Data protection modernization, more than swapping out media

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

backup, restore, BC, DR and archiving Have you modernized your data protection strategy and environment?If not, are you thinking about updating your strategy and environment? Why modernize your data protection including backup restore, business continuance (BC), high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) strategy and environment? backup, ...

Cloud conversations: Loss of data access vs. data loss

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Have you hugged your cloud or MSP lately? Why give a cloud a hug and what does it have to do with loss of data access vs. loss of data? First there is a difference between actually losing data and losing access to it. Losing data means that you ...

What do VARs and Clouds as well as MSPs have in common?

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

What do VARs and Clouds as well as MSPs have in common? Several things it turns out:Some Value Added Resellers (VARS) (links to VAR related content and comments here, here and here) sell cloud services or solutions Some VARs are also cloud or managed solutions providers (MSPs) themselves, thus some cloud or ...

Who is responsible for vendor lockin?

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Who is responsible for vendor lockin?Updated 1/21/2018 Who is responsible for vendor lockin? Is vendor lockin caused by vendors, their partners or by customers? In my opinion vendor lockin can be from any or all of the above.What is vendor lockin Vendor lockin is a situation where a customer becomes ...

What do you do when your service provider drops the ball

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Do you have a web, internet, backup or other IT cloud service provider of some type? Do you pay for it, or is it a free service? Do you take your service provider for granted? Does your service provider take you or your data for granted? Does ...

The function of XaaS(X) – Pick a letter

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Remember the xSP era where X was I for ISP (Internet Service Provider) or M for Managed Service Provider (MSP) or S for Storage Service Provider, part of buzzword bingo? That was similar to the xLM craze where X could have been I for Information Lifecycle Management ...

Closing the Green Gap: WSRADIO Internet Radio Interview

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Last week it was an appearance in print (and on-line) in the MSP Business Journal, this week it was on-line interview (Closing the Green Gap) interview via wsradio.The other day, I had the pleasure of being a guest of Steve Bengston on wsradio (Internet Radio) during the Price Waterhouse Cooper ...

MSP Business Journal Names Greg Schulz an Eco-tech Warrior

Friday, April 10th, 2009

In the April 10th, 2009 issue of the Minneapolis St. Paul (MSP) Business Journal, guess who was named one of three Eco-Tech Warriors? That's right, yours truly (See the article here).Photo by Nancy Kuehn - MSP Business JournalWhat can I say, I'm flattered and appreciate the coverage. Besides seeing the ...

March and Mileage Mania Wrap-up

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Today's flight to Santa Ana (SNA) Orange County California for an 18 hour visit marks my 3rd trip to the left coast in the past four weeks that started out with a trip to Los Angeles. The purpose of today's trip is to deliver a talk around Business Continuance ...