BDR Articles

  1. CompTIA Retires TechAmerica Name, Continues As One Unified Brand

    Last week, CompTIA announced the retirement of the TechAmerica name, opting for a unified brand for advocacy efforts. CompTIA, which acquired TechAmerica in May 2014, plans to build on the accomplishments of the association’s local, state, federal, and international advocacy efforts under the CompTIA name.

  2. Total Data Market Could Total $115 Billion By 2019

    The total data market, consisting of data platforms, data management, and analytics, is predicted to hit $115 billion — nearly doubling in size — by 2019, according to a study by 451 Research.

  3. Verizon Tells How To Minimize Data Breaches And Risk For Your Health IT Clients

    Verizon touts an overarching goal of “absolute connectedness anywhere,” but what does that mean for your clients, and how can you help them address similar goals? Suzanne Widup, senior analyst with Verizon, gives some insight into those questions in a Health IT Outcomes podcast from HIMSS15. 

  4. What Datto’s 5 Partner Conference Announcements Mean To MSPs, VARs

    Tuesday morning, Datto founder and CEO, Austin McChord, took the stage in New Orleans to kick off the company’s annual partner conference. It didn’t take long before McChord’s presentation moved from a welcome message into all the big announcements that company had to make. MSPs who weren’t in attendance might be scratching their heads over how some of this news applies to them. Here’s why you should care (or not) about these announcements.

  5. Data Governance, Security Concerns Drive Adoption Of Private Cloud Solutions

    A survey of IT professionals conducted by CTERA shows that concerns about data governance and security are driving organizations to turn to cloud storage.

  6. Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From May 2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, Axcient launches a new backup offering, Tech Data offers managed services providers (MSPs) Intel Security services, MegaPath revamps its delivery model, Dell Software unveils new backup appliances, Unitrends unveils Release 8.1, SolarWinds N-able announces N-central 10, ScanSource Communications offers Plantronics Device-as-a-Service Pro, and Snom phones are ready for Skype for Business.

  7. Switching To Managed Services? Take A Look At Your Org Chart

    One of the things I enjoy most about our regional Channel Transitions conferences are the conversations with leading MSPs about what they’re doing to be successful and what challenges they’ve overcome. I learn something new with each interaction. At our recent event in Newark, one of our panelists described his organizational chart in a way that was eye-opening for me.

  8. Survey Finds Managed Cloud Backup Services Crucial For Resellers To Compete

    Resellers count on the availability of reliable, affordable managed cloud backup solutions in order to compete in the ever-expanding marketplace, according to a recent survey conducted by CloudBerry Lab, a vendor of backup and management solutions for public cloud storage services.

  9. Exit Strategy: An Essential Part Of Your IT Business Plan

    Entrepreneurs often focus on launching and building their businesses, hoping to see them flourish and grow, but planning an appropriate exit strategy that allows you to get your money back at the end of the journey is just as important to consider: the “exit” in exit strategy is what allows you and your investors to receive ROI.

  10. New CompTIA Video Series Highlights IT Careers And Their Potential

    IT companies are having trouble finding skilled workers for many positions, while large numbers of young people struggle to find well-paying jobs that lead to a solid career.