General Computing Executive Commentary
IP Video For SMBs
Rapid growth using limited available resources presents plenty of challenges for small to medium-sized businesses (SMB), and the challenges extend to their choice of video surveillance systems. In contrast to large companies that can target personnel and resources to specialized areas, SMB customers often have to make do with less and call on their employees to wear “multiple hats.”
Remote Video Monitoring: 4 Factors That Can Kill Performance
Viewing video on a smart phone is common today in the consumer market. Remote access to video — from anywhere to anywhere — is also an expectation among security end users. The security benefits are undeniable, including greater productivity for security officers, who no longer have to sit at a desk to view video. Easy availability of real-time video of remote locations can help protect a company's people, facilities and assets — and even offer operational benefits.
5 Ways To Supercharge Your Network Security Sales
In today’s complex and ever-evolving security landscape, traditional antivirus software must be viewed as a critical component of a comprehensive security solution that forms the foundation of a strong cyber-defense strategy. Understanding the sophisticated nature of today’s malware attacks and security breaches requires extensive knowledge and the ability to leverage tools that are not as seamless to deploy as an AV signature.
Cloud Is A Movement, Not A Maturity Model: Five Things MSPs Must Get Right
For today’s MSPs, cloud is no longer a choice or even an evolution. It's a movement whose time is now, and every managed service provider (MSP) has got to be a part of it or risk losing their customers. Whether you’ve already made the plunge or not, here are five key things that MSPs need to get right if they want to grow and thrive in the new cloud economy.
Top 7 Most Overlooked Professional Services Automation (PSA) Features
The right tools and technology can be the difference when it comes to maintaining your competitive edge, positioning your business for growth, and doing more with less in today’s dynamic and always changing business environment.
3 Ways To Ensure Your First VMS Install Is A Success
When examining a job, the VMS is usually only one part of the solution. Integrators need to examine the profit potential of a job from an overall perspective first, but also break it down and examine the VMS portion among other components (cameras, storage, network etc.)
Avoid These Common Mistakes When Selling IT-as-a-Service
When VARs and MSPs ask about the mistakes their peers have made when it comes to selling IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS), two things come to mind immediately. 1) They didn’t do their homework, and 2) They tried to do it all themselves.
A Beginners Guide To BYOD
There is no denying that BYOD is one of the most talked about trends in the IT industry so far this year; and yet in a recent survey of MSPs using RMM software it was found that on average only 19% of these MSPs were already monetizing on this trend.
IP Video Demystified: Fact vs Fiction
Mid- and large-sized video solutions (16 video channels or more) today are universally specified for lower total cost of ownership than analog CCTV due to shared/consolidated infrastructure, common off the shelf hardware, Power over Ethernet and improved forensic video coverage, scalability and more. It only remains to compare small analog and small IP video systems for cost – and that paradigm is shifting more in favor of IP thanks to continued innovation.
A Marriage Of Education & IP Video
Decision making in education security on campus varies with the complexity of the property, number and type of sites, and, of course, the most important assets: students, faculty and staff.