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Jan, 16

Online Tools and Services for Your Business

Starting up a new venture is a great joy and passion for the entrepreneur. He/she works very hard day and night to get the vital framework in place, like the concept, a business plan, and so many other important structural aspects. But when it comes to the online side of their business, most owners are […]

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May, 15

How to Thrive with Office 365

If you’re an Ingram Micro partner, you know about the value of the vendors who are in our cloud marketplace. You’ve also likely discovered one of the most popular SMB offerings, Microsoft Office 365, which is Microsoft’s flagship productivity suite—placed in the cloud. If you are a reseller and currently have Office 365 seats purchased […]

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May, 15

RMM Pitfalls to Avoid in Retail

For years, the prevailing thought among retail VARs was that their customers were different and didn’t fit the mold for managed services (of which RMM is a fundamental component). In all fairness, PC workstations and servers are different from POS (point of sale) terminals, cash registers, MSRs (mag-stripe readers), scales, and receipt printers. All differences […]

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Apr, 15

Don’t Leave Your Customers’ BYOD Strategy to Chance

Although BYOD (bring your own device) isn’t making as many headlines as it was a year ago, the reason for this is not due to mobility being a passing fad. Rather, companies’ attitudes and acceptance of personal mobile devices in the workplace is maturing. In fact, CompTIA’s 3rd Annual Trends in Enterprise Mobility study, which […]

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Mar, 15

Cisco Announces Ingram Micro Europe Joining its Cloud Aggregation Program

The first annual Ingram Micro Cloud Summit Europe, taking place March 30 – April 1 in Barcelona, hosted a number of impressive industry announcements, including the news that Cisco and Ingram Micro are expanding their strategic cloud partnership. The shared goal between the two partners is to bring Cisco Intercloud to the channel through the […]

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Mar, 15

Are Your Salespeople “Sold” On the Benefits of Cloud?

Whenever IT solution providers (ITSPs) do a serious revenue comparison of an on-premise IT solution vs. a cloud IT solution, the latter business model eventually supersedes the former by a long shot. Just because business owners recognize this fact, however, doesn’t mean their salespeople will. I know an MSP who invested tens of thousands of […]

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Mar, 15

2 Signs Your Customer is Ready for Cloud Services

Not all of your customers are ready to buy cloud services right now. But, some are, and it’s important that you recognize the tell-tale signs. Following are the two biggest ones you should pay attention to in order to capitalize on this low hanging fruit. Sign #1: Aging SystemsDo you have customers that are still […]

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Mar, 15

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EFSS: Where BYOD and Security Meet

Earlier this month Ingram Micro Cloud announced Nomadesk as the latest addition to its Cloud Marketplace. Nomadesk is a SaaS-based enterprise file synchronization and sharing (EFSS) solution that addresses a prevalent small-, medium-, and enterprise-size business need that exists at the intersection of BYOD (bring your own device) and security. Filip Tack, CEO and Cofounder, […]

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Mar, 15

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How Basic SaaS Economics Can Propel Your Business

By Justin Moore, CEO and Founder, Axcient Justin Moore, Founder and CEO, Axcient Billion-dollar SaaS companies have a thing or two to teach, whether you are a cloud vendor, technology reseller or solution provider. The first generation SaaS companies (Salesforce, WebEx, NetSuite, etc.) paved the way for the next generation of SaaS companies and showed […]

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Mar, 15

Email: Your Foray Into Selling Cloud Services

Any IT solutions provider who’s ever performed a serious revenue comparison of an on-premises IT solution vs. a subscription-based cloud IT solution knows that the recurring revenue model trumps the old business model in several ways. Yet, selling cloud-based IT solutions continues to be a serious challenge for many solution providers. At a previous Cloud […]

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