StorageCraft and VDI Space Case Study

Case Study: StorageCraft and VDI Space

Convincing customers to migrate their IT infrastructure to a completely cloud-based solution is a difficult sell, to say the least. The production disruption alone is enough to kill the sale. So how More »

Selling Disaster Recovery as a Service

Selling Disaster Recovery as a Service (New Profit-Ability Guide Ebook!)

If you’re not selling disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), you could be missing out on a lot: more revenue, happier clients, and a better night’s sleep. In our new Profit-Ability Guide More »

SolutionStart

Case Study: StorageCraft and SolutionStart

StorageCraft partner Jimmy Georgiou, CEO and founder of SolutionStart Technologies, loves going to the dentist. That’s because his company specializes in technology solutions for dental offices. One reason for his company’s success More »

Syndeo Communications

CASE STUDY: StorageCraft and Syndeo Communications

Like most managed service providers, Andrew Hartman understands it’s not if a disaster is going to happen, but when. As the founder of Syndeo Communications, an IT consulting firm in the San More »

StorageCraft and the Hotel Industry

CASE STUDY: StorageCraft in the Hotel Industry

Learn how the IT admin of a very large hotel conglomerate takes care of backup and recovery for hundreds of servers. More »

Recovery Zone Digest

Sign Up for the Recovery Zone Digest

When it comes to disaster recovery, technology is only half the battle. As G. I. Joe taught us, knowing is the other half. Getting the knowledge you need to face off against More »

Legal Recover-Ability Guide

The Legal Industry v. Technology (New Recover-Ability Guide Ebook!)

The legal industry is a great untapped resource of revenue for many managed services providers. Certainly, there’s a lot to learn if you want to break into the business of providing service More »

CharTec, LLC

Case Study: StorageCraft Academy and CharTec

When your company mascot is a zebra with multi-colored stripes, it’s easy to guess how important it is for you to distinguish yourself from the rest of the herd. So when Ryan More »

Making IT Disaster Recovery Easy

Making IT Disaster Recovery Easy (Recover-Ability Guide for IT Admins)

Usually when you hear someone talking about fast disaster recovery, they’re talking about fancy new technologies that give you a leg up on your recovery. Sure, virtualization, image-based backup, and cloud computing can all contribute to More »

Advanced Backup Solutions

Case Study: StorageCraft and ABS

A s a StorageCraft® OEM partner, Advanced Backup Solutions (ABS) offers a best-of-breed business continuity solution that delivers enterprise-class data protection and disaster recovery to managed service providers (MSPs) who work with More »

Numa Networks

Case Study: StorageCraft and Numa Networks

It’s a sunny Saturday morning in Orange County, California when the help line rings at Numa Networks. A new customer is calling in a panic. The customer is a major beverage distributor, More »

Seven Ways to Use Your StorageCraft Tool Pens (And Where to Get One)

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Of all the tchotchkes StorageCraft gives away at events, the tool pen might be the most popular. Here are some unique ways to use them, and how to get one.

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4 Areas Where Multi-core Processing Really Matters

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Under which scenarios do multi-core servers make sense to deploy today? Is it best to go with AMD or Intel?

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Thin Clients vs. Zero Clients: What’s the Better VDI Solution?

thin vs. zero clients for VDI

Perhaps you’ve researched VDI options. If so, you probably noticed the two types most commonly mentioned: thin clients and zero clients. In many ways thin clients and zero clients are similar, but what are the differences between the two? More importantly, which of the two types would be best for your IT environment?

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Three Critical Considerations for MSPs with Healthcare Clients

How MSPs can service HIPAA clients

HIPAA isn’t so scary. In fact, IT providers who know the ins and outs of compliance can find revenue opportunities in servicing clients with these specific needs.

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StorageCraft Technology Hosts 1st International Master Distributor Meeting in Cork

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Global backup and disaster recovery solution provider StorageCraft Technology has concluded its first International Master Distributor Meeting in Cork, Ireland. The software vendor shared product roadmap information, marketing, sales and strategic planning for the company with its top master distributors from eight European countries.

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Unified Workspaces and the Evolution of BYOD

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Employees are firmly plugged into the digital world and accordingly, employers are on the prowl for solutions that will allow them to be productive from any device, in any location, at any given time. A growing number of vendors believe that the answer lies in establishing a unified workspace.

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Subscription Software Licensing Vs. Perpetual Licensing

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With big name, traditionally boxed products like Microsoft Office and Adobe’s Creative Suite turning to new subscription licensing models we, as IT pros, have to look into this model and determine if and when it is right for our businesses.

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Surviving IT Disasters: User Error

surviving IT disasters: user error

In each edition of Surviving IT Disasters, we go over best practices for thwarting downtime-causing IT disasters.

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Consequences of the Dreaded Growth Curse and How MSPs Can Avoid It

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With numbers showing an annual growth rate of nearly 18 percent, managed service providers are in an industry where rapidly firing out of the gates is not unheard of. While fast growth appears to be all upside, there can be both positives and negatives when things take off too quickly.

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Why You Need a Data Breach Response Plan and How to Make One

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With any luck, you might never need to use your response plan at all, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need one.

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What IT Risks are You Overlooking?

what IT Risks are you overlooking?

There’s a lot to consider when you are talking about safety and security: Failures, heat, human error, power, etc., but what are some things that are commonly overlooked?

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Is Homomorphic Encryption the Future of Enterprise Data Security?

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Encryption has been fairly effective at keeping hackers out and providing a peace of mind for the people and organizations who adopt it. To eliminate the hassle associated with the decryption process, IBM has invested in homomorphic encryption, a cutting edge cryptography concept that could have revolutionary implications.

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Which Microsoft Certifications Should you Consider for 2015?

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We spoke with Veronica Sopher, who works at Microsoft as a PR and Social Media Manager for the Microsoft Learning group. Veronica helped us shed some light on what’s happening today in the land of Microsoft certifications.

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Top 2 Best Practices for Employee Monitoring

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In many places, it’s completely legal to monitor employees, but that doesn’t mean you should do it with out thinking about a few things.

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How to Survive a Disaster: Volcano

survive a disaster: volcanoes

In each edition of “How to Survive a Disaster,” we discuss best practices for preparing for and surviving all of the most common—and even some of the least common—disasters. This time we discuss volcanoes.

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IT Disasters in Focus: User Error

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In each edition of IT Disaster in Focus, we explore some of the biggest, most annoying, and costly IT disasters you can encounter.

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Cloud Computing Glossary: 21 Terms You Need to Know Before Splurging on the Cloud

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Rapid evolution of both the technology and terminology around this trend can easily lead to a state of confusion. This mini cloud computing glossary will help you navigate your way through all the jargon as you size up different vendors and solutions.

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Stupid Things Doctors Say about HIPAA Compliance

Stupid things doctors say about HIPAA

I was recently at a training event for MSPs. When the cocktails came out, a few of them really started opening up about their biggest frustrations, one of which was the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

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Is Hybrid Hosting a Fit for Your Service Offering?

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Hybrid hosting is one way companies are keeping data more secure, but is it something that fits in with your managed service offering?

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Natural Disasters in Focus: Volcanoes

disasters in focus: volcanoes

In each edition of Natural Disasters in Focus, we take you inside some of the most terrifying natural disasters the world has to offer. This time we’ll look at Volcanoes.

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Overview of Microsoft’s Hyper-V Server Technical Preview

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Microsoft recently released the technical preview of Hyper-V Server for download, and we’d like to take a look at some of the awesome new features.

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Advanced Data Storage Tips For Next-Level Efficiency

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With some next-level strategizing, you can take storage efficiency up several notches and give your administrators a bit of relief in the process.

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3 Preventive Security Actions That Don’t Require Employee Monitoring

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Rather than monitoring employees, you’re much better off using layered security solutions to prevent such vulnerabilities as malware, loss of IP (Intellectual Property) and other confidential information, and possible litigation resulting from illegal activity or non-compliance.

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MSPs: Here Are the Questions You Should Ask Yourself About Your Disaster Recovery Offering

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As we noted in our most recent ebook Selling Disaster Recovery as a Service, there are a number of considerations IT providers need to make when it comes to their disaster recovery offering. But before you start asking clients important questions about disaster recovery, you need to make sure you’ve got your offering figured out in a way that makes you profitable while also keeping clients satisfied.

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Keeping Above the Home Line: Balancing Tech Needs and Tech Investment

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The majority of SMB IT shops tend to one of two extremes: massive overspend with an attempt to operate like huge companies by adopting costly and pointless technologies or they go to the opposite extreme, spending nothing and running technology that is completely inadequate for their needs. How do you find the right balance?

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