General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. How To Preserve Your Data Protection Business With Customers Distracted By Shiny Baubles
    8/14/2014

    Since data protection remains one of the biggest issues for customers today — both as a recurring growth and upgrade product opportunity — resellers can unfortunately get derailed by “new” offerings on the market. Customers constantly urge their seasoned and trusted resellers to get them information about the new, hyped-up data protection offerings as well as those that are well-known and established without distinction for which kind it is. Resellers can spend both unnecessary time and non-profit forays getting caught up in the latest shiny baubles that widen the eyes of their customers.

  2. 4 Commonly Overlooked Recurring Revenue Streams In Mobility
    8/14/2014

    VARs today are being tasked with expanding their services menu in order to keep up with the industry-wide evolution from a model that’s product-focused to one that is more centered on technology services. Even though layering a robust offering of services and solutions on top of core products has quickly become the name of the game, many VARs still focus too heavily on cellular connectivity solutions when building out their mobility practice, which can cause them to miss the bigger picture.

  3. How To Combat Encryption Sprawl
    8/11/2014

    Encryption isn’t new, but it is gaining new momentum. Used for decades in the financial and defense industries, encryption is on the rise again due in part to recent privacy concerns, aggressive data breaches, and laws regarding the disclosure of those breaches. Organizations from small to large are now seeing encryption technology not just as a nice-to-have but as a must-have.

  4. Safe City Technologies Turn Information Into Action
    8/11/2014

    Homeland security initiatives are on the rise, thanks in large part to a growing concern over terrorist activity, according to a new report by Transparency Market Research.

  5. Tips For Using Storage To Enable A Business
    8/11/2014

    In industries with some of the biggest data storage challenges — broadcast, media, retail, geospatial, and many others — many companies don’t refer to their data as “data” anymore.  They refer to it as “content,” “assets,” or “information.” 

  6. The Current IT Industry Sales Model Is Officially Broken
    8/11/2014

    I surely have not been alone in watching the demise of the IT sales model over the past several years, and I believe the time has come to officially declare it broken and possibly beyond repair in its current state.

  7. The Real Difference Between Business Tools And A True PSA
    8/8/2014

    When it comes to tools to run your business, it boils down to a total of two: an accounting package and a PSA (professional services automation) package.You can use your accounting package for taxes, bill paying, and payroll — and your PSA for everything else.

  8. Why Sharing — Not Managing — Is The Key To Leveraging Data
    7/31/2014

    Full, comprehensive, 100 percent-accurate data is a fairy tale that all organizations are sold by large software vendors. Everyone wants to believe. The reality is that an organization is an organic, dynamic, and ever-changing entity. Chasing this myth paralyzes companies from sharing information so we are stuck in a cycle where the information flow just stops. 

  9. Why Your Desktop Should Be Born In The Cloud
    7/30/2014

    Technology historians tell us that the idea of cloud computing dates back to at least the mid-’90s. That may be true, but the term’s more likely been in vogue since Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud hit the market 10 years later. In the years since, there’s been a steady and ever-growing migration to this model.

  10. The Cloud: Nemesis Or New Business Opportunity?
    7/30/2014

    With its ability to provide infrastructure access, make applications more affordable, eliminate implementation cost and complexity and increase speed, the cloud is becoming the primary delivery platform for businesses. 

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