BDR Articles

  1. The Fight For Net Neutrality And How It Affects VARs
    7/8/2014

    Net neutrality has become a hot topic among politicians and those interested in a free and unfettered Internet. According to a govtech.com article, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is accepting public comment on a proposed rule that would exchange the Internet’s current data neutrality, “allowing prioritized traffic in instances where it is deemed ‘commercially reasonable.’” Businesses could pay Internet service providers (ISP) to have their content delivered at faster speeds.

  2. MSPs Will Find Resources At GFI MAX 2014 Conference
    7/1/2014

    GFI MAX is planning its MAX 2014 Conference in Orlando, FL, on September 8-10, 2014.

  3. 3 Proven Methods For Selling Subscription-Based Services
    7/1/2014

    When it comes to selling subscription-based IT and professional services, there are multiple approaches used by service providers. Here’s a quick summary of three popular approaches, followed by some thoughts from a successful MSP that helps put these options into perspective and offers a smart way to keep managed services clients from reverting back to their former break-fix statuses.

  4. Will There Ever Be A Tax On The Cloud?
    6/30/2014

    As more companies move toward cloud-based technologies, cloud sales are expected to rise dramatically, generating billions of dollars in revenue, which poses a question for state and local lawmakers — can this revenue be taxed, and, if so, how?

  5. The Best Ways To Avoid A Dropbox Phishing Attack
    6/25/2014

    Dropbox offers users cloud storage and the ability to synchronize folders across multiple computers — allowing multiple users the ability to share information quickly and easily. A recent threat to Dropbox users’ data, however, has been showing up in emails pointing to a ZIP file on the service containing ransomware.

  6. Facebook’s New Advertising Targets Behaviors, Gives Users Control
    6/24/2014

    Social media is becoming an increasingly usable form of customer feedback. Online reviews, tweets, discussions in forums, and so on offer a wealth of product quality feedback, and companies are starting to take notice. Facebook, one of the most influential of these social media, is about to undergo changes which will allow users to have more control over what they see.

  7. “Dream IT” Initiative’s Message To Girls: There Is A Career For You In IT
    6/23/2014

    A team organized by CompTIA’s Advancing Women in IT (AWIT) Community is preparing to reach 10,000 people with this message this year: There is a place for women in IT.

  8. Connect With Clients By Writing A Business Book
    6/18/2014

    With the digital age in full swing, books might not always take the form of paper and binding, and readers might turn a page with a swipe of their finger across a screen. Regardless of this evolution, people still turn to the written word as a resource, for advice, or to learn. One way to establish yourself as a thought leader in a particular area is to write a book. This practice has proven especially true for business professionals who want to launch themselves as trusted advisors in their respective fields, including markets in the IT channel.

  9. Are You Ready For Software-Defined Data Centers?
    6/18/2014

    With server virtualization appearing to reach a plateau, virtualization software companies are now looking at virtualizing the entire data center. These “software-defined data centers (SDDCs)” enable all aspects of data center infrastructure to be controlled using a single virtualization layer.

  10. What HITECH Means For VARs
    6/16/2014

    Your clients may hear more about HIPAA, but chances are, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act impacts them just as much —  if not more — than the more commonly known legislation around patient privacy. The HITECH Act includes some twists for solutions providers, so familiarity with its base guidelines, as well as some recent developments, is an important part of keeping your business healthy.

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