BDR Articles

  1. SMBs Spend $20K — Or More — Per Hour On Downtime

    A new International Data Corporation (IDC) survey, sponsored by Acronis, has shed light on SMBs’ needs in the areas of protecting and restoring data, as well as reducing the cost of downtime in the workplace. Based on a worldwide survey of more than 400 SMBs, the study reveals a glaring need in several key business areas.

  2. Copy Data Management Could Save Billions On Redundant Data

    A recent study has shown that improved copy data management could save government agencies billions of dollars currently being wasted on redundant copy data.

  3. Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking News From June 2014

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking news, new releases are announced by Kaseya, GFI MAX, LabTech Software, and Autotask. Ingram Micro announces new cloud solutions, Datto launches a virtual appliance, Intronis unveils an all-in-one cloud backup and data recovery solution, and Axcient offers enhanced granular exchange recovery. CompTIA launches a new mobile-optimized website, Motorola delivers an access point for hotels and resorts, Tech Data introduces its website for SMB solutions providers, and the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit will present the secrets of successful healthcare VARs on Aug. 21 in Chicago.

  4. NIST Forms New Cloud Working Groups

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced three public working groups to address cloud services, federated community cloud, and interoperability and portability. The working groups will bring together industry, government, and academic experts to address requirements laid out in the Cloud Computing Standards and Technology Roadmap.

  5. What MSPs Need To Know About Storage Solutions For Retail

    Any MSP (managed services provider) providing storage or data center space to a customer should have a product option for data protection for their customers. The physical hand-off of servers and information to an MSP almost always includes a customer expectation that their data will be protected.

  6. The Fight For Net Neutrality And How It Affects VARs

    Net neutrality has become a hot topic among politicians and those interested in a free and unfettered Internet. According to a 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.

  7. MSPs Will Find Resources At GFI MAX 2014 Conference

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

  8. 3 Proven Methods For Selling Subscription-Based Services

    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.

  9. Will There Ever Be A Tax On The Cloud?

    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?

  10. The Best Ways To Avoid A Dropbox Phishing Attack

    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.

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