Managed Services Article Archive:
AVG is looking to accelerate the expansion of its managed services unit by segregating its sales teams into different functions and creating dedicated resources for enabling and support MSPs on a business level.
RSA, the security division of EMC, says businesses are spending too much money on ineffective antivirus products. Instead, they should invest their cash in advanced protection mechanisms and services, such as its Security Analytics. Here’s why RSA is right and wrong at the same time.
NetFlix subscribers suspect Verizon — despite its denials — is throttling Internet traffic, as now allowed under the recent federal court ruling that struck down the Net Neutrality rules. With the law gone and FCC regulations nearly nonexistent, hosted and managed services could see performance diluted.
Security integrator Accuvant is teaming up with vulnerability management specialist Qualys to launch a new vulnerability management service, potentially creating new value-add opportunities in product and professional services engagements.
IndependenceIT is bringing its popular Cloud Workspace offering to a broader audience thanks to a new integration and distribution deal with Arrow Electronics.
IBM says more than 10,000 units of its PureSystems have shipped since its 2012 release, driven largely by managed service providers. How IBM defines managed services is a reflection of how the marketplace is changing as MSPs and clouds converge.
While parties are mum, reports are circulating that Sony is talking with Lenovo about a joint-venture to turn over its struggling PC unit to Lenovo. Should a deal happen, Lenovo will secure its position as the world’s largest PC vendor as it diversifies its portfolio.
Kaseya released the much anticipated update to its flagship product, Virtual Systems Administrator 6.5. The on-time debut is the first milestone in the new management team’s goal of providing timely, consistent product improvements and portfolio additions. The goal: Earn MSPs’ trust.
LogMeIn abruptly discontinued LogMeIn Free, a tool used by many MSPs for remote access to client computers. While the paid product is relatively inexpensive, MSPs and users are feeling burnt by the change.
Ricoh follows other printer vendors in buying into managed services through the acquisition of MindShift, the subsidiary of struggling retail giant Best Buy. The deal says more about retail and printer segments than it does managed services viability.