CRN Managed Services News

  • Virtualizing The Network For Fun And Profit
    Managed security service provider Asierus is thinning its customers' IT burden with a subscription-based offering that virtualizes enterprise-class network environments for SMBs.
  • Powerful Managed Print Strategies For State And Local Government
    The true cost impact of an unmanaged print network can be a terrifying discovery, but with the right partner, profitable Managed Print Service solutions for State/Local agencies and Education can be deployed to plug the leaks unmanaged print can easily introduce.
  • Reaching Your Managed Services Potential
    It might arguably the talk of the Channel this year and more VARs are venturing in every day. But what's the outlook for the future? Where is the growth? And what does it mean for your business?
  • TaaS--The New MSP
    Arnie Bellini, the CEO of ConnectWise, the Tampa, Fla.-based solution provider and maker of IT business automation software used by thousands of VARs, was a big proponent of the MSP business model long before it was fashionable.
  • Seven Vendors Accredited By MSPAlliance
    The MSPAlliance initiated its vendor accreditation program Monday, tapping seven companies for their work and business model with managed service providers. The first seven accredited partners are: Intel, SilverBack Technologies/Dell, Asigra, Untangle, XRoads Networks, LiveCargo and N-Able Technologies, said Charles Weaver, president of the MSP Alliance.
  • The Managed Services Spin
    Don Begg, CEO of Do IT Smarter, a San Diego-based MSP that also now sells its services to other MSPs and coaches them on developing a managed services practice, talks about what it takes to succeed in managed services sales.
  • Getting Started In Managed Services
    David C. Dadian, CEO of, an MSP in HoHoKus, N.J., offers some tips for those looking to take the plunge into managed services.
  • Engineers review four MSP vendors on key features and N-able comes up a winner

    Rating The MSP Platforms
    Test Center engineers reviewed the top MSP platforms on the market. Key features that were evaluated were automation features at the management servers, ease of deployment through automation, levels of remote management, integration with various business platforms, UI design, and overall capabilities of management server and reporting engine. Here's what we found.
  • Managed Services: More Than A One-Man Job
    Managed services players continue to make news, as Level Platforms and N-able Technologies unveiled platform upgrades and Dell said it aims to clarify its strategy after acquiring SilverBack Technologies.
  • Solution Providers Weigh New Business Models
    Within three years, many end users will buy laptops for $170 a year as users move to hardware-as-a-service plans, says Gavin Garbutt, president and CEO of N-Able Technologies.
  • MSP Incentra Grabs Sun VAR Helio
    Managed storage solution provider Incentra Solutions expanded its managed storage service offerings with the purchase of Helio Solutions, a Sun solution provider.