Newsletter | February 17, 2012

02.17.12 -- SMBs Need More Than Just Backup; Turn Your Backup Into A Profit Center

Business Solutions Newsletter

| Storage & General Computing Edition

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Turn Your Backup Into A Profit Center
By Intronis
Rob Boles, founder and president of managed services provider Blokworx, discusses several points in his company's path to finding a new online backup solution and then turning its choice into a solution that drives 35% to 40% of his company's new revenue.
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SMBs Need More Than Just Backup
By Axcient
Small and medium businesses (SMBs) need to keep their businesses up and running just as much as larger companies. Yet, they are challenged by several limitations when seeking out a solution that meets their mission-critical data recovery, application uptime, and data retention needs.
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Closing The Backup And Disaster Recovery Gap
By StorageCraft
No one can predict a disaster. Big or small, catastrophic or simply annoying, they strike without warning. Unfortunately, many small and medium businesses (SMBs) are not prepared to deal with disasters.
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Become A Cloud Backup Strategist
By Jay McCall, networking & managed services editor
According to SMB-focused research firm Techaisle, nearly one in four U.S.-based SMB companies was using some form of cloud computing at the end of 2011, and storage and security were the two services leading the way.
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Virtualization's Impact On Your Data Center
By Suzanne Niles and Patrick Donovan, senior research analysts, Schneider Electric's Data Center Science Center
Without question, IT virtualization - the abstraction of physical network, server, and storage resources - has greatly increased the ability to utilize and scale compute power. Indeed, virtualization has become the very technology engine behind cloud computing itself.
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Eaton's Intelligent Power Manager Is Now A Plug In For Citrix Xenware
By Eaton
This video demonstrates how Eaton's Intelligent Power Manager (IPM) plugs directly into the Citrix XenCenter dashboard, providing a variety of refined power management features and enabling IT personnel to view, monitor, and administer not only physical and virtual servers but also UPSs, PDUs, and other power devices through a single console.
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With the mission of putting an end to downtime for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), the award-winning Axcient solution delivers a uniquely unified service for backup, business continuity, cloud continuity, and disaster recovery, built from the ground up and available through MSP and VAR channels. As the only all-in-one solution, built from the ground up and delivered on an all-HP infrastructure, Axcient offers enterprise-level protection at SMB ease-of-use and SMB price points. For more information, visit www.axcient.com or contact Axcient at 1-800-715-2339.
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CompTIA, SNIA Team Up To Release New Certification For Storage Professionals

A new exam and certification for information technology (IT) professionals working in the evolving and expanding data storage arena was introduced recently by CompTIA and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).
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LTO-6 Tape Drive Pre-Purchase Program Offered By Spectra Logic

Spectra Logic, celebrating more than 30 years of data storage innovation, recently announced the worldwide launch of its Linear Tape Open Generation 6 (LTO-6) tape drive pre-purchase program.
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Doyenz Partners With Symantec

Doyenz Inc., a provider of cloud-based recovery services for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), recently announced that its cloud-based recovery technology was selected by Symantec to power the new Cloud DR Option available as part of Backup Exec 2012.
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Xerox Expands Cloud Services

Small-and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) seeking cloud services previously only available to global corporations can now transform their business operations using a new suite of cloud services from Xerox Corporation.
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How To Take Emotion Out Of The Sales Hiring Process

Feb. 28: It's a fact that when you mis-hire a salesperson it may cost you four times what you ended up paying that person while they were on your team. In this webinar, author and sales management expert, Ken Thoreson, will teach you how to remove emotion from the hiring process and improve your odds for hiring salespeople who will produce.
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Selling Cloud Services To Business Owners, Not IT Managers

Feb. 23: If you're in the IT industry, you'd have to be hiding underneath an AS/400 to not have heard of the cloud. But, in most companies, the IT Manager isn't the one making the final decision about migrating to the cloud. That decision belongs in the hands of the business owner. Join GFI MAX with special guest Paul Byrne from ChannelCloud as we talk about ways you can sell cloud to business decision makers. Learn tips and tricks to help you get your foot in the door with business owners, and avoid the mistakes that many cloud providers make. The webinar is free and registration takes only a few seconds.
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Shows and Events

HP/Axcient Cloud Roadshow
Starting February 28, 2012 | Washington, D.C.

RSA Conference 2012
February 27 - March 2, 2012 | San Francisco

ASCII Success Summit
February 29 - March 1, 2012 | Orlando, FL
March 21-22, 2012 | Los Angeles

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