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  • Show Me the Money, CompTIA

    Last year CompTIA used its VAR-focused lineup of conferences and events to drive home the message that VARs need to move up the value chain to services. This year it’s showing VARs a few routes up the chain, sharing the results of the organization’s wealth of studies and surveys to point out market segments with…

  • VARs, Meet Business Services

    TeachMeIT, an IT training and education company, launched a VAR program, giving itself a new route to the enterprise and SMB market and VARs a new route to value-add. The Monmouth Junction, N.J., TeachMeIT bills the program as a means for VARs to add “top-line revenue without adding to the bottom line,” something CompTIA and…

  • Spring Ahead Advice From Vendors

    Microsoft, IBM and others are advising partners on how to manage the earlier daylight savings adjustment that threatens to throw off calendar software March 11. In case you hadn’t heard “Spring Ahead” comes three weeks early this year (second Sunday in March, instead of the first Sunday in April) thanks to the Energy Policy Act…

  • Some Street Cred for the MSP Set

    Charles Weaver, president of the MSPAlliance, makes a simple analogy for the concept of accrediting Managed Service Providers. “When I go to a doctor, I don’t understand anything about medicine, but I trust he does because of the certificates on his wall,” he said. “There needs to be that same level of trust in Managed…

  • Veritas Backup Reporter 6.0 Opens a Window for DB/DR MSPs

    Veritas is marketing its new Backup Reporter 6.0as a visibility tool for managed service providers with a need to analyze and rein in backup operations. The product is aimed at IT organizations with runaway storage environments full of heterogeneous systems that make tracking operations a bear, not to mention the compliance concerns. But in announcements…