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MSPmentor continues to experiment with video — moving forward with some formats, abandoning others. During the CompTIA Breakaway conference (Aug. 3-6, Las Vegas) we’ll shift our video efforts into overdrive. Our cameras will capture top executives, entrepreneurs and experts from across the MSP industry and the IT channel.
Will there be a day when a managed service provider offers every service from the cloud? Before you answer that question consider some recent trends.
Already a few MSPs have got onto the Google/Zoho bandwagon to provide SaaS-based email and messaging tools replacing traditional packaged software from Microsoft.
Now, add the numerous hosted Ex
The managed services market is never without its intrigue. Vendors, application developers, tool providers, platform aggregators, managed service providers, solution providers, and end customers all swimming about in the fragmented, highly competitive, primordial soup that is a growing market. Now, for the challenge…
There are many companies a
For years I have been speaking about pervasive computing, the concept that technology will be ubiquitous in our everyday life. The debate has centered on whether we will focus on one powerful and flexible computing device to service all of our needs — from email, web surfing, gaming, managing personal finances to running our small business. Or wil
When it comes to choosing SaaS (software as a service) or an on-premise solution, one size does not fit all. Indeed, enterprises and small businesses have different IT needs and considerations. As a managed service provider, here are some key issues you need to keep in mind as you formulate your own SaaS, cloud and on-premise solutions.