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Continuum Gets Acquired by Thoma Bravo

Wed, 2017-06-14 22:08
The purchase by the tech-savvy private equity firm is the first piece in an aggressive growth strategy that aims to swallow up other companies that complement Continuum’s vertically integrated service delivery model.

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CEO Forum: Three Pillars of a Successful Managed Security Services Offering

Wed, 2017-06-14 18:20
Michael George | Continuum Managed Services Continuum chief Michael George explains how security can be paired with core services like remote monitoring and management, and backup and disaster recovery to enable MSPs to offer a complete end-to-end IT management platform and act as the true one-stop-shop that today’s customers are looking for.

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Understanding Docker's Enterprise Services Offerings

Wed, 2017-06-14 16:46
Docker, Inc. now offers several types of enterprise support packages, which include management services for Docker containers. However, MSPs can still offer some managed services in better ways than Docker.

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MSPmentor 501: 2017 Global Edition -- Worldwide Company Rankings

Wed, 2017-06-14 14:00
Welcome to the MSP 501 ranking of top managed IT services providers.

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3 Tips to Move from Break-Fix to Managed IT Services

Wed, 2017-06-14 04:18
Delivering managed services instead of break-fix provides IT service providers a number of benefits. As an MSP, you’ll bring in more steady revenue instead of relying on sporadic interactions with clients. To optimize margins and achieve high retention, MSPs must rethink client engagement entirely.

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The Doyle Report: The Case for the Modern MSP

Tue, 2017-06-13 21:03

Happy Hump Day.

The work we have been doing in past two weeks have put me in a reflective mood. To recap, we provided an update on the Channels Think Tank last week and unveiled the 2017 MSP 501 ranking and study on Tuesday.

Which brings me to you.

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Welcome to the 2017 MSPmentor 501

Tue, 2017-06-13 17:16
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the industry’s most respected list of top managed services providers (MSPs).

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How We Built the 2017 MSPmentor 501 Worldwide Company Rankings

Tue, 2017-06-13 12:59
The MSP 501 methodology relies on an algorithm that assesses the strength of a managed services provider’s business based on revenue contributions from key go-to-market activities.

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Acronis Rolls Out Automated Ransomware Detection and Mitigation... and Other MSP News

Mon, 2017-06-12 11:00
From product releases to perspectives in the field, here's a recap of top headlines from the week of June 5-9.

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Ransomware: All Locked Up and No Place to Go

Sat, 2017-06-10 13:12
Learn what ransomware is, why it works so well and how it works in this new eBook. Read more now and learn about 10 new families of ransomware, myths and when to pay the ransom.

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Kaspersky Lab Managed Service Provider Partner Program

Sat, 2017-06-10 13:12
The global managed security services market is projected to reach $29.9bn by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate of 15.8% over the next five years. There’s never been a better time to offer partners and clients the industry’s most tested, most awarded security as a managed service.

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IBM Cloud Loses WhatsApp as Facebook Moves App On-Premise

Fri, 2017-06-09 19:32
Nicole Henderson | The WHIR WhatsApp, with its 1.2 billion uses, was at one time one of IBM’s top five cloud customers in terms of revenue, spending $2 million a month with IBM.

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If I Were Launching an MSP Now | Vitaly Ogulev

Fri, 2017-06-09 18:00
Svetlana Didorenko The owner of Brisbane, Australia-based NetComp Solutions shares three suggestions he’d apply if he were launching an MSP from scratch today.

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Acronis Backup Rolls Out Automated Ransomware Detection and Mitigation

Thu, 2017-06-08 23:51
The single-client solution also features a blockchain backup and a host of advancements for managing large enterprise environments.

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The Penton Channels Think Tank

Thu, 2017-06-08 23:28
The Think Tank is a joint venture between Penton Technology and the Channel Partners brands. Its members include some of the industry’s most influential channel chiefs and business practitioners from the world of hardware and software, telecommunications and ICT services delivery.

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Penton Channels Think Tank Interview: Dawn Lindsey, Big Commerce

Thu, 2017-06-08 23:00

Insights from Penton Channels Think Tank thought leader Dawn Lindsey of Big Commerce.

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Penton Channels Think Tank Interview: Greg Dixon, ScanSource

Thu, 2017-06-08 22:12

Business insights from Penton Channels Think Tank thought leader Greg Dixon, CTO, ScanSource.

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Update June 2017: Penton Technology’s Channel Think Tank Asserts Industry Thought Leadership with New Members, eBook and Video Series

Thu, 2017-06-08 21:42
New members represent Google, SAP, VMware, Fortinet, Ciena and CenturyLink.

The Penton Technology Channel Think Tank today introduced new members, a new eBook entitled, “The New Channel for the Digital Transformation Era,” and a new video series

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The Digital Primacy eBook: The New Channel for the Digital Transformation Era

Thu, 2017-06-08 10:00

According to Gartner Group, functional business leaders will account for 80 percent of all ICT spending by 2020, leaving smaller and smaller sums available to managers who work in traditional ICT departments and find themselves tasked to “keep the [digital] lights on."

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Nashville MSP Credits Marketing Peer Group For Soaring Revenue

Wed, 2017-06-07 14:22
Charles Henson of Nashville Computer says his firm has doubled revenue by applying marketing strategies he learned as a member of the peer groups consultancy, Technology Marketing Toolkit.

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