General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. Channel Partners Chasing Profitability Due To Lack Of Product Support
    7/14/2016

    Cloud sales have skyrocketed in recent years, but if the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry expects to hit Forbes’ projected $67 billion by 2018, someone needs to address a very significant user abandonment problem. By Dave Hauser, General Manager, Cloud and Managed Services, PlumChoice

  2. 10 Ways To Create And Retain Engagement With Process Improvement
    7/13/2016

    Is your business struggling to get staff involved in process improvement initiatives? If so, you can take solace in knowing you’re not alone. By Ivan Seselj, CEO, Promapp

  3. Healthcare Technologies: An Important Investment
    7/13/2016

    The demand for medical services is present across all geographies. By Paul Constantine, president, ScanSource POS and Barcode

  4. Applying Machine Learning To Identify Compromised Credentials
    7/8/2016

    It’s not uncommon for large enterprises to have hundreds or perhaps hundreds of thousands of databases — many out of date, many no longer used, and the vast majority not monitored or properly secured from possible attacks. Unauthorized databases access is increasingly a result of credential theft, and IT personnel are urgently trying to get their arms around the situation. They know they need to not only discover all their own databases, but must figure out how to secure them once they do.

  5. The Best Management Advice I Ever Received
    7/7/2016

    When I first started managing, I thought a lot about myself: how I was doing with my team, how I didn’t want to be a terrible manager, things I could do to become a great manager. Yet when I first started out, the advice I got was “it’s not about you anymore.”

  6. 5 Ways To Protect A Law Firm’s Data
    7/6/2016

    Cybercriminals are everywhere, and they target everyone — from SMBs to large enterprises, government agencies, nation states, and even political organizations including the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which announced in June its networks had been breached. Hackers are working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to find and exploit vulnerabilities that allow them to steal confidential and sensitive data and sell it to the highest bidder. Are some more at risk than others? You bet.

  7. Strategies Bosses Use To Avoid Apologizing
    7/6/2016

    Where in the world is the school where managers study apology avoidance. It always surprises me when perpetrator-like managers have already built an impressive array of personal apology avoidance habits and language. They don’t get this from their mothers, I know that. I also know those who ignore their mom’s advice deserve what they get.

  8. Surefire Ways To Differentiate Yourself From Your Competition
    7/5/2016

    Although it was over 25 years ago, I will never forget the words of my Introduction to Marketing professor when asked to describe the three things it takes to succeed in a marketing place: “Differentiation, Differentiation, Differentiation!” But how to make your organization stand out in a competitive landscape filled with white noise and awash in the notion of “me too” isn’t as easy as it sounds. However, there are some surefire ways to stand out from your competitors.

  9. Coach’s Corner: Great Expectations
    6/29/2016

    Dear Coach: I struggle with some people on my team not living up to expectations. It’s as if they are not even listening. I’m really getting tired of this and ready to clear the decks and start over. Am I being too hasty?

  10. Cyber-threats In 2016: Evolution, Potential, And Overcoming Them
    6/29/2016

    The contemporary business environment is essentially a small subsystem in the larger cyber world. Every enterprise, no matter how technically progressive or apprehensive about technology, is connected to and handles different streams of data. The current IT landscape is highly disruptive, but it does promise better business outcomes for those who are Internet of Things (IoT) ready and prepared to embrace Big Data. However, there are some apprehensions about this more connected, omnipresent, and easily accessible data — it opens many doors to hackers, creating room for Cyber threats to seep in.