Category Archives: Webinar

Free Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM Certification

The free online Parallels certification program is designed to boost Parallels partners’ profitability by giving them the resources and knowledge they need to sell, deploy, and support Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM. Please find here the upcoming dates 2017 – Register now for free! EMEA (English) July Thu, 27th 10:00 AM (CEST) Sign up August […]

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Protect your Mac against risks such as ransomware and shadow IT

It’s more important than ever to protect your digital assets from increasing risks and threats like ransomware and shadow IT. In an earlier blog post, we explained these two serious risks and gave you some tips to protect yourself from them. Today, we would like to go into more detail and invite you to our […]

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Webinars Parallels Desktop for Mac Business and Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM

We would like to invite you to our monthly Webinars about Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition and Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM. Our Sales Engineers Pat Begbie for Northern Europe (in English) and Robert Rengstl for Central Europe (in German) will give you an encompassing overview about all essential details in 30 minutes and will answer all […]

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Web Presence Builder 11.5 is here, and it’s not just for Parallels Plesk Panel anymore!



In case you missed it, in June Parallels announced the availability of Parallels Web Presence Builder 11.5. This latest release delivers usability and performance improvements as well as new features that are sure to delight web hosters by helping them to attract and retain new SMB customers.


But the real news about this release is not just the features, it’s about availability. Now shared hosters can offer Web Presence Builder via any of the following hosting platforms: Parallels Plesk Panel, Parallels Plesk Automation, Parallels Automation, Parallels Business Automation Standard and cPanel. And if you’re not using any of these, we have an option for you as well.


While third-party site builder tools are typically provided as a ‘checkbox’ in a hosting plan, Parallels Web Presence Builder enables you to put your website builder to work for you attracting new business by enabling  you to lead with a customized, full-feature do-it-yourself business website. From the smallest hoster with a single Parallels Plesk Panel to some of the largest telcos worldwide, Web Presence Builder meets the needs of a wide range of hosters, enabling them compete in this space.


To learn more about Web Presence Builder and its value for shared hosters, please join us on Thursday July 18th at 11:00 (PDT) for a special webinar: Attract SMBs With Your Own Business Website Offer. In this webinar we will provide an overview of Web Presence Builder and its benefits, see it in action, discuss deployment options, and hear from a hoster who offers it to their customers.


Please join us if you can! Register Now.





Parallels Webinar for Web Hosters – Nov 14, 2012


1,000+ New Domains Are Coming…Don’t get left behind  


Learn how to get prepared!


Register Now! for the November 14th Webinar

8:00 AM – 8:30AM, Pacific Standard Time


In 2013, 1,000+ new domains, or TLDs, will begin to roll out.  This is a historic shift and an unprecedented opportunity to grow your business and profits.


Offering this expanded universe of TLDs will be critical for your success – both attracting new customers and retaining the ones you already have.  Parallels and eNom have partnered to provide you with a flexible TLD program and easy-to-use tools to attract new customers and increase sales.  Attend this webinar and learn how you can take advantage of this historic opportunity now.



Global SMB Market: Hosted Infrastructure


Part 2 of a 5-part series detailing Parallels SMB Cloud Insights™ research. View part 1 here


In part one of our Global SMB Market insights™ series we defined some of the key global SMB market categories and segments. Now, we’d like to look closely at how SMBs around the world are adopting and using each major cloud service, beginning with hosted infrastructure.


Hosted infrastructure, also known as infrastructure-as-a-service, includes dedicated servers, virtual private servers (VPS), managed hosting, and utility (or elastic) computing.  As we mentioned in the previous post, whether or not an SMB uses hosted infrastructure depends a lot on where it’s located and the level of economic development and cloud services maturity there. Take a look at Table 1 to get a better idea of what we mean:


Developed with Mature Cloud Services

Hosted infrastructure is relatively common in these markets, with about 20% of SMBs already using hosted servers. Encouraging the micro and small SMBs (aka Cloud Converters) that are using in-house servers to switch to hosted servers can lead to even further growth. 


Hosted servers don’t require maintenance or technical expertise, which is a huge advantage for SMBs who don’t generally have in-house IT staff, but price is a top factor keeping them from making the leap. Service providers should consider offering lower-priced options to these SMBs, but also on educating them about the true cost of owning an in-house server. Pushing VPS offerings is likely the best route to take with these SMBs, as they deliver all the security and isolation benefits of a dedicated server at a fraction of the cost. 


Developed with Maturing Cloud Services

Fewer than 15% of SMBs in these countries use hosted services, so the hosted infrastructure market for this group is definitely still growing. Since many of them are currently using in-house servers to about the same degree as they do hosted services, they make a good target for service providers looking to encourage conversion. 


We also identified a significant opportunity among companies that currently don’t use servers at all—the Cloud Leapers. The best targets among these Cloud Leapers are the micro SMBs, approximately 65-70% of which have no servers. 


Developing with Emerging Cloud Services

In developing countries less than 10% of SMBs use hosted infrastructure and 75% have no servers at all, which is unsurprising given their limited Internet access. The market should grow as Internet usage does though, with much of the growth driven by Cloud Leapers moving directly to hosted servers. Willingness to adopt hosted infrastructure is high, so as infrastructure improves and bandwidth and connectivity issues fade, usage is poised to increase dramatically.


Any questions or thoughts to share on hosted infrastructure in the global SMB market? Check in soon for the next blog segment on our SMB Global Market insights: Web Presence!


Want to know more? Parallels has updated and enriched its wildly popular research on SMBs and their move to the cloud. We’ll present our findings in a webinar on May 30th. In this webinar, we will share the results of our latest US SMB research, including how SMBs are adopting cloud services, how much is being spent on each type of service, and how service providers should market to SMBs to benefit from the upcoming growth in this booming market.


Register now!




APS and SaaS Webinar for Service Providers featuring Solgari, Ecwid, VMWare and Quest


Our recent case study describes how leading Hong Kong hosting service provider, Pacificnet Hosting Limited (PacHosting), used Parallels Application Packaging Standard (APS) to broaden its portfolio and reduce time-to-market for new services. With APS, PacHosting was able to create new revenue opportunities in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) space and rapidly ramp-up services. We have arranged for some leaders in the SaaS field to explain how your business can profit like PacHosting by offering the most in-demand applications to small and medium business customers. This is a great opportunity for service providers to learn how to easily market and sell high-demand commercial applications and services, and how Parallels can help providers of any size be successful in increasing ARPU and reducing customer churn.


This month’s scheduled presentations include:


Solgari – Discover the fantastic opportunity to provide Solgari Hosted PBX & Voice Services to your business customers

Ecwid – Find out how you can grow your ecommerce base with our 100% AJAX widget shopping cart

VMware – Learn how Zimbra Collaboration Server allows you to offer an advanced enterprise email & calendaring solution at a low TCO

Quest – Discover the many benefits of Quest’s OnDemand Migration for Email


Webinar starts Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 8am PDT. Don’t miss it – Register now!

Best Practices for Growing your VPS and Cloud Server Business


Parallels recently published a case study looking at how leading Australian web hosting provider, Net Logistics, was able to create new revenue opportunities through Virtual Private Servers (VPS) offerings. In the case study, Net Logistics Business Development Manager, Joseph Salim, described how it took just three years to go from no VPS offerings to VPS accounting for 40% of their customer base. Today, 60% of all new customers buy VPS from Net Logistics. 



The demand for Virtual Private Servers continues to explode, and can include everything from a single VPS to elastic, hourly-billed cloud infrastructure. Deploying cost effective VPS and cloud server solutions is the key to accelerating revenue and realizing profit. In our upcoming webinar on May 9, the focus is on growing your VPS and cloud server business. Lowell Anderson, Parallels Director of IaaS Product Marketing, will share the results of our latest market research and the best practices to optimize your cost structure and drive profits from your VPS solutions. Liam Eagle, Editor in Chief of Web Host Industry Review (The WHIR), , will moderate the discussion through a range of topics including market survey results describing VPS revenue opportunities, buyer preferences and what drives purchasing for VPS services, best practices for profiting from VPS services and how to plan for the future. 



Would you like to find out how your business can capitalize on this market opportunity by offering VPS to your customers? Please join us May 9, 2012 at 11am-12pm Pacific, 2pm-3pm Eastern for our Best Practices for Growing your VPS and Cloud Server Business webinar



To register or invite customers to attend, click here