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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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.
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!
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.
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?
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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.
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.
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?
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.
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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