If there’s one obstacle that’s proven the most formidable in impeding the adoption of cloud computing among businesses and other organizations, it’s the issue of security. The stories of security breaches hitting companies, governments, and schools have become common in today’s headlines. Leaders in these organizations may recognize the potential of using the cloud, but the mere thought of a security failure is enough to dissuade them from ever adopting the cloud in many instances.
BACKUP & RECOVERY MAGAZINE ARTICLES
4 Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Healthcare IT
Healthcare IT solutions providers need to educate themselves — and maybe their clients, as well — on health IT-related regulations and on the solutions that meet their needs while keeping them in compliance.
SMBs In 2015: IT Budget For Cloud Solutions, Staying Connected
Solutions providers that understand SMBs’ needs for security, cost savings, and increased efficiency can grow their businesses — as well as customer loyalty.
An MSP’s BDR Sales Fortitude Saves A CPA Firm From Disaster
Discussing BDR (backup and disaster recovery) may not be easy, but as this MSP’s experience confirms, there’s too much at stake to avoid it.
BACKUP & RECOVERY-FOCUSED EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY
4 Things Every MSP And VAR Should Do On World Backup Day
World Backup Day is upon us. On Tuesday, March 31, folks around the world pause (or at least we imagine them doing so!) to reflect on the importance of backup and recovery and what it means to their business. Are you looking to celebrate? If you haven’t in the past and don’t know how, no need to panic. Here’s a list of four things that every MSP (managed services provider) and VAR should do to commemorate World Backup Day. By doing so, you also set a great example for the SMBs you serve.
Stuck On Your IT Services Business Strategic Plan? How A Coach Can Help Jump Start Progress
I heard Verne Harnish speak at a conference a few years ago. He said many great things but the most impactful (to me at least) observation he shared was around coaching. He shared how Tiger Woods, who at this point was at the pinnacle of his career, was impacted by a coach.
IT Solutions Providers: Which Lake Are You In?
When I was in college, I spent my summers working at a YMCA camp. I was responsible to keep all the trails, playing fields, and general areas mowed. I also did some general maintenance stuff around the camp as well. Occasionally, I would get to do some work down by the lake. It was here that I would witness hundreds of kids get in a canoe, many of them for the first time.
The IT Services Provider Is Critical To SMB Success
It’s a pretty bold claim, but true. Small-business success is at the core of economic growth. If they fail, we all do — the entire channel.
Which Characteristics Do You Look For In An Employee?
There are many reasons for hiring a new employee. Maybe your business is growing and you need addition resources to help with the increasing workload. Maybe you had someone leave your team or company and you are backfilling the vacant position. Or maybe you have the misfortune of having to let an employee go for whatever reason and now you are filling the position.
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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.
|HP Global Partner Conference||March 16-18||Las Vegas|
|Channel Partners Big Show||March 16-18||Las Vegas|
|CompTIA Member Meeting||March 24-26||Ponte Vedra, FL|
|ASCII Summit 2 – Columbus||March 25-26||Columbus, OH|
|ISC West||Exhibit Hall: April 15-17,
SIA Education@ISC West: April 14 – 16
|MSP World||March 26-27||Orlando|
|Interop||March 27-April 1||Las Vegas|
|Cisco Partner Conference||April 27-30||Montreal|
|Kaseya Connect||April 12-16||Orlando, FL|
|TechSelect Partner Conference||April 21-24||New Orleans|
(Robin’s Big Seminar)
|April 22-25||Nashville, TN|
|ASCII Success Summit||April 30-May 1||Austin, TX|
|IMOne Spring||May 3-6||Orlando, FL|
|EMC World||May 4-7||Las Vegas|
|HTG Peer Groups Centralized Meeting||May 4-8||Dallas, TX|
|Autotask Community Live||May 17-19||Miami, FL|
|May 19-21||Greenville, SC|
|ASCII Success Summit||May 28-29||Chicago|
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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Intronis Cloud Backup And Recovery
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.
Seagull Scientific Features BarTender Software At Smart VAR Healthcare Summit
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.
Cognitive TPG Demonstrates Printing With Security Features
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.
MCL Technologies Demonstrates App Development Tool At Healthcare Summit
Susan Krusee, AMERICAS sales director for MCL Technologies, met conference attendees at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit held on May 6 in New Brunswick, NJ. She provides information about MCL-Designer, a rapid app development tool/mobile platform cloud computing tool.
Datalogic: Healthcare Providers Are Adopting, Upgrading Technologies
Gina Wilde, national manager, healthcare vertical for Datalogic, talks with an attendee at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit on May 6 in New Brunswick, NJ.