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November 14, 2014
The new Avnet Cloud Toolset is aimed at helping IT services companies get a better view into their customers' cloud data usage and spending; plus, more news from MaintenanceNet and Continuum.
June 17, 2014
Asigra is offering a free software-defined architecture designed to lower cloud service providers' back-end storage infrastructure costs.
May 08, 2014
IT system management and RMM tool vendor Kaseya is rolling out changes to its channel partner program aimed at increasing sales among IT organizations.
March 17, 2014
Adtran offers up a managed Wi-Fi support service, the ProCare Help Desk, to offload Wi-Fi-related tasks from MSPs and the businesses they support.
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Microsoft Intune (formerly Windows Intune) is a cloud-based desktop and mobile device management tool that helps organizations provide their employees with access to corporate applications, data, and resources from the device of their choice. Continue Reading
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Amazon boasts a broad range of tools for managing an EC2 instance, but partners say third-party and open source tools expand on Amazon's offerings. Continue Reading
Partners give their take on a range of Azure management tools that are offered by Microsoft, third-party vendors and the open source community. Continue Reading
MSPs move from managing on-premises assets to taking on the cloud, adapting to a cloud-based business model and environments of varying complexity. Continue Reading
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Making the transition to managed services can be tough on the sales staff. Many won't be able to make the move. Continue Reading
Recurring revenue recognition is a sticky issue for cloud and managed services providers. Read up on the problems providers are facing. Continue Reading
With lots of competition in the managed print market, providers are building out their vertical and workflow knowledge to differentiate themselves. Continue Reading
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Cloud bursting attracts many customers to public cloud services, but tracking these dynamic resources for billing becomes problematic for providers. Continue Reading
The cloud management tools and reporting capabilities customers expect depend on individual service deployment models and use cases. Continue Reading
Cloud automation is critical to provide optimal service delivery in a highly elastic model, and software-defined networking (SDN) may be the glue that holds it together. Continue Reading