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IT Security Stories to Watch: New Details on Android, 'Regin' Malware

6 hours 27 min ago
Dan Kobialka Here are four IT security stories to watch during the final week of November. Thanksgiving is only a few days away, but IT security issues never take a holiday and continue to hit organizations across the globe. For example, Digital Trends recently reported the "NotCompatible" Android malware is wreaking havoc. We've got information in this malware plus news on the new "Regin" threat and updates on the USPS and Home Depot breaches in this week's edition of IT Security Stories to Watch Content Classification:  Curated

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How to Sell BDR to a Molecular Diagnostics Company

6 hours 38 min ago
Dan Kobialka Canadian MSP GRIP I.T. offers a BDR solution to help a molecular diagnostics company lower its operating costs by 60 percent. Molecular diagnostics companies typically want backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solutions that are cost-effective and prevent downtime. GRIP I.T., a Richmond Hill, Ontario-based IT services provider, recently showed that managed service providers (MSPs) can help these companies achieve their business continuity goals. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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Continuum Launches Business Continuity Sales Kit for MSP Partners

7 hours 16 min ago
Dan Kobialka Continuum's new "Business Continuity Sales Success Kit" includes white-label assets and marketing and sales tools that are available to the company's MSP partners. Continuum today unveiled a "Business Continuity Sales Success Kit" for its managed service provider (MSP) partners. Here are the details. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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Making it Rain: How to Take Advantage of Your Clients Moving to Microsoft’s Cloud

11 hours 17 min ago
Microsoft is making Office free for iOS and Android, and it has announced a tie-in with Dropbox--two moves that present a big strategic opportunity for players in the IT channel. Content Classification:  Marketing

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Next MSP Opportunity: Serving as Cloud Service Experts

Fri, 2014-11-21 21:07
Gina Murphy Cloud computing is complex. There is a significant amount of work associated with using cloud services for enabling and enhancing enterprise applications. Here are 11 reasons why enterprises should consider using a managed application service provider for their next enterprise application deployment in the cloud.

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Veeam CEO Provides Virtualization and Backup Roadmap for MSPs in 2015

Fri, 2014-11-21 17:43
Mike Vizard Veeam Software CEO Ratmir Timashev recently spoke with MSPmentor about the company's plans for MSPs, virtualization, the cloud and on premise in 2015. Here are the details

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Pricing the Cloud

Fri, 2014-11-21 14:00
A new pricing model could be taking hold for cloud services; Managed service providers (MSPs) need to understand the workings of this pricing approach to decide what’s best for their end users—and themselves.

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10 Worst Cloud Outages of 2014 (So Far)

Fri, 2014-11-21 12:40
Dan Kobialka Several of this year's cloud outages have resulted in data loss and downtime for businesses across the globe, but which cloud outages have caused the most damage? Here's a closer look at the 10 worst cloud outages of 2014 thus far.

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GFI Software: Most Employees Use Work Computers for Outside Activities

Fri, 2014-11-21 11:07
Dan Kobialka New GFI Software study reveals data security "is a big challenge" for many companies. A new GFI Software study of 1,010 U.S. employees who had a company-provided desktop or laptop computer showed the unrestricted personal use of company devices is leading to major downtime and loss of confidential data in many businesses. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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3 Differentiators to Look For in a Backup Vendor

Fri, 2014-11-21 08:01
Dan Kobialka Datto points out that a multi-faceted backup solution is important for MSPs. Looking for a backup vendor? Datto recently outlined three differentiators that a managed service provider (MSP) should consider during its search. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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Focus on IT Security: AVG Technologies

Fri, 2014-11-21 07:37
Dan Kobialka AVG's Marco La Vecchia says his company's goal is to make security "as easy as possible for resellers, managed service providers and the customers they serve." The AVG Technologies (AVG) Managed Workplace remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform is integrated with the AVG CloudCare cloud security platform to give managed service providers (MSPs) the ability to remotely monitor their customers' device security measures from within a single dashboard. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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Microsoft: Azure Storage Outage, and How MSPs Can Cope with Down Time

Thu, 2014-11-20 14:23
Dan Kobialka Microsoft says Azure Storage this week experienced an outage that interrupted services across the U.S., Europe and parts of Asia. How did this week's Microsoft (MSFT) Azure Storage services outage happen? We've got the details, plus some tips for managed service providers (MSPs) who rely on public cloud infrastructure to deliver their own services. Content Classification:  Curated

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Do You Trust Your Marketing Company? Better Take a Second Look.

Thu, 2014-11-20 13:14
Stuart Crawford You need to do your research when choosing a marketing company to help you, or ANY partner for that matter. The Internet is an amazing tool, but it unfortunately makes it VERY easy for scam artists to nab content from hard-working people who PRODUCE, and then try to hawk it as their own.

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Transform Your IT Techs Into Successful Salespeople

Thu, 2014-11-20 12:45
Dan Kobialka The managed services market is growing, and MSPs soon may need their IT technicians to become successful salespeople. What does it take for an IT technician to become a successful salesperson? Datto Sales Executive George A. Merusi III recently described how managed service providers (MSPs) can help their IT techs make the transition to sales. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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ManageEngine Updates Web UI for ServiceDesk Plus On-Demand

Thu, 2014-11-20 09:42
Dan Kobialka ManageEngine says the new ServiceDesk Plus On-Demand web UI is designed to provide IT technicians with a "very simple and easy-to-use operation." ManageEngine has revamped the web user interface (UI) for ServiceDesk Plus On-Demand, the software-as-a-service (SaaS) version of its help desk software. Here are the full details. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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Three Reasons You Need a Service-Focused Business Model

Wed, 2014-11-19 22:02
Many VARs still reject or are on the fence about adding a monthly recurring revenue model to their overall businesses. But plenty of IT service providers have successfully moved to this model. Here’s why it may make sense for your company. Content Classification:  Marketing

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Don’t Let Your Customers Get Burned by DIY BDR Pitfalls

Wed, 2014-11-19 21:12
There are several types of threats beyond natural disasters that can result in data loss. And, even those customers who are a bit more tech-savvy and invest in automated backup systems that allow them to “set it and forget it” are no match for one of the biggest threats to their data: human error. Content Classification:  Marketing

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Quosal Roadmap Features Deeper Integrations with ConnectWise, Salesforce

Wed, 2014-11-19 13:07
Jessica Davis Quosal's Kent McNall took MSPmentor on a tour of its Order Porter feature when we sat down with him at the recent IT Nation event. Here's what we learned about the technology and Quosal's future roadmap. Content Classification:  Curated

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Datto CEO McChord Takes Expansion Message on the Road

Wed, 2014-11-19 11:38
Jessica Davis Datto CEO Austin McChord is taking his message about his company's expansion in Rochester, New York on the road. McChord recently appeared on a local news show in Rochester, talking about Datto's expansion there. Here are the details. Content Classification:  Curated

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GridVision IT Management Platform Goes GA

Wed, 2014-11-19 09:39
Jessica Davis GridVision has made its disruptively priced IT monitoring and management service generally available to managed service providers (MSPs). The company launched it publicly last week in conjunction with the AWS re:Invent conference in San Francisco. Here are the details.

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