General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. The Transition From Entrepreneur To Leader (Part 2): Multiply Influence by Maximizing Engagement
    7/13/2015

    In a previous blog post entitled “The Transition from Entrepreneur to Leader,” I wrote that without a doubt the biggest challenges most small businesses face revolve around people in the key areas of leadership (the people at the top) and employees (the people who do the work).  In this installment I want to write about people and what we as leaders need to do to ensure we maximize engagement for the people on our teams.

  2. Why The Private Cloud Matters Now More Than Ever
    7/13/2015

    If you look at some of the analyst stats on cloud growth, you might be tempted to think that the public cloud is becoming the only viable off-site IT solution. For example, Gartner estimates public cloud virtual machines (VMs) grew 20-fold last year compared to 3-fold growth for private cloud VMs.

  3. Why The Entertainment Industry Depends On Digital Asset Management Software
    7/10/2015

    Today, many of us have take more photos and videos than we know how to manage. It can be a hassle to organize pictures by who is in them, when and where they were taken, and other criteria.

  4. IT Solutions Providers: Shhh, Here’s The Secret Behind Every Great Social Media Strategy
    7/10/2015

    Somewhere along the line, someone in your organization probably said, “Hey, we need to get on social media!” So maybe someone set up a Facebook page, a Twitter account, and LinkedIn profile.

  5. Windows 10 Is Coming: Meet Your Customers’ User Profile Challenges Now
    7/10/2015

    Windows 10 is around the corner and solutions providers no doubt are already getting inquiries and concerns from accounts about migration issues. It’s great fodder for reviewers debating its relative superiority — or lack of — to Windows 7. Adding to the fun is the critical take on Windows Mobile Build 10149, expected to be in full release later this year.

  6. A Buyers Guide To Cloud Unified Communications
    7/7/2015

    The cloud is perhaps the great equalizer in technology, making advanced technology easily accessible to even the smallest companies. The number of cloud communications solutions has increased, giving companies more options than ever. So it is important to be able to evaluate which cloud option is the best — because not all cloud solutions are created equal.

  7. Connecting The Dots: How To Achieve End-to-End Compliance With Hybrid Clouds
    7/7/2015

    For managed services providers (MSPs) and technology resellers, one of the emerging challenges in service delivery is providing end-to-end compliance assurance to customers. End-to-end security has historically been the main focus, with providers finding it too complicated or expensive to build or license platforms that guarantee customers regulatory compliance for mandates such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

  8. Cyber Thieves Take A Bite Out Of Summer
    7/7/2015

    Cybercrime is getting the Hollywood treatment again with last week’s debut of “Mr. Robot,” a new TV series that follows a cybersecurity hacktivist who shut down DDOS (distributed denial of service) attacks by day and hacks criminals in his free time, all in the name of doing good. It’s an interesting twist in the criminal case of the week format that’s sure to raise some eyebrows.

  9. Defense In Depth: Layering The Security Solutions You Provide
    7/7/2015

    One of the more common questions I see in the field is about why it is necessary to provide antivirus on the server and desktops if it is already in the firewall. It’s a simple enough question, but the answer leads to one of the most important security concepts, that of layering or Defense in Depth.  Even when wearing body armor, taking cover still makes a lot of sense.

  10. 5 Best Practices For Establishing A Security Policy
    7/6/2015

    IT security is a concern for every business, but what many are missing is that the solution isn’t just about the products in play. It’s about the policies too.

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