CRN Managed Services News


  • MSP Infrastructure Gets Flexible
    MSPs are seeing that they can't promote infrastructure as a service differentiator because customers are not satisfied today with an enterprise license agreement like they were a decade ago.
  • Disaster recovery plan helps managed services provider avert business disruption


    When Tornadoes Struck, MSP MasterIT Was Ready
    An effective disaster recovery plan helped a Tennessee-based managed service provider keep his business and his customers free from disruption.
  • Avnet Offers Hosted Exchange SaaS Solution to VARs
    Avnet Technology Solutions has created its first offering for the software as a service (SaaS) market. The OneTech Hosted Exchange Services provide e-mail messaging using Microsoft Exchange Server to deliver security, storage and administrative functions.
  • Distributor launches first managed print services partnership


    Tech Data: Don't Sell 'Em A Printer, Sell 'Em A Solution
    Tech Data plans to offer managed print services through an agreement with FMAudit, a print services application provider. The distributor will help resellers provide automated metering, reporting and consumbable and service alerts.
  • Its pays to offer print managed services


    Print Money
    Large enterprises and small businesses alike are turning to a variety of IT-related managed services, one of the emerging service markets is printing and imaging—have an opportunity to expand their business by offering print managed services.
  • Google Online Storage: A Small-Business Option?
    Google is poised to launch an online storage service that allows users to store documents and other files on Google's computers, but solution providers said commercial opportunities will be limited, at least initially.
  • Getting Started With Managed Services for the SMB
    The rumors you've heard are true. The business strategies, best practices and hardware/software tools are there for VARs who want to start building their managed services profile and begin getting a taste of that sweet, sweet recurring revenue.
  • Franchiser Connects With VMware Desktop Service
    The Utility Company, an Ottawa-based IT franchising company, will begin beta-testing a new VMware-based virtualized desktop service this month and plans to release the first version of the service in early 2008.
  • Home integrators know which doors to knock on despite slump


    Home Integrators Adapting To Housing Slump
    With the downturn in the real estate market showing few signs of short-term recovery, home integrators are adopting fresh strategies for generating revenue. Despite a minor slowdown in growth, however, integrators find their industry shielded, in part, by the clientele many of them serve.

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