BDR Articles

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. From ASCII Chicago: 5 Hiring Don'ts

    I was honored to kick off the ASCII Success Summit today at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago with my hiring best practices presentation titled “Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer.” It’s always great to connect with solution provider executives and try to solve important small business problems.

  8. Ponemon Study: Most Healthcare Organizations Have Experienced A Data Breach

    Ponemon has released its Fifth Annual Benchmark Study On Privacy & Security Of Healthcare Data, and it reveals what most of the industry already knows … healthcare organizations are under heavy attack from cybercriminals.

  9. Sell Your Business Or Keep It: Both Paths Are The Same

    While at Autotask’s recently held Community Live! conference in Miami, I sat in on a very interesting session run by Bruce Teichman, VP and partner of Cogent Growth Partners. The breakout concentrated on the topic of selling one’s business — the steps to take, how much money to expect, and when to start the process. Here’s a quick run-through of Teichman’s tips for how to run your business that will make it appealing to buyers. What I found most interesting was that Teichman’s advice was equally valuable to a VAR or MSP that isn’t interested in selling.

  10. MeriTalk Launches New FedRAMP 411 Site

    Federal agencies will spend more than $2 billion on cloud services during 2015, and cloud service providers are also spending millions to insure that their products and services are in line with governmental security standards as laid out in the FedRAMP regulations.