BDR Articles

  1. Cloud Backup Can Help Mitigate Downtime, Losses
    5/21/2015

    An infographic from private cloud company SingleHop reflects the results of a study that shows that while enterprises may pay close attention to their servers, they are less likely to protect their endpoint data from downtime or loss.

  2. Inside Autotask Community Live! 2015
    5/19/2015

    Autotask Community Live! officially kicked off yesterday at the gorgeous Trump National Doral Miami. Mark Cattini, president and CEO of the company took the stage in Monday's early morning keynote to update the crowded room of Autotask partners on the recent achievements and future goals of the automation company. Following are my notes from his presentation and the rest of the day...

  3. Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From April 2015
    5/14/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, D-Link launches a weatherproof wireless access point, Ingram Micro introduces a new ISV resource for VARs, AVG updates Business Managed Workplace, Webroot integrates with Palo Alto Networks Firewall, StorageCraft unveils BDR for Linux, Continuum announces a new managed backup platform, and Panasonic updates the Toughpad 4K tablet.

  4. Don't Leave Your SMB Customers Unprotected
    4/29/2015

    Last week I wrote an article urging VARs to provide their SMB retailers with technologies that allow those retailers to act like the big chains. I still stand by that recommendation, but now realize that such an idea doesn’t have to be limited to SMB retailers. Coincidentally, Business Solutions Editor Jay McCall just interviewed Jensen Information Technologies for an upcoming issue of the magazine. In the article, the MSP’s director of sales shares how they provide SMB customers in manufacturing and professional services an enterprise experience.

  5. HIT Storage Challenges Addressed At HIMSS15
    4/27/2015

    One of HIMSS15’s presentations came from DataCore Software, a provider of software-defined storage. The presentation was timely — data is becoming bigger, ever more important, and ever more difficult to contain and protect.

  6. Experts: Flash Net Cost Is Less Than Disk
    4/27/2015

    Experts predict that enterprise-flash adoption will increase as new, cheaper and denser technologies emerge to help drive down costs. New research from Wikibon’s latest 2015 Storage Cost Assumptions has demonstrated that flash has already surpassed magnetic disk as the most cost-effective medium for performance-driven applications and soon will be cheaper than disk as well.

  7. Mythbusting: Be A Trusted Advisor To Your Clients With The Truth Behind Cloud Myths
    4/24/2015

    As your clients consider cloud computing options, be prepared to answer questions and provide the facts to help them make the best decisions for their companies.

  8. Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From March 2015
    4/17/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, CompTIA launches Cloud Trustmark+, Quosal adds video feature, ZyXEL releases a new 802.11ac access points series, Ingram Micro makes cloud-related announcements, Intronis adds new features to ECHOplatform, Brother introduces desktop scanning solutions for SMBs, Vorex announces a partner referral program, LabTech Software releases LabTech 10, and ConnectWise releases ConnectWise 2015.3.

  9. Be Picky About Your Customers
    4/16/2015

    As break-fix solutions providers transition to managed services, something they need to come to grips with is the concept that not every customers is worth having as a customer. Business Solutions’ March issue included a feature story on Acumen IT titled “The 4 "Nos" That Lead To More Profitable Managed Services ‘Yeses’.” David Helm, Acumen’s CEO, said his #1 piece of advice was “Say No to Accepting Just Any Client.”

  10. Study: IT Decision Makers Keep Sensitive Data In The Cloud
    4/1/2015

    A study from Vormetric reveals 60 percent of U.S. IT decision makers surveyed keep sensitive data in the cloud.  The 2015 Vormetric Insider Threat Report (ITR) is based on a survey conducted online on its behalf by Harris Poll in fall 2014 among 818 IT decision makers globally, including 408 in the United States, and analysis was performed in conjunction with analyst firm Ovum. 

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