Managed Services Executive Commentary

  1. 6 Essential Steps To Managed Backup Success
    11/6/2014

    A couple hours of downtime can do a lot of damage — just ask any major retailer or small business owner. It means lost revenues, loss of customers — and the permanent loss of data. Combine that with the estimated cost of downtime for a small-to-midsize business (SMB) — a staggering $12,500 a day — and you’ve got an invoice that few organizations can afford to pay.

  2. Never Enough Time? 5 Key Professional Processes To Automate
    11/6/2014

    The last 10 years have brought endless new technology into our personal lives. We no longer use maps, phone books, or disposable cameras because smartphones have automated these tasks to require little more than the click of a button on our iPhones.

  3. How To Spot A Cloud Poser
    11/4/2014

    Cloud computing enables people and companies to access applications from any computer. But the cloud has created a new group of “cloud posers,” software developers who make bold (and untrue) claims about the performance of the cloud-based applications they manage. Can you spot a cloud poser?

  4. The Future Of Fraud Protection: Tokenization-As-A-Service
    11/4/2014

    According to Gartner, 10 percent of overall IT security enterprise product capabilities will be delivered in the cloud by 2015. Furthermore, 27 percent of those surveyed indicated they were considering deploying tokenization as a cloud service. Gartner believes regulatory compliance measures, such as those related to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), are driving increased interest in Tokenization-as-a-Service.

  5. What Do You See As The Biggest Threat To The Channel?
    11/3/2014

    Channel partners are continuously exposed to increased competition and difficulties in understanding the exact requirements of SMBs and end users. Before providing services, they should do some groundwork first. Channel partners must conduct more market research and trend analysis. As a vendor for channel partners for certain number of years, we can identify some of the biggest threats to the MSP (managed services provider) channel.

  6. 5 Tips For Future-Proofing Your Clients’ Virtual Environments
    10/31/2014

    Here are five tips for helping you future-proof your clients’ virtual environments.

  7. The Best Approach To BYOD Security
    10/31/2014

    BYOD (Bring your own device) is a growing trend in the workplace environment that allows employees to use their own computers, tablets, or smartphones. Privileged access to applications and as well as company information is then given to those devices.

  8. 5 Tips To Maximize Your Managed Services Marketing Potential
    10/29/2014

    Some of the best leads you’ll ever get come from referrals. When someone introduces you to a new prospect, and talks up how good your company is and the expertise you have — it’s priceless. And, it usually means a much shorter sales cycle compared to leads generated from marketing outreach campaigns.

  9. Unified Communication: Technology For Now And The Future
    10/28/2014

    Unified communications can be defined as a set of capabilities used to integrate real-time communication services. They enable a person to send a message on one medium and the recipient to receive it on another. Wikipedia defines Unified Communications (UC) as the integration of real-time communication services such as instant messaging (chat), presence information, telephony (including IP telephony), video conferencing, call control, and speech recognition with non-real-time communication services such as unified messaging (integrated voicemail, email, SMS and fax).

  10. Pitfalls To Avoid With Cloud Migration
    10/28/2014

    There are a lot of things to consider while migrating data from one cloud service to another. Some important key points to keep in mind are cloud security, storage cost, back-end recovery options, vendor reliability, data transfer speed, and SLA (service level agreement) terms. Being knowledgeable in all of these areas can help you prepare for a smooth transition and will ensure data stays in a safe and secure.

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