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Moving Customer Communications to the Cloud: When Is It the Right Time?

Fall is upon us. The leaves have started to turn (depending on where you live), and change is in the air. If this season will be bringing business....More
Sep 24, 2014

Office 365: AppRiver Partner Program Hits the Mark

AppRiver’s popular Microsoft Office 365 productivity suite is helping channel partners capture top-line revenue, expand their service offerings and....More
Sep 22, 2014

The First Rule of Data Breaches: Stop Talking About Data Breaches

The first rule of data breaches is to stop talking about data breaches. Now, I realize that this is completely impossible—and with good reason. State....More

The 3 Most Dangerous Misconceptions About the Cloud

There are many good reasons to look to the cloud when adopting new technologies—so many, in fact, that we sometimes forget there are some dangerous....More
Sep 17, 2014

VMware Expands Service Provider Opportunities with the vCloud Air Network

In case you missed the news, VMware recently announced the VMware vCloud Air Network, consisting of VMware’s vCloud Air offering and an ecosystem of....More
Aug 22, 2014

First-Ever SMB Cloud Summit Starts to Take Shape

AVG's inaugural SMB Cloud Summit is taking shape. It will be the first time the company's reseller and MSP partners will be in the same place at the....More
Aug 22, 2014

Spear Phishing: Understanding the Need for Advanced Threat Protection

A friend and Nuvotera colleague, Daniel Norris, put together a fantastic blog post earlier this month digging into specific reasons to consider....More

3 Ways to Use Riverbed SteelApp Traffic Manager

In the first article in this series, I used the example of a call center to show how an ADC (application delivery controller) or traffic manager....More
Aug 19, 2014

Today’s Wolf of Wall Street: Electronic Teeth and a Bigger Appetite

Countless individuals around the globe maintain and rely on email, so what better place for cybercriminals to target?....More

Has the Channel Been Cloudwashed?

Considering the fact that every technology vendor these days has something it terms of a cloud offering, it is becoming increasingly difficult to....More
Aug 14, 2014

The Truth about Ingram Micro’s Foray into the Cloud Service Provider Space

Earlier this year the channel was set abuzz by the announcement from Ingram Micro that it was entering the cloud service provider space with three....More
Aug 06, 2014

Using Office 365? Five Reasons to Consider a Security Upgrade

“I have customers moving to Office 365, so they don’t need additional security.” As the support supervisor for Nuvotera, a premier SaaS security....More
Jul 21, 2014

Malicious Insiders Pose Biggest Threat to Security?

The folks at AppRiver recently conducted a survey among 250 IT security professionals at Infosecurity Europe 2014. The survey revealed that 20....More

Back to Basics: What is a Traffic Manager, Anyway?

I was asked recently what ADCs and traffic managers actually do, and how they differ from ordinary load balancers. I was reminded of how I first....More
Jul 14, 2014

How Does Shadow IT Affect Your Managed Security Practice? 3 Things to Know

An industry buddy of mine said something interesting to me a few weeks ago: “The SMB doesn’t want to BUY security; they really just want the MSP to....More
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