Xerox, Do IT Smarter Host MSP Road Show

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. Jake and Elwood Blues. Heck, even Xerox and Do IT Smarter love a good road trip. I hear the duo is hosting a Managed Service Provider road show with stops in Charlotte, N.C. (October 11), Houston, Texas (October 17), New Orleans, La. (October 24) and Hollywood, Fla. (October 25). SonicWall and MX Logic also are joining the event series, which offers practical tips for selling managed services. For details, check out the Do IT Smarter event site.

Fast-teks Franchises Embrace Managed Services

Imagine if The Geek Squad embraced managed services. That very scenario is occurring at Fast-teks, a nationwide computer services company that’s working with Kaseya and SecureMyCompany to master managed services. Under terms of a new initiative, Fast-teks is using SecureMyCompany’s hosted offerings to service customers in more than 120 North American markets. The online services include Kaseya Managed Services software, which offers asset management, software inventory and remote management capabilities.

Ingram, Trend Micro Partner on Managed Services

When it comes to managed services, Trend Micro certainly has a sense for timing. The security company has launched a “pay as you go” managed service with Ingram Micro. The offering comes as Trend rival Symantec prepares to launch its own software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, know as the Symatec Protection Network. Let the showdown begin. Continue reading

Calling All Managed Service Providers: Qualify for the MSPmentor 100

Forgive me for this shameless plug, but here’s a prime opportunity for successful MSPs to step into the spotlight. Is your company among the industry’s top managed service providers? Click Here to take survey and your company could appear in our inaugural MSPmentor 100 list. Continue reading

Federal Government Embraces Managed Services

Most managed service providers focus on the small business market. But there’s ample opportunity to offer managed services into larger vertical markets — including the federal government. In the months ahead, Uncle Sam’s appetite for managed services will grow significantly, according to the Defense Department’s CIO. Federal Computer Week has a quick story about this trend that’s worth reading.