General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. Is Your IT Solutions Provider Ready For UC?

    Unified Communications (UC) has become almost a buzzword over the last few years. Companies are turning to a UC model because it supports important business attributes like speed and efficiency.

  2. What MSPs Need To Know Before Developing An Integrated Security And Management Solution

    As MSPs straddle the twin needs of meeting customers’ ongoing technology needs and doing so in a reliable and cost-effective way, security and systems monitoring are two of the high-demand technologies they are trying to add to their business portfolios. What should you look for when implementing a multitenant environment that monitors and secures network infrastructure across both physical and virtual boundaries? Below are five best practices for service providers to consider.

  3. Containers Eliminate Modernization Pain And Open New Value-Add Opportunities

    End-of-life (EOL) announcements for Windows Server and SQL Server are a fact of life for your clients. These dreaded notifications signal yet another long, expensive, and painful migration process that businesses have been forced to accept as a required element of data center modernization.

  4. 4 Things SMBs Are Looking For From Their Software And IT Solutions Providers

    Small and mid-sized business (SMB) owners have a lot on their plates, many taking on roles typically outsourced or assigned to an employee such as human resources, marketing, and business development. One of the most vexing roles for a business owner to take on is IT administrator. IT is evolving at the speed of light with new technologies being introduced every day. While a small business owner may be an expert in his or her special craft, they may lack the expertise to research, understand and implement the myriad of IT solutions critical to operating a business today.

  5. Don’t Supersize, Optimize: New Strategies For Document Management Solutions

    All businesses relentlessly seek new strategies to reduce costs and increase productivity. Every dollar saved goes back to the bottom line to fuel growth. Costs can be recovered in many areas across the business.

  6. How To Stop The Next SMB Breach

    The need to secure critical assets and data against today’s cyber threats is imperative. We regularly hear about new system vulnerabilities, acts of corporate espionage, or company data being compromised. In order to thrive and protect critical data, business owners need to invest in resources and hire employees that specialize in information and data security.

  7. Best Practices For Defining Business Continuity Plans

    Today’s SMBs tend to run a wide variety of applications, some of which are more critical to the operation of the business than others. As such, it has become increasingly important that SMBs gain a clear understanding of how the failure of one or more of these applications will affect their business, and how much downtime they can afford if one were to go offline for a few minutes, a few hours, or even a few days.

  8. 3 Qualities Of An IT Solutions Provider That SMBs Want

    Small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs) are faced with an ever-growing list of technological challenges. A few of those challenges are keeping IT systems humming, deciding which technologies to invest in, and keeping up with the latest technological developments that impact their business.

  9. Ask The Consultant: How To Have One-To-One Meetings That Matter To Your IT Solutions Provider Team

    In business, we often talk about mission, vision, and values to our teams and the importance of ongoing discussions and communications around those major themes. 

  10. 3 Things Solutions Providers Can Do To Build Partnerships With SMBs

    Partnering as an IT solutions provider with the small and medium business client is the sole focus of many integrators and MSPs (managed services providers). Though SMBs have many of the same needs as bigger firms, they are usually less tech savvy, have fewer resources and a less strategic view of their IT. So they are looking to you for three things.