Disaster Recovery
Disaster Recovery
Rémi Nadeau

Disaster Recovery in a Nutshell: How Does It Work?

Disaster recovery. The IT industry’s latest buzz words. Although a popular subject, many of the articles out there are not providing accurate or enough information to demystify the concept. How does one explain disaster recovery to a SMB owner or an organization’s President without confusing them more than clarifying? Or without boring the hell out of them? Here’s my attempt.  [+]

Partners . Trade show
Tradeshow 10 commandements
Majd Madina

The 10 Commandments of the Successful Trade Show Attendee

Fasten your seatbelt and make sure your seat is in the upright position. Trade show season is about to take off. Isn’t this exciting? Networking opportunities, cross country trips, new IT trends -- you name it! [+]

Android . iPhone . Outlook
OWA for iPhone and Android
Yves Landry

Outlook for iPhone and Android, Brace Yourselves for Awesome!

Our mailboxes are complex, dense and rich in information. Projecting all that on a small screen isn’t easy. But there’s good news. Microsoft just came out with a new app that will give your mobile mailbox a bit of breathing room. It’s called the Outlook for iPhone/iPad or Outlook Preview for Android app. [+]

SQL Server
install_sql_server2012
Alain Laventure

Installing SQL 2012 Server for Reporting Server

Today, I’ll explain how to install SQL 2012 for Operation Manager Data Warehouse. This long-term data warehouse database is used by the OpsMgr 2012 SP1 Reporting Server. Once SQL installation is completed, we’ll configure the SQL Reporting Services and validate that it’s functioning correctly. [+]

Public Cloud . Windows 10
Windows 10
Guillaume Boisvert

We Deployed Windows 10 on our Public Cloud – and It Was Pretty Fast!

If you’ve been living under a rock during the last few weeks, you probably haven’t heard about Microsoft’s newest version of its Windows OS. The tech giant has recently made Windows 10 available as a technical preview. This means anyone can install a version of the OS on their personal computer and give it a test drive. Although this isn’t a final version of the operating system, it includes some of the big new features that will be available in the next version. [+]

data security . password
safe password
Steve Guilbault

How to Make your IT Tech Happy? Use Safer Passwords

IT techs from around the world cringe every time they stumble upon this kind of article. That’s because they get to read about the awful password choices of everyday users. Why are bad passwords such bad news for IT techs? Simple. As IT experts, it’s their job to ensure the security of the business-related data contained on networks.  [+]

resolutions . TCO
resolutions
Rémi Nadeau

5 Resolutions You Can’t Afford to Overlook in 2015

A new year is like a blank page. Which is why most of us begin the year resolving to change for the better in some way or another. New Year’s resolutions can benefit businesses, too. After all, employees are coming back to work rested and ready for new challenges. It’s the perfect time to make improvements. Stuck for ideas? Here are 5 must-make IT resolutions for 2015. [+]

Partner Network . Web Hosting
GC-Brieau
Guillaume Boisvert

GC Brieau Saves the Day with SherWeb’s Cloud Servers

GC Brieau, a reseller with SherWeb’s Partner Network, recently learned that a little determination goes a long way as it helped one of its clients migrate to SherWeb Performance Cloud. Firm President Marc-Antoine Brillant had been talking to this client for several weeks about making the move to the cloud, as its Windows Small Business Server 2003 (SBS) was getting older by the minute. It was just a matter of time before it crashed. [+]

MSP . recurring revenue
recurring revenues
Bernardo Reyes

What Can MSPs Gain from Linear Growth and Recurring Revenue

We’ve reached it, the critical stage between cloud growth and cloud maturity. And there’s no need to deny that with cloud maturity come great opportunities. Just like Uncle Ben said, right? But more seriously, as a Managed Service Provider (MSP), how can you be sure that adding the cloud to your organization now is right? Did you at all consider the cloud as a more profitable model for your business in 2015? [+]

IaaS . MSP
MSPs’-and-IaaS--What-to-Do-in-2015
Majd Madina

MSPs and IaaS: What to Do in 2015?

There’s no denying it: the cloud industry has reached maturity. And businesses are lining up to make a move to the cloud. According to Gartner, organizations will store 36% of their content in the cloud by 2016, a big jump from the meager 7% they stored in 2011. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) who want to tap into this growing market will have to decide how to approach the cloud. They’ll have to assess their customers’ needs, what kind of offering they can deliver and what kind of strategy will ensure their success. What kind of MSP are you? Here are three common profiles. [+]