General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

  9. IT Solutions Providers: Clarifying Your Personal MVV, Part 1
    4/28/2015

    It's impossible to lead others until you lead yourself. The core to self-leadership is clarity around your MVV (Mission, Vision, and Values). Note: This is the first in a three-part series on Clarifying your personal MVV. In May we’ll talk about personal Vision and in June we’ll look at personal Values.

  10. 5 Ways To Win The Best Employees In A Talent Shortage
    4/28/2015

    Talent. It’s hard to find and even harder to retain. The more specialized your field, the fewer qualified people there are to select from. And even if you’re fortunate enough to be located in a top tech hub saturated with talent—Silicon Valley, Seattle, Washington D.C., Boston, and Sacramento according to Forbes — you’ll have to work hard to keep competitors from luring away your best players.

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