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The Benefits of Multi-Cloud Computing Architectures for MSPs

6 hours 40 min ago
A multi-cloud strategy helps Managed Services Providers (MSPs) by increasing service availability, protecting against DDoS, giving customers choice and making data management flexible.

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Kaspersky Lab Responds to Claims FBI is Sabotaging its Non-Gov't Deals

Tue, 2017-08-22 18:52
The headwinds come as Kaspersky in April launched a new partner program for managed services providers (MSPs) and value-added resellers (VARs), and just this month named a new channel chief for North America.

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Your Server Died and Your Backups Are Gone. Here's What to Do Next

Tue, 2017-08-22 17:27
Nicole Henderson | Windows IT Pro It's every IT pro's worst nightmare: your server has died, and your backups you thought were working are broken. Here's how to recover and not let it ruin your career.

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Top-Ranked Analyst Says Lenovo Could Fall Another 27 Percent

Tue, 2017-08-22 15:37
Bloomberg Shares in China’s biggest PC maker fell for a third straight day in Hong Kong trading after the company reported a surprise net loss Friday.

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Sirius in Talks to Buy Forsythe Technology, Report Says

Mon, 2017-08-21 23:35
The value-added resellers and IT services providers are considering coming together into a channel giant, according to a new published report.

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New Rackspace Private Cloud by VMware Hits General Availability

Mon, 2017-08-21 22:58
The hosted private cloud service – now available in all regions – is billed as a way to free up in-house IT resources for more valuable tasks, with a solution featuring standardized VMware architecture, and continuous updates and lifecycle management.

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Massive New ‘Locky’-Variant Ransomware Attack Now Underway... and Other MSP News

Mon, 2017-08-21 11:00
From product releases to perspectives in the field, here's a recap of top headlines from the week of August 14-18.

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Hiring Priorities: Should You Add Another Tech or a Marketing/Sales Expert?

Fri, 2017-08-18 14:18
Which will advance your business faster is a long-raging debate in the managed services community.

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2017 MSPmentor 501: Top 10 MSPs From the Southeast

Fri, 2017-08-18 13:14
These are the top 10 MSPs from the MSPmentor 501: 2017 Global Edition -- Worldwide Company Rankings with headquarters in the Southeast (U.S.).

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Focusing on ‘Gain’ Instead of ‘Preventing Pain’ in IT

Fri, 2017-08-18 12:09
Tim Hebert | Carousel Industries If we start being cognizant of the time spent on Pain—and instead schedule and defend the time we spend on Gain—we help ourselves, and our organizations, drive toward more favorable business outcomes.

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3 MSP Metrics (Beyond Profitability) That Indicate Success

Fri, 2017-08-18 08:56
It’s tempting for MSP business owners to gauge their success based solely on profitability. And, while this highly important metric shouldn’t be ignored, it doesn’t offer the total picture of a company’s success — especially if you’re a VAR that’s only recently made the transition to selling managed services.

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Cisco Outlook Shows Robbins Turnaround Hasn’t Spurred Growth

Thu, 2017-08-17 21:34
Ian King | Bloomberg Cisco’s transition into a company that’s less dependent on hardware is hurting its overall growth as the software and services businesses that CEO Chuck Robbins is trying to build take time to gain ground.

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If I Were Launching an MSP Now | Gareth McKee

Thu, 2017-08-17 14:45
Svetlana Didorenko The CEO of Burnt Orange Solutions, based in Saskatoon, Canada, shares three suggestions he’d apply if he were launching an MSP from scratch today

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Read the Final Report: ‘IKARUSdilapidated’ Ransomware Attack

Thu, 2017-08-17 12:51
Cyber security vendor Comodo this week issued details of a newly discovered and ongoing large-scale ransomware campaign that is using a variant of the infamous “Locky” malware.

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Massive New ‘Locky’-Variant Ransomware Attack Now Underway

Wed, 2017-08-16 20:51
Many endpoint protection solutions have been updated to detect Locky ransomware but as a new variant, emails containing the IKARUSdilapidated strain can be designated as “unknown file” types and slip through security tools.

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Microsoft Acquires Cycle Computing for HPC in Azure

Wed, 2017-08-16 18:34
Nicole Henderson | Windows IT Pro Cycle Computing’s CycleCloud software suite provides cloud orchestration, provisioning, and data management for big compute.

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The Managed Kubernetes Opportunity for MSPs

Wed, 2017-08-16 11:37
MSPs can meet demand for managed Kubernetes, or Kubernetes-as-a-Service, which is currently available from only a handful of providers.

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News & Notes: Autotask Launches New Ticket Interface

Tue, 2017-08-15 23:13
Also: Masergy’s new EDR service, Continuum in Australia, Webroot acquisition and Kaseya’s new Traverse due soon.

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Ask a Security Expert: Security Vendor Tackles Malware Attacks

Tue, 2017-08-15 19:08
George Anderson | Webroot Internet security vendors are paid by their customers to protect them, and spend much of their time and effort in continually combatting and improving defenses against all malware – including ransomware.

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Moving from VAR to MSP? These 3 Tips Are a Must

Tue, 2017-08-15 05:37
The VAR business isn’t what it used to be. Competition on pricing is intense, and profit margins have become paper thin. As a result, some VARs are looking for ways to diversify their offerings and generate new revenue. For many, that means delivering managed IT services.

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