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Best Practices for Deterring Cyber Hackers

  • May 22, 2015
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    Best Practices for Deterring Cyber Hackers

    eFax Corporate recently hosted a webinar to inform covered entities in healthcare of the dangers that today’s sophisticated cyber hackers pose to their electronic protected health information (ePHI) and other intellectual property. The common pitfalls and best practices we identified in this webinar relate not only to healthcare-related businesses, but also to organizations in all industries....More
  • May 18, 2015
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    Three Risks Associated with Leading Cloud Services

    In the last few years, SMBs everywhere have moved increasing amounts of corporate information to cloud applications such as Salesforce.com, Office 365, Google Apps and Box to unlock collaboration, accessibility and mobility. Unfortunately, many SMBs are under the incorrect assumption that there is no risk of data loss in the cloud....More
  • May 18, 2015
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    Managed Services in the Public Sector

    The tough part about working in the public sector (whether it’s local government, education, law enforcement or even the federal government) isn’t necessarily the work itself; it comes from getting the opportunity to do the work. Because of the layers involved in working with local government, a lot of providers don’t specialize in it or may simply avoid it all together. There’s red tape, plenty of bureaucracy and a slew of various requirements, like background checks and other security necessities. Still, there can be some real opportunities when working with the government....More
  • May 14, 2015
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    10 Things to Know about Data Security and Sovereignty in the Cloud

    What do Edward Snowden, the U.S. PRISM scandal and the corporate data hack on Sony Corp. have in common? All involved breaches in data security and sovereignty. While the cloud offers many benefits--such as cost savings, scalability and flexibility--there are also added risks. Data security always tops that list of risks....More
  • May 14, 2015
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    Bridging the Gap Between Security and Compliance for MSP Customers

    MSP clients have started to pay much more attention to a full range of services when choosing a provider, and enhanced security components become the best way for MSPs to add value to their offerings and build trusting and long-term relationships with their clients....More
  • May 13, 2015
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    The Art of an Enticing Service Offering

    My family and I spend a lot of time watching Chopped, the show where contestants try to bring together a bunch of random ingredients into an appealing dish. Each chef then has to sell his or her particular offering to judges ready to critique the details, and the contestant with the best dish moves on to the next round. MSPs might be putting clients to the same test without even realizing it....More
  • May 11, 2015
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    We Need to Stay Relevant to Avoid Commoditization

    There is a constant discussion and concern about managed services being commoditized. IT providers are concerned that low-touch, self-service systems will replace them in the delivery process. While it’s my personal opinion that this isn’t the case, the best defense against any perception of being a commodity is advanced services, focused on business needs....More
  • May 6, 2015
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    How to Take the Cloud to the Next Level

    The Xterity wholesale cloud service offers a ready-to-go orchestration as a service (OaaS) solution that enables channel partners--through a single UI--to provision and manage all the various cloud services their end customers require....More
  • Apr 30, 2015
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    File Sync or Dedicated Backup? Five Questions MSPs Should Ask to Determine the Best Backup Solution for Their Clients

    How should your clients back up their data? It may seem like a simple question, but the answer many MSPs provide--“a dedicated backup service, of course!”--may or may not be the right solution for every client. In reality, both business-grade file sync and traditional backup services have overlapping functionality when it comes protecting data against permanent loss. Ask your clients the following five questions to determine whether file sync or a dedicated backup solution is a better fit for their needs.1....More
  • Apr 29, 2015
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    Three Reasons for Selecting Cloud Data Protection Solutions

    The move to cloud is opening up greater opportunities for channel partners to grow their businesses more profitably and expand their offerings to include much-needed support, such as cloud data protection services....More
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