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Avaya launches online store for cloud UC, contact center

Organizations can now buy multi-tenant Avaya cloud products through a self-service website targeted at small and midsize businesses.

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  • systems integrator

    A systems integrator is an individual or business that builds computing systems for clients by combining hardware, software, networking and storage products from multiple vendors.

  • 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.

  • hosted services

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

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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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  • 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.

  • MSP platform (managed service provider platform)

    A managed service provider (MSP) platform is a computing framework used to deliver network-based services, applications, and equipment to enterprises, residences, or other service providers. A MSP platform allows an organization, IT consultant or VAR to remotely monitor servers, firewalls, Exchange servers, Active Directory Servers, routers or switches from a central location.

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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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  • 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.

  • cloud provisioning

    Cloud provisioning is the allocation of a cloud provider's resources and services to a customer.

  • monthly recurring revenue (MRR)

    Monthly recurring revenue (MRR) is income a company can reliably anticipate every 30 days and one of the key metrics for channel partner companies.

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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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • deal registration

    Deal registration is a common feature of vendors' channel partner programs in which a channel partner, such as a value-added reseller (VAR), informs the vendor about a sales lead.

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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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  • deal registration

    Deal registration is a common feature of vendors' channel partner programs in which a channel partner, such as a value-added reseller (VAR), informs the vendor about a sales lead.

  • market development funds (MDF)

    Market development funds (MDF) are a resource that a vendor grants to its indirect sales channel partners to help the channel with sales and marketing programs.

  • channel strategy

    A channel strategy is a vendor's plan for moving a product or a service through the chain of commerce to the end customer.

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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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  • 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.

  • virtual honeypot

    A virtual honeypot is software that emulates a vulnerable system or network to attract intruders and study their behavior. Virtual honeypots contrast with hardware-based honeypots, which are dedicated computers, networks or network segments designed to serve the same purpose. Virtual honeypots, as virtual machines, may exist in multiple configurations on a single computer or appliance to emulate various systems and vulnerabilities.

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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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  • 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.

  • managed IT service

    A managed IT service is an information technology (IT) task provided by a third-party contractor and delivered to a customer.

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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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  • 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.

  • RMM software (remote monitoring and management software)

    RMM software (remote monitoring and management software) is a type of application that IT service providers use to maintain their clients' IT infrastructure and systems.

  • market development funds (MDF)

    Market development funds (MDF) are a resource that a vendor grants to its indirect sales channel partners to help the channel with sales and marketing programs.

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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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  • 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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  • systems integrator

    A systems integrator is an individual or business that builds computing systems for clients by combining hardware, software, networking and storage products from multiple vendors.

  • 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.

  • value-added reseller (VAR)

    A value-added reseller (VAR) is a company that resells software, hardware and networking products and provides value beyond order fulfillment.

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  • compliance audit

    A compliance audit is a comprehensive review of an organization's adherence to regulatory guidelines.

  • regulatory compliance

    Regulatory compliance is an organization's adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to its business...

  • Whistleblower Protection Act

    The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from ...

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  • RSA algorithm (Rivest-Shamir-Adleman)

    The RSA algorithm is the basis of a cryptosystem -- a suite of cryptographic algorithms that are used for specific security ...

  • remote access

    Remote access is the ability to access a computer or a network remotely through a network connection.

  • IP Spoofing

    IP spoofing is the crafting of Internet Protocol (IP) packets with a source IP address that has been modified to impersonate ...

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  • virtual disaster recovery

    Virtual disaster recovery is a type of DR that typically involves replication and allows a user to fail over to virtualized ...

  • tabletop exercise (TTX)

    A tabletop exercise (TTX) is a disaster preparedness activity that takes participants through the process of dealing with a ...

  • risk mitigation

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a data center.

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  • disk array

    A disk array, also called a storage array, is a data storage system used for block-based storage, file-based storage or object ...

  • enterprise storage

    Enterprise storage is a centralized repository for business information that provides common data management, protection and data...

  • optical storage

    Optical storage is any storage type in which data is written and read with a laser. Typically, data is written to optical media, ...

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