CRN Managed Services News

AVG Steps Up Office 365 Remote Management Offerings

A new service module from AVG Technologies will make it cheaper and easier for channel partners to remotely monitor and manage Microsoft Office 365.

Q&A: Insight CEO On The K-12 Market, Microsoft And Revival Of The PC

Insight CEO Ken Lamneck sits down with CRN to discuss the solution provider's push into the K-12 market, the impact of Microsoft partner program changes and more.

How to Sell Virtualizing Technology to the C-Suite

Talking to members of the C-suite can be stressful, but it can be the difference between closing a sale and creating a customer for life.

TruMethods Founder At XChange: How MSPs Can Grow Their Business Utilizing This One Concept

Gary Pica speaks in San Antonio at XChange, encouraging small businesses to find their "superpower."

Lumen21 Rolls Out Tiered Managed Services Offering For VARs Breaking Into Services

Orange, Calif.-based managed service provider Lumen21 has launched a new tiered program for referring, reselling and rebranding managed services to help traditional VARs break into a services-focused model.

Q&A: Logicalis CEO On Who's Winning, Who's Losing In The Cloud Wars

Logicalis CEO Vince DeLuca discusses the evolving cloud world, revealing how the solution provider is transforming itself, which vendors are pulling ahead in cloud and how partners will be affected.

ProVision Communications Reboots Business Model With 360 Networx Acquisition

Formerly called ProVision Communications, the technology services company closed the 360 Networx deal Aug. 1 for an undisclosed sum, changing its name to Provision Networks, and changing its business model in the process.

Acuative Deal For Thrupoint International Business Expands Solution Provider Into Europe, Middle East

The purchase gives the global solution provider reach into new international markets following its March acquisition of Thrupoint's US division.

IT Partners Brings On Channel Vet To Lead Solution Provider Business

Tempe, Ariz.-based solution provider IT Partners has brought on long-time channel industry executive Steve Tepedino as president and CEO to lead day-to-day operations and roll out a growth strategy.

Why Faster Isn't Always Better

To ensure you provide your customers with the telecom solution that is the right one for them, here are five tips to keep in mind when selecting a carrier.

Datapipe Enhances Managed Cloud Offerings Around Amazon Web Services

Datapipe, CRN's 2013 Managed Service Company of the Year, has enhanced its Managed Cloud for Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help enterprises get the full value of hybrid cloud environments.

MSPs Should Brace For Cloud Security Impact

MSPs accustomed to managing on-premise security solutions take note: your business is moving to the cloud.

AgreeYa Logging Big Growth With Big Data
Software solution provider AgreeYa is poised for rapid growth of its analytics business this year and next, but it's not taking its eye off its mainstay business around social and mobile offerings.
Autotask, ConnectWise Competition Heating Up After Acquisition
After Autotask announced its acquisition earlier this week, both Autotask and ConnectWise executives say competition is about to get a lot more fierce for the IT management platforms.
MSP Industry Panel: Should We Retire The Term 'Trusted Adviser?'
Autotask Community Live panelists focus on whether it's time for a new term to reflect today's MSP. All agree, however, it's not the term that's important, but the relationship.
10 Cool New Features In Revamped Autotask
Take a look at 10 new features that Autotask showed off as part of its completely revamped IT management platform, unveiled at its Autotask Community Live event.
Autotask To Be Acquired By Vista Equity Partners
Autotask kicked off its Autotask Community Live event in Hollywood, Fla., by revealing that it will be acquired by Vista Equity Partners for an undisclosed amount.
Top Five Functions Outsourced To Managed Services
In a new survey, managed service provider JDL Technologies found that more and more SMBs are turning to managed services for their IT needs, looking to solve a few challenges in particular. Take a look at the most popular reasons a SMB turns to an MSP for help.
Q&A: CompuCom CEO Talks Cloud, Mobility And Recurring Revenue
CompuCom CEO Tony Doye discusses the cloud, mobility and how the company is keeping a competitive edge in the move to services and recurring revenue as it wraps up its first year as a private company.
Report: Presidio Up For Possible Sale Or IPO
Reuters reported that Presidio, one of the world's largest solution providers, may be on the way towards a sale or IPO.