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Guide to Backup Management for MSPs

Guide to Backup Management for MSPs

At first glance, managed backup services may seem simple. You just copy data to a backup location, then recover it from there if disaster strikes, right?

Well, no. A reliable, cost-efficient backup and recovery strategy requires much more than this. Below, we offer an overview of what it takes to build a truly successful backup and recovery operation, along with links to further reading for more in-depth information. Continue reading

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Data Recovery Best Practices for MSPs

Data Recovery Best Practices for MSPs

If you have a highly automated managed backup routine in place, it can be easy to adopt a “set it and forget it” mindset toward backups. In other words, you stop thinking about your backups, confident that your software is handling everything for you, and that you’ll be able to recover data from your backups whenever disaster strikes. Continue reading

Remote Management Features in a Managed Backup Solution

Remote Management Features You Need in a Backup Solution

Remote Management Features You Need in a Backup Solution

In today’s world, the idea of physically sitting down in front of each system you support as an MSP seems almost quaint. Instead, most MSPs today rely heavily on remote management tools.

This is true even when it comes to data backup and recovery operations. Managed backup software offering remote management features greatly simplifies the tasks required to work with backup data. As a result, it saves time and personnel costs, while providing better results for customers. Continue reading

MSPs: Selling the Cake vs. Selling the Ingredients

MSPs: Selling the Cake vs. Selling the Ingredients

Managed service providers encounter numerous challenges regularly. From business development and MSP marketing to IT automation and staff, business managers and owners must do it all. But one of the biggest debates brewing on the MSP front for the last couple of years is about the choice of selling MSP packages as a whole or the base and add-ons separately. Continue reading

Why MSPs Need Swag

Why MSPs Need Swag

Swag is not really a new idea. The technique is time-tested, and still delivers impressive results, even for contemporary businesses such as Managed Service Providers (MSPs).

As an MSP, you can use swag to publicize your brand, promote your business on IT conferences and build relationships with existing and potential clients.
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MSP marketing plan for a one-man show MSP

Do I Need a Marketing Plan for a One-Man Show MSP?

Do I Need a Marketing Plan for a One-Man Show MSP?

Where to start with marketing your services if you’ve just launched your MSP business and are doing everything by yourself? Or maybe you are not planning to hire any employees at all, enjoying that you only rely on yourself for success? You probably can’t afford to create and follow an in-depth marketing strategy. That’s fine and you are not alone for sure. But you might want to check out a few easy recommendations to follow while trying to outline a plan on how to market your MSP services.   Continue reading

Amazon S3 Glacier Pricing Explained

Amazon S3 Glacier Pricing Explained

Amazon S3 Glacier is a low-cost cloud storage for data archiving. In fact, S3 Glacier seems so cheap that many users chose it for storing all their backups. That may be costly, though. Why?

Because Amazon Glacier is as cheap for data storage as it’s expensive for restore. This article explains the pricing for AWS’s least expensive storage class. Continue reading