When asked about common mistakes break-fix VARs make when they transition to services, the biggest I can think of is going in half-hearted. What I’m referring to is not making the changes to your business that are necessary to do the model well. One area where some VAR-turned-MSPs lag is with the adoption and use of automation tools like a PSA and RMM.
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The Top BDR Trends Of 2015 (And Beyond)
Four experts weigh in on how the ever-expanding data universe and customers’ need for business continuity is shaping backup and disaster recovery (BDR) technology and best practices.
Product Comparison: Backup & Recovery Software, Part 2
We compare 11 business continuity solutions. Which is right for you and your customers?
Lessons Learned On The Path To Triple-Digit Managed Services Growth
This VAR had to radically change its business to become a managed services provider (MSP), but another year of triple-digit growth confirms it was the right move.
BACKUP & RECOVERY-FOCUSED EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY
4 Ways To Protect Small Businesses From Data Loss
Since 2004, Ready.gov, a national public service campaign by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has recognized September as National Preparedness Month. As the month comes to a close, we remind you to stress with your clients that businesses should be prepared year-round for disaster. This is an opportunity for IT solution providers and SMBs alike to re-focus their efforts on ensuring that their data and critical business infrastructure are protected, should catastrophe strike.
The Challenge In Creating The Perfect Partner Ecosystem
Let’s start at the beginning; what exactly is a partner ecosystem? The definition is simple: it is a community of mutually beneficial partners that are interested in achieving similar goals. Imagine the benefits to a business: open, honest two-way communication; information shared on demand and immediate response to questions.
3 Reasons To Add Data Governance And Security Solutions To Your Portfolio
The IT industry is more aware of data security risks than ever before. Despite this recognition of the current reality, many organizations remain unprepared to properly manage sensitive data and reduce the fallout from breaches that may plague their teams in the future. No matter the size or scope of your company, one of the worst moments for an IT or security manager is the one that follows a data breach — especially if an executive is asking whether the company could have prevented the incident.
Why Your IT Clients Need A HIPAA Risk Assessment
If your clients deal with healthcare records of any kind for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) purposes, their business is considered either a covered entity or a business associate, and they should be preparing in earnest for Office of Civil Rights (OCR) HIPAA audits in 2015 and 2016.
3 Small Businesses That Used Cloud Backup To Defeat Ransomware
One of hugely important benefits of cloud and hybrid backup software is the protection it provides your clients against ransomware. When a crypto virus or some other form of ransomware strikes, it typically locks up the user’s files and demands that money be paid for an encryption key.
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The Complete Guide To Office 365 Security
Office 365 is the fastest growing offering in Microsoft’s history, and customers are entrusting the platform to not just meet all of their productivity needs, but to secure and manage their business-critical information assets. Security in Office 365 is a constant effort to monitor, maintain, enhance, report, and verify. Microsoft wants you to know that your data inside Office 365 remains yours – they will never mine your data for advertising campaigns or access your data outside of the scope of delivering your organization with cloud productivity services. In fact, when you sign up to use Office 365 you will see a series of regulatory disclosures describing these governance measures.
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?
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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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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.