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  • Blog 1As-A-Service: It Could Save Your Business
    It’s not hype. If you sell, service or support technology, the future survival of your business may well depend on understanding and implementing an “as-a-service” approach. Simply put, this model—also known as “managed services”—bundles together the hardware, software, services and support you provide and offers them to clients for a monthly fee. Consider these top five reasons for transitioning to a managed services model. Recurring and Predictable Revenue Break-Fix is broken as a primary income-generating tool in your business model toolbox. Sure, those lump-sum payments are nice. But are they steady enough to create reliable financial projections for the future? Or even guarantee you can make payroll for t ... read more

  • background-213649_640(1)logo_150x150.pngACRBO Webinar Announcement
    We have been traveling to tradeshows around the country to find you the best opportunities to make more money for your business and families. One area I haven't seen a lot of people talking about in the forums or social media groups is Business Continuity. So many of us have a backup plan offering for our client, but so few of us have a solution to keep businesses running even in the worst situations. Today I am excited to announce an educational webinar on October 14th with Rob Rae of Datto. Datto is the group’s newest sponsor and has agreed to dedicate some awesome educational resources to help you increase your recurring revenue. I encourage every one of you to attend this webinar if you are looking to add recurring revenue to your ... read more

  • computer_securityCryptoLocker Update
      In October of last year I wrote about what was then the newest and most widespread malware infecting computers worldwide, known as CryptoLocker. At the time I referred to it as “Game-Changing Malware.” You may read that blog post here: http://www.thevirusdoc.com/blog/cryptolocker-game-changing-malware. There have been quite a few developments along these lines since then, and this type of malware has become one of the most destructive threats of all time. Most of these developments have been of what we would have to consider a negative variety, but there is also a ray of good news thrown in for some victims of a CryptoLocker infection. First, here is a review of the evolution of encrypting ransomware over the past 10 months ... read more