BDR Articles

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Are CIOs Becoming “Internal Service Providers”?
    12/3/2015

    Shadow IT is putting more pressure on tech departments according to Logicalis US’ third annual Global CIO Survey.

  6. 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?

  7. 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.”

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.