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We just finished reading PR Newswire’s latest ebook called Unlocking Social Media for P.R. Their master blogger and social media expert, Sarah Skerik penned the ebook from a series of her compelling blog entries. The result is an excellent resource for any marketers looking to jump in (at last) to the social media pool.
- LISTEN first. Don’t publish a single tweet, status update, or post until you have really listened to the conversation. Skerik recommends starting out by following your favorite brands and studying their social media technique for some time.
- Learn from the best. Skerik gives us three companies to watch on Facebook. Each has a presence that stimulates Wall conversation and offers shareworthy content in a way that is unique to their brand. Follow these companies to learn what works best and how to tweak your own approach.
- Be succinct. The tighter the message, the better the Tweet. Keep it short, sweet, and to the point and your Tweets will earn re-Tweeting. Scheduling Tweets is acceptable, says Skerik, but craft each with a different angle to ensure your coverage appeals across your entire audience.
- Don’t ignore LinkedIn. Skerik reminds us that LinkedIn is completely unique because it allows users to more specifically define their interests and align themselves with their professional peers. This is an invaluable resource for targeted PR.
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While half of MSPs are planning to offer an offsite backup and recovery solution, the majority have not taken steps to support their plans, according to a recent informal survey conducted by Modular Data Protection Services (DPS) Inc, a company that works with cloud data protection. Modular DPS surveyed resellers of Intel AppUp Small Business Service from Intel Corp.
After surveying a range of MSPs, Modular DPS found that remote monitoring and management services was the first most popular focus area for MSPs (55.6 percent). Disaster recovery and business continuity planning came in second with 44.4 percent, while offsite data backup and recovery services placed in third with 42.1 percent.
Also, out of the 50 percent of MSPs that offer disaster recovery and business continuity planning services, only 26.3 percent of them also offer offsite data backup and recovery services. A statistic of this measures leaves us with questions. What does that means for today’s market, and how does that affect MSPs as a whole?
Modular DPS has introduced the Modular 360 Partner Program, which provides partners and their customers with a turnkey data protection solution that combines the necessary data protection software, materials, service document templates, and ongoing support. The solution also includes access to the Intel AppUp Small Business Service, which runs on the Intel Hybrid Cloud Platform.
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I’ve told you this before. As part of our ongoing competitive research here at RBS we (like everyone else in business should be doing) shop our competitors for price and features, among other things. And we buy their software. They don’t know who we are, and they send us their advertising stuff, and often a […]Read More
A recent widely distributed report shows that malware (viruses, Trojans, etc) get backed up and restored regularly, and may be bypassing antivirus measures. I donâ€™t have an issue with that. I agree with it. However, I DO have an issue with how the authors came up with their data.Read More
Before starting your Online Backup Service you have several decisions to make about hosting your RBS Server. Your decision will help define the kinds of services you can offer your end users, your costs, your â€œtrust factor,â€ and your profit potential.Read More
This release adds brick level backup and restore of Exchange 2010, with features to export and import PST files. Thereâ€™s a new multithreaded scan engine, and a new compression and encryption engine that makes much better use of multi-core processors, speeding up backups significantly. New Unicode filename support for up to 259 characters, Folder Redirections and Junction Point support were added, along with a new seventh language, Swedish. Many more overall improvements have been made for better memory management and faster (and bigger) backups and restores.Read More
If you have not yet started to build your mobile marketing strategy, what are you waiting for? The time is now. eMarketer reports by 2016 the growth of mobile social network users is expected to reach 1.7 billion users, a whopping 210% increase from 2011!
Vitrue recently took a more in-depth look at how mobile users are engaging with Facebook in their white paper, “Social Mobile User Engagement: Analysis and Strategies for Successful Mobile User Engagement on Social Media Networks.”
Some interesting insights arose:
- Engagement with Facebook is on the rise, Likes and Comments continue to increase
- Image posts generate the most Comments via mobile devices
- Text and Image posts generate the most Likes
- Shorter posts perform best with mobile users
- Using punctuation in a post can have an adverse effect on the engagement level
- Likes and Comments increase during weeknight hours and weekend days
- Should posts include a link?
- Does page size (fan base) matter when including a link?
- What punctuation actually decreases user engagement?
- Is there an ideal post length? (There is!)
- What days are best to post for optimum user engagement?
- Focus on your core audience. Don’t spread yourself too thin.
- Keep your posts simple and straightforward. If it gets to be too much (in content or length), engagement will decrease.
- As in all marketing tactics… test, test, test! Find out from your audience what their preferences are based on performance.
This Webinar is a wide-ranging discussion about Best Practices for setting up the Client software to properly back up end user data under various conditions and user requirements. It includes suggestions about file selections, retention settings, encryption keys, and much more. It is highly interactive, and includes many questions from attendees with answers by Rob and Pinku.Read More