General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. All Signs Point To The Cloud: See Why Cloud-Based Security Is Replacing Antivirus

    It’s no secret that businesses of all shapes and sizes have opened their eyes to the importance of cybersecurity in light of what many industry experts have coined the “cyber breach epidemic.” Between the infamous Target breach that affected upwards of 40 million customers in 2014 to Home Depot’s compromise of 56 million credit card numbers, cybercriminals are making a name for themselves and showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon!

  2. 5 Trends In Education Technology That VARs Should Know

    The education market is one of the most complex, challenging verticals in the IT industry. It can also be one of the most rewarding. On one hand, many school districts face shrinking budgets and tighter controls. But on the other hand, implementing the latest technologies can help schools save money – and be more productive. It’s what makes the solution provider channel so valuable!

  3. 5 Reasons Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Should Be A Part Of Your IT Security Toolkit

    Over the last couple years, security breaches have rocked the business landscape. Sensitive data — from high-profile retailers and financial institutions to lesser known mom-and-pop shops — fell into the hands of global thieves and hackers, affecting millions of consumers and company employees. Indeed, it has been a challenging time for data privacy and security, and the massive thefts served as a wake-up call for organizations around the world.

  4. Telecom Channel Growth Remains Strong Amidst Industry Changes

    Nearly 20 years ago, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 spawned an industry of competition and innovation that has enabled the creation of an incredible array of communications services for businesses and other customers. The act was clear in its requirement of incumbent providers to provide open access to the existing network infrastructure to spur market competition. At the time, most of those networks were traditional copper-based networks.

  5. VARs: Are You Ready To Take Up The Mobile POS Security Challenge?

    Cyber Awareness month just came to a close and it raised awareness about the need to secure one of the most challenging environments — mobile point of-sale (mPOS) systems.

  6. What Cloud Resellers Need To Know About Security Vulnerabilities

    New research has shown just how easy it is for hackers to get their hands on cloud data. So-called “man-in-the-cloud” attacks can steal cloud-based files without a password in a way that’s nearly undetectable, while infecting systems with malware. That means no matter what public cloud system your customers use — whether Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, or OneDrive — all files and valuable data stored on these systems are vulnerable to security breaches.

  7. Why Solutions Providers Need An IoT Strategy Now

    System integrators know that often the most vexing issue in managing a network is the considerable time spent on identifying the root cause of a network disruption by finding, organizing, and making sense of the glut of diagnostic log data they are receiving. Internet of Things (IoT) analytics effectively addresses this challenge and many others.

  8. The Top 5 Video Surveillance Trends For 2016

    As video surveillance becomes increasingly evolved, end user organizations are leveraging technology to address issues in numerous vertical markets where security is essential to success. The security industry is seeing trends in the increased used of omnidirectional cameras, video analytics, video resolution, and cloud-based surveillance, making the future of video surveillance virtually endless in possibilities.

  9. 3 Trends For 2016: How To Equip Your Field Service IT Clients For The Future

    For businesses deploying workers in the field — regardless of their size — operational process disruptions and disconnects that negatively impact revenue, costs, and customer satisfaction remain key targets for increasing efficiency and productivity through new technologies.

  10. 4 Essentials For MSPs To Deliver True DR-As-A-Service

    The fear of how an unexpected event may impact employee productivity, customer responsiveness, and revenue generation has many enterprises — small and large — looking for simple, cost effective solutions to protect their data in the event of a disaster. In any industry where downtime means the loss of money, disaster recovery (DR) is a critical need.