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SMB Nation has been serving the Bainbridge Island area since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Continuum Launches MSP Radio Podcast

continuum logoEarlier this month, Boston, MA-based Managed Services company, Continuum, launched a new podcast series called “MSP Radio.” Podcasts will be broadcast weekly, and community members are encouraged to subscribe for instant streaming to their iTunes lineup.

The first session, titled “The Future of Managed IT Services,” presented by the company’s VP Sales, Mark Connolly and VP Channel Sales, Mark Zahar, aired on April 10, and was a 35 minute cast focusing on industry expectations for 2014 and beyond. You can listen to a recording of this cast on the blog here. Listeners of MSP Radio are encouraged to ask live questions by using Continuum’s twitter handle: @FollowContinuum and the tag #MSPRadio.

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What's Next for Zenith Infotech?

Zenith Infotech logoFor the last two years, it has been no secret that Zenith Infotech has experienced its share of headlines discussing its current financial situations. It was first noted in October 2011 that the company had defaulted on $85 million in foreign currency convertible bonds. Now, just last week, The Economic Times of India (Zenith is based in Mumbai, but has U.S. headquarters outside of Pittsburgh, PA) reported that the “Bombay High Court has admitted the winding-up petition (meaning an order has been sought to put a company into compulsory liquidation) filed by foreign lenders. In addition, the article said that the court has appointed an advocate as a provisional liquidator.

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independenceIT Announces Leadership Changes

iIT-logo-medindependenceIT has made some changes to its leadership team with MSP cloud services pioneer Jim Lippie promoted to CEO and corporate development veteran Seth Bostock as president and COO.

iIT’s flagship offering, the Cloud Workspace Suite, is widely recognized as the industry’s most comprehensive channel-only Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solution, delivering recurring revenue for VARs, ISPs and MSPs.

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CloudBerry Lab now offering Backup via Advanced Remote Management

CloudBerry Lab, a vendor of an Amazon Web Services powered cloud backup solution for Managed Service Providers has enhanced its Managed Backup service by offering advanced level remote management.

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ADTRAN’s ProCloud Program Allows for Hosted, Fully Managed Wi-Fi

ADTRAN kicked off the first phase of its ProCloud managed services program with a hosted and fully-managed Wi-Fi service offering. It’s no worries with the ADTRAN ProCloud Wi-Fi services—it’s a managed, business-class Wi-Fi service, built on ADTRAN’s multi-tenant Bluesocket virtual WLAN solution.

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Continuum’s Marketing Advantage Program will Help MSPs Populate, Nurture Sales Leads

In response to high partner demand for a complete lead generation solution, Continuum introduced today Marketing Advantage, a fully integrated, turnkey marketing program. Developed using input from hundreds of MSPs and research into how and why SMBs buy IT services, the program goes beyond traditional approaches to offer a highly systematic process that addresses the unique marketing requirements of MSPs. Designed as a set-and-forget system, Marketing Advantage requires minimal investment in time and resources with everything implemented and completely customized to the MSP’s brand identity. 

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Continuum will Serve as Exclusive MSP for CMIT Solutions Worldwide Franchises

Based in Texas, CMIT Solutions announced Continuum as the exclusive managed services software and services provider for its more than 135 franchises nationwide. The arrangement enables CMIT franchisees to more efficiently and cost-effectively deliver comprehensive IT management, protection and support services that meet all the technology needs of their small-to-mid-sized business (SMB) customers. IT service providers who adopt Continuum’s fully integrated platform can achieve unprecedented gross margins in their managed services business, which is not possible using alternative software-only solutions.

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Birch Communications to Expand Hosted PBX/MS Products with Covista Acquisition

Birch Communications kicked off the New Year by announcing that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire select customer and network assets from Covista Communications, Inc.

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