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As we move further into the age of high availability and instant gratification we must adapt our business practices to this ever changing demand. Similar to most markets, data protection requires a far different product than it did at the turn of the century. “Out of sight, out of mind” is not an acceptable strategy for off-site backup.
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Just about everyone has heard stories extolling the benefits of cloud computing and virtualization, the twin forces behind the transformation of the way companies of all shapes and sizes “do” computing. But to take part in this information revolution, it’s critical to have the right underpinnings.
That means not only upgrading the decade-old Windows Server 2003 operating system software that still drives more than 12 million servers, but also upgrading the underlying hardware to ensure you realize all the benefits the software can deliver. The combination of Windows Server 2012 and the latest Intel® Xeon®-based server hardware should be part of an IT strategy for companies and departments looking to modernize their IT infrastructure. This checklist will identify 10 of the top issues driving the need for server OS software and hardware upgrades.
Published By: NaviSite
Published Date: Dec 24, 2014
A Hybrid infrastructure—bringing together on-premises and cloud capabilities—is a strategy many enterprises are embracing in order to maximize the flexibility and performance they need from their IT operations.
The volume and sophistication of malware has skyrocketed. According to AV-Test.org the number of new and unique malwares identified, per day, has grown from 32,000 in 2009 to over 260,000 in 2014 (more than 10,500 per hour). In today’s interconnected world of increasingly sophisticated vulnerabilities, managed service providers can no longer rely on an incomplete or sub-par security strategy to protect their customer from malware that targets an enterprise’s diverse array of endpoints.
Join Sam El-Sayed, Sales Manager for N-able Technologies, on August 13 as he discusses how N-able helps you build your managed services revenue from the ground up. This session will highlight how VoIP companies all over the world have followed N-able’s systematic approach to cross and up sell existing customers and execute on a new clients acquisition strategy to increase services revenue.
Published By: Sensage
Published Date: Aug 21, 2012
Many organizations who focused on real-time security alerts are now contemplating a rip-and-replace strategy to address their need for a solution that combines real-time and historical threat detection.
With over 60,000 new malware threats created each day, antivirus software is an essential component to IT security. But antivirus is only the beginning. According to Forrester, a single tool is not sufficient to address a particular risk area completely. That's why Faronics implements a strategy featuring multiple layers of security for enterprisewide end-point computer protection. This video describes the many features and facets that come together to make Faronics the only end-point security software vendor to offer an integrated layered security solution.
An informed IT professional needs to ensure that the antivirus solution they choose strategically matches the goals of their company IT department. In this paper, Faronics describes the role of antivirus software - but specifically how it fits into bigger layered defense security architecture. The paper examines several elements of a comprehensive strategy to protect your network, and focuses on defending the end point-user workstations, such as PCs and laptops.
The landscape for ISVs is highly competitive and the timing is perfect to offer enterprise customers a mobilized version of the applications they buy and use today. This executive whitepaper summarizes trends and best practices when defining your organization's strategy to build mobile applications for enterprises today.
Published By: MergerTech
Published Date: Mar 15, 2011
You've worked hard to achieve, sustain, and ensure profitability for your business. You've created jobs and opportunities for your employees, and provided valuable products and services for your customers. Now, after all these years, you may begin to think about converting your work into wealth through a potential sale of your business, or growth through acquiring another business. As you begin to focus on your business' future, you may ask yourself many questions. Who might buy my business? What should I look for in a prospective buyer? How should I go about marketing my company for an acquisition? Should I buy a company instead and continue growing? How much is my business even worth? How am I going to solve these issues while maintaining my livelihood?
Our experience as Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) practitioners informs us that this thought process taken to its logical outcome is filled with possibilities and opportunities. However, it can also be tripped up by certain classic M&A mistakes that: (1) make the process unnecessarily long (sometimes taking 12 to 18 months instead of a focused four to six months); (2) don't result in the highest offer for your business (or you pay too much for another business); or (3) end up in a failed process in which you don't meet your objective to sell your business or buy another one.
We discuss here four of the most classic and potentially most damaging mistakes we have seen in M&A strategy for small and medium sized businesses.
If you deployed your security solution even just last year, you may not be protected from some of today’s most common malware. Today’s attacks are more frequent, more devious and more targeted, successfully penetrating many businesses that consider their security strategies to be more than adequate.
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There are many case studies with real data extolling the benefits of cloud computing and virtualization - the twin forces behind the transformation of the way companies of all shapes and sizes 'do' computing. But to take part in this information revolution, it's critical to have the right underpinnings. That means not only upgrading the decade-old Windows Server 2003 operating system software that still drives more than 12 million servers, but also upgrading the underlying hardware to ensure you realize all the benefits the software can deliver. The combination Windows Server 2012 and the latest Intel Xeon based server hardware should be part of an IT strategy for companies and departments looking to modernize their IT infrastructure. This checklist will identify 10 of the top issues driving the need for server OS software and hardware upgrades.
Published By: Imation
Published Date: Apr 04, 2014
Many organizations face “economics of necessity” in light of extreme data growth. As data increases, the “throw-another-box-at-it” approach simply does not make good business sense. That’s where unified hybrid storage proves its value. With the right strategy in place, unified hybrid storage fits to optimize capacity, connectivity and performance for every type data – providing you the flexibility to:
• Run a lot faster, when and where you need to
• Scale up non-disruptively to outmaneuver data growth
• Connect with any application in your environment
Explore The INI Group Market Report: Unified Hybrid Storage to discover how to design a flexible, extendable storage solution that fits your organization.
Market demand for cloud services is expected to triple over the next few years. According to Gartner by 2017, the number of enterprises using the cloud as a backup destination will double, up from 12% today and by 2019, there will be a 60% increase in the number of large enterprises eliminating tape for operational recovery.
Read this guide to learn how you can build an integrated marketing strategy for generating greater monthly recurring revenue.
This IDC Market Spotlight provides some key insights based on IDC's discussions with solution providers that have built successful cloud revenue streams and have IT services as an important part of their business model. These insights are not intended to be silver bullets but rather points to ponder as you consider the cloud strategy that will work best for your unique business and circumstances.
As the old saying goes, "If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you." To be successful with cloud, you need to follow the right path. Your underlying strategy is very important, as
are the sales and marketing tactics you use to build out your business. This IDC Market Spotlight provides some key insights on sales, marketing, and business strategies based on IDC's discussions with solution providers that have built successful cloud practices. These insights are not intended to be silver bullets but rather points to ponder as you consider the strategy that will work best for your unique business and circumstances.
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Packaging and pricing are among the most important decisions an IT service provider will make — they directly impact sales, service delivery, profit margins and your ability to grow your business.
But with endless options, how do you know if you have the right strategy? For starters, if you aren’t increasing your recurring revenue each and every month, there’s room for improvement.
In this webinar, industry-veteran Gary Pica, founder of a multimillion dollar MSP with thousands of endpoints under management, will share proven methods for pricing and packaging your service offering for improved profitability.
Published By: Comcast
Published Date: Sep 29, 2015
Enterprises are becoming increasingly aware
of the importance of their networks—how what
used to be considered a tactical necessity
has evolved into a strategic asset. They now
recognize that high-performance services are
core to their business strategy—that is, their
ability to quickly share data internally, distribute
data externally and collaborate globally.
Published By: LogicNow
Published Date: Nov 02, 2015
Why did you become a Managed Services Provider (MSP)?
Of all the things you could be doing with your business, you chose to build a business that delivers proactive
monitoring and management services for IT systems and resources used primarily by small and medium sized
businesses. That sounds like a sound business strategy. As a principal characteristic, you are paid on a
recurring contract basis to deliver services that could have previously been done by customer IT staff or other
outside resources on a reactive time-and-materials basis.
The ability to communicate and connect with internal and external stakeholders is a requirement for organizations to maintain business operations. From an internal perspective, employees must collaborate on a variety of topics, from establishing strategy and budgets to ensuring projects and activities are moving forward and staying on track. Organizations must also communicate and collaborate with prospects to sell their products and services and maintain their relationships with existing customers. In order to facilitate these various interactions, most organizations rely upon audio, video and web conferencing services to establish these lines of communication.
For many organizations, digital transformation (DX) is the most strategically important initiative for the
organization and may determine its ability to compete in the coming decade. IDC estimates that 60%
of organizations will have created and begun implementation
of a digital transformation strategy by 2020. These DX
initiatives are designed to take the organization forward as a
proactive, data-driven company that uses and monetizes data
to gain competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Today, IT leaders address the PC lifecycle across a continuum from control to transformation. Control is geared to optimization, while transformation focuses on the business impact of technology. Though the two approaches differ, they are not in opposition. They strive for the same goals and face similar challenges. As IT leaders provide their workforce with the tools to carry out the corporate mission, they should develop a PC lifecycle strategy that encompasses the key organizational needs of systems management, end-user productivity, business innovation and data-centric security. Read this Dell whitepaper to learn more about the findings of a recent Forrester Consulting study, “Digital Transformers Innovate, Digital Controllers Optimize”. This paper will help clarify the PC lifecycle continuum, from the basics of control to the advanced levels of transformation, so you will be better equipped to determine the needs of your organization on that spectrum.