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The CSP’s Business-Driven Client Relationships

Posted by Steve Slaughter on November 14, 2017

While the traditional IT Solutions Provider, such as a VAR or an MSP, still currently has a place in delivering technology and services to their clients, the Cloud Services Provider is quickly taking over. The CSP is the key IT provider of today’s generation and comes in many shapes and sizes, such as the ‘Born in the Cloud CSP’, VARs and MSPs that have transformed to this new model, and even accounting firms, digital marketing agencies, etc., the list goes on.

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Topics: Cloud Solutions, CSP, Cloud IT Business, Cloud Services Provider, Client Management

The Cloud Services Partner: Your Partner in Today’s Tech World

Posted by Steve Slaughter on November 2, 2017

Whether you’re running a small business or a Fortune 500 organization, keeping up with today’s technology advancements and understanding which programs and applications are best for reaching your unique business goals can be challenging. A few years ago, cloud computing wasn’t dominating the tech industry the way it is now. Today, talk of XaaS acronyms, the virtues of the next iPhone release, Internet of Things, etc. is everywhere.

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Topics: Cloud Solutions, CSP, Cloud IT Business, Cloud Services Provider

How Working with a CSP Enables VARs, MSPs, and the Like to Earn Recurring Revenue Overnight

Posted by Steve Slaughter on October 9, 2017

You may have realized that the tech world is going to a recurring revenue cloud model, aka XaaS, and that it’s disrupting every tech vendor and channel partner… and it is accelerating.

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Topics: Cloud Solutions, CSP, Cloud IT Business, Monthly Recurring Revenue, Cloud Services Provider

Google Drive Desktop Apps Retiring? Huh? Here’s What You Need to Know to Stay Ahead.

Posted by Lyndsey Clevesy on September 28, 2017

Earlier this month we covered Google’s latest news on ending support for the Google Drive desktop apps for both Windows and Mac users. Support will end on Dec. 11 and the software will entirely shut down on March 12th of next year.

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Topics: Google, G Suite, Productivity, Google Drive, Drive File Stream, Backup and Sync

NeoCloud Support Update on Google's Drive File Stream

Posted by Lyndsey Clevesy on September 13, 2017

Google’s Drive File Stream is a new desktop app that allows you to access all of your Drive files directly from your computer, which means you’ll use very little hard drive space and you’ll spend less time waiting for files to sync.

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Topics: Google, G Suite, Google Drive, Drive File Stream, Backup and Sync

Going Serverless = #solved

Posted by Darryl Mitchell on August 29, 2017

At NeoCloud we have a vision of a future without servers in your office. One of the biggest issues many companies face when trying to abandon on-premise servers is that of Active Directory. So many are relying on shared drives for line of business applications and on Active Directory Group Policy for managing their devices that they couldn’t imagine life without at least a single server in their closet. Thankfully, we’re beginning to see what a cloud-based Active Directory future looks like.

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Topics: Azure, Cloud-Based Active Directory, Serverless, Microsoft, Active Directory

NeoCloud Support Update on Google's Latest Interop News

Posted by Lyndsey Clevesy on August 4, 2017

In our post earlier this week on Google's latest Interop update, we mentioned that our team was in the process of testing and configuring the new features, which allow users in organizations running both G Suite and Microsoft Exchange Server to see each other’s free/busy information in Google Calendar’s Find a Time and Microsoft Outlook’s Scheduling assistant. This should make scheduling much easier and, great news, our MCSE and Google certified engineers, unique in the industry, were able to get this working and our support team can now help get this set up for you. 

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Topics: Google, Micrososft, G Suite, Microsoft Exchange Server, Office365, Google Calendar, Scheduling Tools

CRM - Dead or Alive?

Posted by Steve Slaughter on August 3, 2017

That’s the question you should be asking if you’re thinking about investing in CRM for your enterprise or if you’re less than impressed with usage of your current platform. Everyone knows Salesforce, the most recognized name in the market. They command 3 times more market share than the closest competition. There’s no shortage of conferences, training, workshops, and other support around salesforce...but at what cost? So back to the question, is your CRM Dead or Alive?

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Topics: Cloud Solutions, CRM, Productivity, Cloud Services Providers

Google's Update to Interop for Microsoft Exchange Makes Scheduling Much Easier

Posted by Lyndsey Clevesy on August 2, 2017

Google is making it easier for organizations leveraging the benefits of using G Suite tools and Microsoft Exchange (including Office 365) in parallel. It’s not unusual and often beneficial for companies to use both systems. Now, with Google’s latest update to Calendar Interop, users can see each other’s free/busy information in Google Calendar’s Find a Time and Microsoft Outlook’s Scheduling assistant.

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Topics: Google, Micrososft, G Suite, Microsoft Exchange Server, Office365, Google Calendar, Scheduling Tools

3 Top Cloud Migration Fears and How Working with a CSP Can Help

Posted by Darryl Mitchell on July 31, 2017

There’s no getting around it: the “cloud” can be controversial. I hear the doubts and concerns all the time when speaking with potential customers. Questions like “is my data secure?” and “what will my staff do if we’re not manually managing systems?” come up daily. These sorts of concerns are psychological barriers to the cloud, and I believe they can be summed up in three categories: fear of change, fear of becoming irrelevant, and a fundamental mistrust in cloud migration.

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Topics: Cloud Solutions, Cloud Migration