BDR Articles

  1. Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From February 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 its legal services program and its “Future Leaders” community; ConnectWise acquires ScreenConnect; Tigerpaw Software releases a new version of its mobile solution with customer relationship management (CRM); My Digital Shield updates its channel partner program; AVG adds a service module for its remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform; Continuum selects Webroot for endpoint protection; Milestone certifies BCDVideo’s Nova Series; and Axcient introduces up-front compensation for SaaS sales.

  2. How SMB IT Solutions Providers Should Use Social Media

    Social media is the best way for SMBs to increase name awareness and interact with a broader customer base.

  3. Study: Solutions Providers See Higher Revenues, Improve Operations And Performance

    A new report by the 2112 Group reveals the IT channel is growing at double-digit rates for the fourth year in a row, increasing revenue and profitability while simultaneously improving business operations and performance.

  4. Survey: About Half Of Companies Are “Somewhat Prepared” To Recover IT Assets

    Evolve IP, a cloud services company, released “The 2015 Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Survey.” Of those responding to the company’s survey, 50.5 percent believe their company is “somewhat” prepared for a recovery, and 4 percent are not prepared at all. Only 45.5 percent of respondents believe they have the proper disaster recovery plan in place and are very prepared for recovery.

  5. Survey Reveals 15 Top-Paying IT Certifications For 2015

    A report from Global Knowledge highlights the top-paying IT certifications. IT security, networking, and systems management are at the top of the certification pay scale, while business-related certifications are still holding their own on this year's list. The rankings are based on the 2015 IT Skills and Salary Survey conducted by Global Knowledge and Windows IT Pro in the fall of 2014.

  6. Changes In EHR Market Affect Hospital Buying

    As the U.S. healthcare environment shifts to focus on initiatives beyond EHR (electronic health records), solutions providers will need to keep their eyes on changing investment habits of healthcare providers.

  7. Cloud is the New IT Infrastructure for SMBs, Survey Finds

    According to the latest research from SMB Group, as SMB requirements for fast, easy access to new social and mobile analytics solutions, more compute power and storage, and other services have increased, cloud adoption has boomed. The firm reported that 92 percent of SMBs are now using at least one cloud business solution and 87% are using at least one cloud infrastructure solution.

  8. Survey: 15.5 Percent Of Educational Institutions Lost Critical Data In A Disaster

    A survey conducted by cloud services company Evolve IP found that 34 percent of respondents experienced an incident that required disaster recovery, with 28 percent of educational institutions losing data permanently.

  9. CompTIA IT Industry Outlook Includes Growth, Transformation

    CompTIA's IT Industry Outlook 2015 report predicts a better year for IT sales as well as IT solutions providers taking a more strategic approach to services and solutions.CompTIA says the channel will be challenged to focus on their own branding and marketing as well as on tech skills as consumer and enterprise use of technology continues to evolve.  

  10. Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From January 2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, LogicNow releases a new IT infrastructure management platform, Autotask Endpoint Management is now available, MaxxVault releases the latest version of its data management software, and Carousel Industries offers a new cloud-based conferencing service. In addition, Sophos adds end point protection solutions, snom offers new desktop and mobile VoIP phone solutions, Unitrends introduces new backup and recovery appliances, and CompTIA releases its “Quick Start Guide to Managing a Managed Services Sales Organization.”