Storage Executive Commentary

  1. Don’t Leave Data Security To Chance — When Cloud-Based BDR Can Save The Day
    2/10/2015

    The MSPAlliance predicts, this year, security will be one of the top concerns for both technical and non-technical users. This is no surprise considering that high-profile data breaches at Target, Home Depot, Lowes, and other retailers are making consumers increasingly aware of how vulnerable they can be to cyberattacks.

  2. An MSP Lists The Top 4 Features Of An RMM Solution
    2/9/2015

    I remember when starting my business I purchased remote monitoring and management (RMM) software because the salesperson told me that I would be able to call my clients when their printer ink was low. I thought that was a great feature, so I bought the RMM tool. I figured if it could do that it should be able to handle the basics as well — even though I really didn’t understand what the basics were at the time

  3. 6 Steps To Conquering The “Channel Evolution Challenge”
    2/9/2015

    There doesn’t need to be fear in the channel. But VARs, agents, and systems integrators who hand off prospects to services providers stand to lose revenue — and the customer — forever. This nightmare scenario is commonplace for companies that fail to expand their solution menus, stay educated on new options, and team with master agents with a broad services portfolio.

  4. How To Apply The Principles Of Effective Metrics
    2/6/2015

    A few weeks ago, I wrote about the “Quest for the Holy Grail of Metrics”. In that post, I talked about some principles that I recommend using to build a set of metrics to help in three critical areas. Those areas are customer satisfaction, profitability, and employee engagement.

  5. Why To Use The “New Math Of Sales Excellence”
    2/6/2015

    The purpose of this report is to explain why the typical sales organization that believes that sales is a numbers game is correct, but not accurate.  I know my words may be a little confusing, but bear with me for just a moment.  As always, sales is a numbers/activity game, but the numbers have changed.

  6. The Top 5 Traits To Look For In A Sales Rep For Your IT Solutions Provider
    2/5/2015

    Love ‘em or hate ‘em. Sales reps run the gamut between all-star and dead weight. What should you look for before you pull the trigger and hire one?

  7. Left In The Lurch: Survey Shows Lack Of Vendor Support Dampens Partners’ Enthusiasm For Emerging Tech
    2/2/2015

    Despite a steady drumbeat of industry optimism over emerging tech such as Big Data, software-defined networking and the Internet of Things, solutions providers take a generally dim view of opportunities in the most hyped technologies.

  8. Is Biometric Identification Ready For Payment Technologies?
    1/30/2015

    Reading the term “biometric” takes us towards the biological connection between the subject and the term. It is named biometric, because it uses metrics related to human characteristics. Biometric identifiers are mainly categorized into two categories, physiological and behavioral characteristics. Physiological characteristics may include fingerprints, palms, veins, face recognition, DNA, iris recognition, or anything used for identifying a person physically. Behavioral characteristics can involve characteristics related to the pattern of behavior of a person, like typing rhythm, voice, etc.

  9. The Cloud: The Channel’s Biggest Threat And Opportunity In 2015
    1/30/2015

    The cloud is changing the shape of the channel as we have traditionally known it. The increasing need for managed IT services is driving new opportunities for solutions providers that have once been considered to be VARs to a new era of the managed services provider (MSP). The enabler for this shift? The cloud.

  10. 4 BDR Solution Must-Haves
    1/30/2015

    Business critical data has to be backed up frequently. Traditionally, business critical data have been stored on tape drives and data can be recovered from the tape when required. But you cannot trust tape completely — there may be chance for data corruption and recovering years of data from tape storage is a cumbersome process.

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