Storage Executive Commentary

  1. Reducing Data Center TCO Is A Critical Business Objective For Your IT Clients

    For the majority of global enterprises, the data center is now the strategic hub of the business. This has led many organizations to re-evaluate facility efficiency, accountability, and cost management. When tasked with reducing capital and operating expenditures, most focus on optimizing cooling and power infrastructure as it is an operational area simple to understand and a management strategy with an immediate impact on a data center’s operating expenditure (OpEx).

  2. 3 Ways Channel Partners Can Become Experts In Healthcare IT Security

    With data breaches on the rise in the U.S., the security of personal data is becoming a growing concern for both consumers and businesses, and rightly so. The major cyberattack experienced earlier this year by Anthem exposed the sensitive healthcare information of 80 million Americans — nearly a quarter of the U.S. population. And that’s just one example.

  3. 5 Reasons Why HR Apps Are Not “Stand Alone” Solutions

    Lately there’s been a lot of buzz in the SMB space regarding the use of HR apps, and many have emerged as a way to fill some HR voids for small business owners. Offering scalable and affordable applicant tracking systems (ATS) and human resource information systems (HRIS), the apps seem to alleviate the need to hire HR staff.

  4. Ask Coach: How Do I Get My IT Solutions Provider’s Employees To Take Ownership Of Responsibilities?

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

  5. Ask Coach: When Strategically Planning For Your IT Company Don’t Forget Planning For Your Personal Life

    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. 

  6. “Un-Reviews”... And Why You Should Have Them

    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.

  7. Get Answers For System Sizing Of Backup Storage With Data Deduplication

    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.

  8. Advice For The IT Channel: 4 Ways To Market Your Business

    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.

  9. The Top Objections To Cloud Security — And How To Overcome Them

    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.

  10. 10 Things Effective Leaders Do

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