General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. 5 Channel Predictions To Help You Plan Your 2016 Strategy

    From increasing adoption of cloud computing to ever-growing customer demand for the agile delivery of IT services and the restructuring and consolidation of the IT infrastructure industry 2015 left a lot of unanswered questions for channel partners. While 2016 will certainly bring some answers, it will continue to be a challenging year for the channel.

  2. Implementing Cybersecurity: 5 Keys To Success

    The details of the best security plan for each business vary, but there are common themes — keys to success — that apply to every organization. These five keys can provide a framework for formulating and implementing an appropriate security infrastructure to meet your specific organizational needs.

  3. CryptoWall 4.0 — What We Know And Why Your Clients Need BDR

    Yep, it’s back. According to researchers at Heimdal Security and Bitdefender, CryptoWall has returned, and version 4.0 — the latest release — is more aggravating than ever. Here’s what business owners need to know to educate their clients and technicians.

  4. Yes, Storing Data In The Right Cloud Is Secure

    There are still many SMBs that are reluctant to store their data in the cloud. And some of the most common objections voiced by SMBs when it comes to cloud storage are concerns about data security. So, how can MSPs and solutions providers overcome this objection and convince their SMBs that the cloud is secure?

  5. The Top Reasons Why Your SMB Customers Should Consider Thin Clients

    In order to keep up with technology advances, while at the same time reducing the cost and burden placed on staff when it comes to managing technology infrastructure, many SMBs are starting to consider thin computing. Once cost-prohibitive for smaller businesses, thin computing has become a viable option. IT organizations deploy thin client software on existing end-point devices — effectively eliminating the need to purchase new capital equipment to support thin computing environments.

  6. How CryptoLocker Has Been Good For The Industry

    Ian Trump is a fan of ransomware; not because of what it does but because of how it’s refocused our attention on security. Here he offers four quick wins that will help you build a hard-to-hack fortress.

  7. Productivity And Security Don’t Have To Be Inversely Proportional

    Conventional wisdom in the security industry says that as security is increased, productivity decreases proportionately. Everyone’s experienced it. Access to a certain application or server is denied unless the user is within the confines of the organization. Users today are savvier about security requirements, but are increasingly less tolerant of IT making their jobs harder.

  8. How To Help Your Clients Prevent Shadow IT

    Shadow IT, information-technology systems and solutions built and used inside organizations without explicit organizational approval, can be lurking in any company’s infrastructure. In today’s modern cloud era with easy-to-leverage applications and devices, the IT department —or you, as an IT solutions provider — can very easily lose control.

  9. 4 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Big Data

    Big Data has become one of the most reliable tools for businesses to discover more about their audience, focus their marketing plans, and boost their sales. Although it’s a complicated process, once it’s understood and harnessed, the benefits are immediate and long lasting.

  10. 11 Ways The Channel Will Succeed With IoT — #11 May Surprise You

    The inevitable question for the channel is how to take advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT) trend early and build the right organization and business model that can drive growth and profit.