017-06-22 16:23
Brian Womack | Bloomberg It benefited in particular with applications that help companies in areas such as human resources, customer relationship management and financials. Sales for that piece of Oracle’s business jumped almost 70 percent.

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MSP Fights to Hire Scarce Cloud Engineers

MSP Mentor - Wed, 2017-06-21 21:48
AWS Premier Partner CorpInfo’s plans to triple in size by the end of next year hinge to a large extent on its ability to find enough skilled technicians.

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The Doyle Report: Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Virtual CDO?

MSP Mentor - Wed, 2017-06-21 20:31

What do Nike, Warner Bros. and The Hartford all have in common?

For one thing, they all have Chief Digital Officers (CDOs).

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What Do Continuous Delivery Servers Like Shippable Mean for MSPs?

MSP Mentor - Wed, 2017-06-21 12:05
MSPs can provide the extra services required for organizations to achieve true continuous delivery.

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Cisco Introduces New ‘Network of the Future’ Solutions Set

MSP Mentor - Tue, 2017-06-20 23:24
In addition to exclusive technologies – like Encrypted Traffic Analytics which allows for detection of malware in encrypted traffic – the new products represent a clear doubling down on Cisco’s plans to rely less on income from hardware sales, in favor of software delivery.

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3 Reasons Why the Private Cloud is Here to Stay

MSP Mentor - Tue, 2017-06-20 20:38
Ellen Rubin | ClearSky Data Private clouds – specifically, object storage clouds – are alive, well, and becoming more popular.

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Ask a Security Expert: Early Ransomware Detection is Vital

MSP Mentor - Tue, 2017-06-20 18:35
George Anderson | Webroot Without intelligent next-generation endpoint defenses in place, organizations are at risk of getting more regular infections and remaining ignorant of a potential breach until it’s too late.

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CIA Firmware Hacked Popular Wireless Routers Since 2007

MSP Mentor - Mon, 2017-06-19 22:46
Among the companies whose wireless routers have reportedly been compromised are Motorola, Linksys, Dell, Netgear, US Robotics, Belkin, Asus, Buffalo, DLink and Senao.

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The Doyle Report: What Kind of Company Are You? Google’s Jim Chow Has a Perspective

MSP Mentor - Mon, 2017-06-19 20:48
There are many ways to classify partners. But few are as revealing as the way this Penton Channels Think Tank member does

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If I Were Launching an MSP Now | Dan Polk

MSP Mentor - Mon, 2017-06-19 17:00
Svetlana Didorenko The owner and president of Bismarck, N.D.-based Silicon Plains, shares three suggestions he’d apply if he were launching an MSP from scratch today.

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Continuum Gets Acquired by Thoma Bravo... and Other MSP News

MSP Mentor - Mon, 2017-06-19 11:00
From product releases to perspectives in the field, here's a recap of top headlines from the week of June 12-16.

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The Number One Thing Channel Firms Want From Vendor Partners

MSP Mentor - Fri, 2017-06-16 20:38
Kris Blackmon | The VAR Guy What partners want to see from vendors is moving away from the convenience of a one-stop shop toward agility and responsiveness.

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Why Autonomy Wins

MSP Mentor - Fri, 2017-06-16 11:32
There are three types of MSPs today. There is nothing wrong with any of them, and not everyone fits within this scope. However, regardless of strategy, there is one thing in common across all three: Things are changing, and their focus is not on the end user.

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TruMethods’ Schnizzfest Kicks Off in Philadelphia

MSP Mentor - Thu, 2017-06-15 23:43
The consultancy’s major annual gathering was conceived as a way for managed services providers worldwide to come together and work on improving their businesses “without the usual conference distractions.”

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Things Editors Hate (and Like) About Your Press Relations

MSP Mentor - Thu, 2017-06-15 20:35
Penton Xpert Khali Henderson tapped tech writers and journalism veterans for tips about how to get publications to cover your story.

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6 Ways to Talk to Your Clients about Ransomware

MSP Mentor - Thu, 2017-06-15 11:43
Rather than dealing with the fallout after an attack occurs, have proactive conversations about IT security with your customers.

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Continuum Gets Acquired by Thoma Bravo

MSP Mentor - Wed, 2017-06-14 22:08
The purchase by the tech-savvy private equity firm is the first piece in an aggressive growth strategy that aims to swallow up other companies that complement Continuum’s vertically integrated service delivery model.

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CEO Forum: Three Pillars of a Successful Managed Security Services Offering

MSP Mentor - Wed, 2017-06-14 18:20
Michael George | Continuum Managed Services Continuum chief Michael George explains how security can be paired with core services like remote monitoring and management, and backup and disaster recovery to enable MSPs to offer a complete end-to-end IT management platform and act as the true one-stop-shop that today’s customers are looking for.

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