General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. Reducing Data Center TCO Is A Critical Business Objective For Your IT Clients
    6/4/2015

    For the majority of global enterprises, the data center is now the strategic hub of the business. This has led many organizations to re-evaluate facility efficiency, accountability, and cost management. When tasked with reducing capital and operating expenditures, most focus on optimizing cooling and power infrastructure as it is an operational area simple to understand and a management strategy with an immediate impact on a data center’s operating expenditure (OpEx).

  2. 3 Ways Channel Partners Can Become Experts In Healthcare IT Security
    6/4/2015

    With data breaches on the rise in the U.S., the security of personal data is becoming a growing concern for both consumers and businesses, and rightly so. The major cyberattack experienced earlier this year by Anthem exposed the sensitive healthcare information of 80 million Americans — nearly a quarter of the U.S. population. And that’s just one example.

  3. 5 Reasons Why HR Apps Are Not “Stand Alone” Solutions
    6/4/2015

    Lately there’s been a lot of buzz in the SMB space regarding the use of HR apps, and many have emerged as a way to fill some HR voids for small business owners. Offering scalable and affordable applicant tracking systems (ATS) and human resource information systems (HRIS), the apps seem to alleviate the need to hire HR staff.

  4. Ask Coach: How Do I Get My IT Solutions Provider’s Employees To Take Ownership Of Responsibilities?
    6/3/2015

    How do I get people to step up and take ownership of responsibilities so I can get out of the middle of things?

  5. Security In The Age Of The Internet Of Things
    6/3/2015

    The nature of the Internet is changing before our eyes. The growth is relentless, and the rate of change, even for our business, is incredible. It’s not just a way to hook computers together anymore; it’s become a way to enable new and different kinds of efficiencies and even lifestyles. We are not yet to the point of the refrigerator anticipating our dietary needs, but every day brings us closer.

  6. 3 Business Challenges Solved By Managed Print Services
    6/2/2015

    As organizations move toward digital workflows and traditional printing continues to decline, resellers and dealers are promoting managed print services (MPS) as a way to drive growth. With MPS, businesses can simply turn the entire process of office printing over to a third-party service provider to reduce overall printing costs and optimize the entire print environment.

  7. Ask Coach: When Strategically Planning For Your IT Company Don’t Forget Planning For Your Personal Life
    6/2/2015

    Some of you have worked hard to create a dashboard for certain metrics in your company. Why?  The truth about your company performance is reflected up-to-the-minute in the dashboard. You hope the dashboard will provide accountability and motivation for your team as they execute around certain priorities. 

  8. 4 Things Every Services Provider Should Know About Enterprise Clouds
    6/2/2015

    If you’re a managed service provider (MSP), you know the drill: your customers hear about an innovative trend and look to you to turn this into real business results quickly. As cloud computing gains broad market adoption, your customers have high hopes that you can deliver the cloud’s economics, flexibility and on-demand capacity to their existing data center environments while keeping their top business priorities in mind. In other words, they see the potential for innovation, and they can’t wait to see the results — with you leading the way.

  9. “Un-Reviews”... And Why You Should Have Them
    6/1/2015

    Ugh, I can already hear the collective groans taking place from just reading the word “review.”  Nothing sparks more dread, stress, and even fear from bosses and their reports than this time honored exercise in performance management. Comments I’ve heard over my years in HR range from,  “I don’t have time, you write it,” to “I need a highly detailed format to deliver every single quarter,” depending upon that manager’s style.

  10. Get Answers For System Sizing Of Backup Storage With Data Deduplication
    5/27/2015

    Data deduplication compares each backup to previous backups and only stores the bytes or blocks that change. Employing data deduplication with backup storage greatly reduces the amount of disk storage required and also saves on WAN bandwidth as only the changes are stored, and only changes traverse the WAN to the offsite/disaster recovery site.

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