AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile security to 146 million active users, has inaugurated a five-part webinar series for managed service providers (MSPs) on the Channelnomics website. The series covers the evolution of security as a service, and how managed service providers can capitalize on the migration to scalable cloud services to increase value to their customers and returns to their business. The first webinar in the series, “Economics of Security and Managed Services,” was conducted on March 12, and moderated by Channelnomics editor-at-large Lawrence M. Walsh, a well-known and respected channel analyst and advocate. Those who missed the first installment in the series will find it posted on Channelnomics during the next week. “Solution providers are hungry for actionable intelligence and guidance as they continue to transform their businesses for the services era. Participants on this and future webinars will gain real insights into how they can leverage the power of cloud computing in delivering essential security services,” Walsh said. “The content provides something every small MSP team needs to know in order to grow and prosper,” added AVG channel partner John Rutkowski of Bolder Designs, who was a featured participant in the first webinar. “Many managed service providers struggle with issues of talent, scalable infrastructure and cash flow. Success requires an understanding of these and the mechanics of the managed services business model. That’s what we’ve set out to achieve with the Channelnomics webinar series,” said Luke Walling, VP of Sales and Operations for AVG Technologies. “That’s also why we designed AVG® CloudCare™, our cloud-based IT administration platform, to help channel partners to quickly and easily transition to an MSP model with a free-of-charge solution enabling them to roll out “pay-as-you-go” services that make it easier for them to manage and protect their small business customers.”
AVG CloudCare offers free remote management tools, one-click service user activation plus easy policy deployment and automatic removal of older versions of AV software help to save time and reduce the need for onsite visits – allowing partners to serve even the smallest customer more profitably. Additional benefits include sales alerts and one-click reporting to help demonstrate partners’ added value.The AVG CloudCare platform with AVG Remote IT, AVG AntiVirus and AVG Content Filtering is available immediately via AVG reseller and managed service partners in the US, UK and IR. AVG Remote IT is offered for free. For all AVG CloudCare services, customers pay only for the services they use with a convenient monthly billing option. To find out more and become an AVG CloudCare partner, go to www.avg.com/cloudcare. New installments in the AVG Channelnomics Webinar Security Services series are scheduled to run May 7, July 9, Sept. 10 and Nov. 5, 2013. To register for the webinars go to http://channelnomics.com/ About AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG) AVG’s mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet experience, providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG’s powerful yet easy-to‐use software and online services put users in control of their Internet experience. By choosing AVG’s software and services, users become part of a trusted global community that benefits from inherent network effects, mutual protection and support. AVG has grown its user base to 146 million active users as of December 31, 2012 and offers a product portfolio that targets the consumer and small business markets and includes Internet security, PC performance optimization, online backup, mobile security, identity protection and family safety software. www.avg.com The 2112 Group The 2112 Group is the premier provider of channel development, market research, partner communications and strategic content to IT vendors, distributors and solution providers around the world. Based in New York, 2112 is dedicated to helping all members of the channel community achieve greater and sustained levels of success through strategic planning, market intelligence and smart decision-making. Our clients span the Fortune 500 to startups, distributors to next-generation cloud providers, and value-added resellers to managed services providers, all sharing a common view that the indirect technology channel is the best route to market. Our premier publication, Channelnomics, is an analysis Web site devoted entirely to providing the channel community with insights into the trends impacting the IT marketplace. Together, 2112 and Channelnomics provide the most comprehensive set of strategic, analytical and actionable products and services in the channel.
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