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  • Roundtable: Improving the channel's bottom line

    By Nadia Cameron | 30 June, 2010 17:32

    How to retain profitability within the channel is an issue vendors, distributors and resellers have to constantly stay focused on

  • Cloud Computing: Outsourcing 2.0?

    By Nadia Cameron | 29 March, 2010 09:22

    Cloud computing is being touted as a completely new way of delivering technology, yet many of the solutions on offer sound surprisingly similar to traditional outsourcing. So what is the difference between the two?

  • Business transformation

    By Nadia Cameron | 22 April, 2009 13:33

    Managed services providers (MSPs) attending ARN’s recent roundtable claimed a proactive approach around delivering technology could be a business enabler for end users. It also allowed the service provider to move up and talk to higher levels of management, which brought about a better understanding of the business requirements and demands.

  • The sweet spot

    By Nadia Cameron | 22 April, 2009 13:31

    SMBs have always been thought of as the sweet spot for managed services providers, but many are also experiencing strong take-up in the mid-tier through to enterprise space.

  • Feature: Managed services matters

    By Trevor Clarke | 22 April, 2009 13:26

    It may be the silver lining in an otherwise stormy economy, but that doesn’t mean the managed services game is not without its challenges. TREVOR CLARKE reports.

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  • ARN Insight Lunch Series: Transitioning your channel to the Cloud

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 17 July, 2014 11:39

    In transitioning to the Cloud partners need to focus on strategy and place their bets: decide what role they want to play, either selling services, selling a third party XaaS offering, rebadging an offering, or building and running their own XaaS offering.

  • Are managed services the 'Holy Grail' for app outsourcing?

    By Stephanie Overby | 09 May, 2014 23:52

    A managed service approach to application development and maintenance seems like a win-win for outsourcing customers and providers. But how do you make it work? Steven Kirz, principal with outsourcing consultancy Pace Harmon, talks about what a successful managed service deal looks like.

  • CSC: The Cloud's quiet whiz kid

    By Brandon Butler | 03 October, 2013 18:15

    When most people who track the industry think of the Cloud computing market, big names like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google, Rackspace, Verizon Terremark and others come to mind. HP, Joyent, IBM and Dell even. But Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)?

  • Where do SDNs fit in the datacentre?

    By Sharon Florentine | 17 September, 2013 16:39

    As CIOs try to make sense of the hype surrounding software-defined networks (SDNs) and their potential in data centers, some experts and vendors say IT leaders are looking for answers in all the wrong places.

  • Big changes in store for the PaaS market

    By Nancy Gohring | 26 July, 2013 10:31

    There's no doubt that the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) market is crowded. In addition to the independent PaaS vendors, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers like Amazon have gotten into the game, as have traditional enterprise technology vendors. They won't all survive.

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