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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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Invest in innovation by reducing your server management burden
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Most IT budgets work on the basis that 70% of costs go on operations, and 30% on innovation – but many IT managers would prefer that ratio to be reversed. Servers are often seen as an operational burden requiring costly management time, so how can you free up cost and time to allow more of your server budget to be spent on innovation?
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 30 Nov 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

IBM Service Management: Driving growth for Managed ICT Service Providers
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Integrated Service Management offerings from IBM are designed to help managed service providers (MSPs) accelerate growth by supporting cost reduction programs, service delivery excellence, and the enablement of new and innovative business models such as cloud-based services.
Posted: 03 Oct 2011 | Published: 03 Oct 2011

IBM

Reseller opportunities in the cloud
sponsored by Kaseya International Limited
EGUIDE: Access this essential resource from our editors to learn more about the hybrid cloud and what it means for Channel providers.
Posted: 09 Sep 2011 | Published: 09 Sep 2011

Kaseya International Limited

PacketTrap MSP 6.0
sponsored by Dell Software
TRIAL SOFTWARE: PacketTrap MSP addresses critical challenges service providers face with their customer's networks including: traffic analysis, application and VoIP monitoring, as well as virtualization and private/public cloud management.
Posted: 24 Aug 2011 | Premiered: 23 Aug 2011

Dell Software

The Kaseya IT Automation Framework  
sponsored by Kaseya International Limited
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resource to discover a powerful, web-based, systems management platform that can reduce complexity and increase the productivity of IT pros and MSPs (Managed Service Providers). Read on to learn more about the many features and benefits of this integrated Web-based platform.
Posted: 23 Aug 2011 | Published: 23 Aug 2011

Kaseya International Limited

Convincing Your Customers: Selling the Managed Services Delivery Model
sponsored by Kaseya International Limited
WHITE PAPER: This resource outlines 5 essential best practices that MSPs can follow to sell their customers on a better way of delivering IT services. These helpful tips can help you increase sales and profitability.
Posted: 16 Aug 2011 | Published: 16 Aug 2011

Kaseya International Limited

Expand your SOA initiatives: Orchestrate new applications with Master Data Management
sponsored by Talend
EGUIDE: Read this E-guide and discover SOA management best practices and considerations for any MDM strategy. Find out how organizations can leverage open source middleware to integrate on-premise data and applications with cloud-based deployments.
Posted: 17 Jun 2011 | Published: 17 Jun 2011

Talend

E-Guide: Managed Services - What you need to know
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: Today's companies need 24-hour operations, fast access to sales and production information, and flexibility to adapt to business changes. This e-guide uncovers why networking pros are moving towards managed service models to overcome these hurdles, while discussing your available options.
Posted: 10 May 2011 | Published: 09 May 2011

Dell Software

How to Choose a Solution That's Right for Your Channel Business
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: Access this e-guide to gain tips on how to choose a good remote monitoring and management (RMM) solution as a managed services provider.
Posted: 06 May 2011 | Published: 06 May 2011

Dell Software

Taking the Next Step: How to Achieve Breakthrough Success in the IT Managed Services Business
sponsored by Kaseya
WHITE PAPER: The drive to build a company from the ground up and offer a competitive product or service that fulfills a need is a powerful pull. Owners of IT service provider businesses are no different. Check out this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 12 Apr 2011 | Published: 12 Apr 2011

Kaseya

E-Guide: Managed Services FAQ
sponsored by Pillar Data Systems
EGUIDE: In this FAQ guide Erick Simpson, managed services expert, vice president and CIO of Intelligent Enterprise and MSP University, examines what should be included in a managed services agreement, popular pricing models for managed services providers, how to market managed services, and more.
Posted: 07 Mar 2011 | Published: 07 Mar 2011

Pillar Data Systems

MSP’s Single Most Important Marketing Message
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: In this article Chris Martin discusses the importance of marketing yourself to your clients and how you should do it.
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 | Published: 22 Dec 2010

GFI Software

The Best Way to Deliver IT Support to Businesses as an MSP
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the best ways to deliver IT support to businesses as a managed services provider.
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 | Published: 22 Dec 2010

GFI Software

Survey Shows that SaaS Can Save You Money
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: This article discusses the results found during a survey on RMM Software, this is the software IT Company’s/MSP’s use to run their technical operations. A large percentage of RMM software users are saying they generally believe RMM software is over-produced (over-engineered) and they either never or very slowly get round to using it.
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 | Published: 22 Dec 2010

GFI Software

GFI MAX Building Blocks – The Answer to IT Services
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: In this article Chris Martin discusses his experience as a managed services provider to small businesses in the surrounding area with one of the fastest growing and most well-reputed IT Support Companies in his country. He also discusses how he started working at GFI and creating the idea for GFI MAX Remote Management software.
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 | Published: 22 Dec 2010

GFI Software

Managed Services or Break fix? One Size Doesn’t Fit All
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the benefits of Managed Services using the GFI Building Blocks program.
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 | Published: 22 Dec 2010

GFI Software

GFI MAX Building Blocks & MSP University Podcast
sponsored by GFI Software
PODCAST: This podcast discusses how GFI MAX Building Blocks methodology can help you overcome challenges with converting your clients in Managed Services and start making money.
Posted: 10 Dec 2010 | Premiered: Dec 10, 2010

GFI Software

Enterprise Performance Management - How Tomorrow's Leaders Will Get Ahead
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Evolve to Thrive: From Operational to Management Excellence, successful companies are connecting disparate management strategies to align performance networks, not just transactional activities. Read how Oracle's Strategy-to-Success framework can guide you on your evolutionary journey to Management Excellence.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2008

Oracle Corporation

Presentation Transcript: Navigating Your Way Through the Fog of Cloud-Based Backup
sponsored by Asigra
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: There is a current movement to cloud-based backup for MSPs. Why cloud backup and why now? In this transcript of the "Navigating Your Way Through the Fog of Cloud-Based Backup" video, learn about the considerations for buying into cloud backup.
Posted: 24 Sep 2010 | Published: 24 Sep 2010

Asigra

Advanced Case Management for Smarter Government
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Case management is an area in which many government agencies can benefit by using new tools and approaches. By reading this White Paper, learn how to unify information, processes and people to provide better, faster services and programs.
Posted: 20 Aug 2010 | Published: 20 Aug 2010

IBM

Making the Right Move to a Managed Service Provider for SSL VPN
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Adoption of SSL VPNs is growing rapidly. A sample of areas in which SSL VPNs can help include serving more communities, supporting more access environments, providing access without application and network changes, enforcing compliance, protecting the network, quickly modifying access policies, and ensuring business continuity.
Posted: 26 Mar 2010 | Published: 26 Mar 2010

MegaPath Inc.

The Fundamentals of a Successful Managed Services Practice
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: If you are a VAR, system integrator or IT service provider who's struggling to provide traditional IT services reactively to small and medium-sized businesses, this whitepaper offers to help you improve your business through managed services.
Posted: 02 Dec 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

N-able Technologies

The Seven Major Obstacles on the Road to Managed Services
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Virtually every IT services business is in the evaluation, planning or implementation phase of a managed services program, and yet very few manage to deliver true high-value services to their customers. This whitepaper discusses the major obstacles to becoming an MSP and how to overcome them so that your organization can enjoy the business benefits
Posted: 01 Dec 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

N-able Technologies

Mass-Market Broadband in High-Growth Markets
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: This paper highlights how important it is for telecom service providers to deliver broadband services beyond the profitable hotspots of advanced business users and high-income residential users to reach the mass market, as well as detailing a suggested solution.
Posted: 03 Mar 2009 | Published: 03 Mar 2009

Alcatel-Lucent

Best Practices in Performance Measurement and Reporting: Understanding the Global Investment Performance Standards
sponsored by Advent Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper, written in conjunction with Ashland Partners, explains the steps to becoming Global Investment Performance Standards compliant.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

Advent Software, 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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