Storage Executive Commentary

  1. Why Adopt The Hybrid Cloud Recurring Revenue Business Model
    11/14/2014

    As an MSP (managed services provider) or VAR, you’ve probably run into cloud adoption within your customer accounts and tried to figure out how you can continue to add value in this rapidly growing ecosystem of public, private, and physical clouds. Making margins off of a hardware delivery or keeping hardware up and running is shrinking as the self-service on-demand provisioning promise of the cloud is being realized.

  2. Back To Basics: Capacity Growth And Planning Is Still A Lucrative Revenue Stream
    11/14/2014

    Capacity growth and planning remains a top priority for IT professionals. On average, data capacity needs in businesses are still growing by as much as 40 to 60 percent each year. Organizations today must have data warehouses that are adaptable and expandable, as well as an ongoing plan to meet its growing needs.

  3. How To Use Video To Promote And Enhance Your Business
    11/12/2014

    Everyone loves watching movies, and video is one of the top marketing tools in today’s business arena. But how do you make the transition from simply entertaining your viewers to growing and enhancing your business?

  4. Ask The Consultant: How Accountable Executives Turn Learning At Industry Events Into Action
    11/12/2014

    Why do you attend industry conferences? How do you turn the knowledge, contacts and experience into actionable value? Who is accountable for making sure this happens? These are the types of questions I hear business owners and executives ask themselves before, during, and after the events and meetings.

  5. Can You Prove Your Commitment To Cloud Security With Compliance Standards?
    11/7/2014

    Managed services providers (MSPs) can host companies or access providers that offer IT services. These services can include fully outsourced network management arrangements, such as IP telephony, messaging and call center management, virtual private networks (VPNs), managed firewalls, and monitoring/reporting of network servers. So, in all aspects of the service, the client data is saved or managed over the Internet to reach the MSP. MSPs need to know how to keep the client data safe while it is saved in their environment.

  6. Are You Drifting? The Danger Of Settling For “Good Enough”
    11/7/2014

    One of the mantras at HTG is the persistent pursuit of excellence rather than attempting to attain the ever elusive state of perfection. We prefer action and movement rather than the paralysis that naturally results from constant analysis.

  7. 6 Essential Steps To Managed Backup Success
    11/6/2014

    A couple hours of downtime can do a lot of damage — just ask any major retailer or small business owner. It means lost revenues, loss of customers — and the permanent loss of data. Combine that with the estimated cost of downtime for a small-to-midsize business (SMB) — a staggering $12,500 a day — and you’ve got an invoice that few organizations can afford to pay.

  8. Never Enough Time? 5 Key Professional Processes To Automate
    11/6/2014

    The last 10 years have brought endless new technology into our personal lives. We no longer use maps, phone books, or disposable cameras because smartphones have automated these tasks to require little more than the click of a button on our iPhones.

  9. How To Spot A Cloud Poser
    11/4/2014

    Cloud computing enables people and companies to access applications from any computer. But the cloud has created a new group of “cloud posers,” software developers who make bold (and untrue) claims about the performance of the cloud-based applications they manage. Can you spot a cloud poser?

  10. 5 Tips For Future-Proofing Your Clients’ Virtual Environments
    10/31/2014

    Here are five tips for helping you future-proof your clients’ virtual environments.

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