eFolder Blog

19 Oct The Base, the Chain and the Weak Link

Every image-based backup methodology has to start somewhere so whether a system is chain-based or not it starts by making an initial exact replicate of a server or network at a particular point in time. This is usually called the “base” or “seed image.” Even a small business can easily have enough of a network to make that initial image...

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18 Oct What is a Predominant Business Model?

In my last blog post, I gave a brief explanation of industry benchmarking and the benefits that come when Solution Providers benchmark with their peers, like strategic planning and company health checks. In order to benchmark effectively and accurately, anyone in the IT services industry must first figure out what their predominant business model (PBM) is. Service Leadership came up with...

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17 Oct eFolder Partner Interview featuring Robert Cioffi

Editor’s Note: In this partner interview, Robert Cioffi, CEO of Progressive Computing and Ted Hulsy, VP of Marketing at eFolder explore a variety of topics such as ways to sell against free consumer file sync services and the importance of training clients to meet your MSP’s technology standards. Ted Hulsy: Hi Robert, thanks for your time today. Can you share just...

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13 Oct What is a LinkedIn Company Page and Why Should MSPs Care?

If you have worked on establishing an online presence for your MSP business, you probably have come across terms like “social media,” “professional network,” or “company page” in the past. Let’s dive a little deeper into a simple and affordable tool that can help build your brand with LinkedIn. Here is all you need to know about the infamous social media...

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11 Oct Peer Groups and Benchmarking: The Inside Scoop

Joining a peer group can provide many benefits for those who choose to get involved. You spend time with your peers, learn best practices from each other such as how to hire more qualified candidates or drive more sales, and discuss educational and relevant topics. One important aspect of IT Channel peer groups, such as HTG or Robin Robins, is...

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07 Oct 4 Ways Anchor Makes Working Outside of the Office a Piece of Cake

The days of sitting in an office all day are over. More and more workers are finding themselves outside of the traditional 9-to-5, which means they need solutions that enable them to collaborate and access their files and folders whenever, wherever. Anchor, eFolder’s business-grade file sync solution, has many features that make working outside the office incredibly easy. Here are...

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06 Oct Why Cold Calling Alone Won’t Grow Your Business

Are you currently using cold calling as your main strategy to grow your MSP business? Perhaps you are hoping to source a decent number of leads using the “smile and dial” approach? If this is the case, it is important to know that, while cold calling can have positive effects on some businesses, it is dangerous to rely on that...

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05 Oct The Missing Story: Hurricane Matthew, the Media and Business Continuity

A few readers may recall the days when all hurricanes were female and “disaster recovery” had nothing to do with digital networks. For those who cannot recall those days, not a great deal of imagination is required: simply alter Hurricane Matthew's gender – call him Matilda or something – and follow the news coverage, because nothing else has changed much. This...

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