The latest in in-depth cloud computing reporting, particularly the impact cloud continues to have on the channel.
Intel is leveraging N-able’s managed services platform to build a customized SaaS (software as a service) system for MSPs across Europe, MSPmentor has confirmed. David Byrne, business manager for Intel’s Multi-Site Director, described the hardware giant’s European MSP strategy to me a few minutes ago. And he clarified whether Intel would make a similar move […]
You’re a networking company with traditional hardware trying to compete during the recession. How do you excite resellers while generating media buzz? In the case of Netgear, the company has launched ProSecure — a line of security appliances tied to a cloud service.
Now that we’ve launched The Open Source 50, I’ll help readers to explore, question, and understand how open source is changing the world of partner programs and channels as we know it today — and most importantly how we all adapt and continue to grow. What made a good partner program before may not make […]
Should you build your own cloud computing system or simply leverage a third party cloud service? The answer to that question depends on which managed service provider you ask. Terremark, a managed service provider in Miami, built its own cloud in its own datacenters, notes Fredric Paul at bMighty.com. But I have to wonder: How […]
Our SaaS 20 stock index, which tracks software as a service stocks, is now down more than 5 percent in 2009, having slipped a nominal 1.22 percent for the week ended January 23. Here’s a look at the weekly SaaS winners and losers.
On the upside this past week, SaaS 20 Stock Index winners included:
I caught up with Stephen Cho, director of Google Apps Channels, for a podcast discussion originally posted on TheVARguy.com. Our conversation explores the search giant’s new partner program for Google Apps. The nine-minute discussion with Cho covers six key topics.
Let’s face it: Some resellers and VARs (value-added resellers) are never (repeat: NEVER) going to make a complete move to managed services and a recurring revenue model. Still, N-able wants to give those traditional solutions providers a taste of remote management with a new tool and hosted service called N-supportPro. Here are some early details. […]
Lennon and McCartney. Peanut butter and jelly. Managed services and software as a service (SaaS): The next great duo? Perhaps. Plenty of MSP software remains on-premise by design. But Paglo today becomes the latest in a growing list of companies launching SaaS-oriented MSP software. And the Paglo approach apparently starts at $1 per managed device per month.
So far, the New Year year hasn’t been a happy one for software as a service stocks. Our SaaS 20 Stock Index fell 3.16 percent for the week ended January 16, and the index is now down 3.92 percent since the New Year. While TheVARguy.com remains upbeat about SaaS opportunities for VARs and managed service providers, investors remain cautious.
Dell has taken another step closer to the small business software world, opening the Dell Download Store — where small business customers can download applications from Intuit, McAfee, Microsoft and other software companies. Some solutions providers and managed service providers may fear The Dell Download Store.
Google has pulled back the curtains on a Google Apps Reseller Program, allowing solutions providers and managed service providers to resell Google’s cloud-based applications. Check out the Google-produced video below for a quick overview of the reseller program, and join the reader debate over this effort. I’ll be hopping into the conversation as well.