Newsletter | May 9, 2012

05.09.12 -- Agent Vs. Agentless Backup: Which Is Better?

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Agent Vs. Agentless Backup: Which Is Better?
By Ed Tella, documentation manager, Datto
The term "agentless backup" has floated around the web for several years now, but lately it seems to be picking up more momentum. I did a little digging to figure out what all the hype is about.
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6 Surprising Reasons Why You Should Be Selling Tape Storage
By Chris Marsh, market development manager, Spectra Logic
There are plenty of tape naysayers that would tell you tape is a dying media. The facts, however, tell a completely different story.
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MSPs: Don't Get Stuck In A Break/Fix Rut
By Mike Byrne, director of MSP, Quest Software, Network Management Division
Over the past few years, I've had countless conversations with PacketTrap MSP customers and prospects. In most cases, the topic of conversation shifts to business development, revenue cycle, and ways to use PacketTrap MSP to better service customers.
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Why You Should Get CompTIA Cloud Essentials Certified Now
By Terry Erdle, executive vice president, skills certification, CompTIA
Achieving this industry certification is a good first step to demonstrating to your customers that you're knowledgeable about a topic they're very interested in.
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One Quick Way To Resolve Your Cloud Security Concerns
By Jay McCall, networking & managed services editor
In the May issue of Business Solutions magazine, Jamie Brenzel, CEO of KineticD, discusses cloud pitfalls VARs and MSPs should watch out for in, "Do You Make These Cloud Security Mistakes?" Brenzel offers practical advice on topics such as choosing between public cloud and private cloud offerings, and he also gets into the importance of protecting your customers' data.
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Sales Leadership: Creativity Is Critical
By Ken Thoreson, president, Acumen Management Group LTD
In many of my sales leadership workshops and in my writings I have often spoken on the need to hire creative salespeople and the need for sales management to offer creative solutions to the many problems you face.
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News

Kroll Ontrack Dispels Biggest Enterprise Data Recovery Myths

Kroll Ontrack, a provider of data recovery, electronic discovery, and information management products and services, recently announced the top five data recovery myths.
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Quest Software's PacketTrap MSP Version 6.2 Includes PSA Integration, VoIP Monitoring

Quest Software released its PacketTrap MSP 6.2, which is the latest version of its RMM platform for MSPs. By using PacketTrap MSP 6.2, MSPs can now access a single console to manage business processes including job scheduling, technician management, CRM, service requests, and billing and invoicing.
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GFI Software Creates New Revenue Opportunity For Managed Services Providers With Managed Cloud Backup

GFI Software recently announced the addition of GFI MAX Managed Online Backup to the GFI MAX RemoteManagement managed services platform. The new service enables managed services providers (MSPs) to add secure data backup to the managed services they can offer customers at a time when demand for online backup continues to rise.
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FalconStor Announces Newest Version Of FalconStor Virtual Tape Library

FalconStor Software, Inc., a provider of disk-based data protection, recently announced the latest version of FalconStor Virtual Tape Library (VTL), offering an expanded set of deduplication methods.
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LabTech Adds Integrated Mobile Device Management For Apple iOS And Google Android

LabTech Software, a remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform developed by a managed service provider (MSP) for managed service providers, recently announced LabTech Mobile Device Manager (MDM), a solution that enables MSPs to remotely manage and secure mobile devices within an end-to-end service lifecycle.
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Ingram Micro 2012 Cloud Summit
June 4-6, 2012 | Scottsdale, AZ

ASCII Success Summit
June 28, 2012 | Washington, D.C.

CompTIA Breakaway
July 30-August 2, 2012 | Las Vegas

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