Channel Futures videos include highlights from the Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Channel Partners Evolution, as well as Fast Chats featuring industry leaders.
When it comes to understanding Microsoft’s SaaS (software as a service) strategy, there are only four letters managed service providers need to know: BPOS, short for Business Productivity Online Suite. Most of Microsoft’s major SaaS applications fit under the BPOS umbrella, and the software giant has started evangelizing BPOS opportunities to MSPs.
The Autotask Community Live conference wrapped up yesterday. But the steady flow of content from the conference continues. Here’s my conversation with Autotask CEO Bob Godgart. He provides a healthy reminder that some managed service providers are cutting staff during the recession. But Godgart also delivers some optimistic messages — including a new strategy to eliminate the wall between MSPs and corporate IT. Take a look.
During a quick video interview, masterIT CEO J. Michael Drake describes his company’s success blending managed services with hardware as a service (HaaS). Drake articulates why HaaS is more than leasing for laptops and desktops. And he offers practical tips for MSPs that want to move in a HaaS direction. The conversation was recorded at Autotask Community Live in Nashville, Tenn. Take a look.
The VAR Guy is gearing up for a busy week in the Orlando, Florida, area. He’ll be stopping by VoiceCon on April 1 and Ingram Micro VTN on April 2. But here’s the big question: If The VAR Guy finds a few hours to sneak to an area theme park — which one should he visit? Before you answer, consider these world-class options.
Want to generate some buzz for an upcoming conference? Steal a page from Robin Robins. Some pundits give away iPods at conferences. Other marketing leaders give away netbooks. But Robins is driving in a different direction and going viral to promote a managed services event. Hint: Somebody’s going to win a Jaguar. Here’s the scoop […]
Want to generate some buzz for an upcoming conference? Steal a page from Robin Robins. Some pundits give away iPods at conferences. Other marketing leaders give away netbooks. But Robins is driving in a different direction and going viral to promote a managed services event. Hint: Somebody’s going to win a Jaguar. Here’s the scoop and the viral video to prove it.
Alas, you can’t see them in this picture. But Novell and Red Hat will have a seat at Cisco Systems’ table as CEO John Chambers (seated, bottom right) builds out Cisco’s server and unified computing strategy. Here’s the scoop, from The VAR Guy.
Some big names joined Chambers today when Cisco announced its unified computing initiative. On hand (photo, left to right) were:
This is a test video. That’s all. Can’t wait to see our banner behind our video. I know my performance is lame but i was really just trying to get a feel for where to stand, microphone performance, camera functions, etc. 1. First shot = wireless lavalier at 3 feet, 6 feet and 9 feet. […]
The VAR Guy doesn’t spend much time writing about systems builders, but this little tidbit of information deserves some ink: Puget Systems has announced a free Windows 7 upgrade strategy months before Microsoft formalizes its own upgrade pricing plans, according to PCWorld.
Managed service providers often ask me what types of Web 2.0 technologies — if any — to embed into their Websites. If you read MSPmentor regularly, you know I praise MasterIT (an MSP in Bartlett, Tenn.) for their use of viral video. But earlier this week I stumbled onto Jenaly Technology Group’s redesigned Website. A quick look at both sites offers peer MSPs some practical guidance for Web 2.0 and video success.