Archive for November, 2008

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 ...

Did You Know

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

So I still don't have my YouTube Video of the week going every week but this week I as feeling a down about the dismal economic projections then I realized after watching the video below that I'm in the right line of work and should be more grateful than ever.  ...

SBS/EBS 2008 Technical Training

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Thanks Nick for the update link.  Get it here folks (before it gets moved again).  ;-)

Will Microsoft Online Store Affect Distributors?

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Yesterday I mentioned you should keep an eye out for a CRN story on WESS.  Well here is a link to the piece from Kevin McLaughlin, ChannelWeb Writer. The quote I gave Kevin that he didn't use follows (although Chris and Vlad touched on the topic with their quotes to CRN). "This ...

Microsoft Markets Deployment Services to SA Customers

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

If I'm reading Andy's blog correctly, Uncle Bill has decided they know what service provider (formally know as Partner) is best for the customers we have brought them.  I could write a very long blog on this but I'm sure Vlad will cover it for us (hopefully not with imagery) ...

Catching Wild Pigs

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

I rarely get political on my blog but it is a blog after all and not written to appease the readers but more for me so...  I've seen many changes in the past year resulting from the combination of economic uncertainty and election year politics that have left me speachless.  I'm ...

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 ...

Calling All Atlanta Microsoft Partners!

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Don't miss this! Let’s Get Down to BUSINESS… Partner Mixer Better Connections…  Better Business…  Better Together! Getting in front of the right customers to share your solutions for Small and Medium sized business problems is important for taking your business where you want to go!  Especially in these challenging economic times, customers NEED ...