Storage Executive Commentary

  1. How To Keep The Best Staffers
    9/19/2016

    How to keep great teammates. We’ve all had it happen, great people that we love to work with come in to your office with a nervous look on their face: “can I uh….can I talk to you for a second?”.

  2. Don’t Miss Out On The Converged Infrastructure Growth Trend
    8/30/2016

    An IT solution provider discusses a major data center growth trend that every channel IT company should be taking advantage of right now.

  3. Email Is A Major Security Risk For Small Business
    8/24/2016

    Hackers and small businesses share one thing: they rely on email. Todays’ cybercriminals are organized and business-minded. They make investments and they expect returns. Some invest in big targets, such as Home Depot and Anthem. Others invest in massive attacks, such as ransomware and botnets.

  4. Meeting The BDR Need With Your Business Continuity Solution
    8/23/2016

    You cannot claim to be a solutions provider unless you offer all of the obvious necessities to your potential business clients. Part of your role as a managed IT services provider is to help each client find the best solution(s) for their business — solutions that will save them time, save them money, and help them meet desired business outcomes, such as increased profitability, optimized employee productivity, and a more streamlined technology spend.

  5. How The Channel Can Still Go Global In Turbulent Times
    8/11/2016

    From intense policy and political debate in the U.S. to the effects of recent votes in Europe and rising debt levels in China, the path to going global for the channel has never seemed so lucrative. As someone with more than 15 years international experience, edgy resellers and IT service providers have been asking what one piece of advice I would offer to help in their global strategies. And, while this insight is focused on the IT channel, I believe these guidelines are applicable across multiple industries. So here it is: stay the course.

  6. 8 Virtual Steps To Ease The Pain Of Disaster Recovery
    8/8/2016

    IT management, virtualized infrastructure teams, and service providers should offer DRaaS, disaster-recovery-as-a-service, make DR environments easy to operate, and focus on enhancement services that add value to replication technology and streamline the DR process. By Matt Sprague, Infrastructure Services Manager, Computer Design & Integration LLC

  7. Top 5 Issues To Consider Before Customizing Technology
    7/15/2016

    Customization used to be a bad word to many business owners. It was viewed as encumbering higher costs and depending on complex IT infrastructure. However, with the availability of more outsourced technology resources and the increased drive for innovation and marketplace gains, customization is becoming a more common business practice. By Kristen McAlister, President, Cerius Executives

  8. Channel Partners Chasing Profitability Due To Lack Of Product Support
    7/14/2016

    Cloud sales have skyrocketed in recent years, but if the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry expects to hit Forbes’ projected $67 billion by 2018, someone needs to address a very significant user abandonment problem. By Dave Hauser, General Manager, Cloud and Managed Services, PlumChoice

  9. 4 Ways To Recharge Your MSP Marketing
    7/8/2016

    Midyear is the perfect time to evaluate your marketing programs. What’s worked? What hasn’t? And how can you switch things up to drive more leads and convert more prospects into customers? Even if you have limited budget and resources, you can still implement a high-return marketing program. Look at these four ways to recharge your MSP marketing.

  10. The Best Management Advice I Ever Received
    7/7/2016

    When I first started managing, I thought a lot about myself: how I was doing with my team, how I didn’t want to be a terrible manager, things I could do to become a great manager. Yet when I first started out, the advice I got was “it’s not about you anymore.”