MSP . recurring revenue
recurring revenues

What can MSPs gain from linear growth and recurring revenue

We’ve reached it, the critical stage between cloud growth and cloud maturity. And there’s no need to deny that with cloud maturity come great opportunities. Just like Uncle Ben said, right? But more seriously, as a Managed Service Provider (MSP), how can you be sure that adding the cloud to your organization now is right? Did you at all consider the cloud as a more profitable model for your business in 2015? [+]

SQL Server
Alain Laventure

Installing SQL 2012 Server for Reporting Server

Today, I’ll explain how to install SQL 2012 for Operation Manager Data Warehouse. This long-term data warehouse database is used by the OpsMgr 2012 SP1 Reporting Server. Once SQL installation is completed, we’ll configure the SQL Reporting Services and validate that it’s functioning correctly. [+]

SQL Server
Alain Laventure

Installing SQL Server 2012

Microsoft SQL Server databases are used by over 68% of sites that use one or more database technologies. Surpassed by only Oracle databases, it means most DB admins will have to install or manage SQL servers at one point or another. In this article, I’ll walk you through the installation of an SQL Server 2012. [+]

IT . Network Access Protection
Sadissa Babeni

Is Network Access Protection Still Worth It?

Microsoft will not continue to develop the Network Access Protection feature, starting from Windows Server 2012 R2. I think this was one of the best features of Windows Server introduced with Windows Server 2008.  [+]

resolutions . TCO
Rémi Nadeau

5 Resolutions You Can’t Afford to Overlook in 2015

A new year is like a blank page. Which is why most of us begin the year resolving to change for the better in some way or another. New Year’s resolutions can benefit businesses, too. After all, employees are coming back to work rested and ready for new challenges. It’s the perfect time to make improvements. Stuck for ideas? Here are 5 must-make IT resolutions for 2015. [+]

Office 365 . Productivity
Office 365
Ramy AinMelk

Office 365 — 5 Reasons Why You Should Choose SherWeb

If your business is thinking of switching to Office 365, here are 5 good reasons why you should get it from SherWeb. It can save your business a bundle in a very short amount of time. [+]

BYOD . Security

Mobile Device Management – Bridging the gap between security and productivity

In order to make the idea of using personal devices in the workplace a reality, companies must manage them as they would any other company asset. The question then becomes: how to reconcile this with IT security concerns of the organization’s infrastructure and information? [+]

IaaS . MSP
Majd Madina

MSPs and IaaS: What to Do in 2015?

There’s no denying it: the cloud industry has reached maturity. And businesses are lining up to make a move to the cloud. According to Gartner, organizations will store 36% of their content in the cloud by 2016, a big jump from the meager 7% they stored in 2011. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) who want to tap into this growing market will have to decide how to approach the cloud. They’ll have to assess their customers’ needs, what kind of offering they can deliver and what kind of strategy will ensure their success. What kind of MSP are you? Here are three common profiles. [+]

Holidays . SherWeb
Kathleen Largy-Nadeau

Partyin’ à la SherWeb!

Awesome. That’s how one employee described SherWeb’s annual Christmas party this year. We celebrated the success of 2014 and looked ahead to all the exciting things that are coming up for SherWeb next year. [+]

Cloud Servers . Powershell

How to Send a Server Health Check by Email

It can be helpful to know how your server is doing over time. For one, it lets you know ahead of time if you need to add additional resources. This article will show you how to schedule a simple PowerShell script that will send you an HTML email with the server’s average CPU usage, memory usage and free disk space. [+]