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LabTech xSPBlue Solutions are pleased to announce the arrival of an xSP pricing model from LabTech Software. Until recently LabTech has only been available as perpetual or a subscription licence with commitment. You can now purchase LabTech on a Pay As You Grow (PAYG) licence model. You will be billed via Direct Debit in arrears based on the number of agents deployed in the previous month. The more you deploy the cheaper the agent price.

  • No commitment with quantity or term
  • Increase or decrease agents used
  • Grows with your business
  • Start to benefit from the power of LT without commitment / big investment
  • Transition from another RMM provider by running in parallel
  • Easy to switch to different licence model if required

Check out a trial of LabTech today www.labtechsoftware.com/bluesolutionscloudtrial

Are you moving into Managed Services? If your business provides IT support as a managed service you can bundle security software from Trend Micro as part of your service offering. All Trend Micro products are available including Worry Free. By Partnering with Trend Micro on their xSP programme you will have access to the following:Trend Micro xSP

  • Quarterly pay-as-you-go billing
  • Industry-unique self-provisioning licence portal (LMP)
  • Industry-unique web-based management console (WFRM)
  • Integrate with leading RMM and PSA tools (such as Autotask and ConnectWise)
  • State-of-the-art solutions that use the cloud, eliminating costly installation and setup work

For more information visit http://www1.bluesolutions.co.uk/vendors/trend-micro/msp-solutions.aspx

Apply online at https://www.rissp.com/Register.aspx

disaster recovery for SMBs
With consultancy and support from distribution, it becomes possible for anyone in the channel to become an MSP, handling disaster recovery on behalf of the end-user client simply by using the right vendor products

Last week StorageCraft announced a partnership with Intel to offer a backup and recovery “appliance” for Intel’s Hybrid Cloud platform. The Platform involves a customer owned, on-premise server, tied to the cloud, with business applications provided and billed by Intel. The new appliance will be offered and supported by channel partners including Managed Service Providers (MSP), giving them a business continuity and disaster recovery solution for their small-to-medium-business (SMB) clients.

This got me thinking about the importance of disaster recovery for SMBs and the opportunities for the channel. Almost every small business today uses IT and in many cases, this is critical to the smooth running, profitability and ongoing viability of the business. Losing front line services because of IT failure can be devastating. This is not just scare mongering; some services simply cannot be done without. Accordingly to a 2011 survey by Internet security firm Symantec, the median cost of downtime for an SMB is almost £8,000 per day.

Rapid recovery in the event of a disaster is essential. All businesses including small business need to be prepared (after all, disasters don’t just strike big firms). I am now seeing positive signs that SMBs recognize the need to prepare for loss of mission critical IT systems. And as these systems are becoming more complex, the shift is towards simplifying the restore by not only backing up the Office documents and emails, but also the operating system, applications, and PC profiles, using an image backup.

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