General Computing Executive Commentary
Beginner’s Guide To Selecting A VMS
Selecting a VMS can seem to be a daunting task – every software suite has their own strengths and weaknesses, often obscured in spec sheets multiple pages long. While some of these features may seem inconsequential, there are four features that are worth the effort to track down if you want to create a long lasting surveillance solution.
Prepare Now For The Hybrid Cloud Upsurge Trend
There are a couple of reasons this uptick in hybrid cloud adoption is so important. First, it speaks to your customers’ security fears when considering public-cloud-only options combined with the fact that private-only cloud options can sometimes be cost prohibitive. And second, deploying a hybrid cloud strategy is more complicated than a public-only or private-only strategy. Where there is more complexity, the channel becomes more relevant.
Nervous About Cloud Security? Take A Road Trip
I spoke with three MSPs recently for an article I’m writing on the topic of PSA (professional service automation) software. In addition to learning some interesting things about various PSA solutions, I learned something else that was valuable, which was the fact that two out of three of the MSPs had serious reservations about the cloud.
Five Steps To Consider When Your Network And Security Architecture Changes
A number of enterprises are planning for virtualized architecture roll-outs that include mergers, growth in their international operations and the rampant addition of cloud services -- among other major network projects. Each of these projects individually creates major network and security architecture changes – the kinds of changes that can shatter operational performance and security policy compliance. And unfortunately while new initiatives begin to roll-out and networks become even larger, most organizations will not be expanding the number of employees on their information security teams.
Growing Your IT Support Business By Becoming A Managed Service Provider
If you are reading this, chances are you’re the owner of a small to medium sized business (SMB) quickly reaching the limits of what you can do with your current break/fix model and you are keen to know where you can go from here. That or you’re more than happy with your break/fix business and are curious to know what exactly we think is wrong with it. Either way you’ve come to the right place.
4 Tips For Disaster-Proofing Your Customers’ Businesses
Are you confident that your customers’ backup and recovery solution will protect business-critical operations in a disaster? Are they confident?
Enterprise Mobility: Reducing Or Eliminating IT’s Mobile To Do List
From the very beginning of the smartphone revolution, IT has been concerned about security and support — even before employees started bringing their own devices into the workplace and wanting to use them to access the enterprise.
Unified Communications, Improving School Safety
In the wake of recent, national school safety and weather events, school districts across the nation are conducting needs assessments and re-evaluating their policies, procedures, and resources related to security or natural disaster situations. These needs assessments are bringing together teams of stakeholders focused on the same goals.
Four Guiding Principles For Advancing Managed Print Services
In an ever-increasing need to drive profit, most companies are consistently on the hunt for new ways to do more with less – or simply put, cut costs.
Digital Signage Solutions May Signal New Revenue
Successful business owners are constantly assessing and reassessing their business. What are we doing right? What can we do better? How can we grow? It’s this continual evaluation of their business that keeps them on the cutting edge and in position to win new clients.