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How MSPs Can Stay Afloat After Microsoft Advisor Program Dies

Fri, 2016-09-30 22:08
MSPs, take heart: There is life after the Microsoft Advisor program. As you’ve probably heard, Sept. 30 marks the day that Microsoft pulls the plug on the sell and accelerator incentives of this program. After this date, you will no longer earn commissions for Office 365 as a Microsoft Partner of Record (POR).

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The (Sad) Case for BYOD Management

Fri, 2016-09-30 20:48
It wasn’t that long ago we were debating the value (improved productivity, increased employee satisfaction) personal mobile devices could bring to the enterprise, beyond BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Note I say "could."

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Salesforce Calls for EU Probe of Potential Microsoft-LinkedIn AI Use

Fri, 2016-09-30 15:06
Dina Bass, Brian Womack and Aoife White | Bloomberg The $26.2 billion acquisition, Microsoft’s largest ever, has been cleared by U.S. regulators and hasn’t yet been officially submitted for European Union approval.

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Will Internet of Things Ignite ‘Power by the Hour?’

Fri, 2016-09-30 14:53
Tom Kaneshige | Internet of Things Institute The Internet of Things has moved beyond technology talk and toward business outcomes, even industry-wide disruption like consumption-based pricing. But there’s real risk in "power by the hour" models.

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Google Reorganizes Units Into New ‘Google Cloud’ Group

Thu, 2016-09-29 22:35
Mark Bergen | Bloomberg The tech giant announced today it had combined its cloud, and corporate software and hardware units into a single entity under executive Diane Green.

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MSP Goes From Worst Year to Best Year

Thu, 2016-09-29 21:44
Massachusetts-based Corporate IT Solutions executed a wholesale remaking of its sales operation and now finds itself basking in the blindingly quick turnaround of its financial fortunes.

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Five Reasons the IoT Matters to MSPs

Thu, 2016-09-29 05:32
If you as an MSP are feeling some pressure to identify your role in the IoT (Internet of Things), you should be. The IoT looms large, and, according to new Research and Markets survey, it is poised for explosive growth.

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Getting Your MSP Into Big Data Analytics

Wed, 2016-09-28 13:46
Data analytics are now a must-have service for many companies. Here's what MSPs need to know about the big data world today to deliver winning data analytics service to clients.

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Microsoft to Plug Renault-Nissan Cars Into The Cloud

Tue, 2016-09-27 20:45
Ania Nussbaum and Alexandre Boksenbaum-Granier | Bloomberg The tech giant will build cloud infrastructure for the carmakers that can host navigation data and allows drivers to predict gas usage and check on their cars remotely.

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Repeatedly Migrating Cloud Workloads Now Commonplace for Businesses

Tue, 2016-09-27 20:03
But the research by CompTIA found that use of third-party IT solution providers to handle the moves remains low.

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From the Editors: Channel Directions Live Takeaways

Tue, 2016-09-27 11:00
Channel Directions Live 2016 presented three impactful days with over 250 attendees and more than 140 partners (MSP/CSP/Vars).

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Microsoft Joins Adobe to Compete With Amazon in the Cloud

Mon, 2016-09-26 21:34
Dina Bass | Bloomberg With the partnership, Adobe will bring its creative marketing software programs like Photoshop and Illustrator to Microsoft’s Azure cloud-computing service, the companies said.

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Hospital Pays $400,000 HIPAA Breach Penalty for Obsolete ‘Business Associate’ Agreement

Mon, 2016-09-26 20:19
The federal investigation stemmed from the loss of unencrypted backup tapes containing patient data, which were maintained by the hospital’s parent company.

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How MSPs Can Make the Most of Containers… and Other MSP News

Mon, 2016-09-26 11:00
From product releases to perspectives in the field, here's a recap of top headlines from the week of September 19-23.

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SAP to Work With Bosch Connecting Machines, Analyzing Data

Fri, 2016-09-23 12:41
Aaron Ricadela | Bloomberg The goal is to lower costs and improve quality by letting workers pinpoint equipment and see when machines may be about to go down.

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The Cloud Is a Ticket to Trusted Advisor Status

Fri, 2016-09-23 06:12
MSPs still struggling with how to define their role in the cloud should consider this: Cloud services create an excellent opportunity to up your consulting game and cement your position as IT trusted advisor.

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Coping With Cloud Outages

Thu, 2016-09-22 15:31
Content Source:  MSPmentor Recent outages offer an opportunity to assemble some of the many resources we've curated from the MSPmentor community about selling services around public cloud.

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Cloud Outages | Microsoft, Google Downtime Offers Reminder That Cloud Isn't Perfect

Thu, 2016-09-22 13:18
MSPmentor looks at how MSPs cope with cloud outages. A pair of massive service outages involving two of the largest cloud players this month comes at a time when the industry is arguably on the verge of eradicating lingering concerns about the security or reliability of public cloud.

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Cloud Outages | Stoking Demand for BDR and Business Continuity

Thu, 2016-09-22 13:15
MSPmentor looks at how MSPs cope with cloud outages. Unscheduled downtime offers opportunities for MSPs to tap the growing market for managed backup and disaster recovery (BDR), and business continuity expertise.

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Cloud Outages | Scrutinize Cloud Agreements

Thu, 2016-09-22 13:08
MSPmentor looks at how MSPs cope with cloud outages. Third-party technology services providers and their customers should be aware that cloud providers typically compensate only for subscription fees, in the event of downtime -- not lost business, data or damage to reputation.

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