What New Government Cyber Crime Initiatives Mean to MSPs

There’s a news report that the Federal government is looking to “beef up” small business cyber defenses.  You can see a report from Reuters here: http://news.yahoo.com/u-eyes-stronger-cyber-defenses-small-business-181619612.html. The story is basically covering the upcoming November release of a government-sponsored “Small Biz Cyber Planner” site, which will allow small businesses to answer some questions and put togetherRead more >>

Randstad and SourceRight Confirm MSP Ascendancy

The Staffing Industry Analyst’s 2011 VMS and MSP Supplier Competitive Landscape recently catalogued the continued proliferation of the MSP market, with Randstad and SourceRight Solutions (itself a Randstad company) emerging as dominant forces in the MSP ecosystem.  In charting the expansion of front-running companies in responding to the voracious demand for managed services, the reportRead more >>

N-Able’s European Roadshow to Help Local MSPs

With over 1200 global technology partners generating more than $360 million in managed IT services revenue, N-Able Technologies are an undisputed heavyweight in the channel. Their speciality is remote monitoring and management (RMM) automation software for MSPs, who in turn feed the highly fecund small and medium sized business (SMB) industry. So when N-Able TechnologiesRead more >>

Cloud Computing Automation Platform: OS33 Webtop Review

OS33 is best described in its own words as an “IT-as-a-Service” Platform.  Basically OS33 provides an integrated platform comprised of infrastructure, service and application delivery, and brandable web-based desktops (Webtops) with which Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can deliver their clients cloud-based IT resources from a single source, sold as-a-monthly service.  The model allows businesses toRead more >>

SalesDoc Architect Extended with MSP Functionality and Content

Cors Productivity Solutions Inc. (CorsPro), whose market edge derives from their document automation software for sales operations, have announced additional bells and whistles for their SalesDoc Architect program. The new functionality is designed to allow companies to further automate and integrate their solution composition, streamlining their pricing and proposition production for the intricate kinds ofRead more >>

The Future of Backup Disaster Recovery

We have seen some amazing changes in backup technologies over the last 5 years.   First, let’s recap what’s changed: Replace Tape with Hard Drives for backup storage Change from a single daily backup to frequent backups, as often as every 15 minutes Complex retention scheduling to allow you to provide a backup strategy tailored toRead more >>

Avnet Technology Solutions Champion Business Analytics for IBM Partners

Avnet Technology Solutons (AVS), the IT distribution arm of Avnet Inc, have targeted fertile vertical markets in a bid to boost sales of their IBM analytics software in the United States and Canada. AVS, which brings in about 40% of Avnet’s revenue, has assembled ‘Destination: Analytics’, a program comprising of a crack team of corporateRead more >>

CompTIA Research Trumpets IT Managed Service Providers Benefits

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), a non-profit organization identifies itself as “the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry”, yesterday published a study that heralded near universal praise for managed service providers (MSPs). The evidence suggested that companies who employ MSPs both comprehensively and in part have benefited from substantial savings in yearlyRead more >>

How Can Attending a Peer Group Help Your IT business Grow?

As a former IT business owner who now works as a mentor with IT business owners who want advice on growing their own business,  one of the first things I suggest to them is to seek out and attend a local Peer group meeting. Being an IT business owner, whether you’re a “one man band”Read more >>

Advent Software Reports 3rd Quarter Success

Advent have boasted 17% in revenue growth in the third quarter of 2011, numbers especially premised upon – amongst others – their software as a service (SaaS) platform Advent OnDemand and their Advent Black Diamond cloud-based infrastructure operating in the US. Advent, which rose to prominence as a software and services automation specialist for investmentRead more >>


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