Managed Services Archives


Planning for the Future: Consider the Possibilities

With the cloud replacing many server and storage sales, what can channel partners that are dependent on these hardware sales do to replace them? Read More »


Defining MSPs' Goals, Challenges and Tools

Did you know that most IT service professionals who work at managed service providers prefer Star Wars (66 percent) to Star Trek (17 percent)? The majority of MSPs also log into social media networks daily, with Facebook and LinkedIn as the most visited sites. While these are fun facts about a typical MSP's life outside of the office, Datto's "2017 State of the MSP Report," which surveyed 1,200... Read More »


MSPs Need to Prep Now for an SDN Transition

It's time for MSPs to prepare for the rise of software-defined networking and network virtualization because they stand to gain more than they might lose. Read More »


Technology Is Shaping the Channel, CompTIA Reports

Digital transformation, cloud computing, mobility and the internet of things (IoT) are some of the drivers behind the 4.1 percent growth rate projected for the global IT industry in 2017, according to CompTIA's "IT Industry Outlook 2017." For the channel, this means a shift away from product resellers to service providers specializing in vertical industries or solution niches. The report, which... Read More »


Security Pain Points Open Up Channel Opportunities

More than one-third of organizations that experienced a breach in 2016 reported substantial losses in customer retention, opportunity and revenue, according to Cisco's 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report. The survey of nearly 3,000 security professionals also found that many organizations are using from six to more than 50 security products. Couple this with budget constraints, system compatibility... Read More »