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LogicNow Adds AWS EC2, Azure Support to MAX Backup Hybrid BDR

3 hours 47 min ago
Dan Kobialka The new MAX Backup release allows MSPs to upgrade their customers from a backup-as-a-service offering to a disaster recovery-as-a-service solution. LogicNow has launched MAX Backup v15.0, a new version of its hybrid cloud backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution. What does MAX Backup v15.0 offer managed service providers (MSPs)? Here's everything you need to know. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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Is 2015 the Year of Enlightenment for Cloud Computing?

7 hours 1 min ago
Will 2015 be the year the cloud gets past the hype? While cloud-based file sharing and other cloud services are being adopted by almost all businesses, the cloud is still in the early stages of its technological revolution.

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Knowledge Vault Introduces Channel Partner Program

12 hours 6 min ago
Dan Kobialka Knowledge Vault's CEO says his company's new channel partner program provides MSPs with an additional revenue stream. Knowledge Vault has launched a channel partner program for managed service providers (MSPs), IT consulting firms and value-added resellers (VARs). Here's what you need to know. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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MSP Checklist: Building Your Business for the Long Haul

Wed, 2015-02-25 23:20
The most successful MSPs I see are those that are in it for the long haul. A business, regardless of whether it’s a small office or an enterprise, must be able to trust and rely on its MSP 110%. Content Classification:  Marketing

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Houston, We Have a (Tech) Problem: Finding the Right CIO

Wed, 2015-02-25 11:21
Stuart Crawford Budding tech entrepreneurs with dreams of being the next Bill Gates should look to BJ Farmer as a shining example of how to succeed in this industry.

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New Study Shows Biggest Reasons For and Against the Cloud

Wed, 2015-02-25 10:26

Why are your customers using the cloud? Why aren’t others using it? As an MSP working with cloud-based file sharing, you should know what motivates your clients and prospects to either adopt or avoid the cloud.

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Soonr Adds Partner Portal Capabilities

Wed, 2015-02-25 10:22
Dan Kobialka Soonr says its channel partners no longer have to log in to the company's partner portal separately or require a separate user account per team. Soonr has announced new partner portal capabilities specifically designed to allow managed service providers (MSPs), value-added resellers (VARs) and other channel partners to deliver and manage the company's file sharing and collaboration service with multiple customers from a single location. Here are the details. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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EarthLink's Managed Security Monitoring: Here's What You Need to Know

Wed, 2015-02-25 09:31
Dan Kobialka EarthLink says its Managed Security Monitoring Service enables businesses to "go beyond basic compliance requirements and implement meaningful security." EarthLink (ELNK) has unveiled a Managed Security Monitoring Service that is designed to monitor customers' desktops, laptops, networks, point-of-sale (POS) devices and routers to detect security issues. Here's everything you need to know. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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IBM Partners with Juniper Networks on Advanced Analytics

Tue, 2015-02-24 19:00
Mike Vizard IBM and Juniper Networks today extended their partnership in a way that will apply advanced predictive analytics software to network management in real time. Here are the details.

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9 Ways to Grow Your MSP Business with Help Desk Services

Tue, 2015-02-24 18:16
Help desk may be the most important MSP driver for business growth with existing customers. How can you get the most out of it? Take a look at these nine tips. Content Classification:  Marketing

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Avast Launches Free Cloud Security Solution for MSPs

Tue, 2015-02-24 11:50
Dan Kobialka Avast's CEO says Avast for Business gives enterprises of all sizes "a business-class solution they can grow with." Antivirus software provider Avast has released Avast for Business, a cloud security solution that is designed to protect small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) against viruses and cyber attacks. What does Avast for Business mean for managed service providers (MSPs) and their customers? Here's everything you need to know. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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MSPs: Is Cyber Security Insurance a Future Cost?

Tue, 2015-02-24 09:26
Even with the best managed services and security in place, many organizations remain at risk for a data breach. How much do these breaches cost? And is the insurance industry offering any policies to protect against financial loss? Here's what we found.

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IT Security Stories to Watch: Gemalto Investigates Alleged Hack

Tue, 2015-02-24 07:40
Dan Kobialka Here are four IT security stories to watch during the final week of February. Digital security company Gemalto allegedly was hacked by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). And as a result, Gemalto lands atop this week's list of IT security newsmakers to watch, followed by Anthem, Lenovo and The University of Maine (UMaine). Here's a closer look at four IT security stories you need to know about for the week of Feb. 23. Content Classification:  Curated

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MSPs: 3 Misconceptions Your Clients Have When Buying Cloud Sharing

Mon, 2015-02-23 16:08
These days, it’s tough to find a business owner who doesn’t have burning questions related to cloud adoption. This is a good thing for MSPs offering cloud-based file sharing, but it can also lead to business owners and managers requesting cloud services without full knowledge of what they need. In this post, we wanted to highlight some of their common cloud misconceptions – and how you can counter them.

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SailPoint: One in Five Employees Is 'Going Rogue' With Corporate Data

Mon, 2015-02-23 13:32
Dan Kobialka A new SailPoint survey reveals the use of cloud apps in businesses could increase the risk of insider threats. SailPoint's "2014 Market Pulse Survey" of at least 3,000 employees worldwide showed that one in four workers admitted they would take copies of corporate data with them when they leave a company. What else did the survey reveal? Here's a complete breakdown of the survey results. Content Classification:  Aggregated

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Attention MSPs: Windows Server 2003 Migration Opportunity Knocking. Ready?

Mon, 2015-02-23 10:04
Jim Lippie Microsoft (MSFT) estimates that there are as many as 30 million instances of Server 2003 still active. Many MSPs have been already capitalizing on upgrade projects. But another important opportunity awaits.

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Data Centers: Is the Build vs. Buy Debate Finally Over?

Sat, 2015-02-21 20:38
The debate about build versus buy has raged for years. But the total cost of owning your own data center outweighs the perceived benefits, and it looks like the argument in favor of “buy” may have gained the upper hand once and for all. Content Classification:  Marketing

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3 Questions For Evaluating Hybrid Clouds (And How MSPs Can Answer Them)

Fri, 2015-02-20 13:46
As your customers decide whether or not to move their cloud-based file sharing to a hybrid cloud, they will have many questions along the way. Of course, some questions are more common than others – and as their managed service provider, you should be prepared to answer them.

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ChannelTech Podcast: Axcient's Game Changing Compensation, More

Fri, 2015-02-20 12:18
In this ChannelTech Podcast, our editors virtually visit the southern United States, talking about Talkin' Cloud 100 companies based there. And we discuss a recent CompTIA report that looks at where the demand is for particular tech skills. We've got news on Autotask's new user interface. Plus, our editors talk about Axcient's new disruptive cloud compensation model, designed to appeal to how resellers, VARs and IT solution providers do business -- cash up front. Check out the inside track on the news of the week with our editors Charlene O'Hanlon of The VAR Guy, CJ Arlotta of Talkin' Cloud and Jessica Davis of MSPmentor for the week ending February 20. Audio File:  Channel Podcast 022015.mp3 Content Classification:  Curated

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Are You Keeping Bodies Buried in the Backyard of Your Clients’ Businesses?

Fri, 2015-02-20 10:59
Stuart Crawford Be as open as possible with your clients without overloading them on the technical stuff. It’s all about building trust, and you can’t do that if they think you’re keeping secrets from them.

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