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2014 holiday shopping frenzy

Posted by Intronis Staff on Dec 3, 2014 1:37:00 PM

It is December already?

It is the month often defined by consumerism as all of us “consumers” are looking to take advantage of the highly advertised post-Thanksgiving shopping deals. It all began with the brave souls who woke up at the crack of dawn on Black Friday and headed for the stores in seek of the best deals. Followed then by Small Business Saturday, encouraging us all to visit our local small businesses.Then of course came the hugely alluring Cyber Monday, which allowed us to score deals on our favorite products without fighting those brick and mortar crowds.

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Topics: Announcements

Things are getting real in data security regulation

Posted by Intronis Staff on Nov 18, 2014 9:02:00 AM

Managed service providers once had what would be viewed today as a relatively simple responsibility when it comes to their own security and compliance procedures. However, a combination of much higher rates of cybercrime, data breaches and identity theft along with the transforming state of federal regulations, has made things a bit more complicated, and these firms are now also expected to take a stance on privacy protection that was once saved for advocacy groups and the like. 

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Topics: IT Security

Did Android's Lollipop revolutionize mobile device security?

Posted by Intronis Staff on Nov 6, 2014 9:10:05 AM

Although the majority of smartphone and tablet manufacturers have been competing to create the most engaging, entertaining, sleek and revolutionary devices to gain the love and admiration of today's consumers, a shift in mentality has begun to take precedence in this arena. Now, these IT giants are pushing to put forth the most secure and protected devices on the market. As a result, managed service providers should keep up with the progression of these technologies to accurately coach their clientele through oversight needs. 

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Topics: Mobile Device Management

Best practices for managing data storage in the legal industry

Posted by Intronis Staff on Mar 25, 2014 1:00:00 PM

The legal sector has been a hot bed for technological innovation in the past decade, especially as more legal data is transferred into digital environments and formats.

Data management is one of the key aspects of legal sector IT management, and as a service provider, you should remember that the stakes are high for these clients. 

But when you consider the increasingly prevalence of electronic discovery (eDiscovery) in litigation proceedings, there is certainly a market for advanced data storage and management tools in law.

Of course, as with most channel engagements, you will need to back back up these technologies with reliable support. Failure to do so can hinder an MSP's ability to sell in the field, or can lead to tarnished reputations should something go wrong. 

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Topics: Cloud Backup and Recovery

5 reasons old data backup formats are going extinct

Posted by Intronis Staff on Feb 5, 2014 11:12:00 AM

Remember when 3-D was all the rage? The movie studios still put out 3-D versions of their big blockbusters, but the technology didn't quite take off among the movie-going public the way many people expected. As a result, the number of movies being released in 3-D are declining, and the studios spend less time trumping it up as the big technology trend.

Backup technology has also evolved. While older physical backup formats aren't entirely out of the picture, the trends favor the flexibility and security you can find with cloud backup. InfoStor Magazine described 5 factors that are making tape and other old-school backups about as relevant as 3-D glasses.

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Topics: Cloud Backup and Recovery

BYOD: Are MSPs ready with the right solutions and strategy?

Posted by Intronis Staff on Dec 6, 2013 11:10:00 AM

Despite challenges and security risks, a number of reports suggest companies are warming to the trend are launching BYOD strategies for their offices. IT managed services providers are being asked to make it all work, which means a growing need for solutions like cloud backup to protect all these new data endpoints.

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Topics: Mobile Device Management

Malware rising: How do you protect your managed services clients?

Posted by Intronis Staff on Dec 5, 2013 3:30:00 PM

One of the most pressing reasons for businesses to adopt a cloud backup and disaster recovery plan is its ability to help them recover from the growing threat of malware. According to a recent report from McAfee Labs, incidences with spam and malware reached record highs last quarter.

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Topics: IT Security

Virtual BDR: what's the opportunity for MSPs?

Posted by Intronis Staff on Dec 3, 2013 12:22:00 PM

More businesses are planning to expand their virtualization infrastructure, and VMware continues to be the platform of choice for many. Channel firms face both an opportunity and a demand to offer VMware backup solutions to protect these systems. In our recent whitepaper "Backup and Recovery in a Virtual World," we offer insight into how MSPs can offer clients the virtualization backup they need.

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Topics: Virtualization

How IT process automation helps reduce risk of human error

Posted by Intronis Staff on Nov 11, 2013 11:10:00 AM

VMware backup solution providers take note: It may be time to start thinking about IT process automation. The cloud and virtualization giant VMware recently advised channel firms that this may be a critical area of expertise in the not-so-distant future, The VAR Guy reported.

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Topics: IT Services Trends

IT trends: Backup, cybersecurity, and the 'next big thing'

Posted by Intronis Staff on Nov 8, 2013 11:10:00 AM

As a solution provider it's easy to get caught up in the "now". Over the long term, it pays to keep one eye on the technology trends that could shape the IT channel moving forward. Investing in these solutions could reap benefits down the road, although as we've dicussed before, success as an MSP also means identifying the ways you can leverage your expertise to stand out from the pack. 

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Topics: IT Security