Posts Tagged ‘managed services’

Dell Promises More Help for MSP Channel

Dell resellers can look forward to enhancements of Dell’s MSP channel program, according to executive director of worldwide channels and alliances Marvin Blough.

2112 Report: Channel Profits Up in 2013

The new 2014 Channel Profitability Report by The 2112 Group finds that solution provider net revenue climbed in 2013 despite the profitability of products and services falling – in some cases dramatically.

Cloud, Managed Services Distinction Is a Myth

Many managed service providers are clinging to the notion that they are distinctly different from peers selling various forms of cloud services. The reality is smart solution providers are leveraging and melding the power of various products and services to create hybrid business models that deliver better outcomes.

GFI MAX App Control Foretells MSP Evolution

Managed services tools vendor GFI MAX released App Control, a new system that allows MSPs to monitor and manage cloud-based applications and licenses on behalf of their customers. It’s also a sign of how managed services will evolve and become part of cloud computing.

Accuvant Sale Shows Value of Vision, Planning

Blackstone, one of the world’s largest private equity firms, is paying $225 million for a majority stake in Accuvant, one of the largest security solution providers. The deal shows how planning creates value, attracts investment money and leads to greater success.

AVG Gets Serious About Services Enablement

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: Too Much Spent on Antivirus Tech

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.

McAfee Expands Managed Services to Hardware

McAfee is introducing a pay-as-you-go managed services program, in which it will make many of its hardware products available on a subscription-based through resellers and service providers.

Why Channel Partners Should Care About the Comcast Deal

Does anyone in the channel care about the Comcast-TWC deal? Here’s why partners should keep an eye on the merger.

Net Neutrality Ruling Could Impact Web Services

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.