General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. 3 Tips On How To Become A Microsoft SQL Server Licensing Hero
    11/4/2014

    Recently during a staff meeting, a team member was discussing a boot camp he had just attended focused on Microsoft licensing. He told us that the lead instructor had explained that the licensing status of Microsoft Enterprise customers generally falls into one of two categories: out of compliance or spending more on software licensing than necessary. Of course, virtually all SQL Server users would likely prefer to be in the category of: in compliance and not spending one penny more than necessary on SQL Server software licensing. But as you may already know, getting there is the tricky part.

  2. How To Spot A Cloud Poser
    11/4/2014

    Cloud computing enables people and companies to access applications from any computer. But the cloud has created a new group of “cloud posers,” software developers who make bold (and untrue) claims about the performance of the cloud-based applications they manage. Can you spot a cloud poser?

  3. The Future Of Fraud Protection: Tokenization-As-A-Service
    11/4/2014

    According to Gartner, 10 percent of overall IT security enterprise product capabilities will be delivered in the cloud by 2015. Furthermore, 27 percent of those surveyed indicated they were considering deploying tokenization as a cloud service. Gartner believes regulatory compliance measures, such as those related to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), are driving increased interest in Tokenization-as-a-Service.

  4. 5 Tips For Future-Proofing Your Clients’ Virtual Environments
    10/31/2014

    Here are five tips for helping you future-proof your clients’ virtual environments.

  5. BYOD : Here’s Step #1 For Preventing Theft And Avoiding Costly Data Breaches
    10/31/2014

    Highly respected research firm IDC predicts that global shipments of PCs, tablets, and smartphones will surpass 1.7 billion units by the end of 2014. The United States, UK, and Japan will buy more than 400 million units, representing a retail value of approximately $204 billion 

  6. The Best Approach To BYOD Security
    10/31/2014

    BYOD (Bring your own device) is a growing trend in the workplace environment that allows employees to use their own computers, tablets, or smartphones. Privileged access to applications and as well as company information is then given to those devices.

  7. Unified Communication: Technology For Now And The Future
    10/28/2014

    Unified communications can be defined as a set of capabilities used to integrate real-time communication services. They enable a person to send a message on one medium and the recipient to receive it on another. Wikipedia defines Unified Communications (UC) as the integration of real-time communication services such as instant messaging (chat), presence information, telephony (including IP telephony), video conferencing, call control, and speech recognition with non-real-time communication services such as unified messaging (integrated voicemail, email, SMS and fax).

  8. Pitfalls To Avoid With Cloud Migration
    10/28/2014

    There are a lot of things to consider while migrating data from one cloud service to another. Some important key points to keep in mind are cloud security, storage cost, back-end recovery options, vendor reliability, data transfer speed, and SLA (service level agreement) terms. Being knowledgeable in all of these areas can help you prepare for a smooth transition and will ensure data stays in a safe and secure.

  9. Best Practices To Choose PACS VNA Or Storage VNA For Healthcare
    10/27/2014

    Healthcare organizations are often encouraged to acquire and implement a vendor neutral archive (VNA) as an enterprise medical imaging data repository. The idea is simple — migrate DICOM (digital imaging and communications in medicine) images archived in departmental picture archiving and communications system (PACS) applications into a centralized PACS VNA.

  10. Make Sure Your Decision To Rebrand Is For The Right Reasons
    10/27/2014

    Branding refers to the identity of a company or a product in its desired market. Branding is more than a logo or a product on its own. It is a promise of quality and reputation. It encompasses everything about a company, sometimes good and sometimes bad, depending on the public’s perception.

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