General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. Security Problems With IoT And The Imminent Danger We Need To Prepare For
    4/28/2015

    We’ve been hearing a lot about the Internet of Things (IoT) and have slowly watched its arrival into our everyday lives. Now, devices are streaming into the market with technology ranging from “smart” coffee makers and small appliances, home connected devices, and even the upcoming Apple Watch. These technologies have given early adopters something to think about. How do I keep my data safe when IoT can connect you with the entire cyber world?

  2. IT Solutions Providers: Clarifying Your Personal MVV
    4/28/2015

    It's impossible to lead others until you lead yourself. The core to self-leadership is clarity around your MVV (Mission, Vision, and Values). Note: This is the first in a three-part series on Clarifying your personal MVV. In May we’ll talk about personal Vision and in June we’ll look at personal Values.

  3. 5 Ways To Win The Best Employees In A Talent Shortage
    4/28/2015

    Talent. It’s hard to find and even harder to retain. The more specialized your field, the fewer qualified people there are to select from. And even if you’re fortunate enough to be located in a top tech hub saturated with talent—Silicon Valley, Seattle, Washington D.C., Boston, and Sacramento according to Forbes — you’ll have to work hard to keep competitors from luring away your best players.

  4. Pop Quiz: What’s The Difference Between Compliance And Security?
    4/27/2015

    The relationship between compliance and security is one that many IT types think they understand, but in reality don’t quite grasp. That’s why my ongoing effort to educate on this topic starts by asking the same question: Do you have smoke alarms in your home?

  5. The Internet Of Things: Connecting The World Comes At A Cost
    4/27/2015

    I love talking about the Internet of Things. The buzzword is awful, but it’s a favorite topic of mine, bringing together the idea of an intelligently connected world with practical devices to create systems. These systems add intelligence, allowing devices to communicate machine to machine and then take action as required.

  6. 5 Field Service Trends With The Power To Differentiate Business Operations
    4/27/2015

    Field service operations don’t look like they used to. Advanced technology has driven significant change and operational efficiencies. Field personnel are empowered to bring more value to customer engagements, solve problems, and grow sales.

  7. Window Of Opportunity: Server 2012 Migration
    4/23/2015

    Insights for channel partners as they look toward the Windows Server 2003 support deadline

  8. 3 Security Problems The IoT Will Create — And How To Solve Them
    4/23/2015

    The connected world is coming sooner than you think. App developers and mobile service providers are already taking advantage of the new era of connected cars, wearable devices, and entire smart homes — all fitting into the notion of the Internet of Things (IoT).

  9. The Engines Of Commerce: Driving Down Data Center TCO With Asset Intelligence
    4/21/2015

    Data centers are the engines of commerce. They enable every aspect of modern civilization, but in doing so they use massive amounts of corporate finance, much of which is wasted through inefficiency and asset underutilization.

  10. 20 Great Books That Can Help Build Your IT Solutions Provider’s Leadership Team
    4/14/2015

    Building a leadership team is an ongoing challenge. Yet it is one of the single most important tasks an owner/entrepreneur must do. Fortunately, there are many great books that can help make the task a little simpler.

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