General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. Get Answers For System Sizing Of Backup Storage With Data Deduplication
    5/27/2015

    Data deduplication compares each backup to previous backups and only stores the bytes or blocks that change. Employing data deduplication with backup storage greatly reduces the amount of disk storage required and also saves on WAN bandwidth as only the changes are stored, and only changes traverse the WAN to the offsite/disaster recovery site.

  2. Advice For The IT Channel: 4 Ways To Market Your Business
    5/27/2015

    If you ask CEOs to name the most difficult aspect of their businesses, most will say the greatest challenge is reaching and retaining customers. The best way to educate your customers about your brand and the services you offer is through a strategic and coordinated approach to marketing.

  3. The Top Objections To Cloud Security — And How To Overcome Them
    5/27/2015

    Using the cloud for business is still an unknown frontier for many businesses. Regardless of their size or the markets they operate in, very few organizations understand the cloud well enough to leverage it to their advantage. That may also explain why IT providers run into so many objections relating to its security. People don’t trust what they can’t see, especially with data breaches jumping onto the priority list of most managers and owners.

  4. Must-Haves Mobile Device Features For Manufacturing And Warehousing
    5/22/2015

    Mobile devices are well on their way to becoming integrated into almost every industry, providing new ways to capture data in real time and speed up the process of overall productivity. The advantages of mobility in manufacturing and warehousing applications are continually expanding.

  5. 5-Second Rule: Why Prioritizing Web Protection Shouldn’t Take A Moment Longer
    5/22/2015

    Malware is more menacing than ever. While antivirus and patch management are known needs, an equally critical third component for defending your IT clients is required. As MAXfocus Security Lead Ian Trump explains, it’s time to incorporate a security, monitoring and filtering solution.

  6. 10 Things Effective Leaders Do
    5/21/2015

    Here is a list of things I find effective leaders doing — and doing well. See how many make your list of accomplishments.

  7. The Top 3 Components Of A Business Continuity Solution For SMBs
    5/20/2015

    When it comes to technology, small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs) want many of the same things as large enterprises. For example, they want to invest in cloud technologies to increase agility and reduce costs, and they want to leverage big data to drive growth and innovation.

  8. 8 Essentials Of Restaurant Networks And Protection From Hackers
    5/20/2015

    Restaurant networks today are much like the airways and airports many of us travel every day.  Networks need to provide successful delivery of data to and from multiple users, applications, and devices just as jetliners transport passengers around the world.  And networks also need to provide security, both at the edge and through the network, for all of this data just like airports and air marshals provide today for their many travelers. 

  9. Lessons From Sports Coach Phil Jackson: “Obsessing About Winning Is A Loser’s Game”
    5/20/2015

    How do you lead a community … be it a business association, a sports team, or even a country? I founded The ASCII Group over 30 years ago and it has remained the oldest and largest community of computer integrators, MSPs and solutions providers in the world.  While we are a respected and long-established community, I am constantly looking at how I can be the best leader possible, both to my staff and our solution provider community.

  10. Features, Cost Savings, Industry-Specific Products, Increase Confidence In The Cloud
    5/18/2015

    Over the past decade cloud has grown from a new technology into one that is successfully being used across industries by companies big and small all around the globe. With the evolution of this technology has come the evolution of its reputation, one that has stood firm in the face of fear mongering to emerge into a necessary component of many businesses.

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