5 Qualities to Look for in a Managed Backup Services Provider

Businesses looking to protect themselves from the devastating effects of prolonged system downtime and irreparable data loss via managed backup services have countless provider options from which to choose. When assessing potential providers, it can be difficult to discern the differences from one to the next when your needs are unique to your business. There are, of course, some fundamental qualities to look for in a managed backup services provider that any candidate must have in order to be in the running. Here are five of the most important of those qualities:

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IT Hiring FAQs: Outsourcing vs. Hiring Internally

Many companies are starting to look into a managed IT services model in order to handle their technology staff needs. Some are still on the fence and have questions about outsourcing their IT work versus internal IT hiring as a solution. Below are some of the more frequently asked questions that businesses have about using an outsourced IT staff.

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Microsoft Windows updates.  The good, the bad, and the necessary.

 I recently completed a small project for a Boston area firm which involved installing Microsoft Windows updates on all of my client’s domain controllers. They had not been installed in 3-5 years on any of these important servers! I don’t think it was truly neglect, I think it was just more of “if it isn’t broke don’t fix it” kind of approach. The reason they finally decided to go ahead with the updates was because of WMI performance issues and they thought that having me install the long list of updates (and hotfixes) would solve their problems. 

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Why You Need Office 365 Hybrid - Exchange on Premise and in the Cloud

With Exchange 2010 now in extended support, many companies are in are in the fork in the road in determining their Office 365 trajectory. Common considerations are shown in the diagram above.

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Join Rutter at the Check Point 300 Unknown Roadshow!

Rutter will be at the Unknown 300 Roadshow on February 2nd from 8:30 AM- 12:00 PM at The Liberty Hotel in Boston. Please join us to learn how Check Point is handling ever-changing cyber threats, and the unprecedented growth from unknown malware. There were over 300 malicious files scanned through Check Point’s Threat Emulation and other competing products.  The results found that Check Point out performed all of the others.

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Did you know about the Rutter Colocation?

If you were unaware, Rutter Networking has a colocation at the Markley Group in Boston, MA. Located on Summer Street in downtown Boston, the Markley group Data Center is New England’s largest and longest operating data Center. The location of the Markley group allows it to be at right in the middle of all major fiber routes in New England allowing it to have unmatched performance, low latency and the lowest costs.

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Welcome our new partner SolarWinds Inc.!

Rutter Networking Technologies is pleased to announce its newest partner, SolarWinds Inc. SolarWinds is a powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide – from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. As a software provider that can scale across various size companies, SolarWinds provides customers downloadable, easy to use, maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to address users’ management priorities.

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Rutter Networking Technologies and partner RSA® host the can't miss Authentication Manager 8.0 Roadshow - Villain Blackout

Did you know that only 20 percent of the user population uses strong authentication?  This means that the other 80 percent of users still pose a risk, and likely carry a high cost. Are you interested in learning about the cutting edge RSA® Authentication Manager and all that it has to offer? Then join Rutter on Wednesday, June 5 for the Authentication Manager 8.0 Roadshow at the new high-definition, Theater 1, located at the Revere Hotel in Boston’s Theater District.

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Rutter Networking Technologies in the Media Spotlight

Recently, Rutter Networking Technologies has established a new partnership with Aveksa, Inc. Aveksa, with corporate headquarters based out of Waltham MA, has the industry’s leading Business-Driven Identity and Access Management platform. Aveksa allows IT organizations to reduce and simplify the Access Management complexity that many companies are facing on a daily basis, while increasing its operation efficiency.  Both companies believe that the partnership will further generate business for one another, while at the same time maintaining the high quality standard of service that both companies provide to their customers.

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