CRN Managed Services News

Q&A: Synnex CEO Talks Cloud, Lenovo x86 Acquisition, K-12 Market And More

Synnex CEO Kevin Murai talked about the company's recent earnings, lingering business from the Windows XP support expiration and partnerships with Google and Microsoft in the K-12 vertical.

Q&A: Ingram Micro President Paul Bay On Cloud, Consolidation And More

In an interview with CRN at the ONE Ingram Micro event in Las Vegas, Ingram Micro North American President Paul Bay gives his thoughts on the distributor's cloud strategy, consolidation and more.

Texas Ebola Outbreak Blamed On Electronic Health Record Workflow Failure

When the first case of the Ebola virus was recognized in a Texas hospital late last week, it was missed the first time around due to a flaw in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, the hospital said.

Cosentry On Acquisition Roll, Buys Red Anvil To Continue Midwest Expansion

In its second acquisition of the year, Omaha, Neb.-based solution provider Cosentry is continuing its Midwest expansion with the addition of Milwaukee-based Red Anvil.

Recent Data Breaches Offer Opportunities For MSPs

ThreatTrack Security says MSPs can make bank on the news of bad breaches in the SMB market by making their customers aware of the security threats that exist today.

Amazon Research Facility Investment Could Stoke New IoT Business For Channel

Reuters reports the company is set to invest $55 million over five years and boost the workforce at Silicon Valley's Lab126 in a move some think will create new opportunities for solution providers.

A 'Liquid World': VMware CIO On Adapting To MSP Market Changes

VMware CIO Tony Scott shared his vision for the future of IT with MSPs at Continuum's Navigate conference in Boston.

Solution Provider Panel: The Key To Recurring Revenue Is Depth Over Breadth

When asked to share their best advice for VARs looking to push into a recurring revenue model, a panel of solution providers said they found diving deep into particular vendors or verticals as the key to success.

Continuum Releases New Sync247 Product For MSPs

At Continuum's Navigate, the company released a sync and share platform just for MSPs.

Continuum: 'Smartsourcing' The Wave Of The MSP Future

Continuum CEO Michael George is encouraging MSPs to succeed in the channel against major competitors like Amazon and Google by outsourcing their services.

Cloudnexa Launches AWS-Managed Cloud Package Partnership With Sumo Logic, Trend Micro, AppDynamics

Philadelphia, Penn.-based managed service provider and AWS premier consulting partner Cloudnexa has teamed up with Sumo Logic, Trend Micro and AppDynamics for a comprehensive, packaged and managed cloud offering.

Autotask Integrates With Performance Monitoring Firm LogicMonitor

The agreement between Autotask and LogicMonitor is expected to make it easier for solution providers to address customers' IT problems without having to manually re-enter data.

MetTel COO: MSP Acquisition 'Bolsters Our Ability To Go Beyond A Router'

MetTel will become one of the first telecommunications company with a managed service offering following its acquisition of Thrive Networks from Staples.

Managed Services Move: Autotask Acquires Cloud-Based RMM Player CentraStage

Autotask will extend its platform into the cloud-based remote monitoring and management space by acquiring CentraStage, a 40-person firm based in the U.K.

Axis Business Solutions Upsets Solution Provider Status Quo With Disruptive Technologies

Axis Business Solutions, a $30 million solution provider, is seeing huge success by shaking up the status quo on trading legacy IT technology for an exclusive focus on disruptive and emerging technologies.

Gartner Magic Quadrant: Who's Leading The Way In End-User Outsourcing

Smaller companies are enjoying double-digit sales growth in end-user outsourcing by focusing on mobility, the cloud and unique service delivery models, but Gartner finds the biggest names in IT are still on top.

Q&A: Zones CEO On Evolving The Company, Culture And What's Driving Growth

A year into his job as CEO at Zones, Murray Wright sits down with CRN to talk about evolving the company, investing the culture and what he sees as the keys to growth in the technology market today.

RMM Software: Technology to Boost Your MSP Business

Solution providers say remote monitoring and management software has improved their business. Continuum has a new e-book on the technology available, with some tips for MSPs out there.

Q&A: Tech Data CEO On Rising PC Sales And More

Tech Data CEO Robert Dutkowsky spoke with CRN last week after the distributor reported strong second-quarter earnings. Here's his take on why people are 'swinging back to the PC.'

Microsoft Office 365 Service Module Offers MSPs The Best Of Both Worlds

Life for a managed services provider (MSP) is seldom straightforward.