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6 Ways to Determine If Your Business Is Cloud Ready

June 20, 2017    |   Laura Vanassche    |   Cloud, cloud ready

Reselling cloud solutions seems like a simple task. It’s just another product to promote, right? Not quite. Many businesses, like you, have already started offering cloud solutions to their clients, because the client asked for it. Now it’s time to consider promoting it as part of your offering. Before you can successfully market your new cloud offering, consider these six areas as a guide to determine if you’re truly cloud ready.


Cloud Billing Models: Options for Building Out Your Cloud Go-To-Market Strategy

June 5, 2017    |   Laura Vanassche    |  


As a cloud solution provider, getting control of monthly recurring revenue processes is paramount to successfully scale your business. Some vendors offer cloud-based services in an annual pre-pay, but to cloud purists, this isn’t truly a cloud model. Outside of the frequency that invoices are received, there are two common ways a cloud product is billed to resellers and/or clients: subscription and consumption.


5 Key Advantages of Desktop as a Service

May 26, 2017    |   Mike Loos    |   Client & Mobility, Cloud, Cloud Services

The “As-a-Service” label has become a common way to describe technology in the cloud arena, with software-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service leading the pack. But one area that is starting to see traction is Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS). DaaS is all of your desktop apps and infrastructure, conveniently streamed to all of your client’s devices via a cloud service provider. It’s a sector that’s expected to grow by 27 percent each year until at least 2020, according to RnR Market Research.


Managing IaaS: The Best Business Models for Cost Control

May 10, 2017    |   Jeff Salanco    |   IaaS, Cloud Services

Partnering with solution providers to understand how to power the cloud is at the core of what we do every day. Recently, one of the more popular topics of conversation has been Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

And despite all of the information related to IaaS, IT Solution Providers (ITSP) are still looking for help in charting a course for a profitable go-to-market strategy. In our conversations, one word is carrying significant importance: control.


6 Points of Financial Mastery to Transition Your Business to Cloud Services

May 1, 2017    |   Laura Vanassche    |   Cloud Services

Transitioning from traditional on-premise IT systems to cloud-based services presents several impacts on daily business for you and your clients. While there are many benefits for a customer, you must also consider the impact it may have on your current processes and stakeholders. You want to be sure that you have enough cash to float the business during the transition period, as well as the correct metrics in place to gauge success.1


Public, Private, and Hybrid Cloud:  5 Reasons Why Hybrid Cloud Is the Best Choice

April 12, 2017    |   Raquel Acuna    |   Hybrid Cloud

There’s no doubt cloud computing has risen as a popular but somewhat complex business trend. Many industries and organizations have adopted, or are at least in the process of pursuing this new technology based on the return on investment, productivity, and unparalleled value.  


3 Keys to Mastering Cloud Security

April 7, 2017    |   Stacy Nethercoat    |   Cloud Security, tag-2

In today’s data-driven world, security threats are no longer limited to top-tier Fortune 100 companies. Security breaches are a growing threat to companies of all sizes, ranging from SMBs to global conglomerates — and it’s every employee’s responsibility to help stop them.


5 Business Model Enhancements for Successful Cloud Transformation

April 5, 2017    |   Jeff Salanco    |   MSP

There is an incredible wave of disruption in the IT Channel driven by digital transformation and the Cloud.  What sets the successful managed service providers (MSP) apart from those that will underperform is a robust and unique go-to-market strategy.


Cloud Security: 4 Ways to Protect Your Clients from BYOD Data Breaches

March 13, 2017    |   Nick Augeri    |   Cloud Security

As organizations make the digital transformation, it’s essential for them to secure productivity, collaboration, and enterprise data. Cloud security is especially relevant for mobile devices in light of the popularity of BYOD (bring your own device). As more of your customers’ employees access company data from their own devices, the greater the opportunity to provide security solutions.


4 Steps MSPs are Taking to Master the Cloud

January 3, 2017    |   Richard Parker    |   Cloud MSP
The opportunity for IT solution providers in the Cloud is huge, resulting in the expected total public IT Cloud spend to pass the $100B mark in 2017 (IDC).  So it probably comes as no surprise that a bit of business transformation is required for a managed service provider (MSP) to capture their share of the exploding Tech Sector know as Cloud.