Category: Cloud Management Services

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Jul, 15

You Sold Your First Cloud Service, Now What?

One of the first, and most daunting tasks VARs and MSPs face before they can start selling cloud solutions is figuring out where to start. Should you start with hosted Exchange? BDR (backup and disaster recovery)? VoIP? Network security? SaaS? IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)? PaaS (Platform as a Service)? Once the first question is […]

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Jul, 15

The #1 Reason Now Is Thehttp://global.ingrammicrocloud.com/in/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2015/07/ingram-micro-jason-bystrak-233×300.jpg Time To Start Selling Cloud Services

Jason Bystrak, Executive Director of The Americas, Ingram Micro Cloud Demand for cloud solutions and services among SMBs and enterprises continues to surge, but the overall percentage of IT solution providers participating in this burgeoning market — just 20% — is surprisingly small. If you’re among the 80% that have yet to make the foray into […]

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Feb, 15

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The Ingram Micro Service Desk 411 with Zafar Subzwari, Cloud Solutions Manager, Ingram Micro

Zafar Subzwari, Cloud Solutions Manager, Ingram Micro Recently, the Ingram Micro Service Desk offering became available to Ingram Micro’s partners. To get a few more details about this new partner service, I reached out to Zafar Subzwari, Cloud Solutions Manager at Ingram Micro. Following is a summary of our conversation. Q: What exactly is the Ingram […]

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Feb, 15

Ingram Micro’s Jason Bystrak to Present “Simplifying Success in the Cloud” at InterConnect 2015

Jason Bystrak, Executive Director — North America, Ingram Micro Cloud IBM InterConnect 2015, a new event that connects three popular IBM conferences — Impact, Innovate, and Pulse — will take place at the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay Convention Centers February 22-26, 2015. This year’s event is projected to draw more than 20,000 attendees looking […]

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Feb, 15

The #1 Reason Now Is The Time To Start Selling Cloud Services

Jason Bystrak, Executive Director of The Americas, Ingram Micro Cloud Demand for cloud solutions and services among SMBs and enterprises continues to surge, but the overall percentage of IT solution providers participating in this burgeoning market — just 20% — is surprisingly small. If you’re among the 80% that have yet to make the foray into […]

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Jul, 14

The Truth About Ingram Micro’s Foray Into The Cloud Service Provider Space

Earlier this year the channel was set abuzz by the announcement from Ingram Micro that it was entering the cloud service provider space with three new Ingram Micro-branded and hosted cloud solutions: Ingram Micro Hosted Exchange, Ingram Micro Virtual Private Servers (VPS), and Ingram Micro Web Hosting. I recently spoke with Renee Bergeron, Vice President […]

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Jun, 14

The Results Are In: Cloud is Driving Top and Bottom Lines in 2014

With so many opinions circulating through the IT blogosphere, it’s nice to find research to help discern what’s credible and what’s not. Autotask’s 2014 Metrics That Matter survey is a good example of such a source. The 2014 benchmarking survey, which was conducted by Decision Tree Labs and based on the input of more than 1,300 IT service […]

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May, 14

Why The Managed Services Model Is Better For Your Customers

The following is an excerpt from a tech trend I wrote: “Making The Case for Managed Services,” which appears in this month’s issue of Business Solutions magazine. The decision to sell managed services raises many important questions, starting with this one: Would my break-fix customers be better off in a managed services agreement than where […]

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May, 14

The Mystery of the Haunted Server Room Solved

Over the years I’ve heard of a lot of reasons behind computer and server crashes, but only recently was the response attributed to possible paranormal activity. As surprising as it sounds, that’s exactly what managed service provider Numa Networks was told after engaging with a new law firm client. “There were a couple of people at the […]

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Jan, 14

6 Reasons Tape Storage is Still Thriving

Attend any BDR (backup and disaster recovery) webinar or training session, and you’d swear tape backup was about a week away from extinction. Statistics are regularly bandied about stating that tape is a leading culprit of data corruption, too. However, when you step back and look at the evidence, a whole other picture emerges. According to […]

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