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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

Troubled HealthCare.gov launch offers MSPs, VARs many lessons

Posted by Intronis Staff on Nov 4, 2013 11:10:00 AM

You may be tired of hearing the word "glitch" and how the deployment of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) HealthCare.gov website has been riddled with them. However, the troubled launch of the online marketplace continues to offer lessons for MSPs and VARs. One of the latest takeaways involves the importance of developing business continuity plans to address risk.

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Topics: IT Services Trends

What does the 'Internet of Things' have to do with the channel?

Posted by Intronis Staff on Nov 1, 2013 11:10:00 AM

There's a new term buzzing around the channel these days: the "Internet of Things." All at once the term sounds general, redundant or simply mysterious. So, what exactly is it, and how should solutions providers consider interacting with it?

As we wrote earlier this year, the "Internet of Things" signals a new era of technology based upon the millions of intelligent devices currently in use and the even more numerous IP addresses assigned to them, allowing information to flow quickly between individuals and machines. 

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Topics: IT Services Trends

Cloud traffic set to accelerate, what does it mean for the channel?

Posted by Intronis Staff on Oct 23, 2013 11:10:00 AM

Fear of the cloud is not quite obsolete, but if the cloud dominates IT like one report predicts, that objection might soon fade into our distant memory.

A new study from Cisco is predicting that data center traffic will triple by 2017, with many businesses moving the bulk of server workloads to the cloud by next year.

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Topics: Cloud Industry and Technology