Storage Executive Commentary

  1. 3 Things To Watch In IT For 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:

  2. 5 Reasons Why RMM Fails Backup Checks

    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. 

  3. 4 Considerations For Your 2016 Data Center Initiatives

    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.

  4. Rack, Stack, And Go Back: Why Hardware Appliance Strategies Don’t Work Anymore

    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.

  5. Why Cloud Solutions Will Be Implemented More Often In Regulated Industries In 2016

    In 2016, organizations in highly regulated industries will increase their use of cloud solutions to support and complement their existing technology infrastructure.

  6. IT Solutions Providers: 4 Opportunities In Video Surveillance In 2016

    There are big opportunities for channel partners who are ready to help organizations get a handle on a new era of video surveillance — especially the new data management challenges that come with it. 

  7. Predictions For 2016: SMBs And Cloud

    SMBs will face various cloud-related challenges in 2016 — challenges that will create many opportunities for IT solutions providers to expand their portfolios with solutions that enable SMBs for ongoing success

  8. CryptoWall 4.0 — What We Know And Why Your Clients Need BDR

    Yep, it’s back. According to researchers at Heimdal Security and Bitdefender, CryptoWall has returned, and version 4.0 — the latest release — is more aggravating than ever. Here’s what business owners need to know to educate their clients and technicians.

  9. 5 Key Qualities That SMBs Look For In An IT Solutions Provider

    It’s no secret that small to midsize businesses (SMBs) have fewer technology resources, staff, and funds than the larger companies they compete with on a daily basis. As a result, SMBs are often late to the game when new technologies arise that can help their businesses succeed. But there something that can give the SMB an edge over its rivals, and that’s the right IT solutions provider.

  10. 4 Essentials For MSPs To Deliver True DR-As-A-Service

    The fear of how an unexpected event may impact employee productivity, customer responsiveness, and revenue generation has many enterprises — small and large — looking for simple, cost effective solutions to protect their data in the event of a disaster. In any industry where downtime means the loss of money, disaster recovery (DR) is a critical need.