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  • request for proposal (RFP)

    A request for proposal (RFP) is a document that an organization, often a government agency or large enterprise, posts to elicit a response -- a formal bid -- from potential vendors for a desired IT solution.

  • TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number)

    A Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), in the United States, is a unique nine-digit number for identifying an individual, business or other entity in tax returns and additional documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

  • Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)

    The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is a component of the United States Department of Defense (DoD) that works with defense contractors to ensure government services and supplies are delivered on time, come at the expected cost and satisfy all performance requirements.

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Containers and virtualization

Information and resources on container and virtualization technology services. Learn about development across a range of platforms including desktops, servers, networks and the cloud.

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  • hosted services

    Hosted services are applications, IT infrastructure components or functions that organizations access from external service providers, typically through an internet connection.

  • VMware Partner Network

    The VMware Partner Network is a global channel partner program with benefits and support to provide VMware's virtualization and cloud technology.

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Artificial intelligence

News and features on managed artificial intelligence services and the opportunity for MSPs. Read about the business potential across such fields as natural language processing and machine learning.

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  • automotive IT

    Automotive IT is any hardware or software designed to augment and support the experience of operating a motor vehicle.

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Cloud computing

News, tips and features on managed cloud services. Read about the latest technologies and trends shaping IaaS, SaaS, hybrid clouds, multi-cloud management and cloud security services.

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  • hosted services

    Hosted services are applications, IT infrastructure components or functions that organizations access from external service providers, typically through an internet connection.

  • ISV (independent software vendor)

    An ISV (independent software vendor) makes and sells software products that run on one or more computer hardware or operating system (OS) platforms.

  • managed hosting

    Managed hosting is an IT provisioning model in which a service provider leases dedicated servers and associated hardware to a single customer and manages those systems on the customer's behalf.

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Networking

News and features on networking technologies, trends and services. Find out about managed network services technology and other areas of interest to managed service providers.

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  • GPS navigation system

    A GPS navigation system is a GPS receiver and audio/video (AV) components designed for a specific purpose such as a car-based or hand-held device or a smartphone app. The global positioning system (GPS) is a 24-satellite navigation system that uses multiple satellite signals to find a receiver’s position on earth.

  • cord cutting

    Cord cutting, in a telecommunications context, is the practice of stopping a cable or  satellite television service in favor of less expensive options, or getting rid of your landline phone and relying solely on cellular or VoIP (voice over IP) service.

  • Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)

    A Small Disadvantaged Business describes any small business concern that is at least 51 percent owned by one or more individuals who are both socially and economically disadvantaged... (Continued)

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Storage and services

Get the latest news about managed storage services, which offload an organization’s data storage technology infrastructure to a service provider – often in the cloud. These services can save companies money on hardware and software, while relieving the need for dedicated storage admins.

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  • What is BCDR? Business continuity and disaster recovery guide

    Business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) are closely related practices that support an organization's ability to remain operational after an adverse event.

  • Datto

    Datto Inc. is a backup, recovery and business continuity vendor with headquarters in Norwalk, Conn.

  • Dolphin ALE

    Dolphin ArchiveLink Enabler (ALE) is an SAP ABAP add-on that allows SAP applications to use AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service cloud servers as an ArchiveLink repository.

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MSP business transformation

Get the information you need to stay on top of the rapidly evolving managed services sector. News, tips and trend pieces cover the challenges of MSP business model transformation.

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  • managed service provider (MSP)

    A managed service provider (MSP) is a company that remotely manages a customer's IT infrastructure and/or end-user systems, typically on a proactive basis and under a subscription model.

  • platform economy

    Platform economy is the tendency for commerce to increasingly move towards and favor digital platform business models.

  • break/fix

    For IT services companies, break/fix is a method of providing IT support to customers. Services are generally fee-based and rely on a customer contacting the IT services company when repairs and upgrades are needed.

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Channel partner programs

Get the latest channel partner program news bulletins. Read about what new and updated IT channel partner programs are offering MSPs, resellers, systems integrators and other service providers.

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  • go-to-market strategy (GTM strategy)

    A go-to-market strategy (GTM strategy) is an action plan that specifies how a company will reach target customers and achieve competitive advantage.

  • distribution channel

    A distribution channel is the network of individuals and organizations involved in getting a product or service from the producer to the customer. Distribution channels are also known as marketing channels or marketing distribution channels.

  • channel partner

    A channel partner is a person or organization that provides services or sells products on behalf of a software, hardware, networking or cloud services vendor. Value-added resellers (VARs), systems integrators (SIs), consultants, managed service providers (MSPs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), distributors and independent software vendors (ISVs) may all be called channel partners.

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Sales training

Read trend articles and tips on how to pursue development and training for sales. Learn how to train sales staff to take on the challenges of cloud and MSP sales.

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  • request for proposal (RFP)

    A request for proposal (RFP) is a document that an organization, often a government agency or large enterprise, posts to elicit a response -- a formal bid -- from potential vendors for a desired IT solution.

  • TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number)

    A Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), in the United States, is a unique nine-digit number for identifying an individual, business or other entity in tax returns and additional documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

  • go-to-market strategy (GTM strategy)

    A go-to-market strategy (GTM strategy) is an action plan that specifies how a company will reach target customers and achieve competitive advantage.

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Cybersecurity

Information and resources on MSPs and cybersecurity strategies. Get up to speed on the full spectrum of in-demand IT security services from risk assessment to regulatory compliance.

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  • feedback loop

    A feedback loop is a system where some portion or all of the output produced by the system returns as input, effecting the succeeding processes of that system in some way.

  • one-time password (OTP)

    A one-time password (OTP) is an automatically generated numeric or alphanumeric string of characters that authenticates the user for a single transaction or login session.

  • Symantec PartnerNet

    Symantec PartnerNet is web-based portal that was developed by security vendor Symantec to provide information, tools and benefits to its channel partner community.

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Hardware technology

Learn about hardware technology options, deployment and how to provide managed hardware services. Get the latest information on MSPs and hardware technology.

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  • hardware-as-a-service (in managed services)

    Hardware-as-a-service (HaaS) is a procurement model that is similar to leasing or licensing in which hardware that belongs to a managed service provider (MSP) is installed at a customer's site and a service level agreement (SLA) defines the responsibilities of both parties.

  • Microsoft Intune

    Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based enterprise mobility management tool that aims to help organizations manage the mobile devices employees use to access corporate data and applications, such as email.

  • HP Partner First Program (formerly HP PartnerOne program)

    HP Partner First is a channel partner program that provides resources and benefits for value-added resellers (VARs), systems integrators (SIs), service providers, hosting providers, independent software vendors (ISVs), distributors and other businesses that want to collaborate with HP Inc.

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Running an MSP

Explore news and resources to help you gain insight into running an MSP business. Get information pricing, staffing, sales and business systems to help you develop or refine your MSP business model.

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  • TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number)

    A Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), in the United States, is a unique nine-digit number for identifying an individual, business or other entity in tax returns and additional documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

  • Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)

    The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is a component of the United States Department of Defense (DoD) that works with defense contractors to ensure government services and supplies are delivered on time, come at the expected cost and satisfy all performance requirements.

  • service-level agreement (SLA)

    A service-level agreement (SLA) is a contract between a service provider and its customers that documents what services the provider will furnish and defines the service standards the provider is obligated to meet.

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Software

News, features and trend analysis on software for managed services providers. Read about the latest developments in operating systems, front- and back-office systems, DevOps and mobile app development.

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  • operating system (OS)

    An operating system (OS) is the program that, after being initially loaded into the computer by a boot program, manages all of the other application programs in a computer.

  • Prisma

    Prisma is a cloud security suite that provides four different services that use rule-based security policies and machine learning to protect cloud services. This suite can be used on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, and Google Cloud Platforms.

  • network convergence

    Network convergence is the efficient coexistence of telephone, video and data communication within a single network.

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Business partner models

Get news and trends information on traditional and emerging business partner models, from value-added resellers to digital consulting service providers. Get information to jump start your channel partner strategy plan.

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  • service-level agreement (SLA)

    A service-level agreement (SLA) is a contract between a service provider and its customers that documents what services the provider will furnish and defines the service standards the provider is obligated to meet.

  • IBM

    IBM (International Business Machines) ranks among the world's largest information technology companies, providing a wide spectrum of hardware, software and services offerings.

  • IT consultant

    A consultant is an experienced individual in a given field who provides expert advice for a fee. Consultants typically work as independent contractors and are hired on a short-term basis. A consultant may also be an employee at a consulting firm.

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  • PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)

    The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a widely accepted set of policies and procedures intended to ...

  • risk management

    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

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  • Trojan horse (computing)

    In computing, a Trojan horse is a program downloaded and installed on a computer that appears harmless, but is, in fact, ...

  • identity theft

    Identity theft, also known as identity fraud, is a crime in which an imposter obtains key pieces of personally identifiable ...

  • DNS over HTTPS (DoH)

    DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is a relatively new protocol that encrypts domain name system traffic by passing DNS queries through a ...

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    Telemedicine is the remote delivery of healthcare services, such as health assessments or consultations, over the ...

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    An M.2 SSD is a solid-state drive (SSD) that conforms to a computer industry specification and is used in internally mounted ...

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    A kilobyte (KB or Kbyte) is a unit of measurement for computer memory or data storage used by mathematics and computer science ...

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    Virtual memory is a memory management capability of an operating system (OS) that uses hardware and software to allow a computer ...

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