Storage Executive Commentary

  1. Top Disaster Recovery Strategies For Healthcare Organizations
    4/14/2016

    An insufficient disaster recovery plan is much like a lack of blood flow to the brain. If a disaster strikes, the damage to your organization can be difficult, if not impossible to overcome. Consider the cost you might incur if lightning struck and took down your primary business server. Would your patients’ medical records and other healthcare-related data be recoverable? How long would it take for your organization to be back up and running?

  2. Attributes Of Successful MSPs
    3/29/2016

    I’m fortunate to work with hundreds of MSP’s through our HTG Peer Groups each quarter, both here in North America as well as Europe and Australia/New Zealand.  Not only do we facilitate two-day interactions with these great leaders, but we benchmark their financials and have them follow a rigorous framework of planning, goal setting and accountability. 

  3. Stay Ahead Of Shady Flash Storage Providers
    3/10/2016

    Over the span of just a few years, flash storage has become increasingly useful and, as a result, increasingly popular among businesses. This is in part driven by the influx of Big Data into organizations as companies try their best to analyze it and discover valuable insights. It’s gotten to the point where the traditional hard disk drives in use for decades are quickly being replaced in many instances with the much faster solid-state drives.

  4. Why Every MSP Should Offer BDR
    2/23/2016

    As a full service manages service provider (MSP), one of our goals is to turn our clients’ networks into the black boxes they expect them to be. But with that comes the responsibility of assuring them all the bases are covered, especially when it relates to backup. With that in mind, there are three reasons you should offer every client a comprehensive data backup and BDR solution...

  5. Sales Courtesy
    2/22/2016

    Here is a scenario that I experience all the time in my sales efforts and I want to see how many of you have the same experience. I call a prospect and one of three things happen.

  6. Enhancing The Customer Experience Through The Channel Ecosystem
    2/3/2016

    For small to midsize businesses (SMBs), which represent more than 90 percent of companies in most countries, delivering a superior experience to customers around the world may seem like an impossible task. Fortunately, channel partners are there to help fill that void.

  7. 3 Things To Watch In IT For 2016
    1/26/2016

    Enterprise IT is nothing if not dynamic. Looking into 2016, another exciting year of change and new trends is set to kick off. Here are three things anticipated to define 2016 for enterprise IT solutions providers and customers:

  8. 5 Reasons Why RMM Fails Backup Checks
    1/25/2016

    RMM tools don’t do a great job of reporting on disparate backup systems. MSPs need a far more granular perspective of what’s really going on when it comes to any and all backups. 

  9. 4 Considerations For Your 2016 Data Center Initiatives
    1/13/2016

    Technology changes constantly, and it’s up to us to be ready for it all. Here are four significant trends that will shake up the data center in 2016.

  10. Rack, Stack, And Go Back: Why Hardware Appliance Strategies Don’t Work Anymore
    1/11/2016

    The dominance of proprietary hardware for application services in data centers is slowly but surely ending. It’s time to look to a software-driven future that is elastic, flexible, and automated not just in the cloud but also in data centers.