CRN Managed Services News

How to Leverage Free N-central Essentials for Explosive MSP Growth

Please join Scott Campbell, Assistant News Editor, CRN and N-able CEO, Gavin Garbutt for an enlightening webinar “How to Leverage Free N-central Essentials for Explosive MSP Growth”.

SP500 Winner: Managed Services - TekLink's Teamwork Pays Off

The key to the success of TekLinks' managed services is simple, said David Powell, vice president of managed services for the Birmingham, Ala.-based solution provider: It's teamwork.

The New Decision-Makers

An IPED 2012 survey finds that when cloud service is an application like, new buyers are primary decision-makers.

Pull the Trigger on Managed Print

The managed print services industry grew more than 15 percent last year and will continue at this clip at least through 2012. If you're a print VAR, an IT VAR, or an MSP you can still profit from this hot market—but the opportunity won't last forever.

MindShift CEO: Business Hasn't Changed Under Best Buy

Best Buy has trained its Best Buy For Business teams in local markets, especially the six cities in which mindShift has offices, to tout managed services and then turn leads over to mindShift, CEO Paul Chisholm said.

Best Buy's Mindshift Acquires Texas MSP White Glove Technologies

The move adds local coverage to customers in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, helping Mindshift in its goal for nationwide MSP coverage under Best Buy, said Paul Chisholm, CEO of Mindshift.

Autotask Looks To Develop MSPs Of The Future

Solution providers should start thinking more about not only digital integration but also applications that are now available to small businesses for the first time.

MSP Roundup: Channel Expansion Underway

Autotask announced a new Certified Consulting Partner program and the expansion of its client services operations at its recent Community Live conference. Here's more details and other news from the MSP world.

Manage Your Future: How To Add Recurring Service Revenue To Your Copier And Print Business

As the worlds of the traditional copier dealer and IT reseller merge, now is the time to begin offering managed network services to your customers. More small businesses are looking for partners that can handle both their IT networking and print needs and dealers who don't evolve their businesses are in danger of being left behind.

How to Build a Profitable Business Continuity Service

As a managed service provider, customers are likely relying on you more than ever. But what would happen if a fire damaged your facility, or your clients' facility? Are you fully prepared to help them with a seamless transition to ensure their business continued to operate normally? Business continuity solutions have become an essential component to every company?s IT strategy, but many MSPs still aren't having the conversations.

CRN 30th Anniversary: Tech Stocks Then And Now

Here's a look at how some tech giants' stocks have done over the past three decades. Which company would have earned you a five-digit return?

Solution Provider 500: Accenture In the Cloud; IBM In Costa Rica

North America's top IT solution providers are in the news in the latest edition of the Solution Provider 500, and some are unveiling cloud solutions.

Cloud Computing Services Market To Near $150 Billion In 2014

Gartner expects cloud computing services revenue to surpass $68 billion globally this year and to continue to grow, creating massive opportunities for solution providers that embrace the cloud.

N-able Names New COO

JP Jauvin previously was the vice president of sales at NetPro Computing and Fastlane Technologies, both of which were acquired by Quest Software.

New and Lucrative Business for Your VAR Portfolio: Taking Printers to a Higher Level

Are you ready to add a truly new and lucrative business to your portfolio?

Quest Offers IT Management Services To MSPs, Channel Partners

New program offers cross-sell, up-sell opportunities for solution providers, company says

Kaseya Managed Service Platform Offers On-Premise Option

Pricing begins at $1,000 for a 25-seat starter system for Kaseya MSE – G1, which also includes add-ons such as maintenance and support for the first year, online training and access to an online customer community.

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Cloud?

Managed Service Providers shouldn’t fear cloud computing -- MSPs should embrace it, solution it and service it to their customers. Let’s cut through all the hoopla surrounding the cloud and break it down to concrete, deliverable IT security, storage and service solutions you can manage for clients from offsite locations. Learn how you can leverage the cloud capabilities you already own as an MSP to win new business and hear about some new opportunities to deliver managed cloud services to the companies you serve.

Novell, Verizon Team Up To Secure Cloud Apps

As companies seek security in the cloud, Novell and Verizon have partnered to deliver a cloud-based identity and access management service dubbed Secure Access Services.

Xerox Exec: Our Managed Print Margins Beat HP's

Xerox's North America president checks in with CRN editors on the managed print services opportunity, Xerox's $6.4 billion acquisition of ACS, and how the channel needs to take the lead on annuity revenue models.