General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. Early 2016 Predictions For Digital Signage

    The end of summer is always bittersweet. Back to school time marks the end of vacation weeks, long weekends, barbecues and for most people, the opportunity to wear shorts. Here in Florida where shorts are always appropriate, it means only five more weeks of oppressive heat until we return to climate paradise. Of course, that is in turn balanced by living in a driving hell, as overmedicated snowbirds clog our roadways and change lanes without signaling. On the bright side, those swerving Cadillacs also signal that football season is under way, which makes it time to get the jump on the digital signage prediction cycle.

  2. The Top 4 Features Of An E-Signature Solution

    The goal of moving to a fully digital signing workflow is to increase operational efficiency, while making it easier for people to do business with your company. To help your IT clients achieve maximum benefits in these areas, an electronic signature must to do more than just enable your customers, partners, and employees to electronically sign documents anytime, anywhere, and on any device.

  3. Right-Sized Security Training — The Case For The Learning Burst

    Most of us aren’t weekend warriors, logging extensive hours of training for the next marathon.  But, we look forward to walking the dog, biking around the neighborhood, or a round of golf.  And when we worry that we’re not exercising enough, we can reassure ourselves that short bursts of exercise are just as good, perhaps better. Fortunately, studies indicate that short bursts and interval training help people burn fat and increase fitness levels, even in 15-20 minute sessions.

  4. The Top 3 Tech Needs In Higher Education This School Year

    An annual study by Wakefield Research for VitalSource Technologies found that 44 percent of students don’t go more than 10 minutes without using some form of technology during an average school day. Knowing the prevalence among students to use technology throughout the day is so high, why not meet them on common ground when trying to connect? Schools have an opportunity to not only enhance the connected campus experience, but also to reduce costs and improve operations as well. Reduced maintenance technology that supplants dinosaur devices or practices can save colleges and universities countless time and money through an overall low total cost of ownership.

  5. Born In The Cloud: The Next Generation Of Call Center Technology

    As more and more companies are shifting gears and jumping on board with cloud technology, the contact center industry is making the switch as well. Cloud computing technology has made it possible for call centers to forego the need to increase staff numbers and the routine headaches that are all too often associated with hardware and software (we’ve all been there).

  6. 4 Ways To Protect Small Businesses From Data Loss

    Since 2004,, a national public service campaign by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has recognized September as National Preparedness Month. As the month comes to a close, we remind you to stress with your clients that businesses should be prepared year-round for disaster. This is an opportunity for IT solution providers and SMBs alike to re-focus their efforts on ensuring that their data and critical business infrastructure are protected, should catastrophe strike.

  7. Are You Putting Technology To Good Use? 4 Tips To Help Your Manufacturer Clients Deliver IT Operations Efficiently

    Manufacturing requires precision, no matter what type of product is being developed. Yet in today’s technologically advanced world, many manufacturers are finding that their IT operations are not as efficient as they should be. And it seems like every day there’s a “new” product or solution that they must have to compete in the marketplace. This leaves operators wondering how and if they can improve upon some of the more critical functions with existing technologies. The answer is, of course, yes!

  8. 4 Ways Cloud SaaS Can Improve Your Endpoint Cybersecurity Business

    According to Forrester, global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) revenues are forecasted to reach $106 billion in 2016, increasing 21 percent over projected 2015 spending levels. However, the tremendous growth of cloud SaaS technology also brings new security risks. Already porous network perimeters have become even more susceptible to vulnerabilities as a growing array of endpoint devices connect to the cloud.

  9. 6 Industry Trends MSPs Should Get Their Heads Around — Fast!

    Managed services providers (MSPs) have a responsibility to be up to speed on emerging industry trends and adaptable to new technologies. These activities are critical to ensuring that the MSP remains perpetually valuable to customers and profitable as a business. The challenge often lies in finding a balance between managing the business through multiple change cycles and maintaining control of all assets.

  10. The Verdict Is Out: Why Investment Opportunities Favor The Engineering Software Market

    Through leveraging our market knowledge, research data, and analysts whom understand the challenges and importance of buying and selling IT to support critical business processes, it would seem that investing in technology companies in recent years has once again become detached from the “fundamentals”; we are back to the casino game of “get in, watch carefully and then try to get out again at a point where the price is higher than you paid.”