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Enhancing Business Outcomes With End-To-End Assessments

Whether you’re looking to foster existing customer relationships or seek new conversation-starters for prospects, consider tapping into assessments. Sure, assessments are an easy way to upsell and push inventory, but it’s important to think “big picture.” Assessments are key when it comes to enhancing your overall business outcomes. When thinking about analyzing their organizations’ network security, cloud, mobility, data center, IoT or “all of the above” – here’s what assessments can do for both you and your customers.


Why the 3-2-1 Rule for Backup by Itself Isn't Enough

September 22, 2017    |   Laura Vanassche    |   Cloud, Cloud Backup

Ensuring your clients’ data is secure and readily recoverable in the event of a breach or natural disaster is a top priority. Recent headlines showing the damage that ransomware and natural disasters, like Hurricane Harvey can inflict upon a network and its assets should motivate you to educate your clients to ensure backup policies are in place and effective.


5 Ways to Diversify Your Cloud Offering

August 30, 2017    |   Laura Vanassche    |   Cloud, cloud offerings, diversify

As an IT solution provider, it’s your company reputation on the line for a seamless, working customer experience. Cloud computing makes the user experience from the road to the desk seamless, but can prove challenging for the IT solution provider to maintain this standard. In an effort to future-proof your business, here are five ways to diversify your cloud offering to ensure operational stability, customer loyalty, and maintain a competitive edge.


How a Little-Known Financial Model Can Finance Migration to the Cloud

August 23, 2017    |   Stacy Nethercoat    |   Cloud, rule of 78, cloud migration

One of the biggest challenges to getting the most out of the cloud model is figuring out the best way to profit from it. Good new­s – there’s a concept from 80 years ago that applies well to the cloud financial model.


A New Wave in Cloud Computing: 7 Ways to Capitalize on Trends in Cloud

August 21, 2017    |   Raquel Acuna    |   Cloud, Cloud Computing, new wave

In today’s era, businesses no longer see cloud as a way to reduce costs and improve efficiency. Businesses of all sizes are now looking into cloud as the route to innovation, growth, and faster disruption.


Microsoft Inspire Recap: What We Revealed at the Event and How You Can Profit

August 16, 2017    |   Lisa Sparks    |   Cloud, Event Recap, Microsoft Inspire, Data Center to Living Room

Our team recently returned from Microsoft Inspire, the firm's global partner conference boasting 18,000 attendees, with three solid insights into the future of the channel and how to reach it through Tech Data's expanded array of products and services. Held from July 9-13 in Washington, D.C., Microsoft partners had the opportunity to experience Tech Data’s “data center to the living room” approach to providing end-to-end solutions.


Inspiring Innovation at the First Tech Data Hackathon

August 14, 2017    |   Lisa Kelly    |   Tech Data, Events, hackathon


5 Ted Talks Every MSP Should Watch

July 26, 2017    |   Jeff Salanco    |   MSP, Cloud, TED Talks

The managed services market is more competitive than ever before. Automation of activities and standardization of technologies offered are accelerating commoditization. This commoditization is driving price competition and putting a squeeze on margins. But not for everyone.


SMB Cloud Adoption: How to Help Smaller Firms Get the Most From IaaS

June 30, 2017    |   Matt Hamilton    |   SMB, Cloud, cloud adoption

Speed to market is essential to your bottom line, and time is money. The same also applies to your small business/startup customers. Cloud computing has enabled technology partners to set new speed records for installing IT infrastructure and making businesses fully operational. From purchase to final configurations, you could be looking at under an hour. If that isn’t great enough, it makes your proof of concept inexpensive, quick, and mostly painless.


Case Study: How One Firm Leveraged the Cloud for Growth and Customer Satisfaction

June 28, 2017    |   Raquel Acuna    |   Cloud, customer experience, Case Study

One of the biggest frustrations managed service providers (MSPs) have is when a customer is resistant to integrating new and more effective technologies into their business strategy. We know of one MSP in particular that overcame this challenge by leveraging a unique set of cloud computing solutions. Here’s their story: