Category: Cloud Computing

Ingram Micro’s Summit Showcases Hot Topics

During ‘Mission Impossible’, Ingram Micro’s Partner Connections Summit (PCS) held last week, Microsoft’s Matt Thompson revealed, “We’re betting the company on the cloud. If I didn’t believe it I would have gone to one of 25 cloud start-ups.” Thompson is a representative of one of over 200 channel partners invited by Ingram Micro to theRead more >>

Opportunities Abound as More Vendors Court Managed Service Providers.

It’s debatable whether or not the managed service provider’s market is about to explode and grow as more businesses turn to cloud services. The same can be said for SaaS providers, who are “cloudifying” more and more applications and making them readily available to potential customers. Nowhere is this trend more evident than with largeRead more >>

It’s Not Easy Selling Managed Services

MSPs are finding that there has been so much talk of the “Cloud” lately that perceptions are becoming somewhat hazy. Take for example Microsoft’s latest commercials, where “to the cloud” means anything but cloud computing – Microsoft presents the cloud as a place to edit photos, record TV shows and other desktop tasks – it’sRead more >>

Introducing the McAfee Cloud Security Platform, a Secure Way to Connect to the Cloud

McAfee recently announced a new platform that could securely connect cloud systems. The Santa Clara-based computer security company named the new program – McAfee Cloud Security Platform (MCSP). The security program, with the help of Intel’s (McAfee’s parent company) system, can secure almost all cloud-based computing policies by encrypting not only the data or files,Read more >>

HP Partner Program: Pushing the Cloud as an HP Partner

When HP announced their new Channel Partner Cloud Program last month, many MSPs and solution providers  were taken by surprise. The foundation of that surprise comes down to a simple question – Why would the number one PC maker want to promote a technology that could reduce hardware sales? Simply put, as cloud services becomeRead more >>

Datapipe Now a Proud Member of Cloud Security Alliance

Datapipe recently announced that they’re now a member of Cloud Security Alliance (more commonly known by its abbreviation – CSA). CSA is a prestigious and elite association of cloud computing businesses. Datapipe was granted the membership because of its quality customer service and several established accomplishments in the field of cloud-based computing. Working Hand inRead more >> an Answer to Complicated IT Tasks?

Could Symantec Corporation’s system be the answer to several complex IT tasks? This is what people are curious about. The company recently announced new improvements to and their SaaS services in general. Symantec said many of its offered products and services will be converted into cloud technologies. This way, more and more existingRead more >>

Cloud Computing: Are You Going To Be Part Of The Steamroller, Or Part Of The Pavement

An incredible, history-making moment happened in the IT industry recently. Microsoft released the beta version of Office 365, marking the beginning of the end for managed services providers who make their living off reselling, installing and supporting expensive servers and workstations for small businesses. In my community of MSPs, there are a lot of mixedRead more >>

The value of Cloud Solutions for Managed Services Providers

In the beginning, managed service companies sprouted to life by creating data centers that could offer services to a multitude of customers – services ranging from desktop PC management to application monitoring to server control and so on. It was an expensive proposition to become an MSP, requiring a large capital investment in hardware, softwareRead more >>

Kinetic Technology Group named Kerio Preferred Partner

The Dallas-based Kinetic Technology Group has been awarded the Preferred Partner status by Kerio. Kinetic joined Kerio’s Business Partner Program more than six years ago during which it has continued to demonstrate continuous sales growth within the program. Kerio, a “valued partner” Jim Harryman, president of Kinetic, called Kerio a “valued partner.” He said thatRead more >>