Storage Executive Commentary

  1. Ask Coach: How Do I Get My IT Solutions Provider’s Employees To Take Ownership Of Responsibilities?
    6/3/2015

    How do I get people to step up and take ownership of responsibilities so I can get out of the middle of things?

  2. Ask Coach: When Strategically Planning For Your IT Company Don’t Forget Planning For Your Personal Life
    6/2/2015

    Some of you have worked hard to create a dashboard for certain metrics in your company. Why?  The truth about your company performance is reflected up-to-the-minute in the dashboard. You hope the dashboard will provide accountability and motivation for your team as they execute around certain priorities. 

  3. “Un-Reviews”... And Why You Should Have Them
    6/1/2015

    Ugh, I can already hear the collective groans taking place from just reading the word “review.”  Nothing sparks more dread, stress, and even fear from bosses and their reports than this time honored exercise in performance management. Comments I’ve heard over my years in HR range from,  “I don’t have time, you write it,” to “I need a highly detailed format to deliver every single quarter,” depending upon that manager’s style.

  4. Get Answers For System Sizing Of Backup Storage With Data Deduplication
    5/27/2015

    Data deduplication compares each backup to previous backups and only stores the bytes or blocks that change. Employing data deduplication with backup storage greatly reduces the amount of disk storage required and also saves on WAN bandwidth as only the changes are stored, and only changes traverse the WAN to the offsite/disaster recovery site.

  5. Advice For The IT Channel: 4 Ways To Market Your Business
    5/27/2015

    If you ask CEOs to name the most difficult aspect of their businesses, most will say the greatest challenge is reaching and retaining customers. The best way to educate your customers about your brand and the services you offer is through a strategic and coordinated approach to marketing.

  6. The Top Objections To Cloud Security — And How To Overcome Them
    5/27/2015

    Using the cloud for business is still an unknown frontier for many businesses. Regardless of their size or the markets they operate in, very few organizations understand the cloud well enough to leverage it to their advantage. That may also explain why IT providers run into so many objections relating to its security. People don’t trust what they can’t see, especially with data breaches jumping onto the priority list of most managers and owners.

  7. 10 Things Effective Leaders Do
    5/21/2015

    Here is a list of things I find effective leaders doing — and doing well. See how many make your list of accomplishments.

  8. The Top 3 Components Of A Business Continuity Solution For SMBs
    5/20/2015

    When it comes to technology, small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs) want many of the same things as large enterprises. For example, they want to invest in cloud technologies to increase agility and reduce costs, and they want to leverage big data to drive growth and innovation.

  9. Lessons From Sports Coach Phil Jackson: “Obsessing About Winning Is A Loser’s Game”
    5/20/2015

    How do you lead a community … be it a business association, a sports team, or even a country? I founded The ASCII Group over 30 years ago and it has remained the oldest and largest community of computer integrators, MSPs and solutions providers in the world.  While we are a respected and long-established community, I am constantly looking at how I can be the best leader possible, both to my staff and our solution provider community.

  10. Features, Cost Savings, Industry-Specific Products, Increase Confidence In The Cloud
    5/18/2015

    Over the past decade cloud has grown from a new technology into one that is successfully being used across industries by companies big and small all around the globe. With the evolution of this technology has come the evolution of its reputation, one that has stood firm in the face of fear mongering to emerge into a necessary component of many businesses.

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