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SMB Nation has been serving the Bainbridge Island area since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Logicalis US Releases Assessment Quiz for IT Pros Moving to the Cloud

logicalisToday, Logicalis US released a series of four steps for IT Pros who are looking at moving their data center to the Cloud. In addition, the company released a short quiz for IT professionals, called the “Blueprint for IT Transformation,” that places organizations on a six step scale of on-premise to Cloud in readiness. This allows the test taker to see where they are currently, and offers next steps for moving to a more virtual environment.


The four tips for Virtualization, provided by Logicalis today, are:

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Five Reasons why ISVs Need to Embrace the Cloud…Now

For those of you who didn’t make it to the SMB Nation Spring Conference, we discussed how embracing the cloud could compare to “eating your broccoli:” You know it’s good for you, and you will, at some point, have to try it out.

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Logicalis Releases Top Customer BYOD Concerns

Logicalis US yesterday released a list of the top BYOD concerns of enterprise IT Professionals, based on responses from their customers. The company cites the growing trend of BYOD, particularly through reports from MobileIron and Cisco, which found that 78% of white collar workers in the US use their mobile devices to work, while for 60%, the mobile device is the primary work tool.

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Logicalis Launches New Program for NorAm MSPs

Logicalis LogoYesterday, Logicalis announced the release of a new partner program aimed at helping SMB MSPs get marketing, expertise, and tech opportunities to make their businesses grow. The M.E.E.T., or MSP Expert Extension Team, program draws on five major areas to assist the SMB MSP.

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Top 3 Reasons CIOs Are Embracing New Storage Technologies

Logicalis has identified a thorny problem facing IT pros today: CIOs, strapped with budgetary constraints, have adopted a “don’t fix it unless it’s broken” approach to storage. The problem with that approach, according to Logicalis storage experts, is that storage is the heart of IT; continuing to rely on storage solutions with a basic architecture developed two decades ago won’t give forward-thinking businesses the advanced data archival and retrieving capabilities that new business pressures are demanding of them.

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