Newsletter | May 2, 2012

05.02.12 -- Is Your BDR Ready For An EF5 Tornado?

Business Solutions Newsletter

| Storage & General Computing Edition

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Why Online Backup Is Good For Your Dental Practice Customers
By Intronis
As today's modern dental practices rely more and more on electronic and digital technologies to run their daily operations and service their patients, it's critical that they have a reliable and secure backup and recovery solution in place to safeguard their practice management data.
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N-able's newest white paper, The 7 Keys to MSP Success, from N-able Technologies, reveals how the world's most successful and profitable MSPs deliver consistent, repeatable, scalable services with optimal efficiency — and dominate their market. N-able works with over 2,500 MSPs around the world. Over the past 12 years their top-performing partners consistently grow profitable, scalable businesses with recurring revenues and improved business valuations. In this paper, the experts at N-able boiled down their observations, and 10+ years of experience working with top MSPs, to seven key success factors.

Part 2: The Secret To Sizing Your Customer's Data Backup Appliance
By John Pearring, sales manager, STORserver
Follow these important parameters to help determine the right size for your customer's backup solution.
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How PSA Software Increases Your Profitability
By Tigerpaw Software
Scott Hobbs, president of MSP company ComTech Systems, talks about how his business has been using PSA (professional services automation) software since 1989, and he explains how it helps his company account for every billable hour his employees service customers, thus improving his profitability.
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Profit By Merging Managed Print, Managed Services
By Brian Albright, contributing editor
There are challenges, but integrating managed print with managed services can provide a new revenue stream.
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Where Are They Now? Next Level Café
By Jay McCall, networking & managed services editor
In June 2010, we featured Richard Anderson, CEO of Next Level Café, on the cover of Business Solutions magazine. This managed services provider (MSP) had experienced 21% sales growth in 2009 over the previous year, and it was projecting up to 20% growth by the end of 2010. I caught up with Anderson recently, to find out how his goals played out over the past two years.
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Why Your Distributor Is An Invaluable Vendor Management Resource
By Jay McCall, networking & managed services editor
While attending Ingram Micro's SMBA Invitational event recently, I met with several small to midsize VARs and MSPs that shared some of their business challenges with me. One recurring theme that emerged time and time again was vendor management.
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Is Your BDR Ready For An EF5 Tornado?
By Jay McCall, networking & managed services editor
In the next few weeks, I’m going to be sharing a pretty unusual and amazing story about a small MSP that had its BDR (backup and disaster recovery) skills put to the test in a big way last year when an EF5 tornado (the strongest category) ripped through its hometown. Before then, however, I wanted to give our blog readers a sneak peak and to share a key takeaway you may be able to apply to your businesses.
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News

dinCloud Places Cloud Control In The Customers Hands

dinCloud, a cloud transformation company and provider of hosted virtual desktops, recently announced the release of dinManage, an online application that gives its customers complete control over their own cloud environment, including desktops, servers, storage, and network security resources.
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MegaPath Safeguards SMB And Enterprise Data With New Hosted Data Backup And Storage Offering

MegaPath, a provider of managed data, voice, and security services in North America, recently announced the availability of its Hosted Data Backup and Storage offering for businesses.
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Texas Memory Systems Teams Up With DataCore Software To Provide Advanced Enterprise Features To Supercharge Virtual Environments

Texas Memory Systems recently announced the launch of a line of bundled solutions, featuring its RamSan solid state disk appliances with DataCore Software's SANsymphony-V storage hypervisor software, that deliver high-performance and feature-rich storage to VMware environments at a reasonable cost.
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Promark Technology Adds NexGen Storage To GSA Schedule

NexGen Storage recently announced that its products are now available through Promark Technology's Government Service Administration (GSA) schedule. NexGen provides midrange shared storage solutions that offer both Storage QoS for managing performance and Service Levels to guarantee performance for mission-critical applications in mixed-workload and virtual server environments.
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Datto Inc. Wins ‘Best Of Show' And ‘Best Cloud Solution' Awards At ASCII Boston Success Summit

Datto Inc., a provider of hardware based on-site and off-site backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity solutions, won two awards at a recent ASCII SMB IT Success Summit.
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June 28, 2012 | Washington, D.C.

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July 30 - August 2, 2012 | Las Vegas

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