The latest in in-depth cloud computing reporting, particularly the impact cloud continues to have on the channel.
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.
VirtualAdministrator wants to be more than a one-trick pony. The master MSP, best known for hosting Kaseya software for peer VARs and MSPs, is launching a range of new hosted services and education services for MSPs. Here’s a quick look at the strategy. First, I’d like to set expectations: I’m catching a flight in a […]
Over the next six months or so, Siemens will work with selected channel partners to test unified communications in Amazon’s cloud, according Paul McMillan (pictured), Siemens’ director of unified communications technical vision and strategy. Here’s the scoop from McMillan, who spoke with The VAR Guy during VoiceCon Orlando 2009.
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.
During the Autotask Community Live conference in Nashville, Tenn., Autotask CEO Bob Godgart disclosed some company financial milestones. Godgart also described how Autotask hopes to eliminate the walls between managed service providers (MSPs) and corporate IT. Here are four quick highlights from Godgart’s keynote. 4. Two Tools Worth Noting: Godgart described a new Outsource Management […]
Nearly 40 percent of managed service providers already offer some form of managed print services, with an additional 34 percent of MSPs formulating managed print strategies now, according to MSPmentor’s weekly reader poll. Here’s a look at the stats.
According to 108 poll participants:
Red Hat’s CEO, Jim Whitehurst, spoke out strongly recently against the possibility of Linux ever taking over the desktop computers of the world. His comments may reflect Red Hat’s increasing distance from reality, but I don’t think they’re grounded in facts. Here’s why. Whitehurst argued that mainsteam desktop Linux remains a pipe dream for several […]
Multiple open source software companies are pumping the same message into The VAR Guy’s email inbox. From Compiere to Pentaho, small open source application providers are calling on VARs to deploy business software in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Will VARs answer the call? Here’s the scoop from The VAR Guy.
If you’re a solutions provider trying to understand how to profit from Amazon Web Services, Google Apps and software as a service (SaaS), then please join us for The VAR Guy Live, a webcast scheduled for April 15 at 2:00pm eastern. Here are the details.
A friendly reminder: If you’re a solutions provider trying to understand how to profit from Amazon Web Services, Google Apps and software as a service (SaaS), then please join me for The VAR Guy Live, a webcast scheduled for April 15 at 2:00pm eastern.
Novell officially shipped SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 today. The really interesting part of the story involves two related projects — called Mono and Just enough Operating System (JeOS). Indeed, Mono and JeOS could give SUSE Linux 11 a lift with software developers, Microsoft .Net customers and partners, The VAR Guy believes. Here’s the scoop. First, […]
Software as a service. Cloud services. If you believed the hype, you’d think all managed service providers (MSPs) need to completely shift their customers from on-premise solutions to online solutions. But many of the strongest SaaS proponents still launch on-premise solutions for MSPs. Why? Because 80 percent of the software market will involve on-premise IT for years to come.
I overlooked this piece of news from last week — until I spotted it on Jeff Kaplan’s blog: NetSuite, one of the better-known ERP software as a service (SaaS) providers, has launched a cloud for ISVs (independent software vendors) to develop and deploy new applications. But this isn’t the only way to build a cloud […]