General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. How To Pick The Right Partner And Build A Successful Connectivity Practice
    1/30/2015

    If you’re a managed services provider (MSP) looking to jump into the lucrative world of connectivity and telecommunications solutions and services, here’s my advice: Don’t go at it alone. Teaming up with the right business partner or master agent is a proven and profitable way for an MSP to achieve success in this market with minimal investment.

  2. Retail Or Healthcare: Which Is The Bigger Breach Threat?
    1/29/2015

    Pssst! I have something for you. It is perhaps the worst-kept secret in healthcare. Surely, that grabbed your attention — and here’s what should hold it: Many of the industry’s vendors have done a poor job ensuring their applications are properly patched and up-to-date. And the sheer volume of devices running those applications to access and share confidential patient records complicates matters considerably.

  3. Using Opportunities In Your PSA To Track Leads
    1/27/2015

    The most common business issue we hear in serving our HTG peer group members is far and away: “How do we generate more business?” The marketing and sales functions are viewed as a necessary evil to people who get more excited designing, building, and fixing technology solutions. We all know the lifeblood of a business is generating new opportunities from prospects as well as our existing clients. It is critical to the success of the business.

  4. 5 Factors To Consider When Devising A Data Auditing Policy
    1/27/2015

    In today’s world, satisfying external regulations is a necessity that we all must fulfill. Staying complaint with these regulations is only possible if every change to data — either by human or machine — is thoroughly recorded. Following are the factors involved in devising an effective auditing policy.

  5. Why Should You And Your IT Customers Be In Compliance?
    1/27/2015

    Compliances are playing a big role in today’s industry — and not just for security. The rules and regulations of compliances like PCI DSS, HIPAA, GLBA, FISMA, etc. let organizations be more responsible when it comes to the handling the data storing the information about their business, operations, products, employees, and consumers. Not only storage, the sharing and treatment guidelines for precious data could be clearly defined using compliances.

  6. In 2014 Hacking Surge Wake, Survey Shows Network Security Priorities In 2015
    1/26/2015

    While the security community was still roiling in the wake of the Target breach in late 2013, the continuing parade of breaches in 2014 cast a harsh light on inadequate security architectures and poorly implemented security practices.

  7. 5 Must-Have Mobile Computing Features For Manufacturing And Warehousing
    1/22/2015

    Mobility provides a number of advantages for manufacturing and warehousing applications, including everything from reduced manual errors to increased employee productivity to faster time to market. As warehouse and factory operators are increasingly realizing these benefits, they are turning to mobile solutions in growing numbers.

  8. How To Monetize IoT: Build Great App Experiences
    1/22/2015

    Like many phenomena, the Internet of Things (IoT) is sweeping across the planet like a polar vortex, leaving businesses scurrying to prepare. The buzz is not so much about the here and now, but in the boundless potential it represents — and how to best tap it. So how do you prepare for a concept?

  9. Is Your Client’s Medical Information Safe?
    1/21/2015

    Five data security pitfalls for healthcare organizations to avoid.

  10. The Benefits And Challenges Of Cloud And Mobile
    1/21/2015

    The convergence of mobile devices and the cloud-powered workspace present today’s companies with a myriad of opportunities for efficiency, flexibility, and connectivity.  With this paradigm shift, however, comes some important considerations for the IT staff and managed services providers (MSPs) supporting these businesses.

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