The latest in in-depth cloud computing reporting, particularly the impact cloud continues to have on the channel.
Back in March 2009, I heard managed service providers were recommending Box.net as a tool for businesses to easily but securely share files with selected clientele. Now comes word that Box.net is working to integrate its software with ConnectWise and Autotask within the next month. Here are some quick details.
The waterfall method of development is as old as time itself. For those unfamiliar, waterfall is a production process in which the development of a product takes place in sequential stages. It has served as a ubiquitous framework for production in various industries. Most notably, waterfall has been the go-to method for development teams in […]
Consider the following scenario. You’re a managed service provider that leverages a mix of RMM (remote monitoring and management), PSA (professional services automation), storage and security services software. Now, you want to tie all of those applications together.
Last week I covered channel recruitment from a vendor’s perspective. Now let’s look at it from a partner’s perspective. While the vendors are looking to recruit new partners, the partners are analyzing the cost/benefit of taking on a new vendor’s product.
Australia’s managed services market continues to grow up rapidly. The latest example: N-able says its hosted N-supportPro software is now available in Australia and New Zealand. It’s the latest in a series of MSP software company efforts down under. Here’s some perspective. According to N-able: N-supportPro can also be used to remotely support desktops, notebooks, […]
When IBM announces its Smart Business cloud computing strategy on June 16, Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux distribution will be along for the ride. The news represents IBM’s latest vote of confidence in Ubuntu, amid growing evidence that Canonical and Ubuntu are finding a home in cloud computing. Here’s the scoop.
If you’re a Microsoft partner, you likely know about the software giant’s Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) and hosted Dynamics CRM plans. But Microsoft’s software as a service (SaaS) strategy doesn’t end there. The company also is working on a platform as a service (PaaS) called xRM.
The VAR Guy thinks Symantec didn’t hear the first Software as a Service (SaaS) wake-up call. But the security and storage company is finally making some SaaS noise, and Wall Street is pleased to hear it. Here’s where Symantec could be heading next with SaaS and cloud computing.
Two major cloud services developments in Asia — involving large service providers and Google Apps rival Zoho — have captured The VAR Guy’s attention. If you’re a VAR trying to track turnkey SaaS (software as a service) offerings, keep an eye on Zoho’s work in Asia. Our resident blogger believes similar cloud trends will unfold in Europe and North America. Here’s the scoop.
During the recent IO Developer Conference in San Francisco, Google Channel Manager Jeff Ragusa (pictured) offered an update on the Google Apps Reseller program (see video below). But that’s not all. During a separate webcast today, Google gave participants an update on the Google Apps Enterprise strategy. Here’s the scoop.