Xamin

Case Study: Xamin, Western Digital, and StorageCraft

Learn how MSP Xamin protects and secures data for financial institutions and medical practices using a slick combination of hardware from Western Digital and software from StorageCraft. More »

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 »

Case Study: Xamin, Western Digital, and StorageCraft

Xamin

Learn how MSP Xamin protects and secures data for financial institutions and medical practices using a slick combination of hardware from Western Digital and software from StorageCraft.

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Is Anybody (Besides Your Family Members) Still Using Windows XP?  

considerations for migrating Win XP machines

One in eight businesses is still using Windows XP despite the “mountains” of warnings.

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StorageCraft releases backup, disaster recovery tool for use with VMware, Microsoft System Center

Plug-in free for users of award-winning ShadowProtect software DRAPER, Utah, —  Easier backup and disaster recovery of virtualized computer systems by IT administrators became a reality with today’s announced release of the StorageCraft® Plug-in for virtual environments. The new tool, which is free for users of the award-winning StorageCraft ShadowProtect® backup and disaster recovery software,

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10 Ways Mobile Devices Have Changed the World For Business, IT, and the Everyday Joe  

mobile changing the world

The mobile revolution is changing how we live from the social front to the business realm.

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Here’s Some Tech You May Not Have Heard About in 2014

tech you may not have heard about

Here are a few types of tech that you may have missed.

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So You Want To Learn To Code?

so you want to learn to code?

Kids are learning to code and even the President of the United States is getting in on the action, but what languages are they learning? What languages are in most demand? With so many new languages hitting the scene, it’s hard to keep track of them all.

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An Introduction to NAS Technology and How MSPs Can Sell Clients On Network Storage Devices

NAS storage

The explosive growth of data has challenged IT to come up with more effective ways to tame and manage their data as it continues to mount. As a managed service provider, you can lend a hand by guiding organizations in the direction of NAS.

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Cognitive Computing: What Can You Do With It? Two Satisfying Use Cases

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In my last post [link] I introduced you to cognitive computing, mostly via IBM’s Watson, which defeated two all-time Jeopardy! champions through its ability to take terabytes of random data and formulate the correct questions—along with its uncanny ability at wagering down to the last dollar.

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By the Numbers: The Cost of Data Loss on a Smaller Scale

the cost of losing a file

How much can it cost a business to lose a single file? An awful lot more than you might realize.

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Year-End Review: 5 Audits Every MSP Must Perform 

MSP year end audits

Managed service providers, for instance, are up to their necks conducting audits to make sure things continue to run smoothly moving forward. Following we take a look at what should be on an MSP’s list of year-end audits.

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When Do You Reasonably Need to Use Data Encryption?

which encryption to use

Encryption has been around for many years and comes in many forms. Should you be looking to encrypt every single device you own? What about your laptop or desktop PC? Does it make sense to encrypt your phone or server, and are there any trade-offs for that added security?

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5 Best Tech Releases of 2014

best tech of 2014

We pulled together some of the best of the best from this year as reported by various media. Here’s a look.

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Backing Up Yesterday to Save Us Tomorrow

backing up yesterday to save us tomorrow

If you make mistakes as you set up an initial backup job, you might not get to the part that matters: the recovery. Here’s what you can do to recover every time.

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Report: Data Protection and Disaster Recovery for the SMB

data protection for SMBs

In this report, you’ll learn everything you need to know about SMB data protection, from a brief history of disaster recovery, all the way to more advanced topics such as essentials for an effective disaster recovery plan, how to use the cloud for recovery, and how virtualization enables businesses to reduce the cost of downtime more than ever before. Read the summary below, or download the full report by clicking “Download” below.

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Top 7 Worst Data Disasters of 2014

data disasters 2014

There are some disturbing trends on the IT security front. According to IDTheftCenter.org, which gets updated daily, 2014 is on pace to surpass 2013 in total number of reported data breaches, possibly by a significant margin. Here’s a look at some of the absolute worst data disasters of the year and how they contributed.

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What Is Cognitive Computing?

Cognitive computing

A lot of money is being invested in cognitive computing, but what is it and what does it mean for the industry?

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Can Mirroring Replace Backups In Your Disaster Recovery Strategy?

mirroring backups and disaster recovery

While mirroring offers an effective way keep your databases and websites online, viewing it as the end-all solution to keeping your data safe is one of the biggest mistakes you can make.

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Is the Market Ready for ARM Servers?

HP Moonshot featuring ARM

What happens when the Prius of processors comes along and decides that, instead of going head-to-head with Intel and AMD, they focus on delivering features that are not generally associated with the competition: A specialized chip that’s low in cost and sips power. That’s the hand ARM intends to play, and it just might be a winner.

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Testing Employees’ Cyber Security Knowledge

cyber-security knowledge

How do IT admins test employees to see if they are being safe computer users? Here are a few ideas.

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Radio Frequency Attacks and the Evolution of Hacking

radio-frequency hacking

Armed with a piece of malware known as AirHopper, hackers can attack those isolated machines over radio frequencies. Here’s what you can do to protect vulnerable systems.

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IT is a Field, Not a Path

IT is a field, not a path

IT has neither a defined entry point nor an exit point from the industry. IT is a massive field made up of many different sub-disciplines that exist in little, if any, linear progression of any sort from one to another.

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Webinar: Helping Customers Protect Their Virtualized and Hybrid Environments

virtualized environments

In this webinar: discover which trends will impact backup and disaster recovery in 2015, learn about technologies that can reduce backup, recovery and administrative times, and get a peek at the newest tool that can help you save time and money managing virtual machine backups.

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Top 7 IT Trends to Watch in 2015 and Beyond!

tech trends

IT research firm Gartner recently revealed its top 10 list of tech trends with the most potential to drive digital business through next year. We’ll look at a few of those and a few of our own.

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New Terms in the Disaster Recovery Space or Just New Names for Old Concepts?

new terms in disaster recovery

There are a few new terms floating around the business continuity and disaster recovery space, but are they really new?

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

StorageCraft tool pen

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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