MSPs: The 5 essentials from your endpoint security partner

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are an important part of the IT environment, providing the knowledge and the trusted partnerships that enable organizations of all sizes to embrace innovations made available by our era of digital transformation.

While there has never been a more exciting time to be an MSP, there are also many challenges MSPs must navigate to acquire and preserve long-lasting client relationships. Specifically, MSPs cite maintaining profitability (27 percent), bolstering growth (33 percent), and managing cybersecurity (30 percent) as some of their top business issues.

When it comes to managing cybersecurity, safeguarding client endpoints is a critical piece of the MSP service offering. MSPs should have an endpoint security vendor that helps them overcome common issues that can cut into profits and lead to client churn.

Your selected endpoint security vendor should ensure that you can streamline your client deployments, simplify your ability to prioritize your response efforts, and manage your clients at scale. Ultimately, your vendor should optimize the efficiency of your time and efforts so that you can continue to grow your business and maximize revenue.

View Now

Malwarebytes integration with ConnectWise Automate

Malwarebytes is a leader in the endpoint security space for MSPs with a best-in-class endpoint security portfolio. Its integration with ConnectWise Automate syncs data between both solutions so you can deliver strong client endpoint security using the latest Malwarebytes scanning and remediation tools. MSPs can also uncover new options for generating revenue by offering endpoint security as a new product and service offering.

View Now

Penetration Testing: Protecting Your Company the Right Way

Just as doctors must probe their patients to uncover hidden maladies or diseases, so too must companies probe their networks, systems, applications, and web assets to uncover weaknesses subject to possible hacking. The practice is called Penetration Testing, or pen testing for short. As with all issues relating to security, there are optimal ways of conduct pen tests and less than ideal ways.

This article addresses:

  • The scope of cybercrime and other issues requiring rigorous pen testing
  • Types of pen tests
  • Expectations and responsibilities of pen testers
  • Generally accepted best practices for pen testing
  • Top tools to assist with pen testing
  • Considerations for performing pen testing by internal staff or an outsourced firm

View Now

The IT Leadership Playbook

Regardless of what’s on your business card, you’re the coach of your IT team. Your team is looking to you for a game plan and your organization’s leadership is looking for results.

Just like a sports team, your IT team has generalists and specialists, rookies and veterans. How do you meet the needs of all of these players? How do you help them achieve their goals?

It’s up to you to field an effective team every day and anticipate the future needs of your organization… all while IT unemployment is at an all-time low.

Welcome to the IT leadership playbook. Finally, you’ve got a resource to help you achieve a winning record.

View Now

The IT Training Buyer’s Guide & Checklist

The shift to digital learning for IT professionals has been underway for years, and it has only accelerated as IT teams have adapted to working from home during the forced Coronavirus lockdown. As the demand for online and distance learning options has grown, the IT training landscape has expanded. Luckily for business owners and tech leaders, there was already a robust marketplace for IT training options to fit the needs of remote teams.

Digital learning platforms provide a number of advantages for businesses looking to keep their staff trained and certified, but it’s important to choose a program that is right for your team’s needs. With a range of price, quality, and curricula, leaders should carefully consider a number of factors when selecting an IT training partner.

As your teams continue to adapt to new challenges for work and learning, use this guide to determine how to best support your teams with online IT training and certification.

In this Guide, you will learn

  • Why Online Training is a Fit for IT Teams
  • The Features Your Teams Want
  • Tools for Leaders and Managers
  • How to Choose the Vendor for You
  • Get Your Selection Checklist

View Now

Best Practices for Increasing Sales Commission Transparency

Learn how Optus, the second largest telecommunications company in Australia, streamlined their sales commissions process and dramatically improved transparency for sales reps, managers and executives alike. Today they leverage Performio to manage commissions for 2500 sales reps, representing 40% of their employee base, across 12 business units.

Register for the webinar and discover how they overcame these sales compensation challenges:

  • Outgrown their legacy in-house solution
  • Inefficient and manual Excel-based process
  • Highly complex plans that change frequently
  • Auditing and compliance
  • Source system data issues

In addition, you will get best practice advice on selecting and implementing an Incentive Compensation Management solution. Register for the March 25th webinar today!

View Now

Take control of your open source supply chain with Tidelift catalogs

The phrase “software supply chain” is making unlikely front-page headlines thanks to the breach impacting SolarWinds and its customers around the world. Meanwhile, open source continues to become a larger and larger part of application development, with our research showing that 92% of applications contain open source components.

So for organizations now seeing software supply chain health as a key imperative, tackling open source software supply chain health is more critical than ever.

During this short, 30-minute webinar our product team demonstrates how you can use the Tidelift Subscription as the heart of an effective open source supply chain management strategy.

In this webinar:

  • We'll show you how to design a comprehensive strategy for managing open source usage across the organization.
  • We’ll demonstrate Tidelift custom catalogs, including the ability to create, track, and manage catalogs of open source components and the policies that govern them across the organization.
  • We'll explore how Tidelift-managed catalogs can give your organization a head start on building a paved path of approved components for development teams to use, similar to how the larges.

WATCH NOW

View Now

The Tidelift guide to managed open source

How to develop an effective strategy for maintaining the health of your organization’s open source supply chain

Managed open source is a strategic way for organizations to consistently manage, secure, and maintain the health of their open source supply chain. This guide explains how a managed open source strategy can help your development team save time and reduce risk when using open source to develop applications.

Learn more about:

  • What a managed open source strategy is and how it works
  • The areas in which unmanaged open source drains productivity and increases risk
  • How to create, track, and manage customizable catalogs of known-good, proactively maintained open source components

View Now

Secure cloud video-streaming & premium quality of experience with Harmonic & Microsoft Azure

Reliable, quality video streaming and delivery has taken on critical business importance as many areas of daily life move into the digital realm. Now is the time to unlock business opportunity from your video content with AI-driven and scalable video delivery solutions that enable greater monetization.

With a cloud-based approach to video, you can increase monetization opportunities, ensure low latency streaming, and create high-value channels with the agility you need to scale in real-time. Explore the shift from passive, traditional broadcast viewing to more personalized, interactive on-screen experiences that drive higher per-user revenues and increase customer loyalty.

Learn more in the e-book Deliver Video Streaming Services with the Power of the Cloud and discover how Harmonic’s VOS360 cloud video streaming platforms:

  • Provide a secure, cloud-based solution for even the most complex video workflows
  • Enable dynamic, server-side ad insertion for targeted advertising
  • Ensure maximum uptime for worldwide service continuity
  • Simplify media workflows with unrivaled video quality on every screen

View Now

Best Practices Kit: 5 Key Considerations When Buying An ICM Solution

Build the Business Case with a True ROI

Are you ready for Incentive Compensation Management?

Properly implemented, incentive compensation management software enables organizations to automate sales commission calculations, easily communicate sales comp to reps, and provide actionable insights by having all sales comp data in one place. By investing in an incentive compensation management solution, companies can dramatically reduce the cost and pain of managing sales comp and increase revenue by offering their sales team clear visibility into their performance against targets.

Before you embark on your ICM initiative, make sure you’ve given time to consider the factors that can spell the difference between success and failure. In this kit, we outline 5 key considerations when evaluating whether to invest in an ICM solution. By adhering to these important steps, you can ensure you have a successful project and do not risk a failed implementation.

What You Will Learn in this Best Practices Kit- 5 Key Considerations:

  • Lay the Essential Groundwork
  • Start with the End in Mind
  • 6 Key Areas to Consider when Evaluating ICM Vendors
  • Identify the Internal Evaluation Team and Start Plan
  • Make the Business Case by Developing the Strongest ROI

View Now

A Buyer’s Guide to Incentive Compensation Management Software

Spreadsheets and inflexible legacy compensation management systems are a roadblock. Despite the opportunity, much of sales compensation is still dependent on spreadsheets, even though 90% typically contain hidden errors. Even organizations running traditional Incentive Compensation Management (ICM) and Sales Performance Management (SPM) systems still heavily rely on spreadsheets, due to the inflexibility of these legacy apps. Yet spreadsheets and their associated problems can have a painful impact.

Errors damage sales trust. Sales ends up wasting time in “shadow-accounting” (doublechecking their commissions). This often leads to poorly designed compensation models that result in lop-sided over-attainment or SPIFs that don’t drive ROI on spend. It’s why organizations are reexamining their sales comp systems and processes—whether moving from spreadsheets or re-evaluating the ease of use and flexibility of their existing sales comp software. One leading industry analyst predicts that by 2022 nearly half of B2B companies with more than 100-employees will deploy new solutions to tackle the problem of managing and automating sales comp.

What You Will Learn in this Guide:

  1) How to ensure data flows and transformations don’t jeopardize comp
    automation
  2) What to look for in a compensation plan builder so you don’t run out of runway
  3) Which comp and payee workflows are essential - and common mistakes to avoid
  4) The key questions to ask around reporting and analytics
  5) Why many ICM solutions are so hard to use
  6) How to ensure you won’t be left high and dry with service and support

View Now

Penetration Testing: Protecting Your Company the Right Way

Just as doctors must probe their patients to uncover hidden maladies or diseases, so too must companies probe their networks, systems, applications, and web assets to uncover weaknesses subject to possible hacking. The practice is called Penetration Testing, or pen testing for short. As with all issues relating to security, there are optimal ways of conduct pen tests and less than ideal ways.

This article addresses:

  • The scope of cybercrime and other issues requiring rigorous pen testing
  • Types of pen tests
  • Expectations and responsibilities of pen testers
  • Generally accepted best practices for pen testing
  • Top tools to assist with pen testing
  • Considerations for performing pen testing by internal staff or an outsourced firm

View Now

The IT Leadership Playbook

Regardless of what’s on your business card, you’re the coach of your IT team. Your team is looking to you for a game plan and your organization’s leadership is looking for results.

Just like a sports team, your IT team has generalists and specialists, rookies and veterans. How do you meet the needs of all of these players? How do you help them achieve their goals?

It’s up to you to field an effective team every day and anticipate the future needs of your organization… all while IT unemployment is at an all-time low.

Welcome to the IT leadership playbook. Finally, you’ve got a resource to help you achieve a winning record.

View Now

The IT Training Buyer’s Guide & Checklist

The shift to digital learning for IT professionals has been underway for years, and it has only accelerated as IT teams have adapted to working from home during the forced Coronavirus lockdown. As the demand for online and distance learning options has grown, the IT training landscape has expanded. Luckily for business owners and tech leaders, there was already a robust marketplace for IT training options to fit the needs of remote teams.

Digital learning platforms provide a number of advantages for businesses looking to keep their staff trained and certified, but it’s important to choose a program that is right for your team’s needs. With a range of price, quality, and curricula, leaders should carefully consider a number of factors when selecting an IT training partner.

As your teams continue to adapt to new challenges for work and learning, use this guide to determine how to best support your teams with online IT training and certification.

In this Guide, you will learn

  • Why Online Training is a Fit for IT Teams
  • The Features Your Teams Want
  • Tools for Leaders and Managers
  • How to Choose the Vendor for You
  • Get Your Selection Checklist

View Now