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  • AppDirect is on a mission to find digital heroes and share their stories. We’re looking to honor the innovative thinkers and risk-takers who are finding new ways to address digital business challenges and transforming their companies. Do you know someone who is a digital hero? We’re counting on you to let us know. Now through July 31st, 2018, we are accepting nominations for the AppDirect Digita...

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  • Pricing. Say the word and managed service providers (MSPs) will have a lot to say, especially in today’s increasingly competitive market. As MSP business models have grown more complex—expanding from hardware and services, to cloud and software subscriptions—so too has the complexity of figuring out the true cost of doing business. There’s no better illustration of this challenge than...

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  • Here’s a selection of recent digital economy news from around the world that we’re talking about at AppDirect. Planning for Successful Digital Transformation? Go Past the Cloud Natives Divina Paredes, CIO, July 4, 2018  “Interestingly, when Pucciarelli talks about organizations that have been more successful than others in their digital transformation, he points to companies that have been...

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  • The managed services industry is undergoing massive change. New technologies, shifting customer demands, increasing competitive pressures—these are just a few of the factors that are impacting MSPs around the globe, and sending many on a search for new strategies that will help them succeed.  In the midst of so much change, MSPs need to remember that demand for their expertise is highe...

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  • Despite being one of today’s most talked-about topics, digital transformation is not easy. In fact, upwards of 80 percent of companies fail to meet their digital transformation goals, while one in five executives say their companies’ efforts are a waste of time. For digital transformation to work, companies need people with a unique set of super powers: foresight, persuasion, tenacity—and t...

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  • In our post from last week, Redmond Channel Partner Magazine contributing editor Howard M. Cohen described the reality that’s facing today’s managed service providers (MSPs): “The reality is that everybody becoming an MSP, to the point where the acronym ‘MSP’ is as blurred as ‘cloud’ was when it first came out.” To succeed, MSPs must find ways to set their businesses apart. This week, Cohen goes ....

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  • Here’s a selection of recent digital economy news from around the world that we’re talking about at AppDirect. Predicting The Future Of Digital Manufacturing, 2018 Louis Columbus, Forbes.com, June 24, 2018 “Capgemini’s study, ‘Digital Engineering: The new growth engine for discrete manufacturers’ explores how digital technologies are reshaping the manufacturing landscape.” Among the findings: “...

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  • The managed services sector is booming. Last year, research firm MarketsandMarkets pegged the size of the global managed services market at $152.45 billion, a number that the firm predicts will reach $257.84 billion by 2022. While it’s difficult to estimate how many managed service providers (MSPs) there are worldwide, MSPAlliance—an MSP industry group founded in 2000—has 30,000 member...

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  • In today’s digital economy, the only way to unlock the full potential of cloud commerce is to enable third-party developers to create products and services that complement your core solutions. With AppMarket Ecosystem Edition, you can launch a fully commerce-enabled marketplace to not only sell your own offerings, but also enable developers to create software to extend and enhance your products. ...

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  • Earlier this month, Microsoft announced it was acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion. At first glance, it may seem like an odd pairing—one of the world’s most successful revenue-generators (Microsoft) buying one of the world’s leading destinations for open-source software (GitHub). There’s no shortage of speculation on what the move means, but one thing is clear: In the digital economy, develope...

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  • Here’s a selection of recent digital economy news from around the world that we’re talking about at AppDirect. Europe Risks Falling Behind in Digital Transformation Patrick McGee, Financial Times, June 4, 2018 “There are fears that Europe is falling behind in digital transformation, just as the so-called fourth industrial evolution begins to change the business models of traditional industries ...

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  • CANCOM is one of the leading providers of IT infrastructure and services in Germany and Austria. As the company’s Manager Business Development Public Cloud, Christin Hanneken has been instrumental in driving CANCOM’s cloud sales strategy. In 2016, she successfully launched the AppDirect-powered CANCOM Business Cloud Marketplace, which offers more than 50 cloud services from leading international a...

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  • For companies in the digital economy, you know that the barriers for customers to churn are extremely low. That’s why you’re investing in ways to drive customer success by offering services that help your customers gain value from your product quickly. Part of that investment should be used for making sure that your team has the right tools it needs to proactively reach out to your customers at th...

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  • SaaS adoption has skyrocketed over the past decade. In 2011, just 13 percent of companies used SaaS. Today, that number is 74 percent, and 45 percent of businesses say they already, or plan to, run their entire company from the cloud. However, that doesn’t mean every SaaS product is a guaranteed success. There are many challenges to reaching the magical $1 million in annual recurring revenue mark,...

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  • Here’s a selection of recent digital economy news from around the world that we’re talking about at AppDirect. Survey from SAP Finds Large Digital Transformation Gap Mike Vizard, ITBusinessEdge, May 18, 2018 "A global survey… finds there’s a major gap between where most organizations are today when it comes to digital transformation and where they hope to be. The survey finds that while ...

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  • New York City has always been a global hub for commerce and innovation, which made it an ideal location to host AppDirect’s latest Digital Economy Series event. Held last week at the Parker Hotel just off of Central Park, DESNY featured fresh insights and detailed the latest best practices for succeeding the digital economy.  AppDirect’s co-CEO Dan Saks kicked off the event by detailing the ...

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  • Last month, Dell EMC released the results of a survey that provides some blockbuster new evidence that digital transformation can have a huge impact on an organization. According to the survey, businesses that have digitally transformed are: 22 times faster than competitors when bringing new products and services to market 18 times more likely to make better and faster data-driven decisions ...

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