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The Shortfalls of Large Cloud Service Providers


By TMCnet Special Guest
3/24/2015
In the age of the cloud, everything is up for change. The growing demand for cloud services is not only redefining the technology landscape, it's reshaping channel operations and disrupting traditional structures. And while big companies such as Amazon, Microsoft and Google offer brand-name services, they can't compete with local managed services providers (MSPs) in their customer centricity and the level of attention that these providers deliver to their end user clients.




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