General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. 3 Things To Watch In IT For 2016
    1/26/2016

    Enterprise IT is nothing if not dynamic. Looking into 2016, another exciting year of change and new trends is set to kick off. Here are three things anticipated to define 2016 for enterprise IT solutions providers and customers:

  2. 5 Reasons Why RMM Fails Backup Checks
    1/25/2016

    RMM tools don’t do a great job of reporting on disparate backup systems. MSPs need a far more granular perspective of what’s really going on when it comes to any and all backups. 

  3. What You Can Tell Your Clients When They Ask Why They Should Migrate To Windows 10
    1/22/2016

    Windows 10 appears to be a winner that should restore Microsoft’s reputation with client operating systems. With an updated, more user-friendly interface and a more secure environment, Windows 10 will benefit any home and enterprise user.

  4. 4 Cybersecurity Predictions For 2016 (And How VARs Can Help Keep Their Customers Protected)
    1/21/2016

    The increase in breach volume and sophistication is a sign of things to come. Companies must learn from past mistakes and their painful repercussions to protect themselves from cyberattacks. The good news is that the VAR community is in an excellent position to help protect its customers and become major resources for cybersecurity leadership.

  5. The 2016 Outlook For Cybercrime: What To Do To Keep Data And Systems Safe
    1/21/2016

    Here is a list of areas of IT security technology focus and reasons why they need to be on everyone’s agenda.

  6. 3 Access Control Trends That Drive The Convergence Of Physical And Logical Functions
    1/21/2016

    The government has sought to create a standardized access control and identity management approach for physical and logical security across its agencies. Advancements in technology have transformed a seemingly impossible vision into an achievable goal, which a variety of industries can take stock in how this model benchmarks against their security strategies.

  7. Safer Up High: Selling Customers On The Security Of Cloud-Based ERP Software
    1/19/2016

    One concern of potential customers regarding cloud-based software is how secure it is — it is online and not in an isolated server, so does the likelihood of an issue occurring increase? Cloud-based services aren’t immune to data loss, either. As a VAR or solutions provider, these will be two of the tougher questions your customers ask.

  8. 4 Considerations For Your 2016 Data Center Initiatives
    1/13/2016

    Technology changes constantly, and it’s up to us to be ready for it all. Here are four significant trends that will shake up the data center in 2016.

  9. Cybercrime Rule #1: Machines Are Hard, People Are Soft
    1/12/2016

    MAXfocus’ Ian Trump wonders why the predicted open season on Windows Server 2003 machines has failed to materialize.

  10. Rack, Stack, And Go Back: Why Hardware Appliance Strategies Don’t Work Anymore
    1/11/2016

    The dominance of proprietary hardware for application services in data centers is slowly but surely ending. It’s time to look to a software-driven future that is elastic, flexible, and automated not just in the cloud but also in data centers.