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  • Jul 30, 2015
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    Do You Have Vision?

    There are many who have been solution providers, managed services providers or in the channel for a significant amount of time. Experts abound--which is the sign of a maturing market. In fact, one of the indicators often used to show the maturity of a market is the number of “after market” solutions there are--or consultants serving the space. This collective knowledge can drive considerable success in a business. Having the community to draw upon is an excellent resource, with time-tested best practices, experience and expertise to leverage.   ...More
  • Jul 29, 2015
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    Content Marketing Roadmap to the Buyer’s Journey

    While you may be busy providing technical support and nurturing client relationships as a managed service provider, the content marketing road is one you’ve got to travel. In June 2000, there were fewer than 8 million websites. Today, that number is greater than 177 million active websites. The volume of content on websites is strewn across each side of the road like flashing signs alerting your customers and prospects to important traffic information ahead....More
  • Jul 27, 2015
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    Cloud Computing Isn’t Just for Developers and Startups Anymore

    Sometime in 2014, there was a big bang. Well, not really, but, without a doubt, the number of MSPs taking a serious interest in cloud computing and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) grew exponentially. What’s behind this big surge in interest?...More
  • Jul 24, 2015
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    3 Ways MSPs Can Profit when Clients Adopt Cloud Applications

    In recent years, small- and medium-sized business buoyed by the simplicity and affordability of cloud services have moved more of their data to cloud applications. But even as SMBs cheer the low prices and ease of use that cloud applications deliver, many MSPs have expressed concern at the diminished margins they see when deploying cloud applications....More
  • Jul 24, 2015
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    Little by Little: Cloud Adoption in 2015

    Gigantic baby steps--that’s one way to describe enterprise adoption of cloud applications. On one hand, cloud adoption is happening faster than ever. On the other, companies are keeping themselves tightly tethered to their on-premise solutions....More
  • Jul 21, 2015
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    Cheap or Inexpensive: A Look at Value-Selling

    When you’re making the pitch for a product or service, it’s essential to think about what you’re saying and how that messaging will be perceived. This is a lesson I learned early on....More
  • Jul 20, 2015
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    My Own Worst Enemy: Why the Insider Threat Should Be Companies' No. 1 Security Concern

    As a species, we humans just can’t seem to get out of our own way. A recent survey found that 83% of information security professionals feel that users are among the greatest security risks to their organizations, followed by cloud services and mobile devices—each at 38%. Does this story sounds familiar? It should to anyone in the IT world....More
  • Jul 20, 2015
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    360° Approach to Building (and Diversifying) Your Cloud Portfolio

    You’ve heard time and time again the reasons behind diversifying your investment portfolio--from risk and hedging, entrance and exit costs, liquidity time horizons, and the importance of analyzing market trends to stay a step ahead. But have you considered applying these same principles when building (and diversifying) your cloud portfolio?...More
  • Jul 17, 2015
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    MSP Opportunity: Managed Security Services

    The days of waiting for an attack to happen, mitigating its impact and then cleaning up the mess afterward are gone. Nor is it practical to just lock the virtual door with a firewall and hope nothing gets in--the stakes are too high. The goal instead must be to predict potential exposure, and that requires comprehensive efforts to gather threat intelligence....More
  • Jul 8, 2015
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    When No Cost Means More Value

    One of the key goals in the release of Datto’s new enterprise file sync and share utility, ownCloud on SIRIS, is that it deliver value to MSPs. And it does. The value comes in the form of a rich feature set, the ability to better serve MSPs' business customers, and that it’s included with every single SIRIS device, thus ensuring a better margin....More
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