BDR Articles

  1. Managed Services, Backup and Disaster Recovery, Video Surveillance, And Networking News
    2/11/2016

    It used to be that Macs were only in schools or used at home. Today, Macs have entered the workplace and need to be managed and monitored just like PCs. With that need in mind, LOGICnow has announced the introduction of remote management capability for the Mac platform and that it has acquired Mac-MSP, a provider of Apple Mac-centric SaaS tools for MSPs. These two developments will enable MSPs using the LOGICnow platform to deliver support for both Macs and PCs, helping them to differentiate their services and support clients more effectively.

  2. Survey Finds Shift In Trust Toward Cloud Adoption And Security
    1/22/2016

    Confidence in the cloud is rising, according to the report The Cloud Balancing Act for IT: Between Promise and Peril, from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Skyhigh Networks.

  3. Solutions Providers: Consider What You Learned From The Past When You Set Your Course For 2016
    1/20/2016

    Looking back at 2015, there were a lot of changes — and challenges — in the IT channel. Consider the advice from these leaders at IT channel companies who offer advice on how to approach 2016, keeping in mind lessons learned last year in areas including channel consolidation, cybersecurity, and storage and data.

  4. Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From December 2015
    1/12/2016

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, StorageCraft unveils ShadowControl v3.5, Ingram Micro expands its distribution agreement with Acronis, and PlanetOne launches the Cloud 411 Partner Program. In other news, Carbonite has entered into an agreement to acquire Evault from Seagate Technology, VaultLogix releases a long-term archive storage product, SYNNEX will distribute Atlantis Computing storage solutions, and CompTIA reports Big Data initiatives are delivering positive results for businesses.

  5. CompTIA Report: Big Data Can Mean Big Opportunity For The IT Channel
    1/5/2016

    Businesses of all types and sizes are gathering and using large amounts of digital data, whether for making decisions about efficiency, understanding consumers, or making predictions for their businesses. IT solutions providers that understand the drivers behind this trend and can deliver and support Big Data solutions stand to capitalize on it.

  6. How Does Your Marketing Spend Compare With Other IT Providers?
    12/31/2015

    One area in which most solutions providers fall short with their business is with marketing. Some admit they are bad at marketing. Some convince themselves word of mouth is all they need. Others believe no marketing works after a few half-hearted attempts fell short of expectations. In preparing for an upcoming special report on marketing and solutions providers, I ran a survey to collect some data from solutions providers. The results were pretty eye-opening.

  7. Cloud Price Index: Using Multiple Providers Can Save Money
    12/29/2015

    It pays to shop around. The Cloud Price Index (CPI) update released last month by 451 Research compared costs for using one cloud provider for all cloud services with shopping for the best price for each cloud service or application.

  8. 2015 Musings, 2016 Predictions
    12/24/2015

    It’s tough to not do a recap or predictions article around the New Year when you’re in the media. Editor in chief Mike Monocello says, frankly, they’re a lot of fun since it’s an opportunity to let your voice be heard and get bold. Here he takes a look back at the past  year and forward to the new one.

  9. Flash Storage: Ready For The Next Level Of Adoption?
    12/16/2015

    All the signs point to a rising technology in the enterprise storage market: flash storage. This shouldn’t be a surprise to any business that’s been paying attention as flash storage has steadily gained traction over the last few years.

  10. Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From November 2015
    12/11/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, Ingram Micro’s VTN becomes Trust X Alliance; Panasonic announces a rugged, detachable laptop; and Kayesa VSA 9.2 is now available. In addition, new Tigerpaw One is offered via the SaaS model; Acronis adds file sync and share and partners with Ingram Micro; ConnectWise announces CloudConsole; Zebra Unveils a rugged vehicle mount computer; and Unitech releases a new tablet.