Remote Backup Systems announces the mid-May release of a new Partner’s Portal. Partners with active Maintenance Subscriptions will have access to the Portal at no additional charge. The Partner Portal contains advanced tools and resources, and is fully compatible with smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

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  Last week, ArsTechnica posted this article. An ISP called CMA Communications, providing services in rural areas of a couple of Southern states, is participating in some seriously shady advertising tactics: injecting ads into websites without the owner’s permission or knowledge by adding a line of Javascript to the HTML of each website as it […]

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RBS today announced a new initiative aimed at preventing the wonton destruction of letters and numbers, called the Typographical Conservation Initiative. “Too many of us use the backspace key and delete key without thinking about the destruction we are causing in the typographical ecosystem,” said Rob Cosgrove, CEO of Remote Backup Systems, I’m guilty, too. […]

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Expect a lot more backup and disaster recovery BDR coverage in the weeks ahead as managed services providers MSPs prepare for tornado season, which begins in March. Case in point: BDR and intelligent business continuity IBC vendor Datto Inc. recently tapped into the experience of one of its partners to provide guidance for everyone on […]

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HubSpot just released “The Marketers Guide to Salesforce”filled with insights to help marketers more effectively use Salesforce. And we are happy to report, it was written by marketers.
As champions of sales and marketing integration since our inception in 2001, we understand aligning marketing and sales efforts has never been more important.
In fact, a 2010 study by the Aberdeen Group found that companies with strong alignment between sales and marketing achieved 20% annual revenue growth, compared to a 4% decline in annual revenues for companies with poor alignment.
To that end, we recommend HubSpot’s guide as another terrific resource to offer the marketing perspective on a very popular sales tool.
Great tips include:
  • Send only sales ready leads to Salesforce. Why? Your sales team doesn’t have to wade through hundreds of leads to find the ones they should be working. 
  • Use explicit and implicit data to determine when leads are ready to pass to sales. But make sure that sales and marketing agree on the criteria before implementing it within Salesforce. 
  • Use data your sales team enters in Salesforce to better inform marketing communications. Sales conversations will reveal information that will improve segmentation, lead scoring and personalized content.
There is much more in this 49-page guide, we recommend you download your own copy today. And read through to the end, where Hubspot provides a handy glossary called, “Salesforce Terminology in Plain English.”

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We’ve posted an update to our RBackup software! You can download it now. The upgrade is available to all Partners who have active Maintenance Subscriptions. Download the upgrade from our website at by visiting the Software Upgrades Page. V11.7.8 contains a number of fixes needed for the most recent Windows updates and applications, as well […]

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  Rob and Guru have been working on a little side project that we think you might find useful. It’s a command script that you can run from RBackup using the pre- and post-backup batch files. It performs an automated full image backup through NTBackup or WBAdmin, depending on the operating system.

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