General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. 3 Ways To Communicate The Value Of Managed Services
    6/6/2016

    Let’s face it, SMBs are cost-conscious by nature and will go to great lengths to save money. When it comes to managed IT services, for example, we’ve heard from our MSP partners that many of their SMB clients will choose to opt out of these services in order to save a few dollars in the short run. What they don’t often don’t is, after accounting for productivity losses, unscheduled maintenance fees, and even damage to their reputation, the decision not to engage in a managed services contract can end up costing them much more down the road.

  2. Make “Going Green” Easy With Cloud Computing
    6/3/2016

    Going green and reducing the corporate carbon footprint have been fairly recent trends among companies, but more often than not, profit is the deciding factor in business decisions. Usually moving to green or more eco-friendly procedures means an increase in cost for a company. However, with cloud computing, it’s likely your transition will keep more money in your pocket while also helping the planet.

  3. From Charity To Parity: Changing The Conversation About Gender Diversity In IT
    6/2/2016

    So much of the discussion around gender diversity in IT is about how tech companies need to reverse the discrimination against women in hiring, compensation, and promotion. It’s championed as the socially responsible thing to do. And, it certainly is that, but evidence is mounting that it’s also the financially responsible thing to do for your IT company.

  4. Why Law Firms Need To Start Taking Advantage Of Cloud Computing
    6/1/2016

    Cloud computing means that the world is your office. When the world is your office, you can access your files, applications, calendar, and email wherever you are. In an earlier blog post, I wrote about which types of businesses are a good fit for the cloud. Law firms hit almost every item on that check list, therefore making moving to the cloud a smart investment.

  5. Reducing The Threat Of Stolen And Compromised Credentials
    6/1/2016

    Compromised and stolen credentials continue to be a thorn in the life of the health IT security professional. A recent Cloud Security Alliance survey found more than 65 percent of respondents believed compromised credentials would be the root cause of a security breach.

  6. The Sound Of Productivity: Improving The Open Workplace Through Superior Audio
    5/27/2016

    Science is bearing out what we all know to be true from our own experience: noise levels in the workplace are a notable deterrent to productivity. Independent studies of business environments that employ some method of “sound masking” reported productivity gains of 8 to 38 percent, stress reduction of up to 27 percent, and job satisfaction increases of 125 to 174 percent according to an audio industry report.

  7. What Is The Cloud?
    5/27/2016

    With the Cloud, you can simplify your office technology and completely eliminate the need to purchase and maintain expensive complex equipment. If you are interested in seeing if the Cloud is right for you, we can help connect you with a WebTop Certified Managed Service Provider for a free, no pressure, no obligation Cloud Readiness Assessment.

  8. 6 Tips For Increased Meeting Productivity
    5/27/2016

    As CMO of a business communications company, and having spent the bulk of my career in the industry, it has been my top priority to find ways to transform and streamline the way businesses hold meetings. Meetings were developed to be an efficient way for employees to get together to discuss ideas, debate issues, overcome obstacles, and drive outcomes.

  9. Channeling Security: How To Talk With Clients About Skyrocketing Costs
    5/25/2016

    In today’s business climate, you can count on a security breach almost as sure as you can count on the sun rising and setting. That’s why being proactive about the challenges your clients face — including the spiraling costs of network protection — is essential. It all begins with communication.

  10. 2016’s Top Field Service KPIs How To Help Service Managers Meet Them
    5/24/2016

    Key indicators of a successful service organization haven’t changed much in the last few years, but the tools and strategies service managers use to meet them are changing all the time. When it comes to setting and measuring key performance indicators (KPIs) each year, service managers see better results when they focus on the process of delivering service, rather than the results. For example, rather than measuring profitability or number of service calls per day, analyze the success of the processes involved in delivering service. When the process goals are being met, the desired results will follow.