CRN Managed Services News

Solution Providers Recommend Telco Diversity To Guard Against Outages

In the wake of widespread carrier outages last night, solution providers say a diverse connection can protect businesses from unnecessary downtime.

GreenPages CEO Dupler: Cloud Computing Race Hits Record Speed With Some Set To Crash

GreenPages CEO Ron Dupler says the cloud computing race is in the equivalent of a high-speed turn with more than a few companies set to hit the wall.

Zinstall EVP Calls Server 2003 A 'Gold Mine' Opportunity

Liftshits sees a huge opportunity for not only Zinstall, but especially for MSPs, surrounding Windows Server 2003, the upcoming launch of Windows 10, and the ever-growing migration to cloud. Via

Verizon Posts Solid Q2 2015 Earnings As Revamped Partner Programs Flourish

According to Verizon’s earnings report, the carrier grew its revenue and profits in Q2 2015 due to wireless and tablet sales.

Synnex CEO Talks Windows 10, Acquisition Strategy, And The Perils of Low-Margin Deals

Synnex CEO Kevin Murai dishes on a second quarter that was below expectations and how the distributor is moving 'more and more to a high-value part of the market.'

The 10 Biggest Managed Services Trends Of 2015 (So Far)

This half-year's top offerings allow MSPs to capture revenue from Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure and excel at everything from aiding digital transformations to generating PCI compliance reports.

New Kaseya CEO Pledges To Fix MSP Shortcomings

Fred Voccola admits the company has lost ground with MSPs and says he is committed to improving those relationships.

Negotiating A Contract As An Education Tech Provider

Being a solutions or service provider to a school can mean headaches throughout the negotiation process. Two ed tech experts weigh in on how to get through it.

What's The Reason For Poor Internet Performance In North America?

Kyle York, chief marketing officer at Internet performance specialist Dyn, explains why the Internet may perform differently depending on region and device.

Dyn On Asia: 81 Percent Of Users Of Top U.S. Internet-Driven Companies Are Outside U.S.

CMO Kyle York from Internet performance specialist Dyn discusses the importance of expanding the company globally, and bringing U.S. Internet-driven companies with it.

8 Unanswered Questions From Tech Data's Acquisition Of STG

Tech Data disclosed last month plans to acquire Signature Technology Group, raising concerns among some channel partners that the company might sell direct. Tech Data CEO Bob Dutkowsky addressed those concerns with CRN, but some questions remain.

3 Reasons Businesses Are Moving To Services Models

LogMeIn's Paddy Srinivasan lays out why so many businesses are transitioning from product-led models to services platforms -- and it's not just about recurring revenue.

ScanSource's Baur: Untapped VAR Opportunities Abound In 3-D Printing, Managed Services

ScanSource CEO Mike Baur spoke with CRN following his company's earnings call about where he is seeing the biggest growth and the emerging opportunities for partners.

10 Things To Watch From Datalink This Year

Datalink CEO Paul Lidsky discusses why he wants to grow consulting into a $150 million business, how Cisco become Datalink's biggest vendor, and why the company is still on the hunt for acquisitions.

CRN Exclusive: APC Global Channel Chief On Managed Services, R&D And New Opportunities

APC by Schneider Electric's Rob McKernan chats with CRN about the company's plans to start developing managed services offerings and explains why it moved part of its hardware R&D into a new channel organization.

MSP All Covered Snags Cloud Guru Techcess To Enter Houston Market

The managed services giant has acquired the fast-growing cloud computing services provider to bolster its geographic reach and mobility offerings.

CRN Exclusive: TekLinks CEO On Claris Acquisition And How To Succeed In A Fast-Moving Cloud Market

TekLinks CEO Jim Akerhielm spoke with CRN about his company's acquisition of Claris Networks and the potential in the fast-changing IT landscape.

APC Sets Sights On Managed Services Channel Transformation

APC by Schneider Electric is set to roll out a managed services program aimed at driving recurring revenue for its partners.

Insight CEO Talks Tepid Server 2003 Upgrade Demand, Microsoft's Education Push and More

Insight CEO Ken Lamneck spoke with CRN about the lagging refresh activity for Server 2003, Microsoft's challenge to Google in the education device space and the company's continued hiring spree.

Cognizant Sees 20 Percent Surge In Revenue Due To Booming Health Care Business

The company reported a huge boom in its health-care business in the first quarter of 2015, and expects this and its digital-services business to only get stronger.