Technology in the retail sector has been experiencing major enhancements recently. From the early days of the cash register and hand-written sales slips to the computer technology and IOS Systems of today, retailers are adapting with new solutions to marketing and selling problems. By Rick Delgado, contributing writer
Our Best Channel Vendors survey, conducted with statisticians from Penn State, takes a look at the best vendors in Business Continuity/BDR, Data Collection/Mobility, Labeling, ECM Hardware & Software, General Computing, Networking & Security, POS Hardware & Software, Payment Processing, Managed Services, Video Surveillance/Access Control, and VoIP as voted by your peers.
Backup and disaster recovery (BDR) is a foundational managed services offering, but there are several selection, sales, implementation, and post-implementation pitfalls that must be avoided.
An MSP’s ability to quickly and accurately diagnose and resolve a medical device manufacturer’s network problems led to a managed services contract win and a 20 TB backup and disaster recovery (BDR) upsell.
It’s very much still the early stages, but make no mistake about it: the Internet of Things (IoT) will be a permanent, ubiquitous fixture within our everyday lives, providing us a new world of connected and intelligent devices. By Marcio Saito, CTO, Opengear
Cluster computing is achieved by connecting a group of computers in a dedicated network so they can act like a single entity. By J.O.S. Svendsen, Corporate Communications Manager, Milestone Systems
While it has always been incumbent upon a manufacturer to keep pace with changes in technology to ensure success of its channel partners, the challenge to do so has never been greater. By Stephanie Dismore, Vice President & General Manager, U.S. Channels at HP Inc.
Today, companies in all sectors have a massive demand for data. To succeed, they must be able to take in a large amount of data and process it in real-time with no room for delays, lags, or hiccups. As the demand for efficiency and fast processing times has risen, companies around the world have been forced to move beyond the relational databases of yesteryear and into new, more capable data processing methods.
It's no secret cloud-based services are in abundance right now. As an MSP, there are certain services that you must have in your arsenal to offer to your clients. By Stanley Louissaint, president, Fluid Designs Inc. and ASCII Group member since 2014
The explosive growth of software as a service (SaaS) is one of the great stories of the modern world economy, and it has proven the tremendous power of the Internet as a transformative technology. SaaS is continuing to grow at a healthy clip—well into double digits—and conversations with IT buyers representing small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) suggest the future holds more of the same. Sixty-nine percent of survey respondents expect to increase their use of cloud-based technology in the next three years.
A recent study named cloud-based backup and recovery as the No. 1 cloud service for new revenue-growth potential for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Yet for some MSPs seeking to grow managed services revenue, finding a cost-effective way to deliver these services can present hurdles. Researching, sourcing, procuring and designing the infrastructures needed to securely offer backup services can be expensive and time consuming.
In this case study featuring ETC TechSolutions, you’ll learn how ETC circumvented Cryptowall with zero downtime and no lost data for a manufacturing firm and how StorageCraft made the whole process simple.
|SYNNEX Spring VARNEX||April 10-15||Dallas|
|Ingram Cloud Summit||April 11-13||Phoenix|
|ASCII Success Summit||April 17-18||Milwaukee, WI|
|SMB TechFest Q2||April 21-22||Anaheim, CA|
|Q2 HTG Peer Group Meetings – North America||May 2-6||Dallas, TX|
|Q2 HTG Peer Group Meetings – Europe||May 16-20||Dublin, Ireland, IE|
|Q2 HTG Peer Group Meetings – Australia/New Zealand||May 23-27||Sydney, NSW, Australia|
|ASCII Success Summit||May 25-26||Linthicum, Maryland|
|Channel Transitions||June 2||Philadelphia|
|ASCII Success Summit||June 22-23||Miami Beach, Florida|
|SMB TechFest Q3||July 21-22||Anaheim, CA|
|Q3 HTG Peer Group Meetings – Europe||July 25-29||Aberdeen, Scotland, GB|
|Q3 HTG Peer Group Meetings – North America||August 1-5||Denver, CO|
|ASCII Success Summit||August 17-18||East Brunswick, New Jersey|
|Q3 HTG Peer Group Meetings – Australia/New Zealand||August 22-25||Queenstown, New Zealand|
|Channel Transitions||September 14||Boston|
|ASCII Success Summit||September 22||Toronto, ON|
|ASCII Success Summit||September 28-29||Columbus, Ohio|
|ISV IQ Live! East||October 6||Philadelphia|
|ASCII Success Summit||October 13-14||Newport, Rhode Island|
|ASCII Cup Party||October 14||Newport, Rhode Island|
|SMB Tech Fest Q4||October 20-21||Anaheim, CA|
|Q4 HTG Peer Group Meetings||October 31 - November 5||Championsgate, FL|
Backup & disaster recovery (BDR) includes cloud backup, hybrid storage, recovery software, local storage, managed services, and more.
A backup is a copy or archive of computer data that can be used to restore the original data if lost. Backups are also used to restore data from an earlier time. They are a simple form of disaster recovery and should be a part of a disaster recovery plan however; a disaster recovery plan should never be just backups alone. Backups can often require significant amounts of data storage space and can be complicated to maintain and organize. Many different methods have been developed to optimize backup procedures, including ways to deal with open files, live data, encryption, compression, and de-duplication. Backup solutions should also include dry runs in order to verify the reliability of the data in the backup.
Disaster recovery is a set of rules, policies, processes, and procedures that organizations set up and follow in order to maintain a running technical infrastructure in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. A subset of business continuity, disaster recovery deals specifically with the IT or technological systems of a business.
Many companies choose managed backup & disaster recovery services, where a vendor provides automatic backups or backup services via on-premise hardware and/or cloud storage along with the necessary software and support.
Common strategies for data protection include backups made to tape and sent off-site, backups made to disk on-site and copied or made directly to disks off-site, data replication to off-site locations, hybrid cloud solutions that replicate data to on-site appliances and off-site data centers, and high availability systems which replicate data and systems off-site and enable continuous access even after a disaster.
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Datto SIRIS 2 delivers the most aggressive Recovery Time Objective (RTO) of any backup, disaster recovery (BDR) and business continuity solution available today. It is the ideal solution for businesses for whom downtime is not an option. SIRIS 2 offers the best protection for a business’s mission-critical applications, delivered via the most robust and flexible technology on the market today.
When was the last time you did a full data recover or server migration? Last month? Last Quarter? Can’t remember?
Designed specifically for the IT channel, Intronis Cloud Backup and Recovery helps MSPs offer their clients a hybrid solution for local and cloud backup, data security, and on-demand recovery. Intronis is committed to helping MSPs grow their business, delivering an intuitive solution that eliminates the time-consuming and costly manual administrative processes typically associated with backup and recovery.
David Rau, director of sales, Americas for Seagull Scientific, discusses BarTender software at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit held on May 6 in New Brunswick, NJ. The software enables data from EHR systems to be partitioned and added to a wristband or label — with the option of applying color.
At the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit held on May 6 in New Brunswick, NJ. Joe Howe, business development manager for Cognitive TPG, his company’s printers’ ability to print special security features on plain, thermal paper.
At the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit held on May 6 in New Brunswick, NJ, Honeywell Scanning and Mobility representatives discuss some of the healthcare applications of their product lines.
At the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit held on May 6 in New Brunswick, NJ, Andy Tippet, Healthcare Practice Lead for Zebra Technologies, North America, demonstrates a part of Zebra’s mobile specimen collection solution set — which allows for immediate specimen label printing as the medical professional collects specimens and moves from room to room.