CRN Recognizes iCorps for Its Managed IT and Security Services

This recognition is given to the company that continuously work hard to provide the complex and ever-changing landscape for IT managed solutions.

GreatResponder.com iCorps technology is a leading IT managed service provider and cloud computing company. The company has announced that CRN, a registered brand of The Channel Company, recognizes iCorps Technologies in the Managed Security 100 Category list of 500 Managed Service Provider (MSP) of 2017, for its excellent IT managed services.

This annual list recognizes North American solution provider companies that help the IT managed industry with their cutting-edge approaches. Their approaches help many IT based companies to navigate the complex and ever-changed IT related problems more efficiently than ever before. It is also helping the companies to return the maximize amount of revenue in the IT investment.

In this today’s fast paced world’s business environments Managed Service Provider (MSP) plays a major role in the progressive companies and organizations. It enables companies to introduce leverage technologies parallels rather than distracting their focus from their core business.

The CRN recognition list is divided into three different categories: MSP Pioneer 250, Well recognized companies whose major focus towards the managed services and SMBs market; 150 the Elite MSP, a large recognized data center focused on MSPs with a strong  mix of on-premise and off-premise services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs that are primarily focused on off-premise services and cloud based security services.

“Managed service providers play an increasingly important role in the day-to-day operations of businesses across North America,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “MSPs help organizations streamline their spending, effectively allocate limited resources, and benefit from advanced expertise in the latest technologies. We congratulate the service providers on CRN’s 2017 MSP500 list, who have continually succeeded in meeting their customers’ changing needs and help them get the most out of their IT investments.”

iCorps technologies are largely grown in the last year by 75% with its well recognized services such as vulnerability assessment tool and monitoring tools, email threat protection, and managed security services. The company continuously concentrates on the clients security by implementing the industries best practice security tools. iCorps has a very confidential security practice that has achieved by joining the world’s leading security solution providers such as Microsoft, Sophos, SonicWall, Mimecast, RapidFire and Datto.

Michael Hadley, President & CEO of iCorps Technologies, Said “iCorps thanks CRN for recognizing us as a leader in the Managed Security space this year, the current threat landscape makes it a challenge for small and mid-size businesses to manage security on their own, but with an experienced partner and the right tools, businesses can protect their environments in the same way that an enterprise can. Cyber criminals have become more targeted in their attacks, we need to continue working hard and remain vigilant.”

This list will be officially featured in February 2017 on CRN website online.

Cisco Expands UCS Cloud Menu by Including Microsoft Azure Stack

This integration eases the life of IT managers and application developers to deploy, manage, and grow enterprise applications more easily and efficiently.

GreatResponder Cisco announced on during the last week in San Jose, California that the company is expanding its hybrid cloud menu by Integrating the Microsoft Azure Stack into its UCS (Unified Computing System). It enables organizations to offer Azure services from their on-premise data centers. This alliance with Cisco and Microsoft helps enterprises to modernize and grow their application solution using various tools offered by Microsoft. It will also help developers to make the applications highly flexible, and scalable hybrid cloud environment.

Cisco Systems, Inc is a one of the leading industry, especially in the field of network hardware and telecommunication equipment. Cisco is also working on different IT based technologies such as cloud computing, network security, and IoT (Internet of things). These all technologies are managed by Cisco’s subsidiaries: Cisco Jasper, Cisco Meraki, and CloudLock.

Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager, Computing Systems Product Group, Cisco said, “Cisco and Microsoft are coming together to offer a hybrid cloud solution built on the power of UCS and Microsoft Azure, through our joint engineering efforts, application developers and IT managers will have a turnkey solution that is easy to deploy, manage and scale.”

As the businesses grow with respect to the changing in the market dynamics they always need some new things to include in their module. They want a very stable system that suit their business needs and such as user friendly, flexible enough to optimize resources and scale on-demand. Using the Azure Stack, customers have full control of businesses, how they manage governance policies, security and performance.

Mike Neil, corporate vice president, Azure Infrastructure & Management, Microsoft Corporation said, “Microsoft and Cisco are proven innovators and trusted technology partners, giving customers the confidence their IT environments can be supported and secure. Microsoft Azure Stack provides services and application programming interfaces (APIs) compatible with the Azure public cloud, allowing developers to do their best work while giving them the agility to deploy their applications to public, private or hosted clouds.”

Here is the list of some key benefits of Microsoft Azure Stack that are now available on Cisco Unified Computing System such as accelerated growth and innovation, Industry leading fabric based UCS architecture, simple to manage and control, and increase confidence and trust.

Cisco stated that the Microsoft Azure Stack integrated system on Unified Computing System is targeted for availability in Q3 of 2017.

ABB Corporation Joins Hands with Microsoft to Benefit from Cloud Power

ABB Corporation introduces its new centralized software platform ABB – Ability trademark that connects customers and provide single cloud-computing platform.

GreatResponder ABB is a Switzerland based company, it is one of the leading technology company. Mainly products that’s for the company is famous are robotics, power and automation solutions. It has secured the position of 286th in the Fortune Global 500 list in the year of 2016.

ABB Company has rebounded this year by focusing on the growing rate of digital services. It has also prepared itself to take the advantage from the industrial internet of things (IoT).

ABB is offering its new digital services under its new brand named as ‘ABB Ability’. ABB Ability solution has an alliance with the Microsoft to offer a single cloud computing platform for its cloud customers and there will be also offering a new post for chief digital officer.

In the past since the company launched it has been better known for its product such as providing electricity grids and despite of new activist investments they are going to spin this division off, but even it remains the core activity of the company. The company’s 55% of sales come from the software components and the company reckons that there are 70 million ABB devices are operating around the worldwide that could be connected to the internet that may also grow up the overall revenue of the company.

Dai Richards, the global marketing manager at ABB Consulting, said that “the new identity will be launched in the march in the UK, Dai Richards also said “People aren’t doing a lot of analysis, and they’re certainly not taking action as a result of that analysis, so going through those next two steps is where we see the big opportunity.”

The company is developing the new digital services that will capture the data from the connected nodes of devices, the company analyses the captured data and also use it to “close the loop” by improving the industrial process.

The instance of remote monitoring of an industrial system, while a device connected to the internet has been installed, now it can report back its condition to the virtual control room and the response of the system has been preserved for a while any fault might occur.

ABB is hoping to replace the analogue system with the new digital system gradually in the future.

Dai Richard said “The problem of balancing supply and demand and controlling frequency is going to be a massive, massive area.”