Newsletter | September 11, 2013

09.11.13 -- Can You Afford Not To Offer Cloud Services?

Business Solutions Newsletter

| Storage & General Computing Edition

In This Issue:


PCI Compliance Is More Than A Matter Of Dollars (And Sense)
Every electronic transaction creates an opportunity for unscrupulous activities to occur. When these activities are corrupted, the damage can be significant, ranging from a simple one-time illegal purchase by a clerk or waitress using a customer’s credit information, to a full-blown identity theft using thousands (even millions) of people’s stolen personal data.
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Listen to Datto Partners talk about their success in selling and managing Datto backup, disaster recovery (BDR), and business continuity solutions. New InfoCenter from Datto includes video, infographics, and case studies featuring fellow MSPs. Check it out.

Are You Tired Of Reading About Software-Defined Storage?
By Momchil Michailov
Momchil Michailov, CEO and co-founder of Sanbolic, explains why software-defined storage delivers cost savings, scalability, flexibility, reliability, and vendor-neutrality to you and your customers.
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Can You Afford Not To Offer Cloud Services?
By Bernadette Wilson, associate editor
Resellers increasingly are adopting cloud services — but the technology might not be what is swaying the decision. It might be all business. Justin Moore, CEO of Axcient, and Renee Bergeron, VP of managed services and cloud computing for Ingram Micro North America, recently shared their insights with Business Solutions magazine.
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Don't Let Automation Pass You By
Needless to say, down time can be expensive. The MSP might have to pay their customers for the interruption in service and may also ultimately end up losing some customers in the long run. As such, it's prudent for MSPs to take steps to avoid outages.
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MSP Easily And Profitably Fulfills Role As The IT Service Department For SMBs
Small business owners and managers frequently find they have to be a “jack of all trades” when it comes to getting through a day at work. But some tasks are easier to figure out (or bluff your way through) than others, and unless one has a knack for information technology, keeping a computer network functioning at an optimal level definitely falls on the more difficult end of the spectrum.
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Managed Services: Why It's Good For Business

As technology becomes increasingly complex, more companies are outsourcing their IT management and maintenance functions. The idea of outsourcing IT has become so appealing that worldwide spending for IT outsourcing is increasing.
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Create A Referral Program To Grow Your IT Business

The primary mode of growth for most technology provider businesses is by good, old word of mouth.  Yet, many businesses have not established an official referral program to capture as many referrals as possible.
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News Blogs

ASIS 2013 Strengthens Security Profession To Face Challenges

ASIS 2013, “Smart, Strategic, Secure,” is designed for “security professionals looking for real solutions to real challenges.” The seminar and exhibition, an annual industry event for security professionals, will take place Sept. 24 to 27 at McCormick Place, Chicago.


Backup And Recovery News From August 2013

This month in Backup And Recovery, companies announce a new business continuity solution, CDP and NSS updates, and a free backup recovery solution.


Government IT News For VARs — August 27, 2013

Business Solutions searched recent headlines for news of interest to VARs serving government organizations.


Peer-To-Peer: How One MSP Bills For Cloud Services

The July 2013 edition of Business Solutions Magazine featured “3 New Ways To Uncover New Cloud Sales Opportunities.” In the article, Dan Edwards, CEO of Pact-One Solutions, an MSP focused on the dental market, offered advice for selling cloud services.

Shows And Events

ASCII Success Summit
September 18 and 19, 2013 | Austin, TX

GFI Partner Summit
September 23 and 24, 2013 | Las Vegas, NV

ASIS 2013
September 24 to 27, 2013 | Chicago, IL

Channel Transitions
October 7, 2013 | Philadelphia, PA

N-able Summit
October 23 to 25, 2013 | Scottsdale, AZ

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