Why Selling Mobile Security Is A Non-Negotiable
According to an independent study conducted by Trend Micro, if Android app store providers don’t act soon, we could see more than 100,000 malicious Android apps showing up in the Android app store in the near future. This, combined with the fact that more and more companies are allowing employees to bring their own devices to work for the purpose of accessing corporate networks is creating a potential serious security threat to many of your customers.
The 2 Biggest Threats Your Healthare Clients Face: Lost/Compromised Data
Business Solutions recently reached out to several industry experts to get an update on the latest trends happening within several key vertical markets, including healthcare. Following is the dialogue I had with Pavan Vyas, product marketing manager at Asigra, a hybrid backup and data recovery vendor.
Why The "Tape Is Dead" Myth Is Even More Laughable Now
While it may be true that the number of companies that are starting to see the value of a BDR (backup and disaster recovery) solutions is increasing, it seems like disputes around the best way to backup clients' digital assets is on the rise as well. One topic that's often at the center of such debates is tape backup. I recently spoke with Bill Trautman, director of storage technology at DataSpan, to get some clarity on this topic. Trautman has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry, working in both a sales and technical capacity at companies such as NetApp, Sun, Apple, Lexmark, and GCC Technologies. Check out what he had to say about this topic.
2 Reasons Cybercriminals Love Your SMB Customers
According to Symantec's research, in 2010 approximately 286 million different types of malware were responsible for more than 3 billion total attacks on computer users.
The SMB Market: A $1 Trillion Secret You Can't Ignore
After covering the IT industry for 12+ years, it's rare that I'm surprised by news announcements, industry studies, or other IT events. That said, it does happen, and here's a recent example that I'd like to share. A study by analyst group Gartner projects the SMB market to surpass the $1 trillion mark in IT spending by 2015, representing 44% of the total IT spend worldwide. With so many hot vertical markets (e.g. banking and finance, education, government, healthcare, legal, and retail) out there, this one market accounts for nearly half of all the IT spending!
Point/Counterpoint: Apple Integrators Take Issue With BDR Article
Apparently my previous blog article "Don't Let Apple Cripple Your BDR Business," which describes MSP Remote Technology Management's (RTM's) experience backing up Apple laptops and desktops hit a raw nerve with some of our readers. I received several emails from MSPs that believe there are several viable solutions available for tackling this problem. Following are a couple of highlights from the responses:
Will Neglecting Mobile Device Backups Be Your Downfall?
One of the hottest trends we've covered over the past year is the mobile device explosion. More specifically, we've talked about BYOD (bring your own device), the reality that your customers' employees are bringing their laptops and smartphones to work and using these devices both for personal and business purposes. This opens up a whole can of worms, starting with security issues and extending to your data backups.
Don't Let Apple Cripple Your BDR Business
I just completed my write-up for our BDR (backup and disaster recovery) product test, which we'll share in the March issue of Business Solutions magazine. There were a couple of surprises that emerged from the test. One in particular was the Apple laptop/desktop backup test. The testers, Eric Brown, CEO, and Kevin Danis, technical manager, at Remote Technology Management (RTM), shared their personal experiences with this challenge. "We only have a couple of customers that use Apple computers, and we've only ever been able to back up their data by creating a workaround that's cumbersome at best," says Brown.