Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking news, Channel Transitions VAR/MSP Conferences will feature Gary Pica, Axcient teams with Ingram Micro, GFI MAX announces App Control, Autotask IT Business Mangement now integrates with StorageCraft Recover-Ability, StorServer launches a backup appliance and a small expansion system, N-able introduces Help Desk Manger and N-central 9.4, HP develops bundled solutions, snom phones are capable of Lync Device Management, Xerox offers new business tools for partners, and D&H is carrying Sophos’ UTM.
BACKUP & RECOVERY MAGAZINE ARTICLES
Why VARs Should Set Their Sights On SMBs
The SMB market is huge, technology has never been better, and budgets are there for the taking.
Healthcare IT Driven By The Patient
Demands for patient privacy and safety are sparking many of the IT purchases in the healthcare market.
Top Opportunities In Education In 2014
Experts identify the hottest IT trends and topics facing the education market.
BACKUP & RECOVERY-FOCUSED EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY
The Top 3 Things To Look For In A Partner Program
IT distribution isn’t just about products anymore — there’s an increasing focus on leading with services and solutions to drive results. Distributors are going beyond their name and becoming trusted advisors to resellers.As part of this evolution, it’s more important than ever to develop strong relationships in the channel and engage in events that provide collaboration, networking, and education. Every recipe for success looks different, but here are a few things to consider when looking for a partner program.
What IT Channel Executives Can Learn From Legendary Basketball Coach John Wooden
The legendary John Wooden, arguably the greatest basketball coach of all time, once said, “Never confuse activity with accomplishment.” Whether you’re a vendor or a reseller, that statement resonates — because one of the most difficult aspects of managing a start-up is dealing with the excitement level of the new venture and reining in the tendency to believe that activity for activity’s sake is critical at all times.
4 Things You Have To Know About Encryption For Backup
Encryption is becoming a more significant topic as many companies struggle to meet compliance requirements and keep their data secure. It is in demand more than you might expect, including for various website security functions and backups — which are another important area to consider using encryption on. To completely protect data and backup, you should consider encrypting both the data in motion and at rest. Here are a few facts about encryption that will help you understand the landscape.
Nobody Wants To Be Your Guinea Pig
Testimonials can show you are an established, successful solutions provider.
Four Leadership Lessons I’ve Learned From Baseball’s Joe Maddon
If you follow Major League Baseball, chances are you’re familiar with Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon and his unorthodox approach to managing the game … not to mention his team. Joe’s famous (or infamous, depending on where you’re standing) for mixing things up, taking players out of their standard positions and testing their skills in new ways.
BACKUP & RECOVERY WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES
The Ultimate Guide To As-A-Service
The transition to an as-a-service model is probably the biggest change your business has ever faced. It’s a huge undertaking and it can be daunting. Don’t try to go it alone.
Saving Client Data & Business Operations With Data Protection & Disaster Recovery
The Massachusetts-based company uses its unique perspective to serve partners and customers across all industries who have one thing in common: the desire for enterprise-class data protection and disaster recovery.
Secrets Of The BDR Sale
The true workings of a network are rarely seen and should not be heard. This, in particular, goes for a BDR. The only unfortunate part of this reality is that it is one of the precise reasons why it’s so difficult to sell a BDR solution to a new client.
|Ingram Cloud Summit||April 7-9||Hollywood, FL|
|SYNNEX Spring VARNEX Conference||April 13-18||Orlando, FL|
|ASCII SMB IT Success Summit||April 16-17||Chicago|
|Channel Transitions – West||April 29||Santa Ana, CA|
|Smart VAR Healthcare Summit||May 6||New Brunswick, NJ|
|Ingram IMOne - Spring||May 7-10||New Orleans|
|Tech Select - Tech Data Partner Conference||May 14-17||Orlando, FL|
|ASCII SMB IT Success Summit||May 28-29||Columbus, OH|
|Autotask Community Live||June 8-10||Miami|
|ASCII SMB IT Success Summit||June 18-19||Atlanta (Pine Mountain, GA)|
|Channel Transitions – East||July 22||Boston|
|ASCII SMB IT Success Summit||July 30-31||Providence (Warwick, RI)|
|CompTIA Channelcon||Aug 4-7||Phoenix|
|GFI MAX 2014 Customer Conference||Sep 8-10||Orlando, FL|
|ASCII SMB IT Success Summit||Sep 17-18||Phoenix|
|Navigate - Continuum User Conference||Sep 21-23||Boston|
|Ingram IMOne - Fall||Sep 21-24||Las Vegas|
|Channel Transitions – Midwest||October 7||Chicago|
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ASCII Discusses Membership Benefits At Channel Transitions 2013
Trevor DiGirolamo, director of membership recruitment with The ASCII Group, shared the benefits of his organization with attendees at Business Solutions magazine’s Channel Transitions VAR/MSP Executive Conference.
GFI MAX Highlights “RemoteManagement” At Channel Transitions 2013
Kelly O’Bray of GFI MAX discussed cloud-based GFI MAX RemoteManagement at Business Solutions magazine’s Channel Transitions 2013 VAR/MSP Executive Conference.
CompTIA VP Talks About Member Benefits At Channel Transitions 2013
Nancy Hammervik, senior VP of industry relations for CompTIA, shared the benefits of membership in CompTIA at Business Solutions magazine’s Channel Transitions VAR/MSP Executive Conference.
OKI Data Presents “NOC In A Box” At Channel Transitions 2013
Tim O’Shea, director of management services with OKI Data Americas, talked about OKI Data’s network operations center — “NOC in a Box” — at Business Solutions magazine’s Channel Transitions VAR/MSP Executive Conference.