Newsletter | June 24, 2014

06.24.14 -- How To Make Sure Your Client Isn't The Weak Link In Supply Chain Security

Business Solutions

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Datto Partner Conference 2014 Notebook
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief Last week I attended data backup solutions provider Datto’s annual partner conference in Las Vegas. The two and a half day event was loaded with big announcements and great information. Here are my notes in case you weren’t one of the lucky ones who could make it to the sold out event.
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Featured Articles
Managed OR DYI Backup: Talk To Your Customers About Options
Many businesses rely on partner companies to assist them with their technology needs. This relationship helps the business focus on what they do best and on what they understand, without the need to build an internal IT organization to support all of their technical needs.
Steps Taken To Avoid Data Loss And Ensure Continuity At Junior Achievement Of New York
The home page of Junior Achievement of New York (JANY) states it “Teaches Young People About Money Management and How Business Works.” Well, JANY nearly learned the ultimate lesson in both when they experienced catastrophic system failure. And what’s worse? They and their managed service provider (MSP) did all the right preparations!
Thin Provisioning And Smart Tiers Best Practices
Smart Tiering expands on Thin Provisioned storage by automatically tiering data for best performance and allows the array administrator to pre-plan user capacity needs and allocate virtual storage based on the planned future capacity, but physically only consume the amount of disk space that the user is actually accessing.
From ASCII Columbus: Increase Your Sales Through Neuromarketing
By Jim Roddy, president, Business Solutions magazine
Marketing consultant and author Roger Dooley, the afternoon educational keynote at the ASCII Success Summit on May 29, said neuroscientists believe we use only a fraction of our brain power. Then why do I feel like my skull is going to explode after trying to absorb the wealth of information Dooley shared with the nearly 100 channel executives at the ASCII event?
ErisStation Conference Phone With Wireless Mics
Take your conference calls to a new level with VTech ErisStation. Unlike traditional conference phones, ErisStation allows everyone to spread out and stay engaged. Wireless microphones, cutting-edge sound quality, and all-in-one design make it the ideal solution for every size conference room.
The Four T's Of Marketing
There are so many elements to modern day marketing. From direct mailers and blogs to newsletters and emails, the modern day marketer has a lot of things to consider when developing a marketing strategy. While there’s no magic 8 ball with all of the answers to your marketing questions, there are ways to make the whole process easier.
Avoid AV Storms
Traditional security solutions used in virtualized environments can consume precious resources, creating what’s called an AV storm. Please join us as we explore how you can avoid the AV storms that threaten to cripple you and your customer’s business daily.
What VARs Need To Know About Providing Biometrics ID Solutions
By Bernadette Wilson, associate editor
If you provide access control solutions, you are certainly familiar with biometrics identification, but is providing this technology within your company’s capabilities, expandable to other areas of clients’ organizations?
4 Reasons To Avoid Storage Lock-In For Disaster Recovery
By Mariah West
Successful resellers are able to position themselves as trusted advisors for their customers, aligning to organizational goals, offering solutions that complement existing IT investments, and providing ways to seamlessly adapt as customer needs change.
How To Make Sure Your Client Isn't The Weak Link In Supply Chain Security
By Trisha Leon, contributing writer
As companies grow, linking up with new partners, they can encounter new vulnerabilities to cybercrime. With each new connection, the likelihood that a cybercriminal will find a route into not just one company’s system, but the whole network of businesses, increases. Having a complicated supply chain, then, necessitates a large amount of attention to be paid to IT security.
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