CRN Managed Services News

HP Set To Pioneer Device As A Service Offering For Channel Partners

With more and more companies looking to make the move to device as a service, HP is setting its partners up to capitalize on the growing market opportunity.

Top 15 Moneymaking Certifications For 2016

Certifications in IT security, virtualization and business continue to top the pay scale, but cloud and networking certifications are becoming more profitable and pervasive with each passing day.

XChange 2016: How A Solution Provider Used Branding To Turn Itself Around

At XChange 2016, Jason Wright revealed how his company, Techcess, used branding and a new go-to-market model to transform the managed service provider from a struggling concern into one of the fastest-growing companies in Houston.

The Women-Led Companies Of the 2016 Managed Service Provider 500

Here we take a look at managed service providers in this year's MSP 500 with women executives at the helm.

Microsoft Tech Partner: MSPs Can’t Bank On Status Quo

Here are three factors that are forcing service providers to adapt to change, according to Microsoft technology partner AppRiver. (From

Report: Indian Firm Pulls Out Of Running For Mphasis

An India-based technology services firm considered to be a leading contender to buy Hewlett Packard Enterprise's majority stake in Mphasis is reportedly pulling back its bid.

Businesses Turn To MSPs As They Weigh Cyberinsurance Coverage

Cyberattacks are up, leading to a rise in cyberinsurance. Managed service providers are seeing that, too, and have a role in helping their clients. (From

Why Building An App Services Fortress Will Be Key To Winning In The New Channel Era

The strategic service provider era marks a major shift in the channel, one where the winners and losers will be determined by the ability to provide application modernization.

Datalink's Big Q4: Networking, Services Drive The Business While Storage Takes Back Seat

Professional services, including a new security business, along with a quick-growing Cisco networking business, have become the growth drivers for Datalink as customers look for business-focused, not technology-focused, solutions.

Cirrity CEO On AWS' 'Arcane' Pricing, Carrier Turmoil And Helping Partners Crack The Cloud Code

Cirrity CEO Dr. Steven Vicinanza said the secret to the cloud service provider's success is its 100-percent channel commitment.

2016 MSP 500: Hosting 100

The Hosting 100 is a list of managed service providers who own and operate their own data centers and provide subscription-based services.

CRN's 2016 Managed Service Provider 500

CRN's third annual Managed Service Provider 500 recognizes recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services.

2016 MSP 500: Elite 150

The MSP Elite 150 is a list of channel companies who are large, data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional services and off-premise services.

2016 MSP 500: Pioneer 250

The MSP Pioneer 250 is a list of solution providers with business models weighted toward managed services, with a focus on the SMB market.

CRN Exclusive: MSPs Get Help For Health-Care Clients With HIPAA Tool

Managed service providers that serve small health-care practices now have a cloud-based tool to help them avoid federal audits under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA.

Partners: Xerox Split Will Lead To Deeper Channel Focus

Xerox's planned split into two companies, one for products and one for services, could be a help to its channel partners, who hailed the solution provider's announcement Friday.

Synnex CEO Talks Surface Book Surge, Skylake Shakeout And Desire To Add EMC To Line Card

Synnex CEO Kevin Murai dishes on why Skylake will re-energize PC sales, how Surface Book will capitalize on high demand for premium notebooks, and why he's interested in adding EMC to the distributor's line card.

10 Most Popular Ticket Management Vendors

The incident management space has drawn both mainstream and specialized vendors, though more than half of support organizations use one of just three solutions. (From

Top 5 Marketing Tech Opportunities For 2016 And Beyond

Spending on marketing technology is expected to reach $32 billion by 2018. According to IDC, solution providers are uniquely suited to win a slice of that as it recommends companies invest in marketing-as-a-service (MaaS) solutions. (From

5 Opportunities For Service Providers In 2016

As corporate IT organizations outline their priorities and prepare for the pressures that await them in 2016, there are five trends that could spell opportunity for service providers. (From