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The ASCII Group's 2014 Summit Series Finale: What Channel Partners Can Expect

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Content will be focused on highlighting revenue opportunities and marketing strategies The ASCII Group is concluding its 2014 Summit Series next week in Atlantic City, with the hopes of attracting between 150 and 175 solution providers primarily focused on the SMB market. Here's the scoop. Content Classification:  Curated

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Three Cloud Features SMBs Are Looking For

Sat, 2014-10-18 16:23
BYOD security, high-quality customer support and ease of use are high on SMBs' priority lists for cloud services. Content Classification:  Marketing

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SherWeb Launches Hosted Exchange Campaign for MSPs, ISVs

Fri, 2014-10-17 06:36
Dan Kobialka SherWeb's out-of-the-box Hosted Exchange campaign is designed to give MSPs and ISVs "all the tools they need to generate leads and close sales quickly and easily." SherWeb has kicked off a campaign that is designed to give managed service providers (MSPs), independent software vendors (ISVs) and IT consultants new partner enablement tools to help them sell Microsoft Hosted Exchange. Content Classification:  Curated

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Sports Teams Gain a Valuable Team Member in the Cloud

Fri, 2014-10-17 03:01
In an industry facing huge pressure to innovate, it’s no surprise that professional sports teams have begun to use cloud technology. The NHL, NBA, and NFL have all found ways to improve how they access and analyze data by using the cloud. This type of capitalizing on technology closely parallels how MSPs typically benefit their clients through the use of cloud tech. Here are some lessons MSPs can take from professional sports teams, and apply to their own work.

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Data Intensity Acquires Clear Measures

Thu, 2014-10-16 17:00
Data Intensity, a provider of managed services focused on Oracle applications and related technologies, has acquired Clear Measures, a provider of data analytics and database management services. Here are the details.

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Continuum Adds Ex-Copier Company Executive to Board of Advisors

Thu, 2014-10-16 15:39
Dan Kobialka Ed McLaughlin brings 40 years of experience in the information and imaging industries to Continuum's board of advisors. Ed McLaughlin, the former president of Sharp Imaging & Information Company of America, has joined Continuum's board of advisors. Continuum said McLaughlin will advise the company as it continues to focus on helping office equipment (OE) dealers make the transition to managed IT services. Content Classification:  Curated

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Flexiant Launches Platform to Manage Apps Across Public, Private Clouds

Thu, 2014-10-16 15:00
Flexiant Concerto features include multi-cloud application blueprints, integrated services Flexiant has announced a new hosted platform that enables IT service providers to offer multi-cloud application lifecycle management. Content Classification:  Curated

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Who are the Opportunity Youth?

Thu, 2014-10-16 13:49
It’s never been tougher for young people of either sex to get a foothold in an upwardly mobile career. About 6.7 million of these “opportunity youth” (a term often used to refer to youth ages 16 to 24) are neither in school nor a job. But our economy — and our country — could be a whole lot stronger if it put the most able-bodied to good use? Here's how some organizations are working to do just that.

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Is Your MSP Ready to Take On Growing Concerns Over Password Protection?

Thu, 2014-10-16 12:28
Stuart Crawford A lot of MSPs are jumping on the security bandwagon in the wake of so many recent major data breaches. But are MSPs using password management tools, and are they passing that best practice onto their customers? Here's a closer look.

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ManageEngine Integrates QuickBooks Into Help Desk Software

Thu, 2014-10-16 11:08
Dan Kobialka ManageEngine says ServiceDesk Plus - MSP now features a QuickBooks integration and CTI to "allow service providers to concentrate on service delivery." ManageEngine has launched a new version of ServiceDesk Plus - MSP, the company's ITIL-ready help desk software for managed service providers (MSPs). ServiceDesk Plus - MSP now features a QuickBooks integration and computer telephony integration (CTI), which the company says helps MSPs deliver service profitably. Content Classification:  Curated

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Focus on IT Security: LabTech Software

Thu, 2014-10-16 08:39
Dan Kobialka LabTech Software's marketing director says his company provides antivirus dashboards with integrations that give its MSP partners "real-time stats at a glance." LabTech Software Marketing Director John Timko said his company puts security at the forefront of everything it does. Timko provided details about his company's approach to IT security and how this remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform provider tries to incorporate "every aspect of security into a single-pane-of-glass view." Content Classification:  Curated

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AVG Cloud Partner Summit: 5 Things MSPs Need to Know

Thu, 2014-10-16 06:03
Dan Kobialka The first annual AVG Cloud Partner Summit follows confirmation of layoffs at the company. Just 15 months after AVG acquired remote monitoring and management platform provider Level Platforms, the company best known for its IT security portfolio will host a summit for partners in Phoenix. Here's what MSPs can expect. Content Classification:  Curated

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Intronis Jumps Into Cloud-based File Sync, Share With ECHOshare

Wed, 2014-10-15 22:51
Solution features include version control, team-based sharing and mobile support Intronis has released ECHOshare, a new cloud-based file sync and share service for channel partners. Content Classification:  Curated

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The Importance of Saving Time

Wed, 2014-10-15 20:41
MSP revenue is largely based on effectiveness, which boils down to figuring out how to create the greatest amount of value in the least amount of time. High value equals higher margins; delivering it in a short amount of time equals happier customers and lower payroll. So, yeah, saving time is an important part of the equation. Content Classification:  Marketing

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Datto Unveils New Virtual Appliance, Enhances Virtual SIRIS

Wed, 2014-10-15 12:00
Company's virtual appliances protect both physical and virtual systems for customers Datto has launched Virtual ALTO, the company's newest virtual appliance for MSPs managing SMBs, and additional enhancements to Virtual SIRIS. Content Classification:  Curated

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CloudHealth Launches Cloud Management Platform for MSPs, VARs

Wed, 2014-10-15 10:00
Dan Kobialka CloudHealth says new platform is tailored to meet service providers' unique needs. CloudHealth Technologies today launched a new version of its CloudHealth platform that is designed to help managed service providers (MSPs), systems integrators (SIs) and value-added resellers (VARs) manage multiple customer accounts through a single console. Content Classification:  Curated

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3 Overlooked Reasons Your MSP Should Use the Cloud

Wed, 2014-10-15 00:13
Both large and small businesses turn to managed service providers (MSPs) to control the costs of software, hardware, and information technology talent. The customer's business can rent people and products in one package rather than investing in it one piece at a time. Instead of paying for human resources, training, software licenses, and upgraded hardware, companies choose to pay a predictable fee to let their provider manage the details.

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The Keys to Quality Website Content to Improve Your Google Ranking

Tue, 2014-10-14 12:17
There’s no magic trick to just convert all your content into something that will rank well, but you CAN take steps to improving your content and watching your ranking improve alongside. Here’s how: give a damn about what’s on your site.

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HP, Webroot Partner for Predictive Threat Intelligence

Tue, 2014-10-14 10:08
Dan Kobialka The Webroot BrightCloud IP Reputation Service will now be offered as part of the HP Enterprise Security Products portfolio. HP (HPQ) will incorporate the Webroot BrightCloud IP Reputation Service into its Enterprise Security Products portfolio to enhance visibility into threats introduced to customer networks by corporate and employee-owned mobile devices. Content Classification:  Curated

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ManageEngine Adds PCI DSS 3.0 Compliance Reporting to SIEM Software

Tue, 2014-10-14 09:28
Dan Kobialka ManageEngine says EventLog Analyzer users are now "audit-ready to meet the payment card safeguards defined by PCI DSS 3.0 requirements 10 and 11.5." ManageEngine has incorporated Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 3.0 compliance reporting into EventLog Analyzer, its security information and event management (SIEM) software. Content Classification:  Curated

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