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  1. Common Mistakes Solutions Providers Make In The Education Vertical
    4/10/2014

    Along with their responses to questions for the Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider industry experts listed what they believe are the most common mistakes VARs, MSPs, integrators, and software developers make in the education vertical.

  2. Infographic: Survey Shows Need For Data Protection
    4/8/2014

    Nimble Storage surveyed 1,600 of its customers (small, medium, and large), asking about data protection methods, strategies, and challenges. Of those surveyed, 70 percent say more than half of all data is business critical, and 69 percent say they can’t afford to lose more than six hours’ worth of their business critical data.

  3. Peer-To-Peer: Pitfalls Of Access Control & Video Surveillance Integration
    4/7/2014

    In the BSM article “Security In The Cloud,” Rueben Orr, co-owner, VP, and FSO of Security Install Solutions (SIS) explains the benefits of cloud access control systems. Citing the case of an installation in Denver, CO, Orr says the cloud-based solution provides a central view of all facilities, and the user no longer has to back up software or support servers. Also, administrators can log into the system remotely to resolve access control issues such as problems with ID cards.

  4. Windows Event Logs: Things Every Solutions Provider Should Know
    4/7/2014

    Windows Event Logs (WELs) for Active Directory provide information that helps reduce unwanted events — or that signals a cyberattack. Effective usage of WELs requires two important ingredients.

  5. IP Video Provides Multiple Benefits For SMB Customers
    4/7/2014

    There are specific benefits SMBs can achieve by migrating from a conventional analog video system to an IP video surveillance platform using megapixel cameras. The top four benefits for SMB users across every vertical market are: lower total cost of ownership (TCO), increased image quality, ease of installation, and reduced maintenance.

  6. IP Video: How To Keep Your Customer From Buying From A Big Box Store
    4/7/2014

    The first major difference is the quality of the equipment and the warranty behind it. When you buy a video surveillance solution from a systems integrator, you are generally purchasing professional-grade equipment that is designed to operate 24/7/365. The video systems sold in big box stores have a much shorter life expectancy because of lower-quality components. The chips, circuitry, hard drives, and other components within these products are not professional grade. Most often they carry a one-year warranty.

  7. How To Objectively Evaluate Potential RMM Automation Solutions
    4/7/2014

    94 “must ask” questions for choosing a complete RMM Automation solution that meets the specific needs of your Managed Services business.

  8. The MSP Automation Breakthrough
    4/7/2014

    How to automate more tasks, increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction, and reduce risks (with the same technician headcount).

  9. The Case For Managed Endpoint Security
    4/7/2014

    How to achieve breakthrough growth for your managed services business.

  10. MSPs Changing Roles: Managing Devices To Managing User Experience
    4/4/2014

    Alistair Forbes, general manager at GFI MAX, shares insights on how managed services providers (MSPs) can help their customers leverage cloud services while continuing to engage with those customers and solidifying their role as trusted business advisors.