General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. Imaged-Based Backup And Disaster Recovery: 4 Keys To Keeping It Simple
    7/2/2014

    Few organizations can afford downtime at any level today. When things go wrong, there simply isn’t time to wait because, as we all know, time is money. While just about every business recognizes the need for backup and disaster recovery (BDR), many resellers are now finding that image-based backup offers an efficient and cost effective way to handle the task, especially for small and mid-sized organizations.

  2. 4 Ways To Keep Your Customers Safe From A Cyber Attack
    6/30/2014

    The threat landscape has seldom been more risky for small businesses than it is today. Cyber criminals have figured out that most small businesses are holding extremely valuable customer and financial data. They also know that most small businesses are less well equipped to deal with attacks than larger enterprises.

  3. Creating Fully Accessible Web Content: The Industrial Approach
    6/26/2014

    How are your clients — or you — dealing with the challenge of accessibility? Chances are, you are doing a fine job in terms of accessible facilities and architecture, perhaps with your internal hiring policies and maybe even with your website. It’s a lot less certain whether you and your clients are doing as good — and legally compliant — a job around the content on your websites.

  4. File Sharing Mistakes Can Decrease Productivity — And Increase The Chance Of Data Breach
    6/24/2014

    Ahmet Tuncay, CEO of Soonr, provides information about common file sharing mistakes your customers make, data security vulnerabilities this can cause, and how you can help your customers keep their data secure.

  5. Managed Network Outsourcing Makes Good Business Sense
    6/24/2014

    The business of small business is business. Whether it’s accounting, financial services, legal, medical, human resources, management consulting, property management, or government contracting, small businesses are an important part of today’s vibrant economy. 

  6. Help For Your Help Desk: Five Tips For MSPs
    6/23/2014

    Whether your customer is facing a business-critical IT issue or is just in need of a little TLC, providing great service with help desk is essential if you want your MSP (managed service provider) practice to thrive. It requires having the right people, technologies, and practices in place — the perfect combination of resources that will allow your team to work fast and get the job done right.

     

  7. Changes In The Air For Channel Incentive Programs; Resellers Stand To Gain
    6/20/2014

    Last month, I hosted a webinar during which I talked about parago’s recent survey of channel marketers. One thing our research pointed out was their desire to grow beyond pure sales incentives, and start including the behaviors that support sales. But they also told us they’re having difficulty figuring out exactly how to do that.

  8. Top Reasons To Specialize And Stay Focused On Services
    6/18/2014

    People often ask me, “What differentiates a partner and makes one more successful than the other?” Nine times out of 10, my answer is this: Specialization.

  9. Channel Sales Vendor/Partner Relationships: What Vendors Want
    6/17/2014

    When a vendor is recruiting you, be aware of and prepared for the specific characteristics they want in a partner. Does your company fit the profile the vendor is looking for?

  10. Flash-Based Storage 101: What VARs Need To Know
    6/12/2014

    Disk drives are mechanical rotational devices where access to data means seeking to the correct sector and reading/writing. As you can imagine, accessing data on disk that is located randomly can result in huge amounts of overhead. Flash, on the other hand, is not spindle-based and therefore doesn't incur the penalties associated with disk while accessing data. The performance characteristics of flash are therefore much better than disks.

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