BDR Articles

  1. Two Problems Facing Every MSP
    12/1/2015

    At IT Nation, I sat in on a great session led by Bradley Gross, an attorney who specializes in IT law. The session, “5 Problems Plaguing Every MSP,” was loaded with great real-life scenarios that lead to potential legal problems for IT solutions providers. The first two problems were closely related and, I believe, relevant not only to established MSPs, but VARs just making the transition to MSP. After all, when you’re setting up your services business, you might as well do it the right way out of the gate, yes?

  2. Jim Collins Talks Greatness At Ingram Micro ONE
    11/27/2015

    Jim Collins’ books are pretty much required reading for the business world. The man’s works, including Good to Great, are highly regarded as some of the best continuing ed for aspiring business leaders. Last week I was lucky to be among the 2,000 Ingram Micro ONE attendees to be able to hear Collins speak for almost two hours. During that time, his presentation covered 12 questions to ask yourself, your team, and business that can help the business reach “greatness.”

  3. What You Missed At Ingram Micro ONE Fall 2015
    11/25/2015

    Last week I was one of 2,000 people who attended the Ingram Micro ONE fall conference in Nashville. I have 10 full pages of notes from the event. Following are some highlights I thought you’d find valuable, along with my commentary.

  4. Storage Automation Benefits Include IT-As-A-Service Delivery
    11/24/2015

    SolidFire, a provider of all-flash storage systems, released survey results that offer insights into how IT professionals are benefitting from automation of the storage layer. The 2015 Storage Automation Report is based on the survey that was conducted by independent research organization TechValidate of more than 300 global IT professionals.

  5. IT Nation 2015 Recap: By The Numbers
    11/16/2015

    Last week was the 7th straight week of travel for me as I returned to Orlando for IT Nation. If you aren’t familiar with this event, it’s brought to the IT community by ConnectWise. Without a doubt, it’s the best channel event of the year if you’re interested in amazing education. I attend a lot of shows each year so I feel confident when I make this statement.

  6. Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From October 2015
    11/12/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, Barracuda has entered in an agreement to acquire Intronis, Solarwinds N-able introduces a new remote control access platform, Carbonite announced its portfolio of disaster recovery solutions, SYNNEX boosts its K-12 solution set, Continuum upgrades its backup and disaster recovery (BDR) platform, and CompTIA introduces cybersecurity training.

  7. HIPAA Audits Are Coming … Are You Ready?
    11/9/2015

    The second phase of the HIPAA Audit Pilot Program is on its way.

  8. How Big Is The IT Channel?
    10/26/2015

    The IT channel has grown 4.5 percent year over year, according to new information from CompTIA’s 5th Annual State of the Channel report.

  9. Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From September 2015
    10/14/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, LogicNow introduces data analytics and machine learning, AffinityLive adds asset tracking to its PSA software, Continuum and Vorex announce platform integration, ESET updates its security for Microsoft Exchange Server, Check Point unveils a new threat protection solution, Ingram Micro launches three financing programs, and Carbonite brings remote deployment and management to SMBs.

  10. Don't Go Into Services Half-Hearted
    9/28/2015

    When asked about common mistakes break-fix VARs make when they transition to services, the biggest I can think of is going in half-hearted. What I’m referring to is not making the changes to your business that are necessary to do the model well. One area where some VAR-turned-MSPs lag is with the adoption and use of automation tools like a PSA and RMM.