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MSP Voice Episode 5: Michael Wayland from Byte-Werx, LLC

Michael Wayland is a managing director in Byte-Werx, Houston. He has a BBA from the University of Houston in Marketing and MBA in Enterprise Resource Planning and Logistics from Lamar University. He likes reading, video-games, Slack and is our guest on the 5th episode of MSP Voice. Tune in! Continue reading

Google Account Backup: Keep all Business Data Safe

Google G Suite (formerly known as “Google Apps”) contains a broad range of everyday business tools, allowing you to move most of your activities to the cloud. In this article, we are going to overview G Suite basic backup practices and answer the question “do you ever need to make a backup of cloud-based data?”. Continue reading

MSP Voice Episode 4: Dean Lewis from Chess ICT

Currently working as a Technical Architect at the UK based VAR, Chess ICT. Focusing on both pre-sales design a post-sales implementation, finding himself working most days in the virtualization field. Also a general geek with a passion for technology as a whole, which has led him to be nominated as a VMware vExpert, Veeam Vanguard, and Cisco Champion multiple times. Outside of this, he tries to improve his culinary skills and find that ultimate Indian curry recipe.
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ITAR Compliance: Data Management and What You Need to Know

ITAR is a set of rules that regulates your data management when your company deals with US military organizations. In this article, we are going to cover what ITAR compliance means, why you need ITAR-compliant cloud storage, and when it may be necessary for your company’s operations. Continue reading

Volume Shadow Copy Service: Overview and Troubleshooting

Volume Shadow Copy Service: Overview and Troubleshooting

We are going to overview the basics of the Volume Shadow Copy Service concept so you can better understand underlying backup processing. You will also find a quick VSS troubleshooting guide and a few useful links that can help in most VSS-related issues. Continue reading

[WEBINAR] CloudBerry & Wasabi: A Powerful Solution for MSPs Looking to Offer Backup-as-a-Service

Join our free joint webinar where Doug Hazelman from CloudBerry and Jim Donovan from Wasabi Technologies will discuss storage and backup solutions, aimed towards Managed Services Providers. Continue reading

MSP Voice Episode 3: Ross Wimmersberger from 4cIT

Ross Wimmersberger is the owner of 4cIT based in Indianapolis, IN. He’s been in business for several years and is now transitioning to an MSP model. He got his start in banking and moved up the corporate ladder to eventually become CTO. Ross also works with several not-for-profits in his area who share his values.

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Hard Drive Maintenance. Bonus Checklist for SSD

HDD and SSD Maintenance Checklist

Since our home and business data continually grows, let’s remember key things to keep HDD/SSD drives healthy for the longest possible time. In this article, you will find practical suggestions on how to keep HDD-based archives safe and powered down, as well as the most important parameters helping to check whether a drive is healthy.

We organized this post into three levels of protection – from basic to advanced (like fine-tuning). Continue reading

Dropbox Alternatives for Businesses

Dropbox is the best-known cloud storage provider and the first name that comes to most people's minds when searching for a cloud-based storage solution for business.

Yet there are disadvantages to using Dropbox for Business, such as Dropbox's storage limits and its cost.

Fortunately, the cloud storage market is crowded, and there are many Dropbox alternatives for business. This article discusses several other tools for cloud-based file storage and collaboration. Continue reading