BDR Articles

  1. Secrets of a Successful VAR and MSP Merger

    Imagine merging your small managed services practice with a larger VAR business and being faced with the prospect of having 45 customers who are used to paying for IT solutions and services only when something breaks. That’s the situation Jason Brunt, CEO of e3 Technical Solutions, found himself in after joining forces with Rick Carpenter, owner of break-fix IT service company Beyond Development, last year.

  2. NIST Releases Cloud Computing Roadmap

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of the US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volumes I and II. 

  3. Axcient Study Shows Few Companies Are Prepared For Major IT Failures

    In a survey of more than 450 IT professionals regarding the current state of IT resiliency, Axcient  found that, although the vast majority of organizations agree that backup and disaster recovery abilities are crucial, most remain unable to recover from a major IT failure within two hours.

  4. Why You Should Be Obsessed With Innovation

    Success is temporary. There are a whole lot of companies that were once dominant and are now faded memories. That was the gist of Josh Linkner’s opening message of at IT Nation 2014, held last week in Orlando. Linkner is a former VAR, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and author who emphasizes reinvention. While on stage during his keynote, he urged the audience to take on the role of disruptor by innovating...

  5. Why Quote/Proposal Automation Tools Are Worth Their Cost

    If you follow my writing, you know that I’m a big fan of the recurring revenue model. You’ll also know that to be successful in that model, you have to be running efficiently. Automation tools are a great way to help in that regard. While at IT Nation 2014, I had an opportunity to meet with Kent McNall, CEO of Quosal, a quotation and proposal automation tool. If you care about being more efficient, while appearing more professional, read on.

  6. IT Nation 2014: Bellini & Team Outline New & Upcoming ConnectWise Features

    IT Nation attendees last week were treated to a sneak peek of new and upcoming features and enhancements to the ConnectWise platform. The company’s CEO, Arnie Bellini, and his team spent time walking the 2,400 attendees through the most significant enhancements of version 2015.1. Here’s my quick overview of the highlights...

  7. Private, Government Spending On Cloud Services Set To Skyrocket

    In a forecast, released this month, International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that overall public IT cloud services spending will reach $56.6 billion in 2014 will top $127 billion by 2018. IDC points out this is a 22.8 percent CAGR (compound annual growth rate) for the five-year period— about six times the growth for the IT market overall.  IDC predict Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) will account for 70 percent of the spending this year, and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), driven by developer cloud services adoption and Big Data solutions will be the fastest growing category.

  8. Overall Patent Litigations Are Down, But High Tech NPE Activity Continues

    A new study by Unified Patents demonstrates that, overall, patent litigations are down for Q3, but 2014 remains on target to be the second most litigious year in history. In fact, total patent litigations are anticipated to top the 5038 litigations in 2012.

  9. New Options To Stay HIPAA Compliant With The Cloud

    Answering your clients’ needs in responsible ways means that no one can ignore the benefits that cloud computing can bring to the healthcare space.

  10. Invest In Your Company By Planning For 2015

    December has always been one of my favorite times of the year. I’ve found it to be a very hectic month in some ways and a quiet one in others.

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