CRN Managed Services News

HP Rolls Out Enterprise-Focused Managed Print Services

Hewlett-Packard adds capabilities to its printing business, teams with RIM on smartphone printing and beefs up channel partners' MPS toolkit.

Tech Data President: Time To 'Beat Down Doors' In Public Sector

Public sector spending on IT is growing, but so too is the level of competition for public sector contracts, according to Tech Data.

Autotask CEO: VARs Need Hybrid Of Products And Services

VARs and MSPs that sell both products and services are more profitable than those that focus one one, says Bob Godgart.

HP Services To Move Customers To Virtual Client Infrastructures

As customers start looking at refreshing their current PC and notebook hardware, HP wants to provide the services to help them consider new ways of building their client infrastructure.

Microsoft Outsources Some Internal IT To Infosys

Infosys, a longtime Microsoft partner, says it will streamline implementation processes, simplify support and service, and lower enterprise costs by using the latest Microsoft products, including Windows 7.

Checking Out Lotus Notes, Phase2

The CRN Test Center takes a run at using services provided by Phase2 International in Honolulu to examine the potential of using a hosted Lotus Notes solution.

Cloud Computing Services Set To Explode: Report

The market for cloud computing services will exceed $200 billion in just five years, according to a recent study.

IT Solutions and Services for the Life of Your Business Customers

As business customers begin to refresh aging PCs and IT systems, solution providers have the opportunity to engage them in an IT lifecycle conversation which can drive sales beyond just new PC and laptop orders. The right mixture of technology services, plus sales and marketing tactics that demonstrate the value of an IT lifecycle approach, can deliver greater ROI to customers and drive more revenue for you. See how this strategy all comes together by attending this special, live ChannelCast.

Autotask Snaps Up VARstreet

Autotask had little customer overlap with VARstreet, which allows for significant cross-selling opportunities.

Alex E-reader To Ship In April Under Apple iPad's Shadow

The Alex e-reader, with its dual screen design and the ability to add hyperlinks to content, was supposed to be available late 2009, but now has to come to market at the same time as the Apple iPad.

Study: Factor In Risk With Cloud Computing Strategy

Challenges to cloud computing implementation include fragmented application portfolios, lack of cloud standards, security, system performance and management control.

Arrow ECS Creates Business Unit For Professional Services

Arrow has offered services for several years, but the distributor believes it can better market and formalize the offerings better in a separate business unit.

GFI Building Blocks Program Helps VARs Ramp Up Managed Services

As part of its Building Blocks program, Cary, N.C.-based GFI has compiled a list of three basic steps for several different services stacks including server and networking monitoring, e-mail, continuity and workstation monitoring

10 Hot Security Products For Health Care

While most of this week's security attention is focused on RSA, our coverage of products seen at HIMSS, health-care IT's biggest annual confab, continues with commanding security products for the vertical.

Kaseya's SaaS Program Adds First Channel Partners

The SaaS program is designed to attract more VARs to Kaseya's new K2 platform announced earlier this year.

Competing With The Cloud

Cloud computing will spur demand for IT hosting services from midsize and regional Internet service providers, some say.

VMware's VMPlayer: A Desktop Presence?

VMware is making virtualization accessible in ways we couldn't even imagine just a few years ago and, with CPU makers and others in the ecosystem providing ever-greater performance, it's time to start priming the imagination.

The Right SaaS Pitch For SMBs

When pitching SaaS to SMBs, talk up the flexible payment terms, scalable solutions.

MSPs Differ On Services Sales Tax Interpretations

It's apparent that interpretations of services can vary greatly from state to state, with each MSP having to dig a little deeper to fully understand what they need to do.

Q&A: Rackspace Channel Chief Preps Partners For Cloud, Hosted Services Push

Rackspace North American channel chief Christopher Rajiah discusses how Rackspace and its partners are adjusting to their models to embrace cloud computing and managed hosting services.