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Greater Intell: Closer Look Product Tour with Screenshots

Fri, 2015-04-24 15:06
Dan Kobialka Greater Intell (GI) provides integration services to help managed service providers (MSPs) optimize their use of the Kaseya Virtual System Administrator (VSA) remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform. But GI has also released its own set of products that work with Kaseya. Here are seven screenshots that show what GI looks like in action. Interstitial Ads Frequency:  -1

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Ensim Launches Intel Security Cloud Service Brokerage

Fri, 2015-04-24 15:00
Dan Kobialka Ensim is authorized to distribute Intel products to its service provider ecosystem. End-to-end platform provider Ensim Corp has launched an integrated solution to make it easier for organizations to use the Intel Security (formerly McAfee) software-as-a-service (SaaS) portfolio. Here are the details. Content Classification:  Curated

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Continuum Confirms Five MSP Partners As Navigate 2015 Speakers

Fri, 2015-04-24 13:31
Dan Kobialka Navigate 2015 will feature educational and training sessions "led by the best and brightest business and channel leaders." Some of Continuum's top-performing managed service provider (MSP) partners will share their success stories and tips with attendees at the Navigate 2015 user conference. Here are the details. Content Classification:  Curated

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Information Technology's Monumental Shift to IT as a Service

Fri, 2015-04-24 11:32
The shift from self-managed IT to IT as a service is one of the biggest the industry has seen to date. Service providers looking to capitalize on this tremendous opportunity must be focused on rapid time to market and deliver exceptional managed services to their customers. Content Classification:  Marketing

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5 Cloud Computing Stories That MSPs Need to Know About, Week of April 24

Fri, 2015-04-24 07:42
Dan Kobialka This week's column features cloud computing news from HP, WatchDox, Cloud Raxak, Druva and IDC. 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 April 24. Content Classification:  Curated

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My Move from MSP to Vendor: I May Change My Job, But I’ll Never Leave the Channel

Fri, 2015-04-24 06:45
It's full speed ahead, on a different kind of train. Content Classification:  Marketing

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ChannelTech Podcast: Tech Select, Salesforce.com's HR Move, ServiceNow's MSP Play

Fri, 2015-04-24 05:53
In this ChannelTech Podcast, our editors talk about the focus of business discussions overheard at the Tech Select conference, Salesforce.com's move into HR to compete with Workday and updates to some popular IT management platforms that MSPs use. Plus, is ServiceNow making a play for the IT service provider and channel markets? We've got the scoop for your listening pleasure whether you are at your office, on your commute or at the gym. 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 April 24. Audio File:  Channel Podcast 042415.mp3

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Executive Interview: Accuvant CEO Provides Inside View of FishNet Security Merger

Thu, 2015-04-23 21:38
Ericka Chickowski Managed security service giants Accuvant and FishNet Security announced a new name for the merged organization, Optiv Security, during the RSA Conference this week. MSPmentor caught up with Accuvant CEO Dan Burns to talk about the integration of the two MSSPs and what other managed service providers could learn from such a massive deal. Here's what he said.

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Amazon.com Breaks Out AWS Cloud Revenues for the First Time in Q1 Report

Thu, 2015-04-23 20:32
Jessica Davis Amazon.com has broken out its cloud revenues for the first time ever. The company reported AWS (Amazon Web Services) revenues for Q1 2015, for each quarter of 2014 and for all of 2013. We've got the numbers here.

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Bomgar Updates Platform to 15.1, Intros Secure Cloud Deployment

Thu, 2015-04-23 17:54
Jessica Davis Bomgar Remote Support Platform has a new update, and the company has added a cloud deployment option and pricing, plus introduced a new Privileged Access Management solution. The company's technology was also one of the initial certified applications to debut with the ServiceNow Store this week. Here are the details. Content Classification:  Curated

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Microsoft Unveils Customer Lockbox for Office 365

Thu, 2015-04-23 13:16
Dan Kobialka Customer Lockbox will be available for Exchange Online by the end of the year. Microsoft (MSFT) has introduced Customer Lockbox for Office 365, a new feature that is designed to provide customers with "unprecedented control over their content." What does Customer Lockbox mean for managed service providers (MSPs)? Here's everything you need to know. Content Classification:  Curated

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AVG Adds Remote Mobile Security to RMM Platform

Thu, 2015-04-23 12:14
Dan Kobialka AVG Business Managed Workplace Version 9.1 enables new site on-boarding in 15 minutes or less. AVG Technologies (AVG) has added single sign-on, identity management and multi-factor authentication (MFA) capabilities to its AVG Business Managed Workplace remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform. Here's everything you need to know. Content Classification:  Curated

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eFolder, Dell AppAssure Expand DRaaS Partnership

Thu, 2015-04-23 11:27
Jessica Davis eFolder is expanding its partnership with Dell AppAssure to let any Dell customer choose the eFolder DRaaS (disaster recovery as a service) infrastructure and cloud for their replicated backup images. The service provides Dell AppAssure customers with another cloud recovery option in the event of a disaster or system failure. Here are the details.

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Channel Directions Live to Offer Networking and Education, No Vendor Pitches

Wed, 2015-04-22 17:15
The VAR Guy Content Director Charlene O'Hanlon talks to Penton Technology Market Analyst Ryan Morris about Penton's upcoming Channel Directions conference in Tampa, Florida in September. This event's programming is created for the channel by the channel with no vendor pitches, Morris says. Here are the details. Content Classification:  Marketing

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Is ServiceNow Making a Play for the IT Service Provider Market?

Wed, 2015-04-22 11:25
Jessica Davis MSPmentor 501 list of the top global managed service providers and IT service providers revealed that a small number of leading MSPs have started using ServiceNow as one of their business management platforms. And this week ServiceNow Store made its debut with some names that will be familiar to MSPs. Just who is ServiceNow and what are its intentions in the IT channel? We've got the answers.

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ServiceNow Certifies LabTech Software App

Wed, 2015-04-22 10:34
Dan Kobialka The certification coincides with the launch of a ServiceNow app store LabTech Software has received certification of its integration with ServiceNow, ensuring that best practices are utilized in the design and implementation of LabTech's app with ServiceNow. Here's everything you need to know. Content Classification:  Curated

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Zetta.net Unveils White Label Option, Updates ConnectWise Integration

Wed, 2015-04-22 09:07
Dan Kobialka MSPs that leverage Zetta.net's solution can include their logo or tagline while they deliver BDR services to customers. Managed service providers (MSPs) now can now white-label Zetta.net's cloud backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution under their own brand. Here are the details. Content Classification:  Curated

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Mobile-Geddon: What Google's Mobile Search Algorithm Update Means for Your MSP Website

Tue, 2015-04-21 14:46
Stuart Crawford If you haven’t optimized your website for mobile devices, the consequences are clear and simple: your website will be demoted in Google's search rankings. Here's what you need to know.

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Autotask Study Reveals Top Managed Services, Opportunities for IT Service Providers

Tue, 2015-04-21 12:08
Dan Kobialka What do customers value most? A new Autotask study shows they value quality first, followed by the personal touch and the working relationship provided by their IT services provider. More on that and the study's other findings here. Content Classification:  Curated

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Five Essential MSP Strategies for a Winning Sales Team

Tue, 2015-04-21 12:02
By improving your sales strategy, you can fast-track your way to new profitability and growth. Content Classification:  Marketing

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