Fraser – Platform as a Service and IT Nation!

Contributor Michael Fraser has one foot out the door to IT Nation in Orlando as we interviewed him for his monthly contribution. He’ll be speaking plus he’ll have a booth on the floor where his firm, Refractr, is launching a new Platform as a Service solution for Managed services Providers (MSPs). Fraser defines Platform as a Service – it lives between Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). It’s kinda both infrastructure and software. You’ll just need to watch the interview with Michael Fraser to understand the finer points!

Ohlhorst: Optimistic about online office suites

Contributor Frank Ohlhorst shares his monthly insights including a recent workflow conference (Workfront Leap) in Dallas that embraces the managed services providers (MSP) community. But then we drop into the good stuff!
The good stuff for May 2019 includes a conversation on Microsoft 365 automation. At a basic level, the modern office is evolving with online solutions (Ohlhorst views it as abstracting from the physical solution). He’s optimistic that the complete online office solutions now meet the same synergistic impact the our beloved Windows Small Business Server had a technology generation ago.