This article looks at widespread deployment of 5G and the benefits that could stem from it including ultra-low latency, increased data throughput and edge computing potential.
Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) has been a huge opportunity for service providers, with many firms bringing offers to market over the last three years. DRaaS provides disaster recovery services on a subscription basis, generally backing up not only data, but an organization’s complete environment including applications, and providing a new, cloud-based failover environment. While some service providers have developed proprietary disaster recovery software platforms, others have built their unique offers on the software platforms of third-party providers.
This article looks at the market need for cloud-based disaster recovery solutions and clarifies service definitions that are sometimes confused in the market.
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Customers with unmanaged mobility programs are spending too much and getting too little in terms of data protection and employee productivity. If your mobility program consists of unfettered mobile data usage and IT passing out expensive smartphones — or letting any user-owned device access your network — you are spending too much and putting sensitive information at risk. Investments in mobility management and telecom expense optimization may save money and protect your brand from a damaging ransomware attack, even a data loss that requires public disclosure.
Here’s a shareable briefing sheet partners can use to show customers why mobility management is a smart investment.
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For channel partners, the telecom buyer landscape is changing. In this article, we look at the expanding role of mobility in helping agents identify key business decision makers as well as to establish credibility as a trusted seller of managed services. We also explore the potential for mobile-enabled agents to modernize the sales process through access to a range of tools that interact with CRM, AI and mobile analytics.
- Learn how agents in the field can leverage mobility at every stage of the buying process
- Find out why being mobile-enabled gives agents a strategic selling advantage
- Discover the role custom-built mobility tools from master agents is playing in the sales process
With Microsoft’s Intune Graph APIs, partners can pull PCs, tablets and smartphones under one policy and control umbrella, commonly described as unified endpoint management, or UEM. That should be music to the ears of any partner with a mobility management practice — but beware Windows desktop admins seeking to preserve the status quo.
- Learn about the new UEM opportunity for partners with expertise in mobility and endpoint management and security. Besides Microsoft, VMware and a raft of security vendors have compelling stories for partners.
- Discover why end of life for Windows 7 could be the tipping point — and why you should never do a Windows 10 migration without the UEM discussion.
- Hear what Brad Anderson, corporate vice president for Microsoft’s enterprise mobility and management group, has to say about the end of images and the dawn of auto provisioning from the cloud.
Just because a customer has embraced cloud or is doing DR in an as-a-service model doesn’t mean they can ignore the care and feeding of the process. Things can, and do, go wrong. Shortchanging planning and testing can create a real catastrophe when systems fail or are hit by ransomware.
In this article, we’ll:
- Lay out best practices for helping customers spec out the proper connectivity to implement the critical elements of a disaster recovery plan
- Discuss how to uncover problems before they impact the business
- Explain why introducing cloud services brings new and interesting concepts into the DR equation
Earlier this year, Google changed the way it indexes websites. Those sites not optimized for mobile devices will be penalized significantly in search engine rankings. But that’s not the only reason partners need to take an omnichannel, mobile-optimized approach to reaching their customers.
In this report you’ll learn:
- Why Google decided to move to mobile-first indexing
- The ramifications Google’s mobile-first approach to ranking search results will have on channel partners
- Best practices partners can use to create their own mobile-first and omnichannel marketing strategy
With the volume of cyber threats on the rise, organizations are scrambling to stay one step ahead of cybercriminals. This spells big opportunities for MSPs and MSSPs. But to get an edge on the competition, you need to pick the right security tools. In this report you’ll learn:
- Which managed security services to offer
- Why the layered managed security services approach is so important
- What areas security service providers should avoid when first starting out
Unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) is an affordable, scalable solution that lets businesses optimize communications with their clients as well as their ever-more-mobile employees. It also provides channel partners with monthly recurring revenue.
One problem: In regulated industries, adoption may be stalled by compliance concerns. In your role as a trusted adviser, you can help by vetting UCaaS vendors to ensure they meet requirements. This article offers expert advice on doing just that.
- Learn six important questions to ask any potential UCaaS provider.
- Explore how the unique security requirements of UCaaS can be affected by compliance requirements.
- Review the pros and cons of multi-tenant and hosted service delivery models for regulated clients.
Enterprise video is a massively growing part of digital business. It’s also about more than just video conferencing: There are multiple — often intersecting — enterprise video use cases that in turn demand the kind of technical expertise partners bring to the table. It all adds up to significant market opportunity for channel pros.
In this article you will learn:
- How video, both live-streamed and recorded, is poised for explosive growth in terms of global internet traffic and business usage
- What are five of the most significant enterprise video use cases beyond video conferencing
- How partners can improve their odds of success by delivering real value in their video solutions