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Who hates shopping (for backup software)?

<p>Shopping isn’t everyone’s favorite activity. And even those who enjoy shopping would most likely rather be perusing something fun—like a new car, new favorite pizza place, or new gaming system—rather than something as dull as backup software for your managed services provider (MSP) or business.&nbsp;</p> Read More … [Read more...]

Is Backup Wasting Your Time and Costing You Money?

<p>There’s an old adage that “time is money,” and nowhere is this truer than in the world of managed IT service providers. When you sell professional services and expertise, every wasted minute is a lost revenue opportunity.&nbsp;</p> <p>How many hours are you wasting on a needlessly complex backup setup? Here are some things to consider:</p> Read More … [Read more...]

Take a Flexible Approach to Data Protection This Year

<p>The new year means it’s time to take a fresh look at the state of your data protection. Sure, you take backups—but how confident are you that your customers’ data is truly protected and quickly recoverable in the event of a ransomware attack, disaster, or user error? And how many hours are you spending every week to maintain the status quo?</p> Read More … [Read more...]

How to Create an Effective Data Backup Strategy

<p>Backup is your last recourse. It’s the last line of defense that you hope you never have to use.&nbsp;It’s your protection from bad judgement, user error, hardware failure, or just in case the bad guys do manage to get past your firewalls, web filters, email filters, antivirus, and malware detectors.</p> Read More … [Read more...]

Are You Wasting Too Much Time on Repetitive Tasks?

<p>As the year winds down, it’s a good opportunity to look back and think about how you’ve spent the past 365 days, and whether you’d like to do anything differently in the new year. One area you might not prefer to examine too closely is how much time you spent on routine, repetitive administrative tasks.&nbsp;</p> Read More … [Read more...]

Are You Wasting Too Much Time on Repetitive Tasks?

<p>As the year winds down, it’s a good opportunity to look back and think about how you’ve spent the past 365 days, and whether you’d like to do anything differently in the new year. One area you might not prefer to examine too closely is how much time you spent on routine, repetitive administrative tasks.&nbsp;</p> Read More … [Read more...]

Taking the Fear Out of Backup and Recovery

<p><i></i>There is an old combat adage, often associated with the U.S. Civil War, that describes warfare as "long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror.” While, thankfully, I have no direct combat experience, I can see parallels (on a <em>much</em> smaller scale) with the world of backup.&nbsp;</p> Read More … [Read more...]

Taking the Fear Out of Backup and Recovery

There is an old combat adage, often associated with the U.S. Civil War, that describes warfare as "long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror.” While, thankfully, I have no direct combat experience, I can see parallels (on a much smaller scale) with the world of backup.  Read More … [Read more...]

Verifiable Disaster Readiness

<p>It’s not easy to prove a negative—how many IT disasters did you save your customers from last year? How much downtime did they <i>not</i> experience? How much data did they <i>not</i><b> </b>lose to a ransomware attack?&nbsp;</p> Read More … [Read more...]

Verifiable Disaster Readiness

<p>It’s not easy to prove a negative—how many IT disasters did you save your customers from last year? How much downtime did they <i>not</i> experience? How much data did they <i>not</i><b> </b>lose to a ransomware attack?&nbsp;</p> Read More … [Read more...]