General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. Windows 10 Is Coming: Meet Your Customers’ User Profile Challenges Now
    7/10/2015

    Windows 10 is around the corner and solutions providers no doubt are already getting inquiries and concerns from accounts about migration issues. It’s great fodder for reviewers debating its relative superiority — or lack of — to Windows 7. Adding to the fun is the critical take on Windows Mobile Build 10149, expected to be in full release later this year.

  2. A Buyers Guide To Cloud Unified Communications
    7/7/2015

    The cloud is perhaps the great equalizer in technology, making advanced technology easily accessible to even the smallest companies. The number of cloud communications solutions has increased, giving companies more options than ever. So it is important to be able to evaluate which cloud option is the best — because not all cloud solutions are created equal.

  3. Connecting The Dots: How To Achieve End-to-End Compliance With Hybrid Clouds
    7/7/2015

    For managed services providers (MSPs) and technology resellers, one of the emerging challenges in service delivery is providing end-to-end compliance assurance to customers. End-to-end security has historically been the main focus, with providers finding it too complicated or expensive to build or license platforms that guarantee customers regulatory compliance for mandates such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

  4. Cyber Thieves Take A Bite Out Of Summer
    7/7/2015

    Cybercrime is getting the Hollywood treatment again with last week’s debut of “Mr. Robot,” a new TV series that follows a cybersecurity hacktivist who shut down DDOS (distributed denial of service) attacks by day and hacks criminals in his free time, all in the name of doing good. It’s an interesting twist in the criminal case of the week format that’s sure to raise some eyebrows.

  5. Defense In Depth: Layering The Security Solutions You Provide
    7/7/2015

    One of the more common questions I see in the field is about why it is necessary to provide antivirus on the server and desktops if it is already in the firewall. It’s a simple enough question, but the answer leads to one of the most important security concepts, that of layering or Defense in Depth.  Even when wearing body armor, taking cover still makes a lot of sense.

  6. 5 Best Practices For Establishing A Security Policy
    7/6/2015

    IT security is a concern for every business, but what many are missing is that the solution isn’t just about the products in play. It’s about the policies too.

  7. 4 Marketing Best Practices For MSPs
    7/6/2015

    Marketing is one of the biggest challenges managed services providers (MSPs) face. Between managing customer relationships, keeping up with technology advances and handling finances, MSPs have little time left to promote the business. And, most don’t have the marketing talent on staff so they outsource it to an expert.

  8. How Your Retail IT Clients Can Drive Sales, Improve Shopping Experience With Digital Signage
    7/6/2015

    Digital consumers have come of age and expect a rich palette of digital experiences during their shopping journeys, whether online or in the store. In addition, new retail competitors are disrupting the industry and threatening established incumbents. To meet these challenges, retailers must revolutionize business models in order to innovate faster and provide a better shopping experience for consumers. One way to improve the consumer’s in-store shopping experience and drive increased sales is through new uses of dynamic, digital signage within the store.

  9. 5 Features That Maximize Benefits To Your IT Clients Of An All-In-One POS
    7/1/2015

    According to Forrester, mobile payments in the U.S. are expected to reach $142 billion in volume in 2019. Over the past few years, flurries of new payments and point-of-sale (POS) technologies have emerged; technologies that can give a significant competitive edge to merchants that embrace them. Today’s new POS systems can significantly improve interaction with customers, reduce costs and increase efficiency.

  10. 3 Reasons Your Manufacturing IT Clients Need Mobile Solutions
    7/1/2015

    The manufacturing industry has a heavy reliance on manual and paper-based processes, homegrown applications, and legacy systems that are, for the most part, obsolete by even the most forgiving standards. However, it’s all about to change.

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