CRN Managed Services News


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Custom system builders are closely watching cloud computing to see how it will affect their business models -- for good or for ill


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

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