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I’m multi-tasking as usual at the moment. My five-year-old son is watching the original Star Wars for the first time this evening… But before I unplug to spend some time with the Skywalkers (and my own family), here are seven managed services blog entries the MSPmentor team didn’t have time to write for the week ending February 11, 2011.
For MSPs, new vertical markets are a good opportunity to expand your current footprint, and one area where we’re seeing tremendous growth is e-Commerce. Indeed, e-Commerce continues to boom and companies need to scale their supporting IT accordingly. As a result, numerous e-Commerce companies are starting to work with MSPs to ensure they have the […]
It has been roughly one year since VMware acquired Zimbra, an open source email platform, from Yahoo. The result: More than 200,000 organizations now rung Zimbra, either on-premise or via SaaS channel partners. So what’s next? The answer: A major SMB channel push to win the hearts and minds of legacy Microsoft Exchange Server customers, […]
Flash 10.2 has been released with hardware acceleration support, which initially you might not see the benefit of. But there are implications with this latest version of Flash that MSPs, ISVs and even VARs should be excited about, all of which could directly impact their bottom line. Read on for the details:
Parallels, which develops SaaS and cloud platform software for hosting providers, is preparing a hosted PBX strategy that will eventually lead to hosted unified communications, according to President of Marketing and Alliances Jack Zubarev. Details about the hosted PBX strategy will likely emerge at the Parallels Summit later this month in Orlando, Fla. But Zubarev […]
Cloud computing and SaaS were supposed to put the squeeze on technology distributors. But Excel Micro, a modern-day distributor, seems to be thriving. The reason? Excel Micro distributes Google Apps and Google’s SaaS-centric security software to VARs and resellers. And the results sound quite impressive, if you listen to Michael Amadio, director of marketing at […]
If you didn’t catch it last week, Apple and News Corp joined forces and launched The Daily, the iPad-only (for now, at least) news publication with news crafted specially and uniquely for the tablet device. And no, the full articles aren’t available anywhere else.
Call it a classic disconnect. On the upside, NetSuite, the SaaS ERP provider, continues to gain momentum with channel partners and cloud integrators. But on the downside, Wall Street isn’t impressed with NetSuite’s profit forecast. For its Q4 ended December 31, 2010, revenues were $52.1 million, up 21 percent from Q4 2009. Also, Q4 2010 […]
I’m often approached by MSPs, VARs and other solution providers who are looking to do the right thing for their customers but aren’t thrilled about the prospect of getting cloud application license revenue that is a fraction of their pre-cloud product revenue. True cloud applications are fundamentally much lower cost to produce, deliver, and support, […]