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DEFINITION: Also see two related terms, application service provider and storage service provider.On the Internet, a management service provider (MSP) is a company that manages information technology services for other companies. For example, a company could hire an MSP to configure and administer its business computers and related systems on a continuing basis, saving the company the need to hire, train, and  … 
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Find the Best Fit Network Performance Management Solution for Your Organization
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights an analysis of four case studies which focuses on organizations that have deployed a network performance monitoring solution to manage their production environments.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SolarWinds, Inc.

Embracing SaaS: A Blueprint for IT Success
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how implementing software as a service (SaaS) boosts your company's performance agility and enables your IT team to handle tasks without headaches.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Time for a New Colocation Provider? 5 Ways to Know for Sure
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Your data center colocation choices are of the utmost importance. The wrong choice can put you at risk of downtime, exceeding capacity, unsuccessful disaster recovery, or regulatory noncompliance. Access this resource to learn the 5 ways to know if it's time to search for a new colocation provider.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

Iron Mountain

Building Recurring Revenue as a Service Provider in 2014
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is an excellent resource for both IT service providers and MSPs, discussing the process and advantages of moving to a model with consistent monthly fees, as well as providing an overview of the current MSP market.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

N-able Technologies

Extracting the Full Business Value from Cloud Services
sponsored by NaviSite
WHITE PAPER: This white paper proposes that the key to achieving the most value from cloud investments includes considering the impact that they will have throughout an entire organization, and explores real-world customer experiences that examine the true business impact of the cloud.
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

NaviSite

Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Boot from SAN on the Cisco UCS B Series Chassis
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses one component of Cisco's Unified Computing Solution: Stateless computing, which allows all the hardware settings of a server to be saved on a location outside the server itself, and is implemented through an XML-based software feature called a service profile.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

The Future of IT Infrastructure in the Professional Services Industry
sponsored by Sungard
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shares insights gathered from the professional services sector into the future of IT infrastructure and its impact on the industry.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Sungard

Analyzing How Well a Data Center Solution Provider Aligns with Your Business Needs
sponsored by Digital Realty
WHITE PAPER: This white paper serves as a helpful guide to analyzing how well a data center solution provider might align with your business needs.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Digital Realty

Numa Networks’ Pure-Play MSP Strategy Pays Off with N-Able by Solarwinds
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This case study explores how Numa Networks, a managed service provider, was able to deploy the IT channel's #1 rated RMM and MSP service automation platform.
Posted: 19 Sep 2014 | Published: 19 Sep 2014

N-able Technologies

A Better Way to Manage Desktops: HP Workplace Management Services
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Enterprises need to give employees a full, flexible and configurable managed desktop environment to meet diverse business requirements and user productivity needs. Find out how HP can help.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Overcoming the Top 6 Obstacles to Managed Services Success
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the top six obstacles to success in managed services, drawn from the experiences of 3,000 MSPs around the world. This list is an equally great resource for those just getting into managed services and those whose businesses are struggling.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2014

N-able Technologies

The Automation Imperative
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is an excellent resource for all MSPs, describing how new strategies for automation can improve the efficiency, productivity, and profitability of your business today.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

N-able Technologies

How to Deal With a Perfect Storm of Disruption in the Managed Services Business
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores some practical strategies for adapting your services to the rapid IT changes your customers are facing and how you can continue to provider top-notch services.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

N-able Technologies

Communications service providers can ease data storage management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines the challenges of growing data volumes, and introduces a storage management, backup, and recovery tool that can ease the data management burden for communications service providers.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

IBM

IT in Search of Integrated Service Management
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource explores the critical factors that are holding businesses back from realizing an evolved, integrated approach to IT service management, and offers guidance to help your organization move forward.
Posted: 28 Jun 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

FrontRange Solutions Inc.

The Impact of Cloud Technologies on IT Service Management
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource presents the results of a survey regarding the impact that cloud technologies are having on IT service management (ITSM) solutions. Inside, learn about the shortcomings of existing ITSM approaches and find advice to help you move forward.
Posted: 26 Jun 2013 | Published: 26 Jun 2013

FrontRange Solutions Inc.

Deployment Flexibility
sponsored by Aspect
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore two alternatives to traditional infrastructures: cloud deployments and managed services. Discover how managed services allow you to keep your contact center infrastructure on-premise without the burden of managing it, and how cloud deployments offer a scalable host solution with unparalleled flexibility.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Aspect

Big Data: Delivering an Agile Infrastructure for Time-Critical Analytics in Telecommunications
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines how big data analytics is helping communications service providers (CSPs) to better understand customer behaviors, drive customer loyalty, and improve experiences. Inside, discover an enterprise-grade infrastructure designed for big data workloads.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Top 3 Considerations When Building Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Service Offerings
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to explore the top three things to consider whilst building your business continuity and disaster recovery strategies.
Posted: 08 Aug 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

CA Technologies.

Cloud BDR for MSPs: Partner Support Makes the Difference
sponsored by Intronis
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper provides deeper insight into solution providers, value-added resellers and MSPs implementing online backup as a cost-effective way to deliver a foundational IT service to SMB clients. Find out you can provide maximum value to customers while realizing optimal recurring revenues, profits and branding opportunities.
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 | Published: 22 Jul 2013

Intronis

Integrating Cloud Backups Into Your MSP Management Platforms
sponsored by Intronis
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to integrate offsite backup services into existing remote monitoring management (RMM) and professional services automation (PSA) platforms.
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 | Published: 22 Jul 2013

Intronis

Success: Turning Your MSP Strategy On Its Head
sponsored by Intronis
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes overcoming entrenched legacy obstacles and attitudes with a paradigm shift on the part of channel partners. Find out how you can cultivate successful and profitable MSP relationships.
Posted: 22 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Intronis

HP Device Manager 4.5 User Guide
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: this comprehensive white paper gives insight into an innovative server-based application that provides powerful centralized administration capabilities for thin client devices running HP software
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Transparent Cloud Backup
sponsored by Intronis
WHITE PAPER: This short white paper explores a MSP focused backup and recovery service with intelligent backup framework which addresses application and server virtualization backup and recovery requirements.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 16 Jul 2013

Intronis

Cisco® ONE: Framework for the Internet of Everything
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how leveraging Cisco ONE can help service providers enjoy the benefits of tomorrow's network and software innovations, harness network value, increase business agility, and achieve greater operational efficiency than ever before.
Posted: 11 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.
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MANAGEMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS DEFINITION (continued): …  pay its own administrators. Since almost all such systems today can be managed remotely using an interactive Web page as the user interface, the idea is that an administrator could just as easily be someone at an MSP as at your own company. The MSP can be viewed as similar to an application service provider (ASP), a company that provides one or more computer applications that can be used by other companies using an online interface such as a page at the ASP's Web site. An ASP tends to become an MSP to the extent that it combines its application offering with additional service offerings. Another … 
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