Storage Executive Commentary
The Appetite For 802.11ac Standards
The appetite for wireless bandwidth is seemingly insatiable. Today employees typically tote a combination of smartphones, tablet computers and laptops – all which allow them to stay connected to the people and information they need to get their jobs done quickly and efficiently. As a result, there are more devices and more traffic pressuring the performance on wireless networks, and many enterprises are looking toward the capabilities that 802.11ac standards will bring.
Called To Serve: This Is Your Opportunity To Make A Difference
For many of us, Independence Day triggers visions of fireworks, baseball games and barbeques. But for military veterans transitioning to civilian life, “independence” has been more of a euphemism for unemployment recently. While the numbers are improving, roughly 7.3 percent of Gulf War-era II veterans remain jobless, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
To help combat this discouraging situation, some channel companies have implemented veteran re-employment programs specifically for the IT industry. From training and education to financial assistance, technology leaders including Cisco Systems, Continuum, CompTIA, Ingram Micro, Microsoft and others, are enabling veterans to apply the skills learned during their service at high-paying civilian positions.
3 Things You’re Overlooking In Disaster Recovery
I think most business owners would agree in theory that disaster recovery is important. In practice, however, it’s a little too easy to cut corners. There are so many options, it’s easy to settle on something simple and cheap. But if you haven’t taken the time to understand the kind of disaster recovery solution your business needs, you could be missing something big and paying for a solution that will let you down in the end. By Matthew Rayback, StorageCraft
Cloud Is A Movement, Not A Maturity Model: Five Things MSPs Must Get Right
For today’s MSPs, cloud is no longer a choice or even an evolution. It's a movement whose time is now, and every managed service provider (MSP) has got to be a part of it or risk losing their customers. Whether you’ve already made the plunge or not, here are five key things that MSPs need to get right if they want to grow and thrive in the new cloud economy.
Top 7 Most Overlooked Professional Services Automation (PSA) Features
The right tools and technology can be the difference when it comes to maintaining your competitive edge, positioning your business for growth, and doing more with less in today’s dynamic and always changing business environment.
Avoid These Common Mistakes When Selling IT-as-a-Service
When VARs and MSPs ask about the mistakes their peers have made when it comes to selling IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS), two things come to mind immediately. 1) They didn’t do their homework, and 2) They tried to do it all themselves.
Prepare Now For The Hybrid Cloud Upsurge Trend
There are a couple of reasons this uptick in hybrid cloud adoption is so important. First, it speaks to your customers’ security fears when considering public-cloud-only options combined with the fact that private-only cloud options can sometimes be cost prohibitive. And second, deploying a hybrid cloud strategy is more complicated than a public-only or private-only strategy. Where there is more complexity, the channel becomes more relevant.
Helping SMBs Institute Smart, Secure, Scalable Storage
Data volume is growing exponentially year over year in the small and midsize business (SMB) space. Emails never stop coming in or going out, shared files continue to grow, and documents must be retained for legal compliance. As SMBs continue to become increasingly aware of their storage needs and wants, and as the amount of data they need to store continues to grow, value-added resellers (VARs) can take advantage of the resulting business opportunities.
Growing Your IT Support Business By Becoming A Managed Service Provider
If you are reading this, chances are you’re the owner of a small to medium sized business (SMB) quickly reaching the limits of what you can do with your current break/fix model and you are keen to know where you can go from here. That or you’re more than happy with your break/fix business and are curious to know what exactly we think is wrong with it. Either way you’ve come to the right place.
Use BDR To Evolve From IT Provider To Trusted Advisor
One common misconception of IT providers is that backup and disaster recovery (BDR) is an ancillary part of their job. It’s actually the most important. The right BDR solution not only prevents IT downtime and data loss, but can also help IT providers build strong customer relationships that will pave the way to massive profit growth. Here’s how IT providers can offer deeper value and become trusted advisors.