CRN Managed Services News


  • Tech Data Defines MSP Strategy
    Defining its strategy for the MSP market, Tech Data this week unveiled partnerships with remote monitoring and management software vendor N-able Technologies and professional services automation vendor ConnectWise.
  • Network Storage Sneak Peek
    As more small businesses look to move from direct-attached storage to network storage, vendors are waiting patiently in the wings with a raft of new products and partner incentives.
  • New effort seeks to package company's intellectual property assets for small and midsize customers


    IBM Expands Managed Service Offerings For Channel Partners
    IBM is developing packages of security, system continuity, and IT maintenance and support services that solution providers can deliver as managed services to their small and midsize customers
  • Online backup services provider gives tips for VARs mulling managed services


    Should You Become An MSP?
    Online backup services provider Asigra gives tips for VARs mulling managed services.
  • MSP And PSA Tools: Who Plays Well Together?
    MSP platform vendors and their PSA counterparts are scrambling to meet the needs of their MSP clientele by formalizing partnerships with each other and working overtime to ensure the integration of their products.
  • Remote monitoring and management platforms let VARs venture into MSP territory, but they're not for the faint of heart


    MSP Minded? What You Must Know About Remote MonitoringManagement
    Solution providers are setting their sights increasingly on remote monitoring and management (RMM) in the quest to expand their services offerings.
  • HP Woos SMBs With New POS Systems, Notebooks, Servers
    Supersizing is so 1990s. Nowadays, it seems everything small is in vogue, from small servings in restaurants to small cars that consume less gas--and small businesses attracting lots of attention from big technology companies.
  • TriActive Embraces Next-Gen MSP Model
    SaaS provider TriActive has launched a new partner program for its systems management product that's aimed squarely at the next-generation of managed service provider.
  • SilverBack: The Low-Price Leader?
    As part of a low-price strategy, MSP platform vendor SilverBack Technologies is slashing the price for its Desktop Monitoring package to $1.33 per desktop per month.
  • MSP Alliance Bobs For Bad Apples In The MSP Space
    The race to jump into the hot MSP arena is opening the door for potentially shady operators to take advantage of the burgeoning market, which has spurred the MSP Alliance to improve its vetting process for membership and accreditation.
  • How one VAR overcame the high cost of delivering more value


    Scaling Up To Be an MSP
    Larry Shulman, president of LMS Technical Services in Dix Hills, N.Y., discovered something very interesting when he transitioned his business from a traditional VAR to a managed service provider: the cost of delivering services didn't scale.

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