Managed Services

  • Avaya Offers Private-Label Managed Services to Partners
    Avaya Inc. is putting partners in the managed services business. The company launched Wednesday a private-label program enabling its channel partners to offer Avaya managed services branded under their own name, and priced and packaged to support their own business plans. ...More
    October 14, 2009 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • CompTIA Buys MSP Partners for Managed Services Focus
    IT association CompTIA is shoring up its managed services focus with the purchase of fellow educator MSP Partners.The deal accomplishes two aims: It strengthens an alliance for end users, more of whom are turning to managed services, according to a new CompTIA survey; and ...More
    September 30, 2009 Posted in News
  • Selling VoIP as a Disaster Recovery Solution
    As the economy struggles, hosted VoIP continues to explode. Businesses choose hosted VoIP for many reasons: lower upfront fees, unlimited scalability up or down, mitigation of technology obsolescence, but for this article I want to focus on how hosted VoIP improves ...More
    September 25, 2009 By William Bumbernick Posted in Articles, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Desktops in the Clouds
    What do you get when you cross a virtual desktop and a cloud? A hosted virtual desktop. It’s not much of a punch line, but it is popular or at least threatening to be. IBM Corp.’s stated plans to roll out hosted virtual desktop services this month (October) have ...More
    September 23, 2009 By Khali Henderson Posted in Articles
  • Seven Keys to the MPLS Kingdom
    The rise of cloud computing and virtualization is just one reason MPLS-enabled solutions are beginning to stir up more buzz. Geoffrey McCarroll, director of operations for master agent Global Systems Telecom (GST), said MPLS is hot right now because customers are gaining a ...More
    September 21, 2009 By Cara Sievers Posted in Articles
  • Agents Plug Into UC Power PAK
    Four companies have come together to make selling and implementing unified communications easier for agents and dealers. Gearmaker Cisco Systems Inc., global service provider MASERGY Communications Inc., Cisco VAR Global Technology Resources Inc. (GTRI) and master agency X4 ...More
    September 17, 2009 By Khali Henderson Posted in News
  • iland Extends Cloud to the Desktop
    iland announced Wednesday the general availability of the iland Workforce Cloud, a unified platform that integrates desktop PCs, laptops and other devices with hosted servers, data and services. The unified solution allows secure desktop connections to hosted corporate data ...More
    September 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Nimsoft Helps Ingram Micro Resellers Tap Midmarket Opportunities
    Ingram Micro announced it has enhanced its Seismic managed services portfolio with options for the midmarket. Now, with the monitoring solutions from IT management firm Nimsoft Inc., the distributor is set to help resellers make moves for midmarket customers.Ingram has ...More
    September 9, 2009 Posted in News
  • HP Offers VARs Software Licensing Options
    Hewlett-Packard has announced it is offering more flexible software licensing options to managed services VARs. The company feels this move will drive more managed services biz through the channel by enabling VARs to approach smaller businesses with limited budgets.VARs now ...More
    September 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • Ask Steve: Is Cloud Computing Ready for SMBs?
    It’s the end of summer. What better time to talk about clouds? Now, I don’t mean rain-filled nimbus or silken stratus. I mean cloud computing. Is it the newest marketing incarnation of application services providers(ASPs) and software as a service (SaaS), or ...More
    September 1, 2009 By Steve Hilton Posted in Articles, Software as a Service/ Cloud Services (SaaS)