Newsletter | June 13, 2012

06.13.12 -- Get Rid Of Low Margin Business Once And For All

Business Solutions Newsletter

| Storage & General Computing Edition

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Outsourcing NOC Operations Aligns With MSP Fixed-Fee Pricing Model
By Continuum Managed Services, LLC
All managed service providers (MSPs) face the dual challenge of maintaining growth while simultaneously keeping pace with the technology demands of their customers. The key to meeting this challenge is driving operational efficiency and maintaining predictable costs to enable maximum profit from monthly fixed-fee managed services agreements.
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Datto Inc., the leading provider of hardware based on-site and off-site backup, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions recently revealed GenISIS, a USB stick that can seamlessly and permanently upgrade existing BDR hardware to Datto SIRIS appliances in as few as ten minutes. GenISIS is unique because it will allow Datto partners to leverage their existing hardware investments, while taking advantage of Datto's award-winning ShadowSnap agent and Inverse Chain Technology.

Do You Make These Mistakes With Your Cloud Sales Strategy?
By Louis Hayner, chief sales officer, Alteva
When building a cloud strategy, proper planning is critical. An organization should concentrate on developing strategic initiatives and tactical execution.
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Key Strategies For Beating The Commoditization Curve
By N-able Technologies
We've all seen it many times. Margins on profitable products and services erode as they become commoditized. And now, the same process is starting to happen to the IT services market.
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Interested in winning a free flight to Las Vegas for the IT channel’s premier conference being held June 30-Aug. 2? As a Business Solutions partner, you can Register for CompTIA Breakaway by June 30th at no cost and you’ll be entered to win free airfare!

4 Easy Steps To Automating Customer Payments
In this 20-minute multimedia presentation, Brady Nash, CEO of BNG Holdings, discusses how automated payment processing can save your business time and money. BNG Holdings has been in the payment processing business for the past seven years, and they're registered with First Data, Global Payments, and going through the process with TSYS.
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SMBs Need More Than Just Backup
By Axcient
Small and medium businesses (SMBs) need to keep their businesses up and running just as much as larger companies. Yet, they are challenged by several limitations when seeking out a solution that meets their mission-critical data recovery, application uptime, and data retention needs.
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Get Rid Of Low Margin Business Once And For All
By Jay McCall, networking and managed services editor
I’ve been talking with some value-added distributors recently and asking them about the services they offer that are the most overlooked by their VARs.
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News

Tigerpaw Releases Enhanced Web Services API

Tigerpaw Software Inc., a developer of business automation and service management software, recently announced the release of an expanded Application Program Interface (API).
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Quest Software Unveils NetVault Extended Architecture

Quest Software recently unveiled NetVault Extended Architecture (XA), a new platform unifying its data protection technologies and enabling organizations to align backup and recovery directly to their service continuity needs.
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iWave Software Announces Storage Automator v6

iWave Software, a provider of storage and cloud automation solutions, recently announced iWave Storage Automator version 6 (v6), a storage automation software product that lets enterprise IT organizations and service providers deliver Storage-as-a-Service (SaaS) using their existing storage environments.
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VaultLogix Sponsors Report On Data Protection And Recovery In SMB

VaultLogix, a privately held online backup company, recently announced the publication of a new report, written by Storage Strategies NOW (SSG-NOW), that provides an analysis of data protection and business continuity needs and constraints of the small and midsize business (SMB) and details the various potential solutions that SMBs may implement to address those needs.
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Majority Of Enterprises Are Ready For Cloud Backup, Survey Reveals

Asigra Inc., a cloud backup recovery and restore (BURR) software provider since 1986, announced the results of its Backup Modernization Survey, which discovered that a majority of enterprises are considering replacing their current backup system with cloud backup.
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Shows and Events

ASCII Success Summit
June 28, 2012 | Washington, D.C.

CompTIA Breakaway
July 30 - August 2, 2012 | Las Vegas

Webinar

Pricing And Packaging Strategies To Dramatically Increase Recurring Revenue
By Intronis

If your recurring revenue is not increasing each and every month, join us on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. PT, 2:00 p.m. ET, to hear Gary Pica share proven methods for pricing and packaging your IT service offerings.
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Webinar

7 Keys To MSP Success
By N-able

Join us on Thursday, June 14th, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. EDT, to learn how the world's most successful and profitable MSPs deliver consistent, repeatable, scalable services with optimal efficiency to dominate their market.
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