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ChannelTech Podcast: OpenStack, Autotask Conferences and IaaS Magic Quadrant

Fri, 2015-05-22 13:41
In this ChannelTech Podcast, our editors talk about news out of the recent OpenStack conference, Gartner's newly released infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) Magic Quadrant report and a report from the Autotask Community Live conference. Join Charlene O'Hanlon of The VAR Guy, CJ Arlotta of Talkin' Cloud and Jessica Davis of MSPmentor for insights and an overview of the most important insider channel news for the week ending May 22. Audio File:  ChannelTech Podcast 052215.mp3 Content Classification:  Curated

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Tech Data, Intel Team to Help MSPs Build Security Specializations

Fri, 2015-05-22 12:15
Tech Data and Intel have partnered to help MSPs grow their security-centric businesses with the launch of the Intel Security Managed Services Specialization program.

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Best Practices for Deterring Cyber Hackers

Fri, 2015-05-22 12:04
eFax Corporate recently hosted a webinar to inform covered entities in healthcare of the dangers that today’s sophisticated cyber hackers pose to their electronic protected health information (ePHI) and other intellectual property. The common pitfalls and best practices we identified in this webinar relate not only to healthcare-related businesses, but also to organizations in all industries. Content Classification:  Marketing

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IT Security: Mobile Devices Vulnerable to Commjacking

Fri, 2015-05-22 09:44
Mike Vizard Are your customers' users at risk for commjacking? It's gotten easy and cheap for criminals to set up open wireless networks that look legitimate but are a ruse to enable commjackers to steal data including unencrypted email, credit card numbers and more. Here are the details.

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CareFirst Breach of 1.1M Shows Security Opportunity in Healthcare

Fri, 2015-05-22 09:16
Ericka Chickowski MSPs specializing in healthcare IT should take recent breaches to heart when approaching clients about security. Here are the details of the CareFirst breach.

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MSPmentor 501: Top 10 MSPs From Texas in 2015

Fri, 2015-05-22 00:27
Dan Kobialka Which 2015 MSPmentor 501 honorees call Texas home? Here's a closer look at the top 10 managed service providers (MSPs) from Texas. Interstitial Ads Frequency:  -1

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5 Cloud Computing Stories MSPs Need to Know About, Week of May 22

Thu, 2015-05-21 16:44
Dan Kobialka This week's column features cloud computing news from IBM, Microsoft, Dropbox, MegaPath and SingleHop. Here's a look at the top cloud computing stories that managed service providers (MSPs) will want to know about, compiled by MSPmentor, for the week of May 22. Content Classification:  Curated

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MSPs and Cloud Computing: How to Evolve for Success

Thu, 2015-05-21 13:07
Pedro Pereira Is it enough to sell remote monitoring and management services anymore? MSP veteran and angel investor Tommy Wald says no. According to Wald MSPs must evolve if they want to thrive in a new market where cloud dominates. Here's how.

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Tigerpaw Software Introduces Learning Management System for MSPs

Thu, 2015-05-21 08:45

Tigerpaw Software is streamlining its training initiatives with the launch of the Tigerpaw Learning Management System, a portal to help MSPs meet specific training objectives based on the company’s business automation software.

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SolarWinds N-able N-central 10 New UI: A Closer Look with Screenshots

Wed, 2015-05-20 10:24
Jessica Davis SolarWinds N-able has launched N-central 10, featuring Direct Support, improved and deeper integration with Autotask and ConnectWise, and an improved user interface. Since the new user interface is a big part of this update, we thought we'd show you what it looks like with screenshots. Here's a look at N-central 10. Interstitial Ads Frequency:  -1

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Axcient Unveils Appliance-Less Replication Solution

Wed, 2015-05-20 08:05
Dan Kobialka Direct to Cloud enables organizations to take full system snapshots of their laptops, workstations and servers and store them in the cloud. Axcient has launched Direct to Cloud, a solution that enables organizations to consolidate and back up laptops, workstations and physical and virtual servers without a physical local appliance. Here's everything you need to know. Content Classification:  Curated

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Autotask Community Live!: CentraStage Founders Talk RMM, Autotask

Tue, 2015-05-19 19:09
Jessica Davis MSPmentor caught up with the founders of CentraStage (now Autotask Endpoint Management.) Will their feature roadmap be enough to persuade managed service providers to migrate from competitive RMM platforms? We spoke with these founders and with Autotask customers to find out. Here's the answer.

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TekLinks Acquires Claris Networks: Here's What You Need to Know

Tue, 2015-05-19 16:31
Dan Kobialka Both TekLinks and Claris Networks were among the top MSPmentor 501 honorees in the Southeast this year. Birmingham, Alabama-based IT solutions provider TekLinks has acquired cloud services provider (CSP) Claris Networks. Here's everything you need to know. Content Classification:  Curated

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Autotask Community Live!: Pricing Your Services and Understanding Your Costs

Tue, 2015-05-19 14:33
Jessica Davis Understanding your costs and pricing your services correctly is a key to being a successful managed service provider. Autotask Senior VP of Community and Business Development Len DiCostanzo provided MSPs with a master class in how to do it during Autotask Community Live! Here are the highlights.

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Citrix Rolls Out App Delivery, VDI Solutions During Synergy 2015

Tue, 2015-05-19 12:00

Citrix Systems (CTXS) unveiled a slew of new app delivery and virtual desktop infrastructure-centric solutions during Synergy 2015, as company CEO Mark Templeton continued to prioritize the importance of developing an all-inclusive mobile workspace.  

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Connect with Penton Technology's New Channel Brands Leader TC Doyle

Tue, 2015-05-19 09:00
TC Doyle has joined Penton Technology Channel brands as a Senior Content Director and will assist in development and leadership for editorial, eLearning and events.

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IT Security Stories to Watch: Data Breaches, Human Error, More

Tue, 2015-05-19 03:13
Dan Kobialka Here are four IT security stories to watch during the week of May 18. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) recently informed patients that some of their personal information may have been compromised. And as a result, UPMC topped this week's list of IT security newsmakers, followed by BakerHostetler, Juniper Research and The MetroHealth System. Here's a closer look at four IT security stories to watch during the week of May 18. Content Classification:  Curated

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Autotask Community Live!: Execs Promise Unified PSA, RMM Platform

Mon, 2015-05-18 19:41
Jessica Davis The endgame message is for Autotask’s professional services automation (PSA) platform and its recently acquired CentraStage remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform is to be integrated into a single platform for MSPs and other IT service providers. Here are the details of that and more from the first day of Autotask Community Live!

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Three Risks Associated with Leading Cloud Services

Mon, 2015-05-18 12:06
In the last few years, SMBs everywhere have moved increasing amounts of corporate information to cloud applications such as Salesforce.com, Office 365, Google Apps and Box to unlock collaboration, accessibility and mobility. Unfortunately, many SMBs are under the incorrect assumption that there is no risk of data loss in the cloud. Content Classification:  Marketing

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eFolder BDR for Replibit Launched at Autotask Community Live

Mon, 2015-05-18 11:12
Jessica Davis eFolder BDR for Replibit is an image-based backup and disaster recovery service that captures backups of a server every few minutes and replicates them to the eFolder cloud. Here are the details.

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Synnex CLOUDSolv: How Partners Can Leverage Them

Talkin' Cloud sat down with Rob Moyer, vice president of Cloud Services at Synnex (SNX), for a FastChat video to discuss how channel partners can leverage CLOUDSolv, the technology distributor's tool for selling cloud solutions.

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