eFolder Blog

02 Sep Don’t Let Ransomware Hold Your Labor Day Weekend for Ransom

Ransomware has, and continues to, wreak havoc on millions of people around the world. Originating in 2005, ransomware is a type of malware that holds computer systems hostage until a ransom is paid by the user. One of the most recent high-profile ransomware attacks was in February of this year, when Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center — a 434-bed hospital — found itself...

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01 Sep We Can All Learn Something from Howard Schultz

About once a month, team members across various eFolder departments get together for the eFolder Book Club to discuss our latest insightful read and discuss what new takeaways we found applicable to our company. Over the last few weeks, we read Onward, a memoir written by Starbuck’s CEO Howard Schultz. Over 350 pages, Schultz recalls the leadership lessons he learned...

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31 Aug One Great Offer, One Great Conversation

eFolder has what we call an “open cloud philosophy.” For now, we will leave the philosophical fine points to more contemplative moments. It’s very busy here today. The upshot of our foray into philosophy is that we offer a lot of products here in the real world. We offer more than any of our competitors in the same market segment. We...

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30 Aug Anchor as Ransomware Protection, Yes!

How does one eFolder partner successfully market, sell and deploy the eFolder Anchor file sync solution? Chuck Lobert, VP of Sales and Technology at Vision Computer Solutions, along with his team have made the decision to standardize all clients on Anchor for its file and folder level backup features. These features came in handy earlier this year when a client of...

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26 Aug 5 Types of Disasters That Can Threaten SMBs

Businesses of any size are prone to disasters. Small businesses, however, are frequently less equipped should a disaster strike. Understanding the risks your business can face is the first step in making sure you’re prepared to tackle them. Natural disasters and hardware failures are only the tip of the iceberg. Here are five types of disasters that you should be...

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25 Aug 4 Questions to Ask Yourself About How Remote Wipe Will Save Your Business

Have you ever lost a laptop? Or maybe you’ve had an employee leave the company unexpectedly? These situations can cause a lot of extra work and stress, something you as a business owner would probably like to avoid.  A feature called “remote wipe” can be a useful tool to help with that. Remote wipe is part of eFolder’s file sync...

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24 Aug In Defense of Partners Calling Partners “Partners”

Put “overused business expressions” into a search engine. You will quickly find that some people have very strong opinions on which expressions the rest of us should not use. One site tells us there are 100 terrible clichés we must never use. Another has 45. Another, rather violently, asserts that 32 empty phrases “must die.” Still another hates 26. There...

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23 Aug 3 Ways to Gain New Business through Referrals

There are many ways to look for new business. Some are through traditional marketing and promotional efforts and others can come about through referral programs. Farrell Lusher, President of Stepfar Technology Group, has leveraged several referral strategies to successfully recruit new clients. Here are 3 ways to gain new business through referrals: 1. Start a referral program with current clients – This...

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19 Aug 4 Important HIPAA FAQs for MSPs

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 was first passed in an effort to increase the portability of health insurance. Today, HIPAA has guidelines and regulations aimed reduce fraud and simplify administration. Although HIPAA regulations apply to health care professionals and entities that have access to patient health information, it is little-known that business associates of health...

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18 Aug How to Focus on Vertical Markets in 3 Easy Steps

Specializing in one or more verticals can help your MSP gain more in-depth market knowledge, build stronger relationships with your clients and establish a competitive advantage. By working with the same community over and over again, you will also learn how to speak their language and how to best fulfill their particular IT needs. Whether you are looking to reinvent your...

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