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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.

Guest Blog: Top Five Data Recovery Tips for SMBs

Chris.Bross.Headshot smallBy Chris Bross, Strategic Technology Alliance Manager, DriveSavers Data Recovery

As a small business owner, you have a million projects on your mind at any given moment, often leaving your data recovery plan at the bottom of the to-do list. In fact, a recent study by Symantec found that 57% of SMBs have no disaster recovery plan. Yet, SMBs experience an average of six outages a year, with the top reasons being cyberattacks, power failures, and natural disasters.

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Symantec 2013 Global SMB IT Confidence Index Now Available

SymantecEarlier this week, Symantec released the results of their 2013 Global SMB IT Confidence Index. This report is based on the responses from 2452 SMB organizations (1-20 employees) from 20 countries, all of whom were asked 17 questions which were condensed to form an overall confidence rating. Respondents were all responsible for their organization’s IT. The report found three tiers of SMB in terms of business success, top, middle and bottom, which correlated directly to their confidence score.

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Level Platforms and Symantec Enter Into Integration Partnership

Level Platforms LogoLast week, Level Platforms announced an integration partnership with Symantec that will bring updated functionality from the Symantec Backup Exec Service Module to MSPs currently using Managed Workplace. This partnership came about as a result of Symantec’s participation in Level Platforms’ Vendor Alliance Program.

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Three Cool Things Spotted at Parallels!

Despite the gonzo journalism antics of Hunter S. Thompson in the classic “Fear and Loathing,” I really did work last week at the Parallels Summit at Caesars Las Vegas! In fact, I found three worthy mentions I wanted to share with you.

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Symantec Kicks off 2013 with New Strategy (including Layoffs)

Symantec Corp. yesterday announced that it has created a new strategy that includes a new Office of the CEO, expanded products and services, and also layoffs of various executives and middle management staff. The company says these measures are designed to streamline and simplify the company so it can deliver significantly improved performance for customers and partners.

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