BDR Articles

  1. Manufacturing And Warehousing IT News For VARs — December 16, 2014

    Articles cited this week deal with helping your clients apply lean principles, plan and prepare for supply chain risks, and tech trends that are changing the manufacturing landscape.

  2. Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From November 2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news,  StrandVision Digital Signage introduces health/wellness animated templates, Unitrends announces Release 8, and snom adds an expansion module.

  3. 3 Takeaways For IT Solutions Providers And1 Insight About End UsersFrom CompTIA’s “Trends In Cloud Computing”

    Among all the possible takeaways for IT solutions providers in CompTIA’s Fifth Annual Trends in Cloud Computing, Carolyn April, senior director of industry analysis for CompTIA, says make sure you don’t miss these.

  4. New Resource Offers Advice On Selling Backup And Recovery In Healthcare IT

    Storing and protecting health data might not be the most glamorous topic around the health IT world these days, but it’s an area of serious opportunity and innovation for VARs both experienced in—  and new to — the healthcare vertical.

  5. Secrets of a Successful VAR and MSP Merger

    Imagine merging your small managed services practice with a larger VAR business and being faced with the prospect of having 45 customers who are used to paying for IT solutions and services only when something breaks. That’s the situation Jason Brunt, CEO of e3 Technical Solutions, found himself in after joining forces with Rick Carpenter, owner of break-fix IT service company Beyond Development, last year.

  6. NIST Releases Cloud Computing Roadmap

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of the US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volumes I and II. 

  7. Axcient Study Shows Few Companies Are Prepared For Major IT Failures

    In a survey of more than 450 IT professionals regarding the current state of IT resiliency, Axcient  found that, although the vast majority of organizations agree that backup and disaster recovery abilities are crucial, most remain unable to recover from a major IT failure within two hours.

  8. Why You Should Be Obsessed With Innovation

    Success is temporary. There are a whole lot of companies that were once dominant and are now faded memories. That was the gist of Josh Linkner’s opening message of at IT Nation 2014, held last week in Orlando. Linkner is a former VAR, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and author who emphasizes reinvention. While on stage during his keynote, he urged the audience to take on the role of disruptor by innovating...

  9. Why Quote/Proposal Automation Tools Are Worth Their Cost

    If you follow my writing, you know that I’m a big fan of the recurring revenue model. You’ll also know that to be successful in that model, you have to be running efficiently. Automation tools are a great way to help in that regard. While at IT Nation 2014, I had an opportunity to meet with Kent McNall, CEO of Quosal, a quotation and proposal automation tool. If you care about being more efficient, while appearing more professional, read on.

  10. IT Nation 2014: Bellini & Team Outline New & Upcoming ConnectWise Features

    IT Nation attendees last week were treated to a sneak peek of new and upcoming features and enhancements to the ConnectWise platform. The company’s CEO, Arnie Bellini, and his team spent time walking the 2,400 attendees through the most significant enhancements of version 2015.1. Here’s my quick overview of the highlights...

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