General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. The Cloud + Your Clients’ Business: What MSPs Need To Know In 2017
    1/20/2017

    If it feels like everybody is talking about cloud, it’s not your imagination. Cloud is growing at 19.4 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and shows great promise for 2017. With this kind of growth, what changes should MSPs expect to see in their clients’ business use of cloud in 2017? By Kirill Bensonoff, Founder of Unigma

  2. Misconceptions About Developing Mobile Applications For Enterprise
    1/19/2017

    In part one of this series, I looked at six misconceptions IT managers come across when running enterprise mobility projects. This article focuses on misconceptions about developing mobile applications for Enterprise. Simply because some mobile application development tools leverage skills such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript doesn’t mean it will be as easy as building a web application. While web developers have had more focus on the mobile experience of their websites, there are additional constraints with mobile application development.

  3. Selecting The Right Security Vendor Partner: 4 Signs You’ve Met Your Match
    1/11/2017

    Channel partnerships, like many relationships, begin with a great deal of enthusiasm. Sometimes it’s a summer fling, other times it leads to long-term commitment, but how do partners know when it’s truly a match made in heaven? As competition in the managed services sector heats up, today’s MSPs know their continued success depends on more than just offering superior services to their clients.

  4. What Does Enterprise IT Infrastructure Look Like In The IoT Age?
    1/9/2017

    It’s very much still the early stages, but make no mistake about it: the Internet of Things (IoT) will be a permanent, ubiquitous fixture within our everyday lives, providing us a new world of connected and intelligent devices. By Marcio Saito, CTO, Opengear

  5. Clustering May Save Your Day, And Your Video Data
    1/6/2017

    Cluster computing is achieved by connecting a group of computers in a dedicated network so they can act like a single entity. By J.O.S. Svendsen, Corporate Communications Manager, Milestone Systems

  6. The Rise Of IT Efficiencies In Security Environments
    1/2/2017

    Never before have modern organizations been hungrier for data. Business leaders in a wide variety of market segments seek out information gleaned from network devices and systems to achieve more informed decision-making and make sense of what is occurring at any given time.

  7. 3 Technical Considerations For VARs Looking To Provide Hybrid-Cloud Services
    12/30/2016

    Companies are always looking to be on the cutting edge of technology and boast “the next big thing.” Right now, that means cloud computing. In particular, a lot of businesses want hybrid-cloud environments in their organization. According to Blue Coat, three of four enterprise companies are adding cloud-based solutions to supplement their on-premises web, data, and network security deployments.

  8. 3 Things A New Data Security Offering Should Do For Your Business
    12/29/2016

    For fellow MSPs, the technology solutions we choose to provide are the lifeblood of our business. Selecting the correct ones is often a make-or-break proposition, and this is perhaps particularly true when it comes to ensuring client data is secured as part of the service offering. By Terry Cole, Founder, Cole Informatics

  9. 3 Ways To Provide Effective Contact Center Solutions
    12/22/2016

    A new generation of IT personnel and contact center managers is coming to the forefront. Young, technologically-savvy professionals are taking leadership positions in the field, so it’s only natural many of these individuals focus on the concepts they were raised with: instant gratification, gratuitous rewards, and plug-and-play technologies.

  10. 3 Ways Cloud Computing Improves Manufacturing Business Agility
    12/20/2016

    The manufacturing industry has always been on a quest to reduce cost, increase productivity, and minimize waste. Over the years, business strategies that have attempted to achieve this trifecta of manufacturing goals have come and gone. The Lean concept was one of the first that helped companies successfully streamline operations. It was followed by Agile which, as its name suggests, went beyond reducing waste and increasing efficiency to add flexibility and versatility to manufacturing capabilities, helping companies not only run leaner and meaner, but with an increased agility to help them quickly respond to market changes and competitors.