StorageCraft Technology Corporation https://blog.storagecraft.com Recovery Zone Thu, 17 May 2018 13:00:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://blog.storagecraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cropped-STC_logo-32x32.jpg StorageCraft Technology Corporation https://blog.storagecraft.com 32 32 StorageCraft’s GDPR Compliance Statement https://blog.storagecraft.com/stc-gdpr-compliance-statement/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/stc-gdpr-compliance-statement/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 13:00:16 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27861 Data privacy is very important here at StorageCraft and we take protecting that data very seriously. This is one of the many reasons our partners, as well as their customers, feel secure in storing their data with us. We are currently updating our privacy policy to accommodate the new GDPR requirements. Because at StorageCraft, we... Read more »

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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Storage: The Paradox https://blog.storagecraft.com/ai-machine-learning-data-storage/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/ai-machine-learning-data-storage/#respond Wed, 16 May 2018 13:00:19 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27881 A significant portion of current tech news focuses on artificial intelligence and machine learning and what they can do to help move society forward. From fighting malware to flying a drone, AI and machine learning are already at a stage of development where they can be incredibly impactful in a multitude of industries such as... Read more »

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From Tape Backup to Cloud: Evolution of Iron Mountain https://blog.storagecraft.com/tape-cloud-iron-mountain/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/tape-cloud-iron-mountain/#respond Tue, 15 May 2018 13:00:52 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27866 Tape backup has been around for a long time. Tape data storage is an archive, which is long-term storage of inactive or low-activity data retained for future use. Even though it’s prominent in the archive world, the demise of tape has been an annual prediction since the cloud pushed its way onto the scene. Taking... Read more »

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Is Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) the Best Cloud Flavor for MSPs? https://blog.storagecraft.com/iaas-cloud-flavor-msps/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/iaas-cloud-flavor-msps/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 13:00:17 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27855 Cloud computing has changed the way we deploy business applications and manage IT environments. While all cloud services share some common ground, not all cloud services are created equal. In this post we’ll take a closer at Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and why it may be the perfect cloud solution for managed service providers. IaaS Overview The... Read more »

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Edge Computing vs. Cloud Computing https://blog.storagecraft.com/edge-computing-cloud-computing/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/edge-computing-cloud-computing/#respond Wed, 09 May 2018 13:00:32 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27850 Of all the IT buzzwords to come around, none have been filled with more hype and promise that “the cloud”. Cloud computing took the world by storm, and in the process, proved that it was far more than hoopla. Though it’s still a big deal, there is talk that the cloud may soon be “edged”... Read more »

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The 8 Top Myths and Realities of Cloud Computing https://blog.storagecraft.com/top-myths-realities-cloud-computing/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/top-myths-realities-cloud-computing/#respond Tue, 08 May 2018 13:00:55 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27841 Whenever we witness the rapid adoption of technology, we also must sift through the hyperbole and misconceptions that follow. Cloud computing is one of those technologies where everyone has an opinion, and yet there is still a lot of confusion when it comes to picking through the facts and myths. One might expect there to... Read more »

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Top 5 Features to Look For In Backup Software https://blog.storagecraft.com/top-features-backup-software/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/top-features-backup-software/#respond Thu, 03 May 2018 13:00:59 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27834 Backing up mission-critical files is an important maintenance task for any IT team. The sting of a failed hard drive or malware infection isn’t as nearly as severe when your data can be quickly recovered. Backup software aims to make that possibility a reality by automating the process of backing up and restoring your data.... Read more »

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Why Scale-Out NAS is the Answer to Your Big Data Problem https://blog.storagecraft.com/scale-out-nas-answer-data-problem/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/scale-out-nas-answer-data-problem/#respond Wed, 02 May 2018 13:00:05 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27816 Big data is a double-edged sword. One edge of that sword shines bright with razor sharp insights and limitless reach. The other edge is rife with challenges and uncertainties. Ever-increasing volumes have many firms struggling to get a handle on their data. And with the influx of information flowing at such great velocity, controlling that... Read more »

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Developing an Effective Data Storage Plan https://blog.storagecraft.com/developing-data-storage-plan/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/developing-data-storage-plan/#respond Tue, 01 May 2018 13:00:29 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27822 Imagine, forty or fifty years ago, the vast amount of physical space SMB’s would have required to store the many paper documents they accumulated over the years. Pages upon pages of paper had to be housed and often secured under lock and key in an office. Cut to the present, where even small to mid-sized... Read more »

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How Your MSP Firm Can Cash in on the Big Data Bonanza https://blog.storagecraft.com/msp-cash-in-data-bonanza/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/msp-cash-in-data-bonanza/#respond Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:00:13 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27806 Data is exploding at an incredible rate and for many businesses it’s a new gold rush. Competitive advantages, more agility, better downstream planning, and a clearer understanding of customers and products are just a few of the benefits data can provide. But benefits like these are only for businesses that know how to store, protect,... Read more »

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4 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Server Failure https://blog.storagecraft.com/ways-reduce-server-failure/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/ways-reduce-server-failure/#respond Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:00:02 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27795 Possibly the most unnerving and damaging event that can happen to an MSP is a server failure. If your server goes down, so does your business, until the issue is resolved, and downtime can cost you thousands. There are a variety of reasons your server may crash, including loss of power during an intense storm,... Read more »

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Inside the Data Growth Explosion (And What it Means for Your Business) https://blog.storagecraft.com/inside-data-growth-explosion/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/inside-data-growth-explosion/#respond Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:00:53 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27789 Data growth is easy to ignore when most of it happens behind the scenes. In fact, until you run out of space on a hard drive or cloud platform, it’s not something you would think about every day. But given the rocket-speed of data growth, it’s wise to take note – you can’t ignore the... Read more »

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Time for Flash to Come Out of the Ivory Tower https://blog.storagecraft.com/flash-come-out/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/flash-come-out/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:00:53 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27781 The time of year has come when students and their parents anxiously await and receive results from the college of their choice.  In academia, the ivory tower is an exalted place. The thought of your college student getting admitted into a prestigious Ivy League University is an exciting one, even more so when the acceptance... Read more »

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Uncovering the Hidden Cost of Disaster https://blog.storagecraft.com/uncovering-hidden-disaster-cost/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/uncovering-hidden-disaster-cost/#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:00:42 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27772 Disasters have a way of not only coming at the wrong time, but at a price. And as research shows, they become more expensive year after year. 2017 is on record as the costliest year for climate-related disasters in the United States, tipping the scales at a whopping $306 billion in damages. Hurricane Harvey alone... Read more »

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How Machine Learning Will Help Fight Malware https://blog.storagecraft.com/machine-learning-fight-malware/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/machine-learning-fight-malware/#respond Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:00:49 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27757 Few topics have captured the minds of technologists like Machine Learning (ML) has over the past few years. Walk through the booths at CES and you will find many new products and services promising to utilize ML in some innovative way to help distinguish their offering from the next. That has certainly been the case... Read more »

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The Trojan Virus is Evolving, Here’s How… https://blog.storagecraft.com/trojan-virus-evolving-2/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/trojan-virus-evolving-2/#respond Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:00:53 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27734 The Trojan virus can be traced back all the way to the 1980s. Though Trojans have been around for a long time, many people don’t know the first thing about them. This is proved by the fact that so many users around the globe are still fooled by hackers into downloading malware. To understand the... Read more »

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How to Stay Protected Against Phishing Scams https://blog.storagecraft.com/stay-protected-phishing/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/stay-protected-phishing/#respond Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:00:33 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27713 Over the years, phishing has become more and more popular, evolving in complexity from its conception in the 1990’s. At its core, phishing is a type of cyberattack hackers implement to obtain access to your private or sensitive information. Generally, a hacker will send an email that seems to be from a trustworthy source and... Read more »

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Five Ways to Prepare Your Business for a Ransomware Attack https://blog.storagecraft.com/prepare-ransomware-attack/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/prepare-ransomware-attack/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27702 Ransomware has become a hacker go-to in the world of cybercrime. Research detailed in the Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report states that ransomware is growing at a yearly rate of 350 percent. The Ransomware Data Report, published by Cybersecurity Ventures, predicts that by 2019, ransomware will cause more than $11.5 billion in global damages and... Read more »

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Announcing limited support for AWS and Azure VM backups in APAC https://blog.storagecraft.com/support-backups-in-apac/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/support-backups-in-apac/#respond Sun, 08 Apr 2018 21:00:32 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27693 ShadowProtect SPX is an attractive backup solution for VM’s in the Cloud. Today with ransomware risks, it is highly desirable to protect data regularly. The ability to consistently and regularly backup throughout the day offers very good RPO while people work (they won’t even notice) so you don’t risk losing irreplaceable data. StorageCraft Technical Support... Read more »

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MSPs: Here’s How to Get Started with Data Analytics as a Service https://blog.storagecraft.com/data-analytics-as-service/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/data-analytics-as-service/#respond Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:00:35 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27683 Data storage is so last decade. We’re in the throes of a data revolution and businesses are no longer satisfied with simply storing data. They need new tools and tactics that help them turn raw information into insights that let them out-fox competition, anticipate up-and-coming trends, and move confidently into a profitable future. The key... Read more »

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How Ransomware Impacts Your DR Strategy https://blog.storagecraft.com/ransomware-impacts-dr-strategy/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/ransomware-impacts-dr-strategy/#respond Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:00:02 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27664 Picture this: You’re browsing a new website, click on an interesting link, and suddenly you’re bombarded with the following warning: “Uhh ohhh! Your files are encrypted!! Your documents, photos, and databases are no longer accessible. Don’t waste time trying to recover them. The only way to get them back is to pay us for the... Read more »

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AI Will Change Data Storage https://blog.storagecraft.com/ai-change-data-storage-2/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/ai-change-data-storage-2/#respond Tue, 03 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27661 The digital landscape has changed in some big ways over the past couple of decades. The first wave brought in the Internet as businesses and consumers came online. A decade later the mobile Internet become the second wave bringing real-time connectivity to billions of people and devices. Today we are amid the third wave and... Read more »

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Where Does Cybersecurity Fit in Your DR Plan? https://blog.storagecraft.com/cybersecurity-fit-dr-plan/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/cybersecurity-fit-dr-plan/#respond Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:00:21 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27570 Disaster recovery and cybersecurity are two of the most important objectives for any organization. In disaster recovery, you have what is arguably the most important aspect of business continuity. However, cybersecurity is the key to protecting your IT assets from the litany of threats that haunt the digital landscape. While they are clearly two fundamentally... Read more »

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Teaching End-Users How to Spot Social Engineering Scams https://blog.storagecraft.com/teaching-end-users-spot-social-engineering-scams/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/teaching-end-users-spot-social-engineering-scams/#respond Wed, 28 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27611 Let’s say you work in the accounting department of a mid-sized business and receive an email from your CEO. She says she needs $2,000 wire-transferred to account number xxx-xxx-xxx immediately. It seems urgent. The email address is hers, the email signature is correct, and there’s nothing else odd about the email, other than your CEO... Read more »

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Secret Cyber Threats https://blog.storagecraft.com/secret-cyber-threats/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/secret-cyber-threats/#respond Tue, 27 Mar 2018 13:00:24 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27592 The viruses of the 1990s and early 2000s have evolved into subtler yet progressively more harmful attacks. As we transition to a world in which cyber war is increasingly detrimental to societies, the cyber threats we are encountering are becoming harder to defend against and even more difficult to eradicate. In a recent blog post... Read more »

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Should Your Company Accept Bitcoin? https://blog.storagecraft.com/company-accept-bitcoin/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/company-accept-bitcoin/#respond Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:00:44 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27584 Ever since Bitcoin arrived on the scene in 2009, the popular cryptocurrency has been shrouded in mystery and controversy along with a lot of investor hype. Few businesses gave Bitcoin much attention initially. Many viewed the currency as an extension of the black market or “dark web” which hampered its acceptance outside the tech community.... Read more »

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Why Recovery Metrics are Vital to DR Planning https://blog.storagecraft.com/recovery-metrics-vital-dr-planning/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/recovery-metrics-vital-dr-planning/#respond Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:00:08 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27602 Harvard Business Review hit the nail on the head when referring to metrics as “The True Measures of Success”. Metrics currently play a prominent role in the healthcare field, the sports arena, and many other industries. Disaster recovery (DR) is no exception. When it comes to DR planning, metrics not only gauge effectiveness, but help organizations... Read more »

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How MSPs Can Raise Prices Without Losing Customers https://blog.storagecraft.com/msps-can-raise-prices-without-losing-customers/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/msps-can-raise-prices-without-losing-customers/#respond Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:00:41 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27495 Nobody likes price increases. However, if you have not raised the prices lately, there is a good chance you are undercharging for the services you provide. Some MSPs never raise their prices due to the fear they will lose or upset a customer. You may very well do that. But if you follow a few... Read more »

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Understanding the Importance of Deduplication in Your Backup Strategy https://blog.storagecraft.com/understanding-importance-deduplication-backup-strategy/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/understanding-importance-deduplication-backup-strategy/#respond Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:00:36 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27531 In breaking down the true cost of file storage, we explained how an intelligent backup solution can help keep those costs to a minimum. One of the unsung heroes of that process is a data storage concept called deduplication. In this post we’ll provide an overview on deduplication and the role it plays in an... Read more »

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Five Creative Ways MSPs Can Find Tech Talent https://blog.storagecraft.com/five-creative-ways-msps-can-find-tech-talent/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/five-creative-ways-msps-can-find-tech-talent/#respond Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:00:30 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27560 Finding tech talent has always been a challenge for companies, especially as the job market heats up. For the best MSPs, growth means they are constantly searching for new and experienced talent to balance their teams. But technical chops are not the only skill MSPs desire. The capacity to deliver excellent service that delights customers... Read more »

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How to Choose a Cloud Provider for Backup https://blog.storagecraft.com/choose-cloud-provider-backup/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/choose-cloud-provider-backup/#respond Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:00:41 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27553 Cloud backup is steadily becoming a standard for small and large businesses alike. When cloud backup options can be affordable while also offering lots of options for quick recovery, it’s easy to see the benefits. But with vendors ranging from heavy-hitters like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, or Google, to smaller cloud providers and data center... Read more »

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Five IT Trends That Could Transform Your Business in 2018 https://blog.storagecraft.com/five-trends-transform-business-2018/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/five-trends-transform-business-2018/#respond Thu, 08 Mar 2018 14:00:07 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27488 Companies across the globe are making radical changes to put customers at the heart of virtually everything they do. For many, this fundamental shift in focus calls for adopting an all new arsenal of technologies and tools. In this post we’ll examine five IT trends organizations can use to transform their business operations around the... Read more »

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The Right (and Wrong) Ways to Use the Cloud for Storage https://blog.storagecraft.com/right-ways-wrong-ways-use-cloud-storage/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/right-ways-wrong-ways-use-cloud-storage/#respond Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27511 The cloud is so common it’s easy for people to forget that it’s not some magic place where folders go to live forever in space. At least in theory, we all know it’s just some company’s computer. Because the cloud is so widely-used and generally reliable (though there are plenty of cloud outages), it’s easy... Read more »

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Tips for Moving from VAR to MSP https://blog.storagecraft.com/tips-moving-var-msp/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/tips-moving-var-msp/#respond Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:00:04 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27545 Intense competition and diminished profit margins have value added re-sellers (VARs) looking over the fence at managed service providers (MSPs) and wondering if they should join them. Some VARs have been running smoothly for years but see an opportunity to tap into a growing market by diversifying their products and services. Whether you are a... Read more »

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Four Signs Your IT Environment Has Reliability Issues https://blog.storagecraft.com/4-signs-environment-reliability-issues/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/4-signs-environment-reliability-issues/#respond Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27484 Maintaining an efficient IT environment is no easy task. Most IT departments approach such initiatives with their organization’s best interests at heart. However, communication issues, internal politics, and differences in management philosophies can stifle even the best plans. So how do you know where you stand? We have laid out four symptoms that indicate your... Read more »

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Free Data Recovery Comes at a Cost https://blog.storagecraft.com/free-data-recovery-comes-cost/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/free-data-recovery-comes-cost/#respond Wed, 28 Feb 2018 14:00:59 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27466 Time is a precious resource and always tight. Often, business owners and operators, no matter the size of their companies, try to find both the most efficient and cost-effective solutions to problems. Everyone starts small and we completely understand that predicament, having had our own issues to resolve as a business when we first started... Read more »

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A Round-Up for the Best MSP Podcasts https://blog.storagecraft.com/round-best-msp-podcasts/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/round-best-msp-podcasts/#respond Tue, 27 Feb 2018 14:00:14 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27471 As an MSP, how do you gain an edge over your competition? Maybe you joined a Facebook group, or you follow topics on Quora that keep you on the cusp of technology and business ideas. Others might attend seminars or listen to audiobooks that give them the information they can use to improve their business.... Read more »

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Ransomware, Who’s at Risk? https://blog.storagecraft.com/ransomware-whos-risk/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/ransomware-whos-risk/#respond Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:00:05 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27461 Remember WannaCry? It was the ransomware that infected over 300,000 machines in 150 countries around the globe last year. Experts are referring to this data massacre as the most expansive ransomware outbreak in history. But WannaCry is just one of the hundreds of examples of ransomware that can wreak havoc on your data and cost... Read more »

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How Much Does Downtime Cost a Business? Here’s How to Find the Real Number https://blog.storagecraft.com/how-much-does-downtime-cost-your-business-heres-how-to-find-the-real-number/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/how-much-does-downtime-cost-your-business-heres-how-to-find-the-real-number/#respond Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:00:58 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27450 We know downtime is costly. According to Gartner, downtime can cost as much as $5,600 a minute, which sounds terrifying, but how much does it really cost for you and your specific situation? There are dozens of downtime calculators online, but they’re typically too simple. Really, they’re marketing tools to help illustrate the cost of... Read more »

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Four Cyberattacks You Should Expect in 2018 https://blog.storagecraft.com/4-cyberattacks-expect-2018/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/4-cyberattacks-expect-2018/#respond Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:00:47 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27437 Cyber-criminals are smarter than ever, and 2018 promises to bring some of the most advanced attacks the world has seen. With an estimated cost of around $6 trillion per year attributed to cybercrime, it’s easy to see that digital crime is just as lucrative for criminals as it is damaging to businesses. Cybercrime isn’t going... Read more »

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Best Practices for Backing Up Mobile Devices https://blog.storagecraft.com/mobile-backup/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/mobile-backup/#respond Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27377 Mobile devices are a common accessory for millions of Americans. In its annual “State of Mobile” report, analytics firm Flurry found that U.S. consumers are glued to their mobile devices for an average of five hours per day. If you’re among the growing number of professionals who conduct business on the go, you probably understand... Read more »

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What Does Serverless Computing Mean for MSPs? https://blog.storagecraft.com/what-does-serverless-computing-mean-for-msps/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/what-does-serverless-computing-mean-for-msps/#respond Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27376 “Serverless” is one of those words that can be pretty misleading—because it does not mean what it sounds like it means. The server is still there, but it runs in the background like a resource that can scale up or down as needed. Someone else maintains the infrastructure, handles provisioning, and takes care of other... Read more »

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Not All Clouds Are Equal https://blog.storagecraft.com/not-all-clouds-are-equal/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/not-all-clouds-are-equal/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27413 As a successful VAR or MSP, you fully understand that data is the lifeline of your customer’s business. As your client’s trusted advisor, not only have you kept local backups of their data, but you have also replicated these offsite to ensure that your customer can access these at all times and keep their business... Read more »

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Four Lessons We Can Learn from the Cyberattacks of 2017 https://blog.storagecraft.com/four-lessons-can-learn-cyberattacks-2017/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/four-lessons-can-learn-cyberattacks-2017/#respond Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27374 Cyber security has been a hot topic for a while now, but its relevance absolutely blew up in 2017. In May 2017, WannaCry ransomware spread like wildfire across the globe crippling public utilities and large corporations alike, particularly impacting those that were still running older versions of the Windows operating system. But that was merely... Read more »

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Does Your MSP Firm Need a Hand with the New Tax Laws? Here’s What to Do https://blog.storagecraft.com/tax-laws/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/tax-laws/#respond Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27375 With new tax codes, there are a lot of changes for a tax professional to understand. And if new tax codes are already a lot for experts to understand, it is fair to assume they’re even more challenging for the average person. If you or your staff aren’t tax pros, or if you’re considering finding... Read more »

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Will New Healthcare Laws Affect HIPAA? Here’s How to Prepare for Possible Changes https://blog.storagecraft.com/will-new-healthcare-laws-affect-hipaa-heres-prepare-possible-changes/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/will-new-healthcare-laws-affect-hipaa-heres-prepare-possible-changes/#respond Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27368 When a new administration comes in, laws start to transform. Bills around healthcare in particular have popped up in Congress and though they’ve struggled to gain traction, there are certainly updates on the horizon. But despite changes to insurance and healthcare laws, one thing will stay the same: the importance of health information security. As... Read more »

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7 of 2017’s Tech Milestones in Photos and Video https://blog.storagecraft.com/7-2017s-tech-milestones-photos-video/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/7-2017s-tech-milestones-photos-video/#respond Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27327 The year 2017 was a messy one, full of things like earthquakes, hurricanes, cyber-attacks, and interesting turns for global politics. With all the noise and scary stuff going on, it’s easy to lose track of just how far technology has come this year—we’ve made some incredible advancements to be proud of. Here are just a... Read more »

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The Best Online Resources for MSPs https://blog.storagecraft.com/the-best-online-resources-for-msps/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/the-best-online-resources-for-msps/#respond Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27326 We have all had computer issues at one time or another. They seem to crop up at the least convenient times, such as when support has closed for the day. Or maybe your computer goes down over a holiday while you are in the middle of a project. There are times when speaking to a... Read more »

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How to Benefit from the Lost Art of Canvassing https://blog.storagecraft.com/how-to-benefit-from-lost-art-of-canvassing/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/how-to-benefit-from-lost-art-of-canvassing/#respond Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27213 Although canvassing is most commonly considered for things like political causes, it can be a valuable sales and marketing tactic for small businesses as well. At its barest, canvassing is just an in-person cold-call, though it gives you the opportunity to establish a more personal relationship with other businesses. It’s not about an immediate sale,... Read more »

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How MSPs Can Profit from HIPAA Compliance https://blog.storagecraft.com/msps-can-profit-hipaa-compliance/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/msps-can-profit-hipaa-compliance/#respond Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27360 HIPAA compliance has challenged businesses of all sizes to satisfy a stringent set of rules and requirements. Compliance is nothing new for traditional industries such as the healthcare arena, but keeping up is more challenging than ever. Between January and August 2017, the Office of Civil Rights OCR agreed to monetary settlements connected to eight... Read more »

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