Data Protection

MSPs get business help from Channel All-stars

At next week's Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2020, the service provider track is focusing on sharing of the best practices for building a security-first services organization. To do this, we’ve assembled some of the best in the business to share their tips, tricks, and secrets to building a modern, agile, and profitable security services organization.

Amy Luby, our Channel Chief Evangelist, is hosting that track and recently sat down with these channel all-stars to talk about why MSPs will want to step back from their daily routine to join this year's Summit.

Fast track to better IT ops, help desk and MSP team productivity

Even when world-class systems are in place and teams are communicating and working toward the same goal, mistakes can happen. In 2019, the Starliner spacecraft missed its rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS), despite having teams and technologies from NASA, SpaceX, and Boeing working together in an environment of cooperation and openness – and Boeing having spent $1.5 billion to get it right.

Complexity can cause serious issues. That’s true for space exploration and the efficient use of software.

So if things can go bad for teams working together, imagine the costly miscommunications that can happen in an environment that’s developed not by partners but by competitors. Unfortunately, that’s the kind of environment most MSPs rely on today since they’ve built their services on solutions that communicate (often poorly) via APIs.

Sales and marketing opportunities at #AcronisCyberSummit

The need for organizations to modernize their data protection and cybersecurity has become clear, which is why 72% of global organizations have seen their IT costs ramp up.

There is a tremendous business opportunity in getting organizations #CyberFit – but how can those with the technical skills take advantage of it if they are not a natural marketer or salesperson.

A new track of sessions at the Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2020 will deliver the help they need to crack the code of that opportunity – enabling them to sell cyber protection so they can grow and strengthen their business.

88% of employees want to maintain some level of remote work

Six months ago the COVID pandemic drove a mass migration from offices to remote work environments. That shift led to major changes for organizations and employees as security, connectivity, and support needs spread overnight.

To determine how businesses were able to cope with this migration to remote work environments – and where their people, processes, and tech wasn’t up for the task – we surveyed more than 3,000 remote workers and IT managers around the world.

Hear how remote workers experienced this shift, how their views on in-office work have changed, and how your organization can prepare for the future of remote work with the 2020 Acronis Cyber Readiness Report deep-dive.

Cyber protection thought leaders eager for Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2020

We’re less than 50 days away from the Acronis Global Cyber Summit 2020, which is happening from October 19 to 21, and the lineup of tech leaders, cybersecurity experts, and IT channel veterans who are set to share their expertise is getting pretty long – and impressive.

As the world's largest gathering of thought leaders and industry experts focused on cyber protection, this year’s Summit is expected to draw an even larger crowd from around the world since it’s being offered as a free virtual event.

With recognized IT channel, cybersecurity, and integration experts from around the world, attendees will take away valuable tools and frameworks, peer learnings, and valuable insights for protecting data, systems, and applications.

Acronis Cyber Cloud Update: Helping MSPs deliver easy, efficient and secure solutions to clients

Being a service provider isn’t easy; we get it. That’s one of the reasons why Acronis looks for innovative ways to help you simplify your processes so that you can deliver cyber protection to your clients in an easy, efficient, and secure way.

One thing we never want to do is put your clients’ security at risk, which is why we recently moved to monthly releases for the Acronis Cyber Cloud. This approach ensures they are always protected from the latest cyberthreats – while giving you access to high-demand features and functionalities that help you better protect your clients.

In the latest release, we introduce new features and changes to our pricing, licensing, and editions to make it even easier for you to deliver cyber protection to your clients.

Channel Strong in Maryland: Everybody needs a pick-me-up

Our Channel Strong: Positive Vibes Tour rolled up to Dynamic Network Solutions – our fantastic hosts in Maryland – earlier today for a great lunchtime tailgate, complete with a catered menu of both breakfast and lunch items, drinks, and games.

The Dynamic Network Solutions team was super busy inside at their help desk and network operations center (NOC), but they managed to come join us for a while, enjoy a bite, and whet their whistle quickly before getting back to work supporting their clients.

Clearly business is good here in Maryland!

All-encompassing tragedy prevention: Reviews for Acronis True Image 2021

Last week’s release of Acronis True Image 2021 has certainly been well-received by the individuals, prosumers, and small businesses looking for cyber protection – and that’s the true measure of success for our team.

Yet it was also good to see that the new release made some good impressions on the analysts and media outlets that follow the personal and small business software and cybersecurity industries. As the first truly comprehensive personal cyber protection solution – integrating advanced cybersecurity with our best-of-breed backup – we knew it would generate some interest.

Considering how many over-hyped pitches these industry observers regularly get, it’s been refreshing to see them recognize the revolutionary nature of this release.

Channel Strong in Charlotte: Ready for remote work

Charlotte showed up strong today and came out for a little food and fun in the sun as our Channel Strong: Positive Vibe Tour rolled into town. I’ll admit that the sun was a welcome change after our fantastic-but-rainy visits to Atlanta and Orlando.

Our gracious host in Charlotte was Joseph Atkins, the founder of SeedSpark. SeedSpark is MSP here and a recent Inc. 500 award recipient. The company’s 45-person team came out to join us for our event.

Channel Strong in Atlanta: Weathering the storm

The second stop of this week’s leg of the Channel Strong: Positive Vibes Tour brought us into Atlanta, GA. The only downside is rainstorms rolled into town with us, which caused a bit of a wet experience.

Even though it rained the whole time, we had a good turn out and a lot of fun. As they say in the theater, “the show must go on!”