CRN Managed Services News

Cisco Beats Software Drum With New Partner Program, Incentives

The Cisco Software Partner Program, set to launch in 2016, will reward partners for their investments with Cisco software. The company also revamped its Cloud and Managed Services Program.

What's The Opportunity For MSPs In IoT?

Solution and service providers talk about the real-life implications of the Internet of Things on managed services.

5 Things MSPs Can Expect From Kaseya This Year

Kaseya plans to introduce a new IT management platform and API over the next several months as well as enhancements around its existing management platform, security and certifications.

Meet The New MSPs: 6 AWS Partners Changing The Game

These companies say they are the 'next generation' of the MSP market, and traditional MSPs will have to step up their game to compete.

CRN Exclusive: GreenPages Launches Transformation Services Group

With the new Transformation Services Group, the solution provider hopes to help clients accelerate their transformation to more agile and innovative technology.

Q&A: Tech Data CEO Bob Dutkowsky Talks Tech And Ever-Changing IT Industry

Dutkowsky talked with CRN after his company's Q4 earnings call about emerging technologies, VAR opportunities, challenges and more.

Q&A: ScanSource CTO Greg Dixon Talks EMV/Payments, 3-D Printing, Cloud And More

ScanSource CTO Greg Dixon sat down with CRN at the ScanSource partner conference to discuss the biggest partner opportunities he sees taking shape for its reseller channel.

MSP Alliance Study: 2014 North American MSPs Generated $154B In Revenue

MSP Alliance CEO Charles Weaver projects that number to be in the $250 billion range by next year as cloud technology becomes a more important purchasing factor for customers.

Data Transparency Demands Present Service Opportunity

TechNetworks in Boston, which serves nonprofits, sees potential in translating data as a service.

Mphasis Launches Customer Experience Management Solutions To Capture Digital Opportunity

The move is intended to help clients transform their businesses in response to a 'dramatic shift' to digital technologies.

25-Year-Old Solution Provider Exec Works To Inspire Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs

At 25 years old, Carlos Perez is one of the younger leaders in the channel, but that doesn't stop him from running a successful and growing cloud services and IT infrastructure management solution provider in Hartford, Conn.

System Replacements, Upgrades Lead Services Boom

Migration from legacy and traditional systems and platforms is providing huge opportunities for managed services plays for the channel, partners say.

Amazon Web Services Launches Managed Service Provider Program With 6 Partners

The MSPs all were certified through third-party auditors to offer managed services on Amazon's cloud.

Channel Star: Former CDW Employee Fights For Top Spot On 'American Idol'

Former CDW employee Nick Fradiani is singing his way to the top of hit Fox TV show "American Idol," most recently voted into the singing competition's top 11 contestants.

IBM, Twitter Analytics Tool Now Open To All: Partners Cheer

IBM and Twitter partnership allows partners and developers to create "insight as a service" apps that merge twitterverse with third-party data feeds.

Reviews: Connected Data Transporter, HP MSA 2040

As part of Storage Week 2015, the CRN Test Center shows how to turn a storage array into recurring revenue for managed service providers.

Systemax Restructure Closes Retail Business, Ignites Companywide Layoffs And Cutbacks

As Systemax, No. 19 on the CRN SP500 list, saw another multimillion loss in its year-end earnings report, it announced in its fourth-quarter earnings call that it would shutter its retail business and significantly cut back on costs across the business.

Cisco Services: Low Double-Digit Growth Is Not Good Enough

Cisco's Raja Sundaram maps out the plan for managed services in 2015.

Manhattan Merger: Computer Integrated Services Joins brightstack Technologies

Two New York-based solution providers, brightstack Technologies and Computer Integrated Services, are joining forces to build a broader breadth of capabilities and geographical reach.

SolarWinds Acquisition Of N-Able Leads To Growth For MSPs

Derik Belair of N-able talked to CRN about its record-breaking year in managed services and the upcoming launch of N-central 10.0.