General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. Don’t Get Left Behind in 2016- How To Tell If Cloud Computing Is Right For Your Business

    Whether they are realistic or not, at the beginning of every New Year we all have our resolutions and goals that we want to accomplish. If you are a business owner, these goals are almost always financially driven. If one of your goals is to lower your IT infrastructure costs while increasing employee productivity, mobility, and data accessibility, then keep reading to find out if cloud computing is right for your business. If this isn’t already one of your goals, maybe it should be.

  2. 3 Ways To Communicate The Value Of Managed Services

    Let’s face it, SMBs are cost-conscious by nature and will go to great lengths to save money. When it comes to managed IT services, for example, we’ve heard from our MSP partners that many of their SMB clients will choose to opt out of these services in order to save a few dollars in the short run. What they don’t often don’t is, after accounting for productivity losses, unscheduled maintenance fees, and even damage to their reputation, the decision not to engage in a managed services contract can end up costing them much more down the road.

  3. Make “Going Green” Easy With Cloud Computing

    Going green and reducing the corporate carbon footprint have been fairly recent trends among companies, but more often than not, profit is the deciding factor in business decisions. Usually moving to green or more eco-friendly procedures means an increase in cost for a company. However, with cloud computing, it’s likely your transition will keep more money in your pocket while also helping the planet.

  4. From Charity To Parity: Changing The Conversation About Gender Diversity In IT

    So much of the discussion around gender diversity in IT is about how tech companies need to reverse the discrimination against women in hiring, compensation, and promotion. It’s championed as the socially responsible thing to do. And, it certainly is that, but evidence is mounting that it’s also the financially responsible thing to do for your IT company.

  5. Why Law Firms Need To Start Taking Advantage Of Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing means that the world is your office. When the world is your office, you can access your files, applications, calendar, and email wherever you are. In an earlier blog post, I wrote about which types of businesses are a good fit for the cloud. Law firms hit almost every item on that check list, therefore making moving to the cloud a smart investment.

  6. Reducing The Threat Of Stolen And Compromised Credentials

    Compromised and stolen credentials continue to be a thorn in the life of the health IT security professional. A recent Cloud Security Alliance survey found more than 65 percent of respondents believed compromised credentials would be the root cause of a security breach.

  7. The Sound Of Productivity: Improving The Open Workplace Through Superior Audio

    Science is bearing out what we all know to be true from our own experience: noise levels in the workplace are a notable deterrent to productivity. Independent studies of business environments that employ some method of “sound masking” reported productivity gains of 8 to 38 percent, stress reduction of up to 27 percent, and job satisfaction increases of 125 to 174 percent according to an audio industry report.

  8. What Is The Cloud?

    With the Cloud, you can simplify your office technology and completely eliminate the need to purchase and maintain expensive complex equipment. If you are interested in seeing if the Cloud is right for you, we can help connect you with a WebTop Certified Managed Service Provider for a free, no pressure, no obligation Cloud Readiness Assessment.

  9. 6 Tips For Increased Meeting Productivity

    As CMO of a business communications company, and having spent the bulk of my career in the industry, it has been my top priority to find ways to transform and streamline the way businesses hold meetings. Meetings were developed to be an efficient way for employees to get together to discuss ideas, debate issues, overcome obstacles, and drive outcomes.

  10. Channeling Security: How To Talk With Clients About Skyrocketing Costs

    In today’s business climate, you can count on a security breach almost as sure as you can count on the sun rising and setting. That’s why being proactive about the challenges your clients face — including the spiraling costs of network protection — is essential. It all begins with communication.