Storage Executive Commentary

  1. The Channel Must Lead The Cloud Conversation

    Some technology pundits argue that the pervasiveness of cloud technology will render the traditional channel partner obsolete. After all, a defining characteristic of the cloud is the ubiquitous availability of data and applications. Cloud-delivered applications simplify and streamline accessibility and reduce management demands, which cut the need for internal resources and, ostensibly, the channel.

  2. 2 Websites To Bookmark For Stock Market, Business Information

    My favorite website that I have book marked is It is a fascinating website which would entertain people gone crazy with stock market. The reason I bookmarked this website is so that I can easily keep track of global market trends.

  3. Channel Sales Vendor/Partner Relationships: What Vendors Want (Part 6)

    It’s not love at first sight. It is all about the relationship between the vendor and the partner if a channel sales partnership is to be successful.  A better understanding of what a vendor expects from a partner helps the solution provider make well informed and prudent business decisions that have a positive and profitable impact on their organization.

  4. Why Adopt The Hybrid Cloud Recurring Revenue Business Model

    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.

  5. Back To Basics: Capacity Growth And Planning Is Still A Lucrative Revenue Stream

    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.

  6. How To Use Video To Promote And Enhance Your Business

    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?

  7. Ask The Consultant: How Accountable Executives Turn Learning At Industry Events Into Action

    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.

  8. Can You Prove Your Commitment To Cloud Security With Compliance Standards?

    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.

  9. Are You Drifting? The Danger Of Settling For “Good Enough”

    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.

  10. 6 Essential Steps To Managed Backup Success

    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.

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