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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.

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BACKUP & RECOVERY MAGAZINE ARTICLES

  • Give SMB Customers An Enterprise Experience
    Give SMB Customers An Enterprise Experience

    Providing certified engineers, 24/7 NOC (network operations center) support, and service level agreements (SLAs) are ways this IT solutions provider meets SMBs’ business needs and achieves year-over-year 30 percent revenue growth.

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BACKUP & RECOVERY-FOCUSED EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

  • 10 Things Effective Leaders Do
    10 Things Effective Leaders Do

    Here is a list of things I find effective leaders doing — and doing well. See how many make your list of accomplishments.

  • The Top 3 Components Of A Business Continuity Solution For SMBs
    The Top 3 Components Of A Business Continuity Solution For SMBs

    When it comes to technology, small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs) want many of the same things as large enterprises. For example, they want to invest in cloud technologies to increase agility and reduce costs, and they want to leverage big data to drive growth and innovation.

  • Lessons From Sports Coach Phil Jackson: “Obsessing About Winning Is A Loser’s Game”
    Lessons From Sports Coach Phil Jackson: “Obsessing About Winning Is A Loser’s Game”

    How do you lead a community … be it a business association, a sports team, or even a country? I founded The ASCII Group over 30 years ago and it has remained the oldest and largest community of computer integrators, MSPs and solutions providers in the world.  While we are a respected and long-established community, I am constantly looking at how I can be the best leader possible, both to my staff and our solution provider community.

  • Features, Cost Savings, Industry-Specific Products, Increase Confidence In The Cloud
    Features, Cost Savings, Industry-Specific Products, Increase Confidence In The Cloud

    Over the past decade cloud has grown from a new technology into one that is successfully being used across industries by companies big and small all around the globe. With the evolution of this technology has come the evolution of its reputation, one that has stood firm in the face of fear mongering to emerge into a necessary component of many businesses.

  • How To Help Your Clients Navigate The Myriad Of Database Storage Solutions
    How To Help Your Clients Navigate The Myriad Of Database Storage Solutions

    Data is the lifeblood of virtually all business organizations. Whether the business is a 50-man shop or a Fortune 50 enterprise, the odds are that their daily business workflow is reliant on its database operations. And, regardless of the database environment size, database administrators (DBAs) face a number of challenges when its comes to deploying and managing databases. With the variety of products on the market today, choosing the right solution, and then knowing how to configure, deploy and manage that solution can be a rigorous task — one that can really earn you that coveted “trusted advisor” status. 

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BACKUP & RECOVERY WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • Don’t Let A Disaster Be Your First Backup Test
    Don’t Let A Disaster Be Your First Backup Test

    This ebook gives you a glimpse into the importance of testing backups and offers best practices for how and when to test so that when hardware failure, user error, or even a disaster wipes out your systems, you can recover with speed and confidence.

  • 3 Differentiators Make A Big Difference In A MSPs Backup Offering

    There are no doubt hundreds of backup vendors, offering various types of backup and recovery methods to Managed Services Providers (MSPs). How does an MSP know which offers the best solution for its customers, and the makes the best business sense as part of its managed services offering?

  • How Large Dental Office Found The Right Backup And Recovery Solution

    “We want to serve our patients, not worry about IT,” says Lori Buchman, Practice Administrator with Lincoln Pediatric Dentistry in Lincoln, NE. The IT challenges for the growing dental practice, however, are many. With 34 employees in two locations, one virtualized host and four servers, not to mention HIPAA compliance, it’s imperative that their data be secure and systems are always on.

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INDUSTRY EVENTS

Autotask Community Live May 17-19 Miami, FL    

1COMM Partner Conference

(ScanSource Catalyst)

May 19-21 Greenville, SC    
ASCII Success Summit      May 28-29 Chicago    
LabTech Automation Nation June 1-3 Orlando, FL    
Channel Transitions -  Mid-Atlantic June 4 Newark, NJ    
D&H Distributing Mid-Atlantic Summer Technology Show June 4 Hershey, PA    
D&H Education Back-to-School Show June 17-18 Lancaster, PA    
ASCII Success Summit      June 25-26 Newark, NJ    
         

ABOUT BACKUP & DISASTER RECOVERY

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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