General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. How To Use Video To Promote And Enhance Your Business

    Everyone loves watching movies, and video is one of the top marketing tools in today’s business arena. But how do you make the transition from simply entertaining your viewers to growing and enhancing your business?

  2. Ask The Consultant: How Accountable Executives Turn Learning At Industry Events Into Action

    Why do you attend industry conferences? How do you turn the knowledge, contacts and experience into actionable value? Who is accountable for making sure this happens? These are the types of questions I hear business owners and executives ask themselves before, during, and after the events and meetings.

  3. 5 Things Every MSP Needs To Know About Cybersecurity

    It turns out factory workers enjoy scrolling through their Facebook News Feed as much as you and me. Maybe that doesn’t exactly raise eyebrows, but this should: connecting to the social media site via a flat network that controls all facets of production.

  4. Can You Prove Your Commitment To Cloud Security With Compliance Standards?

    Managed services providers (MSPs) can host companies or access providers that offer IT services. These services can include fully outsourced network management arrangements, such as IP telephony, messaging and call center management, virtual private networks (VPNs), managed firewalls, and monitoring/reporting of network servers. So, in all aspects of the service, the client data is saved or managed over the Internet to reach the MSP. MSPs need to know how to keep the client data safe while it is saved in their environment.

  5. Are You Drifting? The Danger Of Settling For “Good Enough”

    One of the mantras at HTG is the persistent pursuit of excellence rather than attempting to attain the ever elusive state of perfection. We prefer action and movement rather than the paralysis that naturally results from constant analysis.

  6. How To Develop The Best BYOD Security For Your Customers

    Bring your own device (BYOD) is no longer a trend but a fixture in today’s business world.  Employees are now purchasing the latest smartphones, and employers — your clients — are taking advantage of that situation. Because of the savings in hardware and software purchases for the employer coupled with instantaneous access to employees, an “open door” policy has erupted towards these devices; yet security policies have not caught up and are leaving IT departments with growing concerns.

  7. Looking Ahead To 2015: 3 IT Operations Predictions For MSPs

    Shorter days and cooler temperatures mean that we are in the home stretch of 2014. With that in mind, now is a great time for MSPs and solutions providers to celebrate their successes, reflect on the challenges they faced over the last 12 months, and look ahead to what they hope to accomplish in the New Year.

  8. 6 Essential Steps To Managed Backup Success

    A couple hours of downtime can do a lot of damage — just ask any major retailer or small business owner. It means lost revenues, loss of customers — and the permanent loss of data. Combine that with the estimated cost of downtime for a small-to-midsize business (SMB) — a staggering $12,500 a day — and you’ve got an invoice that few organizations can afford to pay.

  9. Never Enough Time? 5 Key Professional Processes To Automate

    The last 10 years have brought endless new technology into our personal lives. We no longer use maps, phone books, or disposable cameras because smartphones have automated these tasks to require little more than the click of a button on our iPhones.

  10. 3 Tips On How To Become A Microsoft SQL Server Licensing Hero

    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.

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