MSPmentor - Managed Services & MSP News Blog http://mspmentor.net/rss.xml en CompTIA: 86% of MPS Providers Expect Their Businesses to Grow http://mspmentor.net/managed-print-services/082914/comptia-86-mps-providers-expect-their-businesses-grow <div class="field-byline"> Dan Kobialka </div> <div class="field-deck"> CompTIA's "Trends in Managed Print" study shows one-third of MPS providers anticipate "significant growth" of 10 percent or more. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">CompTIA's new "Trends in Managed Print" study revealed the majority of managed print services (MPS) providers are optimistic about growth opportunities over the next 12 months.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/managed-print-services/082914/comptia-86-mps-providers-expect-their-businesses-grow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/managed-print-services/082914/comptia-86-mps-providers-expect-their-businesses-grow#comments Managed Print Services Managed Services MSP Mentor Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:20:00 +0000 41641 at http://mspmentor.net <p>Tim Herbert, CompTIA&#39;s vice president of research and market intelligence</p> 5 Most Dangerous Malware Trends of 2014 http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/082914/5-most-dangerous-malware-trends-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Dan Kobialka </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">How can managed service providers (MSPs) protect sensitive data against malware? IBM (IBM) company Trusteer offers insight into five of this year's most dangerous malware trends and how MSPs can safeguard their critical data against various security threats.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/082914/5-most-dangerous-malware-trends-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/082914/5-most-dangerous-malware-trends-2014#comments Managed Security Services Managed Services MSP Mentor Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:11:00 +0000 41701 at http://mspmentor.net <p>How can managed service providers (MSPs) protect their sensitive data against malware? IBM (IBM) company Trusteer offers insight into five of this year&#39;s most dangerous malware trends and how MSPs can safeguard their critical data against various security threats.</p> AVG Adds Microsoft Office 365 Service to RMM Platform http://mspmentor.net/remote-monitoring-management-software/082914/avg-adds-microsoft-office-365-service-rmm-platform <div class="field-byline"> Dan Kobialka </div> <div class="field-deck"> MSPs now can use AVG Managed Workplace to remotely monitor and manage their customers’ Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based platform. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">AVG Technologies has released a Microsoft Office 365 service module for its Managed Workplace remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/remote-monitoring-management-software/082914/avg-adds-microsoft-office-365-service-rmm-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/remote-monitoring-management-software/082914/avg-adds-microsoft-office-365-service-rmm-platform#comments Managed Services MSP Mentor Remote Monitoring & Management Software Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:57:00 +0000 41631 at http://mspmentor.net <p>Mike Foreman, AVG&#39;s general manager for its small and medium-sized business (SMB) segment</p> 5 Must-Read BDR White Papers for MSPs http://mspmentor.net/infocenter-bdr/5-must-read-bdr-white-papers-msps <div class="field-deck"> Here's what MSPs need to know to get ahead by selling BDR and business continuity </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Need help understanding how BDR and business continuity can protect your customers and make you money? Take a look at these white papers to find out.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/infocenter-bdr/5-must-read-bdr-white-papers-msps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/infocenter-bdr/5-must-read-bdr-white-papers-msps#comments InfoCenter BDR Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:49:00 +0000 41691 at http://mspmentor.net <p>Use white papers as resources to success in the BDR market.</p> The Secret to MSP Marketing Success: Do The Grunt Work http://mspmentor.net/sales/secret-msp-marketing-success-do-grunt-work <div class="node-body article-body">Marketing a successful MSP is not easy. MSPs must be engaged throughout the process, share what is happening, and be open to promoting the great work they do with their clients to ultimately win the end. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/sales/secret-msp-marketing-success-do-grunt-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/sales/secret-msp-marketing-success-do-grunt-work#comments Sales Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:22:00 +0000 41671 at http://mspmentor.net VMware to Provide One Management Console to Rule All http://mspmentor.net/virtualization/vmware-provide-one-management-console-rule-all <div class="node-body article-body">VMware has expanded its management platform to manage more than just its own virtual machines. Here are the details. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/virtualization/vmware-provide-one-management-console-rule-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/virtualization/vmware-provide-one-management-console-rule-all#comments Managed Services Virtualization Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:05:00 +0000 41661 at http://mspmentor.net GFI Max Expands Community Team with Three Channel Veterans http://mspmentor.net/remote-monitoring-management-software/gfi-max-expands-community-team-three-channel-veterans <div class="field-byline"> Jessica Davis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">GFI Max has hired three new channel professionals to enhance its community building efforts and to increase its vendor alliances and integrations, the company has announced. Here are the details.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/remote-monitoring-management-software/gfi-max-expands-community-team-three-channel-veterans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/remote-monitoring-management-software/gfi-max-expands-community-team-three-channel-veterans#comments Remote Monitoring & Management Software Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:36:00 +0000 41651 at http://mspmentor.net <p>Jessica Schroder joins GFI Max as vendor alliance manager.</p> Beyond Cold Calling: 3 Rules for a Successful Services Sales Strategy http://mspmentor.net/blog/beyond-cold-calling-3-rules-successful-services-sales-strategy <div class="node-body blog-body">If your sales are stagnating, or if your managed services practice never really took off to begin with, there are concrete steps you can take to develop a winning sales strategy.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mspmentor-blog">MSPmentor Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/beyond-cold-calling-3-rules-successful-services-sales-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/beyond-cold-calling-3-rules-successful-services-sales-strategy#comments Guest Bloggers managed services sales smb MSPmentor Blog Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:59:00 +0000 41611 at http://mspmentor.net Is the Internet of Things More Than Just a Name? http://mspmentor.net/blog/internet-things-more-just-name <div class="node-body blog-body">Solution providers that can cut through the hype of the Internet of Things will find many opportunities--both now and in the future.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mspmentor-blog">MSPmentor Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/internet-things-more-just-name" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/internet-things-more-just-name#comments GFI Max Guest Bloggers data collection Interent of Things IoT smart devices MSPmentor Blog Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:25:00 +0000 41601 at http://mspmentor.net New Role for MSPs in Private Cloud http://mspmentor.net/infocenter-cloud-based-file-sharing/082714/new-role-msps-private-cloud <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In previous years, companies looking to migrate to the cloud often looked to private clouds services, namely for privacy and compliance reasons. But the public cloud has made significant headway mitigating security risks and is now more popular than private infrastructures.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/infocenter-cloud-based-file-sharing/082714/new-role-msps-private-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/infocenter-cloud-based-file-sharing/082714/new-role-msps-private-cloud#comments Infocenter Cloud-Based File Sharing Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:58:00 +0000 41231 at http://mspmentor.net LogMeIn Central-Autotask Integration: Here's What MSPs Need to Know http://mspmentor.net/remote-monitoring-management-software/082714/logmein-central-autotask-integration-heres-what-msps-need-know <div class="field-byline"> Dan Kobialka </div> <div class="field-deck"> LogMeIn says new integration "empowers MSPs to efficiently manage today's mobile workforce." </div> <div class="node-body article-body">LogMeIn (LOGM) today announced an integration between LogMeIn Central and Autotask that is designed to help managed service providers (MSPs) become more efficient and reduce their customer response times.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/remote-monitoring-management-software/082714/logmein-central-autotask-integration-heres-what-msps-need-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/remote-monitoring-management-software/082714/logmein-central-autotask-integration-heres-what-msps-need-know#comments Managed Services MSP Mentor Professional Services Automation (PSA) Remote Monitoring & Management Software Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:32:00 +0000 41581 at http://mspmentor.net <p><span class="ContentPaneDiv"><span class="ContentPaneDiv1"><span class="ContentPaneDiv"><span class="ContentPaneDiv1">Len DiCostanzo, Autotask&#39;s senior vice president of community and business development</span></span></span></span></p> IBM: Heartbleed Is an 'Ongoing, Critical Threat' http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/082714/ibm-heartbleed-ongoing-critical-threat <div class="field-byline"> Dan Kobialka </div> <div class="field-deck"> IBM says its Managed Security Services segment sees an average of 7,000 Heartbleed attacks per day. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The IBM (IBM) Threat Intelligence Quarterly report for the third quarter of 2014 provided details about the impact of the Heartbleed security bug. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/082714/ibm-heartbleed-ongoing-critical-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/082714/ibm-heartbleed-ongoing-critical-threat#comments Managed Security Services Managed Services MSP Mentor Silver Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:26:00 +0000 41551 at http://mspmentor.net <p>The IBM (IBM) Threat Intelligence Quarterly report for the third quarter of 2014 provided details about the impact of the Heartbleed security bug.</p> RMM Provider Continuum Updates R1Soft's Cloud-based Backup Solution http://mspmentor.net/remote-monitoring-management-software/rmm-provider-continuum-updates-r1softs-cloud-based-backup-solu <div class="field-byline"> Dan Kobialka </div> <div class="field-deck"> Continuum's CEO says R1Soft "has created something truly special with its solution for the data protection needs of service providers and data centers." </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Continuum today launched a new version of R1Soft's cloud-based backup solution.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/remote-monitoring-management-software/rmm-provider-continuum-updates-r1softs-cloud-based-backup-solu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/remote-monitoring-management-software/rmm-provider-continuum-updates-r1softs-cloud-based-backup-solu#comments Managed Services MSP Mentor Remote Monitoring & Management Software Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:51:00 +0000 41511 at http://mspmentor.net <p>Continuum CEO Michael George</p> Gartner: Information Security Spending Will Top $71B This Year http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/gartner-information-security-spending-will-top-71b-year <div class="field-byline"> Dan Kobialka </div> <div class="field-deck"> Gartner says the increasing adoption of cloud, mobile and social will drive the use of new security technology and services through 2016. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Gartner said it expects worldwide information security spending to reach $71.1 billion in 2014, a 7.9 percent year-over-year increase.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/gartner-information-security-spending-will-top-71b-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/gartner-information-security-spending-will-top-71b-year#comments Managed Security Services Managed Services MSP Mentor Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:08:00 +0000 41501 at http://mspmentor.net <p>Gartner said it expects worldwide information security spending to reach $71.1 billion in 2014, a 7.9 percent year-over-year increase.</p> 6 Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) Lessons From August http://mspmentor.net/infocenter-bdr/6-backup-and-disaster-recovery-bdr-lessons-august <div class="field-deck"> Top categories include selling BDR, nagging customers and the future of BDR </div> <div class="node-body article-body">MSPmentor compiled a list of top BDR and business continuity stories from the month of August. Here's what we found.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/infocenter-bdr/6-backup-and-disaster-recovery-bdr-lessons-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/infocenter-bdr/6-backup-and-disaster-recovery-bdr-lessons-august#comments InfoCenter BDR Tue, 26 Aug 2014 02:17:00 +0000 41481 at http://mspmentor.net <p>That&#39;s right. Fall is right around the corner.</p> The Need to Integrate IT Operations and IT Service Management http://mspmentor.net/blog/need-integrate-it-operations-and-it-service-management <div class="node-body blog-body">Integrating IT operations management and service management enables organizations to view and manage these entities as one, aligning your operations with your clients' needs</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mspmentor-blog">MSPmentor Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/need-integrate-it-operations-and-it-service-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/need-integrate-it-operations-and-it-service-management#comments Guest Bloggers IT service management operations operations management service management SLAs MSPmentor Blog Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 41491 at http://mspmentor.net Europe’s New Data Laws Will Affect MSPs http://mspmentor.net/infocenter-cloud-based-file-sharing/082514/europe-s-new-data-laws-will-affect-msps <div class="node-body article-body">With the proposed General Data Protection Regulation expected to be adopted in late 2014 or early 2015, managed service providers (MSPs) may face an uphill battle to become compliant with handling data in the European market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/infocenter-cloud-based-file-sharing/082514/europe-s-new-data-laws-will-affect-msps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/infocenter-cloud-based-file-sharing/082514/europe-s-new-data-laws-will-affect-msps#comments Infocenter Cloud-Based File Sharing Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:28:00 +0000 41021 at http://mspmentor.net Tigerpaw Software CEO: 'No Plans for Outside Investors' http://mspmentor.net/professional-services-automation-psa/tigerpaw-software-ceo-no-plans-outside-investors <div class="field-byline"> Dan Kobialka </div> <div class="field-deck"> Tigerpaw Software CEO James Foxall discusses how his company has "refined its processes" during the past 12 months. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tigerpaw Software CEO James Foxall sat down with MSPmentor Associate Editor Dan Kobialka for a one-on-one interview during last week's Tigerpaw Partner Conference in Chicago.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/professional-services-automation-psa/tigerpaw-software-ceo-no-plans-outside-investors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/professional-services-automation-psa/tigerpaw-software-ceo-no-plans-outside-investors#comments Managed Services MSP Mentor Professional Services Automation (PSA) Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:17:00 +0000 41471 at http://mspmentor.net <p>Tigerpaw Software CEO James Foxall</p> Your Sales Pitch Is Bad and You Should Feel Bad http://mspmentor.net/blog/your-sales-pitch-bad-and-you-should-feel-bad <div class="node-body blog-body">Make more money or not--the choice is up to you. To do so, you need to prove value, and to prove value you need to make sure you are selling the right thing.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mspmentor-blog">MSPmentor Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/your-sales-pitch-bad-and-you-should-feel-bad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/your-sales-pitch-bad-and-you-should-feel-bad#comments Guest Bloggers availability backup disaster recovery DRaaS MSPmentor Blog Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:36:00 +0000 41311 at http://mspmentor.net IT Security Stories to Watch: UPS Data Breach, New Tripwire Survey http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/it-security-stories-watch-ups-data-breach-new-tripwire-survey <div class="field-byline"> Dan Kobialka </div> <div class="field-deck"> Here are four IT security stories to watch during the final week of August. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">United Parcel Service (UPS), Tripwire and Community Health Systems are three of this week's IT security newsmakers.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/it-security-stories-watch-ups-data-breach-new-tripwire-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/it-security-stories-watch-ups-data-breach-new-tripwire-survey#comments Managed Security Services Managed Services MSP Mentor Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:57:00 +0000 41461 at http://mspmentor.net <p>United Parcel Service (UPS), Tripwire and Community Health Systems are three of this week&#39;s IT security newsmakers.</p> How Not to Pitch BDR Products to MSPs http://mspmentor.net/infocenter-bdr/082214/how-not-pitch-bdr-products-msps <div class="field-deck"> Understand the limitations of an MSP's current BDR solution and sell answers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the BDR market grows, the calls from vendors increase. MSPs are no longer limited in their choice of vendors. Vendors need to make their sales pitches count. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/infocenter-bdr/082214/how-not-pitch-bdr-products-msps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/infocenter-bdr/082214/how-not-pitch-bdr-products-msps#comments InfoCenter BDR Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:08:00 +0000 41421 at http://mspmentor.net <p>Strata Information Technology President Pete Robbins says BDR vendors should focus MSP pain points.</p> VMware Enlists Partners to Create a Federated Cloud http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/vmware-enlists-partners-create-federated-cloud <div class="node-body article-body">VMware will leverage its service partners' clouds via a new offering called the VMware vCloud Air Network, a cloud service which creates a federated network of cloud services from partners and VMware. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/vmware-enlists-partners-create-federated-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/vmware-enlists-partners-create-federated-cloud#comments Cloud Computing Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:40:00 +0000 41441 at http://mspmentor.net LabTech Software Lays Out Synergy Platform Roadmap http://mspmentor.net/remote-monitoring-management-software/082214/labtech-softwares-synergy-platform-heres-what-msps-need-know <div class="field-byline"> Dan Kobialka </div> <div class="field-deck"> LabTech Software's new Synergy platform will enable third-party developers to create their own apps for the company's RMM platform. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How will LabTech Software's Synergy platform impact managed service providers (MSPs)? Tony Thomas, LabTech Software's director of product management, provided details about how the platform will foster an ecosystem of "citizen developers."</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/remote-monitoring-management-software/082214/labtech-softwares-synergy-platform-heres-what-msps-need-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/remote-monitoring-management-software/082214/labtech-softwares-synergy-platform-heres-what-msps-need-know#comments Managed Services MSP Mentor Remote Monitoring & Management Software Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:05:00 +0000 41411 at http://mspmentor.net <p>Tony Thomas, LabTech Software&#39;s director of product management.</p> 10 Tigerpaw Software Partner Conference Selfies http://mspmentor.net/professional-services-automation-psa/082214/10-tigerpaw-software-partner-conference-selfies <div class="field-byline"> Dan Kobialka </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">MSPmentor Associate Editor Dan Kobialka attended the Tigerpaw Software Partner Conference in Chicago this week and introduced himself to attendees via selfies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/professional-services-automation-psa/082214/10-tigerpaw-software-partner-conference-selfies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/professional-services-automation-psa/082214/10-tigerpaw-software-partner-conference-selfies#comments Events Managed Services MSP Mentor Professional Services Automation (PSA) Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:02:00 +0000 41361 at http://mspmentor.net <p>MSPmentor Associate Editor Dan Kobialka and Tigerpaw Software&#39;s Roary Jr. posed for a selfie at this week&#39;s Tigerpaw Partner Conference in Chicago.</p> Continuum Launches Resource Library for MSPs http://mspmentor.net/remote-monitoring-management-software/continuum-launches-resource-library-msps <div class="field-byline"> Dan Kobialka </div> <div class="field-deck"> New resource center is designed to help MSPs boost their profits. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Continuum has launched an MSP resource center that features case studies, e-books, on-demand webinars and white papers.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/remote-monitoring-management-software/continuum-launches-resource-library-msps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/remote-monitoring-management-software/continuum-launches-resource-library-msps#comments Managed Services MSP Mentor Remote Monitoring & Management Software Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:59:00 +0000 41391 at http://mspmentor.net <p><span class="hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_rich_text" data-hs-cos-general-type="meta_field" data-hs-cos-type="rich_text" id="hs_cos_wrapper_post_body" style="">Dee Zepf, Continuum&#39;s vice president of products and technical services.</span></p> How to Upgrade Your Customers to Next Gen Security Services http://mspmentor.net/blog/how-upgrade-your-customers-next-gen-security-services <div class="node-body blog-body">Your customers need more than just basic Managed Services, especially when it comes to protecting infrastructure and data. McAfee has introduced a new pay-as-you-go model for hardware and virtual appliances that makes modern, sophisticated IT security affordable for your customers and profitable for you.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mspmentor-blog">MSPmentor Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/how-upgrade-your-customers-next-gen-security-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/how-upgrade-your-customers-next-gen-security-services#comments Guest Bloggers managed services McAfee security MSPmentor Blog Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:34:00 +0000 41331 at http://mspmentor.net Outsourcing Via the Cloud; With Less of that Pesky Negative Connotation http://mspmentor.net/infocenter-cloud-based-file-sharing/082114/outsourcing-cloud-less-pesky-negative-connotation <div class="node-body article-body">Outsourcing has always been a somewhat controversial business strategy. MSPs are poised to be able to offer companies a way to "outsource" via the cloud that is slightly different than the larger and more traditional concept of outsourcing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/infocenter-cloud-based-file-sharing/082114/outsourcing-cloud-less-pesky-negative-connotation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/infocenter-cloud-based-file-sharing/082114/outsourcing-cloud-less-pesky-negative-connotation#comments Infocenter Cloud-Based File Sharing Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:35:00 +0000 40981 at http://mspmentor.net Security from the Cloud: More Risky? http://mspmentor.net/blog/security-cloud-more-risky-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the most often-cited inhibitors to the implementation of cloud-based computing is concern over security. But cloud-hosted environments actually provide many benefits that make them more secure than on-premise solutions.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/mspmentor-blog">MSPmentor Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/security-cloud-more-risky-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/security-cloud-more-risky-0#comments Guest Bloggers Cloud cloud-hosted security Managed Security Services MSP security services MSPmentor Blog Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:51:00 +0000 41161 at http://mspmentor.net 5 'Outside the Box' Tips to Make the Most of Your Tigerpaw Experience http://mspmentor.net/professional-services-automation-psa/082114/5-outside-box-tips-make-most-your-tigerpaw-experience <div class="field-byline"> Dan Kobialka </div> <div class="field-deck"> Technology On Demand founder offers tips and tricks to optimize Tigerpaw's PSA tools. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Technology On Demand founder Ed Mana shared "outside the box" Tigerpaw Software tips and tricks in a presentation at the 2014 Tigerpaw Partner Conference in Chicago.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/professional-services-automation-psa/082114/5-outside-box-tips-make-most-your-tigerpaw-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/professional-services-automation-psa/082114/5-outside-box-tips-make-most-your-tigerpaw-experience#comments Events Managed Services MSP Mentor Professional Services Automation (PSA) Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:32:00 +0000 41351 at http://mspmentor.net <p>Technology On Demand founder Ed Mana</p> You're Not Alone: 3 BDR Challenges MSPs Face With Customers http://mspmentor.net/infocenter-bdr/082014/youre-not-alone-3-bdr-challenges-msps-face-customers <div class="field-deck"> One MSP places potential risks in front of customers when selling business continuity </div> <div class="node-body article-body">You're not the only one facing obstacles when selling BDR and business continuity to customers. Here's how one MSP overcomes the challenges.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/infocenter-bdr/082014/youre-not-alone-3-bdr-challenges-msps-face-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/infocenter-bdr/082014/youre-not-alone-3-bdr-challenges-msps-face-customers#comments InfoCenter BDR Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:00:00 +0000 41271 at http://mspmentor.net <p>Hilltop Consultants President Jim Turner says he likes to show his customers disasters that can happen to them.</p>