General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. Helping Your IT Clients — And You — Achieve Inbox Zero With Big Data Analytics
    5/18/2015

    More money, more problems. As you move up the workforce ladder, you can pretty much expect one thing to be true: your email inbox is going to explode. More than you thought was possible. With all of the talk around Big Data, I thought it would be an interesting experiment to see if I could use Big Data analytics to figure out how to combat (or at least better prepare myself for) the inevitable.

  2. How To Help Your Clients Navigate The Myriad Of Database Storage Solutions
    5/13/2015

    Data is the lifeblood of virtually all business organizations. Whether the business is a 50-man shop or a Fortune 50 enterprise, the odds are that their daily business workflow is reliant on its database operations. And, regardless of the database environment size, database administrators (DBAs) face a number of challenges when its comes to deploying and managing databases. With the variety of products on the market today, choosing the right solution, and then knowing how to configure, deploy and manage that solution can be a rigorous task — one that can really earn you that coveted “trusted advisor” status. 

  3. How Data Built Your New Favorite Beverage
    5/12/2015

    Traditionally, when we think of Big Data and product development, the discussion is about internal data: feedback on existing customers, products, sales gleaned from proprietary databases. But it’s when companies turn their attention outward to the masses of unstructured data that they can understand not just what already exists, but what ought to be.

  4. The Biggest Threat To The Channel? Manufacturers That Sell To End Users
    5/12/2015

    The biggest threat to the channel is the same as it has always been — manufacturers. Businesses are constantly seeking growth and expansion. Part of this formula requires keeping investors and shareholders happy. The need for manufacturers to always have constant and accelerated growth has become the new normal but there are only so many ways in which this can actually occur.  Being a channel friendly company allows manufacturers to sell their products or services through the channel without dealing with end users.

  5. How To Choose A Business-Grade File-Sharing Solution
    5/7/2015

    Let’s face it, when it comes to file-sharing, there is a seemingly endless array of options, which can make it difficult for businesses to choose a solution that will meet all of their needs — especially when it comes to security and scale.

  6. Beyond Catastrophe: Disaster Recovery’s Evolution Into Managed Availability Services
    5/7/2015

    The word disaster conjures up images of chaos and calamity, an event so huge that it changes the very structure of the environment it impacts. Acts of God, terrorism, system grid failures — these are the types of unforeseen things that affect whole communities and cause untold damages.

  7. 6 Reasons To Offer Financing To IT Customers
    5/7/2015

    Regardless of size, IT is a critical component to running a business. However, computers, servers and other IT equipment can get expensive. This often drives businesses to delay replacing hardware in order to reduce operating expenses. Yet, what if they didn’t have to pay for their IT purchases in a single payment upfront?

  8. 5 Reasons Business Owners Have Increased Confidence In The Cloud
    5/6/2015

    It is somewhat safe to say that business owners can be a paranoid bunch (myself included).  Often times the responsibilities of owners far exceeds a single job requirement, so it is common to fear potential problems as well as what will be required of them to fix and/or deal with the issue.

  9. The Best Approach To Defend Your SMB Clients Against Malware
    5/4/2015

    If you use a computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone then you are at risk of being infected with malware. Malware comes in many varieties but none of them are beneficial to a company and some, without proper security plans already in place, could force you or your clients out of business. Would your company be able to continue if it lost access to all of your accounting data? If customers learned that the account details or private information regarding them was now in the hands of hackers because of a breach of systems would they understand? Imagine having every file on your computers and servers lost forever.

  10. 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?

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