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September 17, 2007  2:51 PM

Kaseya launches program to help managed services providers

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Managed services providers, News

Automation software vendor Kaseya is offering a new program to help its channel partners provide managed services. Kaseya's emPower Program, launched today, supports partners' managed services with around-the-clock IT monitoring, training and additional...

August 3, 2007  8:59 AM

Heather Clancy: Survival of the fittest – and how to be one

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, Managed services providers, Reseller blogs, Software as a service (SaaS)

I never really pondered what Charles Darwin meant by the word "fit" until this week at the CompTIA Breakaway conference.

Certainly it doesn't refer to "fit" in the sense that we use the term now -- all buffed-up from sessions at the...

August 1, 2007  12:27 PM

Heather Clancy: Forget “Crossing the Chasm;” future is for VARs who can cross the generation gap.

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, Heather Clancy, Managed services providers

Note to self: Acquire notebook computer before next business travel commitment in early September. Filing blogs from an iPhone distinctly not fun. Remind TechTarget team to super-duper spell check this. How do teens and 20-somethings cope with texting, which is like water torture to me? But more...

July 31, 2007  9:28 AM

Trend Micro launches SaaS security platform

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Managed services providers, Network and application security, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

Another security vendor is getting into the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business. Trend Micro has released SecureCloud, a platform that offers messaging gateway...

July 10, 2007  9:20 AM

Microsoft Live services pricing is aggressive; surprise, surprise

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Managed services providers, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Supplier relationship management

Microsoft, true to its volume sales heritage, will offer its upcoming hosted CRM Live service for as little as $39 per user per month.

That figure puts it well under the list prices of competitive offerings from and NetSuite. Most of...

July 9, 2007  7:58 AM

SonicWALL’s CDP product gets an upgrade

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Data storage management, Managed services providers, Reseller channel business development, Servers and desktop hardware

SonicWALL Inc. today announced expanded features to its

June 28, 2007  1:38 PM

Vendors form managed services alliance

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Managed services providers

Four managed services software vendors are joining forces to help the channel better integrate their products. The Kaseya Alliance Program matches Kaseya, a managed services automation vendor, with these three charter members:

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June 25, 2007  7:06 AM

Virtual network security from the Catbird’s seat

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Channel partner programs, Managed services providers, Network and application security

Sometimes a company is in the right place at the right time. Just as the Gartner Group was issuing a press release in April proclaiming that "organizations that rush to adopt virtualization can weaken...

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June 18, 2007  3:53 PM

Remote backup vendor adds support for VMWare

Posted by: YuvalShavit
Data center disaster recovery planning, Data storage management, Managed services providers, Server virtualization, Software as a service (SaaS), Virtualization

Data backup vendor eVault announced today a plugin that will let customers back up virtualized servers running on...

May 7, 2007  10:37 AM

Training resources for future MSPs

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Channel, Managed services providers

As resellers feel the pressure of increasing competition from other resellers, they're turning to managed services as a means of expanding their businesses. But doing so introduces another set of challenges, both technical- and business-related. Luckily, there are resources available to...

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