General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. 20 Great Books That Can Help Build Your IT Solutions Provider’s Leadership Team
    4/14/2015

    Building a leadership team is an ongoing challenge. Yet it is one of the single most important tasks an owner/entrepreneur must do. Fortunately, there are many great books that can help make the task a little simpler.

  2. 4 Tips For Improving Financial Reporting
    4/14/2015

    Accurate and timely financial reporting can be a valuable tool in managing any size business. A leadership team equipped with accurate financial data is empowered to make quicker, more informed decisions and effectively keep up with changing market conditions.

  3. 4 Things To Consider When Protecting Apps And Data In The Cloud
    4/13/2015

    The debate about which cloud is the right for business — public, private or hybrid — has been ongoing and may never be completely resolved, but most will agree the choice depends on the business and its unique requirements.

  4. 25 “Leadership Learnings” To Help You At The Helm Of Your IT Solutions Provider
    4/9/2015

    I am blessed to be able to spend a lot of time with leaders from all over the globe. Over the years, I’ve collected some observations about the disciplines and habits they live by. Here is a compilation of things I’ve observed and learned as I’ve watched these leaders do what they do.

  5. 5 Tips For Selling WebRTC Solutions
    4/9/2015

    WebRTC technology is proving to be the game changer it was intended to be. Its simplicity, intuitiveness, and growing availability across browser and mobile platforms are beginning to have a profound effect on the “look and feel” of countless business services, particularly those that are customer facing.

  6. How To Overcome The Disconnect Between Compliance And IT Security
    4/9/2015

    There is a huge disconnect between compliance and IT security, which I see every day while conducting compliance and security assessments.

  7. Ask Coach: How To Connect Better With People (In Particular Your IT Solutions Provider Staff)
    4/8/2015

    Q: How can I better connect with people (and in particular, my staff)? Coach: What do Maxwell Smart’s shoe phone and the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding have in common? Both teach valuable lessons on effectively connecting with others.

  8. 8 Top Traits To Look For In An Employee
    4/6/2015

    I am asked this question from time to time, and the quick answer reads a little bit like the Boy Scout credo: honest, thrifty reverent, etc. The full answer is a lot more complicated because the “perfect employee” is someone who fits into your organization and stays around for a long time as well. There is a great deal riding on your hiring, and companies that hire well typically thrive. 

  9. SMBs Are Getting Their Feet Wet With Hybrid Cloud Storage Solutions
    4/1/2015

    I am likely preaching to the choir when I say, introducing small-to-medium sized business clients (SMB) to a new, highly innovative, many times expensive technology solution is no easy feat.  Actually, the introduction isn’t really the hard part — getting that PO signed-off is where it becomes tricky.

  10. 5 Effective Ways To Help Your IT Clients Manage Passwords
    4/1/2015

    Managing passwords can get overly complicated. Here are some tips to remember as an IT solutions provider along with how you can make the process easier for end users.

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