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Interop Vegas Travelogue: MSP News in Spades, Part 4
This is the fourth and final installment of my tour of innovative companies that were present at Interop Las Vegas. Let's check out the last (but not least) group!
Interop Vegas Travelogue: MSP News in Spades, Part 3
This is the third piece in my series chronicling the companies I met at Interop Las Vegas, with a special focus on their innovations in the MSP arena. I think you'll find this group as interesting as I did.
Interop Vegas Travelogue: MSP News in Spades, Part 2
Yesterday, you read the first installment in my series of articles outlining my adventures at Interop Las Vegas. Without further ado, here are more of the standout companies I saw at this year's show and their MSP plays.
Interop Vegas Travelogue: MSP News in Spades, Part 1
First, nearly everyone has an MSP hook these days. In recent years everyone had a cloud hook. Now IT and vendors are looking for more from the cloud than raw services, simple applications, and slices of storage, all of which still need to be closely …
MSPs on the Rise, INSIGHT Reveals
With a name like INSIGHT Research, you better have something special to say, especially when you put the word insight in all caps.
In its new "Managed Services in an IP World: Global Opportunities for Wireless and Wired Networks, 2013-2017" repor…
Most Important Apps Last to Move to Cloud
It makes intuitive sense that the most mission critical applications are slower to move to the cloud. The same is true of virtualization. What shop wants to virtualize or cloudify the apps their company relies on most unless they are 100 percent sure…
MSP Advises IT on Strategic Shifts to the Cloud
As a managed services provider using the cloud for delivery, it is in Stratalux's interest that IT shift from on-premises to cloud computing. But that does not mean it is not in IT's interest as well.
Managed Hoster Internap Scores Healthy First Quarter
Internap Network Services Corp. is in a ton of services businesses, including colocation and managed hosting, and today boasts some 3,700 customers. Business is pretty good this latest quarter across most of the boards, with first quarter 2013 revenu…
MSPs Answer BYOD SOS
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a blessing and a curse. On the plus side, end users often enjoy using their own devices, mixing work functions with their own personal tools, apps, contacts and favorites.
SunGard Forges into Health Care Managed Services
Disaster recovery and business continuity MSP SunGard Availability Services is going after the health care market with a new partnership with Amerinet.
Seven Things MSPs Must Think About Now
Avaya, a hardware-centric spinoff of Lucent, knows a few things about the communications market, and shared some trends it sees for the benefit of Managed Service Providers (MSP).
Avaya didn't just run off at the mouth unprepared. Instead, it wen…
Managed Print: Prime Time for Channel Partners
Despite the moves to scanning, PDFs and tablet and smartphone computing, printing is still a very necessary enterprise evil. And keeping all these devices working and make efficient use of paper and toner resources is a job IT would often rather not …
Forrester: Cloud and SaaS Best Sold by Partners That Add Management
A new study by Forrester Research shows that partners are critical to the successful sales and deployment of cloud and software as a service (SaaS) products.
Twelve Questions for Cloud Identity Management
According to Gartner, by the end of 2014, IDaaS (Identity Management-as-a-Service) will account for 25 percent of all new IAM sales, compared to less than 5 percent in 2012. At the same time, the explosion of cloud-based apps is taking the enterprise…
Can Service Delivery Platforms (SDP) Cut Prices, Revolutionize MSP Services?
While there are thousands of telephony-based MSP services available, there could be more and prices could be far lower if Service Delivery Platforms (SDP) take hold.
Data Losses Clobber Unprepared SMBs
"Oops." That's the nicest word IT uses when hit by a crashed computer and the loss of data.
A recent survey by SpiceWorks of 1,000 SMB shops shows the extent of the problem.
The Case for Access Control
For years, IT Security has been managed according to principles set long ago. Those principles stated that the good people were on the inside, the bad people were on the outside and we put a firewall in between them to keep them apart and keep us sec…
Cisco Invests in a Firm that Could Put it Out of Business
If we were to ask what Cisco's biggest business is, you'd likely say routers. But the networking giant is investing in a startup that hopes to put Cisco routers to shame.
Amazing Facts of Application in Cloud Computing Hosting and Security
For nearly a decade, the advanced technology of cloud computing has helped transform the ways companies like mine conduct business. With a heavy emphasis on increasing workers' productivity, and virtualizing the business platform, cloud computing has…
Evernote Security Breach an Epic Fail and an Opportunity for Managed Service Providers
The e-mail arrived rather casually with all the other bulk messages I get each day from cloud services. But as I read and mentally processed the subject line, I stopped in my tracks. Evernote (News - Alert) had been hacked.
Clear the Smoke: MSPs Gain Clarity in the Cloud
Let's be honest, it's confusing out there in the world of cloud computing. There are a few large vendors with literally hundreds of SKUs that are impossible to understand or navigate. Amazon and Rackspace have created a lot of confusion with their la…
In Cloud We Trust
Moving IT infrastructure and applications to the cloud is becoming more commonplace as businesses realize the benefits - from lower capex to the flexibility and scalability - and become more comfortable with the technology. Yet, despite the positives…
Microsoft's Azure Outperforms Amazon S3 in Performance Test
For those considering cloud storage, it can be difficult to ascertain which vendor provides the best performance, since they all claim to be the greatest. As Microsoft and Amazon continue to wage their ever-enduring battle to come out on top as the l…
Wireless Mobility Management: Six Questions to Ask
In the past, the idea of outsourcing telecom and IT infrastructure management was a scary thought for many companies. There were security concerns, worries about staff augmentation, and the perception that it would be too expensive. Managed Service P…
Global Cloud Market to Reach $43.5B in 2018
Driven by the demand for personal cloud services, the global personal cloud market is forecast to grow from $6.6 billion in 2013 to $43.5 billion in 2018, according to a new report.
The prediction represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) o…
How Cloudy Will Oracle Get with its (Pending) Acme Packet Acquisition?
Everyone wants to get into cloud services these days. Could Oracle's purchase of Acme Packet lead to its Session Border Controller (SBC) appearing in the cloud as a managed service?
Oracle certainly has all the pieces necessary to deliver a telec…
Enterprises Focused on Building Internal Clouds
Nearly half of today's enterprises have internal cloud projects planned for 2013, as many remain skeptical as to whether or not they can actually save money by using the public cloud, according to a new study.
TheInfoPro, a service of 451 Research…
Innovative Green Technologies Like Flywheels Provide Efficiencies, Cost Savings for MSPs, Their Customers
For Oregon managed service provider (MSP) EasyStreet Online Services, keeping up with and implementing the latest green technologies is part of its business plan. The company, which provides Infrastructure-as-a-Service to SMEs, offers a wide range of…
Growth of Enterprise Cloud Expected to Slow Over Next Five Years
While cloud adoption continues to climb, the growth market for enterprise cloud-based services is expected to decrease over the next five years as the size of the overall cloud services market expands.
The worldwide market for enterprise cloud-bas…
FOR MSP TODAY Firemon Experiences 100 Percent Growth In Revenue Over 2012
Firemon, a provider of security management and risk assessment solutions, has announced that it has had the best performance in its history.
Datalliance Experiences Strong Growth in 2012
Datalliance, a provider of collaborative commerce services, announced that it had strong key growth metrics for 2012.
SilverSky Makes New Email Protection Suite Available as SaaS
SilverSky announced on Wednesday the release of its new Email Protection Suite (EPS) that is the first of its kind in the email security industry. The new solution is fully integrated and built on a single cloud management platform, providing organiz…
NEC Inks Deal for Cloud Backup with Vaultize
NEC India has announced that it is teaming up with Vaultize, a provider of cloud storage solutions, to offer cloud backup, sharing and mobility applications.
2013 Forecast: Increasing Complexity Drives Growth in Cloud, Data Integration and Managed Services
As the complexity of business environments continues to increase, so too does the demand for the integration of disparate systems across the organization. The demand for increased integration brings challenges of its own, however, especially around d…
The Race for Premium Services in the Cloud
Up until now, cloud adoption by organizations has been rapid, yet constrained. Organizations have chosen to transfer data and processes of relatively little risk to the cloud and correspondingly have derived relatively modest business benefits.
Hosting Provider Intermedia to Acquire MSP and Cloud Services Provider Telanetix
A $55 million deal that signifies a major step in uniting the managed service provider (MSP) and cloud services spaces was announced today. Third-party Microsoft Exchange hosting provider Intermedia has entered into a definitive merger agreement to a…
Oracle Launches On-Premise IaaS with Managed Cloud Services Option
Moving deeper into the ever-burgeoning cloud space, Oracle has launched its Infrastructure as a Service (Oracle IaaS) with Capacity on Demand service.
Small and Medium Businesses Look to MSPs for Business Continuity Planning
Business continuity and disaster recovery planning are an absolute must for businesses operating in the state of Florida. Hurricanes, tropical storms and other unforeseen weather or other events can severely impact how a business operates, bringing i…
Data Center MSP Datalink Adds Virtual Data Center Services to Managed Offerings
Datalink has expanded its managed services portfolio with unified monitoring and managed infrastructure services for virtual data centers (VDCs). The company, a provider of data center infrastructure and services, has added the solutions to help opti…
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