BDR Articles

  1. GFI MAX Customer Conference: Day 1 Recap
    9/8/2014

    Day one of GFI's annual partner conference kicked off today in Orlando. Approximately 400 partners are in attendance, making this GFI's largest conference to date. Not only are there more people, but the education agenda appears to be hitting new heights as well. Following are my notes from the first part of the day. Notes from the breakout sessions will follow in the coming days.

  2. Rogue Apps: From Customer Headache To Recurring Revenue Boon
    8/15/2014

    I remember the days when IT admins so tightly locked down PC permissions that users couldn't change a printer setting, let alone install their own choice of applications. Of course, just 10 years ago, there weren't a whole lot of small specialized apps and there certainly weren't all the cloud apps we have today. Employees don't think they need permission to work smarter by installing apps like Dropbox on their computer. While users are more empowered than ever and have access to new productivity tools every day, an IT nightmare has been created -- rogue apps on the network. It might be worse than you think.

  3. 3 Tips For Beating Cloud Pricing Paralysis
    8/13/2014

    You put a lot of thought, research, and training into selecting your latest cloud service and you know that coming up with an attractive price is very important. But, don’t fall into the trap of analysis paralysis, warns Jason Etheridge, president and CEO of Logic Speak, an MSP that’s projecting 25% revenue growth this year, following last year’s 15% revenue growth over 2012. Etheridge offers the following three tips to those struggling with pricing their cloud/managed services...

  4. Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking News From July 2014
    8/13/2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking news, MegaPath introduces managed Wi-Fi, HP offers a new switch series and a new channel program, and T-Mobile launches a channel partner program. In addition, Seagate offers a new portfolio of network attached storage solutions, and Unitrends introduces disaster recovery assurance. Upcoming events include Channel Transitions 2014 VAR/MSP Executive Conferences powered by Business Solutions and The Denver Biz Tech Expo.

  5. Avoid Managed Services Shortcuts, Maximize Efficiency & Profits
    8/12/2014

    I’ve written in the past about the need to be running efficiently to be most effective with the as-a-Service model. During a recent conversation at CompTia ChannelCon, I was reminded how important it is to not just use the right software in your managed services practice, but to have it properly configured.

  6. Government-Grade Malware In Hacker Hands
    8/7/2014

    Gyges malware now being integrated into ransomware and rootkits by cybercriminals.

  7. Carbonite Makes Another Step Toward Channel-Only Model With New Partner Program
    7/31/2014

    Carbonite, a provider of hybrid backup and recovery solutions for businesses, announced its new partner program earlier this month at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Washington, DC.

  8. Florida Leads In Tightening Healthcare Data Security Laws
    7/29/2014

    The state’s new data privacy law goes beyond HIPAA and could be an additional burden for healthcare business associates.

  9. New Ransomware Strain Causes Data Breaches, KnowBe4 Warns
    7/29/2014

    CryptoWall Leads To Data Breach At Brokerage House. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  10. Study Shows Difficulty Filling STEM Jobs
    7/24/2014

    A new job study was released from Brookings that analyzed data supplied by Burning Glass. The report details a shortage of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professional jobs and reveals that these STEM positions take longer to fill than openings in other fields.

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