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 »

StorageCraft named to inaugural CRN Cloud Partner Program Guide

DRAPER, Utah, — Backup and disaster recovery leader StorageCraft® Technology Corporation announced today that it has been named to the inaugural CRN Cloud Partner Program Guide, a list of the leading technology vendors with cloud-related partner programs designed to benefit members of the indirect IT channel and their cloud initiatives.

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Your IT Path: Experience vs. Education

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Everyone is always happy to tell you how important experience is over certifications and degrees when working in IT. Few things are so readily agreed upon within the industry. What is shocking, however, is how often that advice does not get translated into a practical reality.

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MSPs: Does Your Small Business Client Need a Server or a NAS?

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In the (relatively) old days, choosing between a server and a NAS (Network Attached Storage) was straightforward. If you needed storage, you chose a NAS. If you needed to run applications and processes, you chose a server. But now the lines are blurring.

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The Big Deal About Big Data: Sizzle or Steak For Your Business?

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Big data. The trend garners attention from healthcare to law enforcement, and people refer to it so much, some have called it one of the most annoying buzzwords to come along in recent time. There’s a lot of hype surrounding this thing, but as these examples show, some organizations are really extracting value from the big data phenomenon.

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Do you Need a Storage Management Policy?

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Businesses store an awful lot of data these days. Is it time to implement a storage policy to help manage this blossoming data?

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Making the Case for Desktop Backups

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Is file-based backup enough for clients’ desktop units or should managed service providers be taking full, image-based backups of them? Proper desktop backups can be a value to clients and a potential revenue source for you.

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The Future of Intel

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Chances are you use Intel chips in some of your devices, but do you know where they’re headed as a company? We have a few ideas.

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Examples of Archival Neglect Throughout History and Lessons in Disaster Recovery

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There haven’t always been computers, cloud platforms, and sophisticated storage devices, but information and archiving goes back to the days of the “tabularia” used in Ancient China, Rome, and Greece. Data management blunders and misfortunes can be traced back pretty far as well. These examples of mass data loss are the collective poster child of archival neglect.

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Practical Exchange Management, Part 2: Time for an Attachment Bypass

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Standardizing and automating your email are great steps toward slimming down your Microsoft Exchange server. But it doesn’t solve the attachment problem, arguably the biggest source of excess bulk on Exchange.

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Protecting Overlooked Customer Data

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When I was a managed service provider (MSP), I always did my best to ensure our business had a well thought out process for backing up client data. We leveraged Small Business Server for most of our clients, had everyone’s My Documents folder redirected to the server and felt confident we were fully protecting our clients’ data. We were wrong.

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“It Won’t Happen to Me”: When Small Businesses Gamble with Backup Coverage

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For those that choose to go without data backup coverage, their files are constantly at risk for data loss. Most think, “It won’t happen to me” and take a gamble by going without backup protection. But all too often, businesses lose that bet.

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All the Disaster Preparedness Info you Need

all the disaster preparedness you need

Chances are you’ve got a few holes in your disaster recovery plan—whether it’s for your home or business. One of these articles has the information you’re looking for.

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Encryption in Messaging Apps: How Secure Are Your Communications?

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Anti-virus software and firewalls are common security technologies we’ve been taught to prioritize. Encryption deserves the same respect.

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Hiring the Perfect IT Admin

IT administrators

If you are considering hiring an IT or network administrator, this week column is right up your alley.

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How to Improve Your Web Presence with WordPress & Drupal

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a lot of MSP businesses have websites, but is it time for a revamp? If so, Drupal and WordPress might be viable options. Let’s look at what they each have to offer.

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Is Video Conferencing a Cost Effective Service Offering For MSPs?

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Set up just right, video conferencing can improve communication, reduce travel costs, increase productivity, and give organizations a sizeable edge over the competition. There’s a lot on the table, but due to the complexities associated with taming this beast at the heart, some businesses are hesitant to dive into the adoption pool. Enter managed services.

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A New Way to Market Your Backup and Disaster Recovery Services

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BDR is old hat for IT service providers. We’ve even marketed it the same way for years, by preying on people’s fears. Well, it’s time to rethink how we market BDR.

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Utah AMA names StorageCraft Best Marketing Team

DRAPER, Utah, — The Utah Chapter, American Marketing Association named StorageCraft Technology Corporation as the winner of the Best B2B Marketing Team award. In addition to the team award, StorageCraft Marketing Event Manager April MacKay was named a recipient of the chapter’s Rising Star award.

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Generalist or Specialist: Which IT Path is Right for You?

what type of IT person are you?

IT Professionals generally fall into two broad categories based on their career focus: generalists and specialists. These two categories actually carry far more differences than they may at first appear to do and moving between them can be extremely difficult once a career path has been embarked upon.

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One Guy’s Opinion: Break-fix vs. MSP Model

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There are a number of IT providers still offering break-fix services as a VAR or in addition to monthly managed services. But according to StorageCraft partner Guy Baroan, that’s never a good move.

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Practical Microsoft Exchange Management, Part 1: Archiving & Deleting Email

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There’s an obesity epidemic going on, and neither diet nor exercise will help. It’s your Microsoft Exchange server, bloated with years of emails, attachments, and other data that prevents it from running quickly and smoothly. Here are a couple of ways to start fixing it.

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Password Management Sucks But it Doesn’t Have To

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There are a lot of tips and tricks to managing a bevy of secure passwords for the dozens of sites we need to login to. Some are best avoided, some are downright stupid, and some will save you a lot of headaches. Let’s look at the pros and cons of a few different options.

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Everyday Disaster Preparedness: Simple Ways to Disaster-Proof Your Home and Business

everyday disaster preparedness

Once disaster strikes, there is very little time to prepare as you’re forced to react to the situation life abruptly dumped in your lap. That’s why it’s useful to think about the everyday things you can do to prepare.

StorageCraft unveils its Recover-Ability solution at IP Expo

CORK, Ireland — StorageCraft Technology, a leading data backup and disaster recovery solution provider, will exhibit at IP Expo Europe in London, 8-9 Oct. This will be the company’s first major international trade fair since the software vendor set up its new international headquarters in Cork, Ireland, at the end of 2013. StorageCraft will be

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Best Practices for P2V Migrations

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Now that we know virtualization is awesome and can help businesses save money, you might be thinking of migrating your physical machine to a virtual one. There are a few pretty simple ways to go about that.

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