Newsletter | May 11, 2012

05.11.12 -- The 7 Keys To MSP Success

Business Solutions Newsletter

| Networking, VoIP & Managed Services Edition

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Don't Miss These Virtualization Sales Opportunities
By Jay McCall, networking & managed services editor
Backing up your customers' data to the cloud was the first step to protecting them. Is creating a virtualized environment the next step?
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Businesses are under relentless pressure to optimize costs and improve profitability. Watch an Aderdeen TCO webinar to see how upgrading to a modern UC system ensures customers an improved return on investment and high margins for you. Then contact ScanSource Communications at 877-847-7000 to find out more about becoming a ShoreTel partner.

Preparing For The Emerging Threats Of HTML5 Content
By Hongwen Zhang, president and CEO, Wedge Networks
A DCI (deep content inspection) solution is a must to protect your customers from the wave of threats that will come through this new Web content delivery standard.
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How One VAR Doubled Its Billable Hours In One Month
By Autotask Corp.
"I've been in business for more than 10 years, and over that time I've tried a number of run-of-the-mill ticketing systems," said Eric, who owns Savage Systems, a small IT services shop based in Putnam, CT. "I even tried building my own solution with Microsoft Access and my Exchange Server."
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Navigate The Channel in Las Vegas July 30-Aug 2 at CompTIA Breakaway 2012, and chart a profitable course for channel business success. Register today at comptia.org/breakaway

5 Steps For Efficient Space Organization Within High-Density Enclosures
By Joe Kramer, GM, Racks and Power Distribution Product Segment, Schneider Electric
Organizing components and cables within high-density enclosures need not be a stressful, time-consuming chore.
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Do You Offer A Managed Workstation Service?
By Scott Calonico, Web content manager, GFI MAX
Do managed workstations form part of your MSP offering? If not, you are missing out on great potential for extra revenue, as well as the opportunity to have early warning of system problems that can affect the day-to-day performance of customer' networks.
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How To Talk To Your Customers About Your Managed Services Offering
By Level Platforms
Listen as Garry Booth, president of Internetwerx, talks with Level Platforms' Dan Wensley about the challenges of migrating customers over to a managed services agreement.
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The 7 Keys To MSP Success
By N-able Technologies
How the world's most successful and profitable MSPs deliver consistent, repeatable, scalable services with optimal efficiency — and dominate their market.
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News

Cisco Introduces New Service Provider Certification

Cisco recently announced the availability of its Cisco CCNP Service Provider certification developed to validate the skills and knowledge of network engineers to deploy and optimize a next-generation carrier-grade network capable of rapid expansion to support new managed services.
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snom Phones Now Interoperable With Schmooze Com, Inc. UC Systems

snom technology AG, a developer of IP desktop phones and IP communications solutions recently announced interoperability with Schmooze Com Inc.'s PBXact phone system and PBXtended hosted PBX. snom VoIP phones can now be auto-provisioned via the Schmooze Com Endpoint Manager for installation and no-hassle management directly from the PBX graphical user interface.
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Bocada Announces Physical And Virtual Data Protection Management In Single Solution

Bocada Inc., a provider of data protection management software and the creator of the Data Protection Service Management (DPSM) model, recently announced Bocada vpConnect, a fully integrated DPSM solution that bridges the gap between physical and virtual environments.
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KEMP Technologies' Announces Newest Load Balancer

Kemp Technologies recently announced the newest addition to its LoadMaster family of load balancers and application delivery controllers. The successor to KEMP's flagship LoadMaster 5500, the LoadMaster 5300, features numerous performance improvements including a 10% increase in "requests/sec," a 45% improvement of max balancer throughput at 8.8 Gbps, and double the number of Layer 4/Layer 7 concurrent connections.
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Monitis Disrupts IT Monitoring, Again

Monitis Inc., the enterprise-grade web and cloud systems monitoring company, recently announced it will offer all its enterprise-grade monitoring features in its free monitoring service, Monitor.Us.
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Shows and Events

Ingram Micro 2012 Cloud Summit
June 4-6, 2012 | Scottsdale, AZ

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

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

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