CRN Managed Services News

  • The New Decision-Makers
    An IPED 2012 survey finds that when cloud service is an application like, new buyers are primary decision-makers.
  • Pull the Trigger on Managed Print
    The managed print services industry grew more than 15 percent last year and will continue at this clip at least through 2012. If you're a print VAR, an IT VAR, or an MSP you can still profit from this hot market—but the opportunity won't last forever.
  • MindShift CEO: Business Hasn't Changed Under Best Buy
    Best Buy has trained its Best Buy For Business teams in local markets, especially the six cities in which mindShift has offices, to tout managed services and then turn leads over to mindShift, CEO Paul Chisholm said.
  • MSP Roundup: Channel Expansion Underway
    Autotask announced a new Certified Consulting Partner program and the expansion of its client services operations at its recent Community Live conference. Here's more details and other news from the MSP world.
  • How to Build a Profitable Business Continuity Service
    As a managed service provider, customers are likely relying on you more than ever. But what would happen if a fire damaged your facility, or your clients' facility? Are you fully prepared to help them with a seamless transition to ensure their business continued to operate normally? Business continuity solutions have become an essential component to every company?s IT strategy, but many MSPs still aren't having the conversations.
  • N-able Names New COO
    JP Jauvin previously was the vice president of sales at NetPro Computing and Fastlane Technologies, both of which were acquired by Quest Software.
  • Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Cloud?
    Managed Service Providers shouldn’t fear cloud computing -- MSPs should embrace it, solution it and service it to their customers. Let’s cut through all the hoopla surrounding the cloud and break it down to concrete, deliverable IT security, storage and service solutions you can manage for clients from offsite locations. Learn how you can leverage the cloud capabilities you already own as an MSP to win new business and hear about some new opportunities to deliver managed cloud services to the companies you serve.
  • Xerox Exec: Our Managed Print Margins Beat HP's
    Xerox's North America president checks in with CRN editors on the managed print services opportunity, Xerox's $6.4 billion acquisition of ACS, and how the channel needs to take the lead on annuity revenue models.