Archive for the ‘Managed Services’ Category

Time Warner Cable - Your Next MSP Competitor

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

So Time Warner Business Class Cable has finally crossed the line. The invisible line separating service provider from customer premise asset management. They are now offering managed security services with an onsite appliance (SonicWALL). While this is nothing new from traditional voice/data providors wherein they put their managed security offering ...

The End of Your Business?

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Maybe?  Check out Vlad's blog this week as he addresses a topic that may hit all too close to home for many of us.  I know, I know.  What a crummy topic to discuss over Thanksgiving but isn't being thankful about having a realistic perspective on things?  Knowing that it could ...

Navigate The Stormy Economic Seas

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Shopping malls are empty, businesses are stretching out IT projects and many small business are feeling the pinch of the economic conditions in today’s world.  Is the press adding fuel to the economic bonfire?  How is your business planning to ride out the economic storm?  Many IT Professionals are very ...

Level Platforms Announces SBS 2008 Ready (and more)

Friday, November 14th, 2008

In a Press Release this morning from LPI they announced full support and compatibility with regards to Managed Workplace's ability to provide remote monitoring and management (RMM) of Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 and soon full RMM for EBS 2008.  As far as I'm aware N-Able and Kaseya have nothing ...

New Server, Paper Clips and a Large Fry Please. That Was Easy!

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

In yet another demonstration of where some in the SMB space believe that IT Managed Services can be commoditized, Staples has jumped into the game.  Staples publicly announced their new Staples Network Services by Thrive, a three tier offering that includes an assortment of SaaS, remote support desk and onsite ...

Microsoft Customer Support Call Back Program Expands

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

So for those of you were in  fret about Microsoft's change to a call back support model let's hope misery truly loves company because rumor has it that this will be the support method for all Microsoft platforms.  While many have raised valid concerns over the plans for to have ...

StorageCraft IT Edition 72% Off Via MSPSN

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Wow!  You read that correctly.  If you have read my blog for any length of time, or seen me do a disaster recovery presentation, then you know what a big fan of StorageCraft and MSPSN that I am.  This is the very same version of StorageCraft that I use to do ...

Pre-Order The Best I.T. Service Delivery BOOK EVER!

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

From our friends at MSP University: It's finally ready for pre-order! Thanks for your patience - we are ready to start accepting pre-orders for the next in our best-selling series of books by I.T. Service Providers for I.T. Service Providers! Following in the footsteps of the last 2 books in our Managed ...

How Can Somebody So Smart Do Such Stupid Things?

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Yes, stupid is a naughty word in the Crall household as is "shut up" and "I know" but in this case I think it fits.  Vlad has posted some incredibly stupid things (as he would be the first to admit) and then he posts stuff like this and just amazes ...

SMB Nation 2008 Fall Conference News

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

This just in on the wire (OK, it's not a wire but it sounds cool!) PRESS RELEASE SMB Nation 2008 Fall Conference to Hold Launch Party: Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008. MarketPlace Expo SOLD OUT! Seattle, WA – August 22, 2008 - Boasting a completely sold out tradeshow hall ...