General Computing Magazine

  1. IMS Research: State Of The Industry 2013
    3/19/2013

    The transition from analog to network equipment has been an established trend in the CCTV and video surveillance market for some time now. However, this trend is driving another transition that is gathering pace according to IMS Research (now part of IHS Inc.): the IT land grab of the video surveillance market.

  2. Q&A: ISC Advises IT Integrators On Security
    3/19/2013

    Providing information in real time. For a user, the investment in technology is about easily obtaining comprehensive information. The more accurate, more comprehensive, and more accessible the information is, the better and more effectively decisions can be made and the right response/action taken. Today, technology is providing this capability through IT-based solutions and open and cloud-based systems, allowing for faster and lower cost storage to mobile applications while giving access to information to those who need to know, wherever they are located in the world.

  3. Access Control Biometric Systems
    3/19/2013

    Scalability And Interoperability Are Key — “Today’s access control systems should be scalable and capable of evolving with the client, not locking them into one specific technology. Additionally, the system should be capable of supporting different access control panels and card technologies.” Francois Brouillet, product specialist, Genetec

  4. DVRs/NVRs Video Storage
    3/19/2013

    All Signs Point To A Growing Opportunity — “Demand for open, IP-based solutions and related storage systems are growing more rapidly than closed, proprietary ones. Additionally, HD cameras are replacing lower resolution ones, driving greater storage requirements. At the same time, end users and regulatory authorities are driving requirements for longer data retention times, resulting in greater storage requirements. This drives the need for converged storage appliances, which are beneficial over alternative systems, based on their simplicity, scalability, energy and rack space footprint, and value.” Rich Bravman, CEO, Pivot3

  5. IP Video Cameras
    3/19/2013

    HD Means Fewer Cameras — “The most important development in IP video is megapixel resolution. Megapixel allows systems integrators to design systems that cover more area with fewer cameras and higher resolution to zoom in for details (virtual PTZ [pan-tilt-zoom]). This reduces total cost of ownership and delivers better return on investment for the end-user customer.” Mark Espenschied, director of marketing communications, Arecont Vision

  6. Video Management Software & Analytics
    3/19/2013

    Analytics At The Edge Has Many Benefits — “Analytics at the edge, such as motion detection, cross-line detection, and license plate recognition, allow for preprocessing of video before it’s compressed and sent to the VMS server. This saves bandwidth and processing power needed at the central VMS server.” Robert Muehlbauer, application development partner, business development manager, Axis Communications

  7. Why Your Customers Need Hybrid Storage
    3/18/2013

    This MSP (managed services provider) earned a $25,000 sale by presenting a complete disaster recovery (DR) offering.

  8. The Top 6 Security Threats To Your SMB Customers
    3/18/2013

    Helping your customers understand the security threat landscape is the first step to selling managed network security solutions.

  9. Backup And Disaster Recovery (BDR) Solutions Product Reviews
    2/26/2013

    A managed services provider (MSP) evaluates seven Backup And Disaster Recovery (BDR) solutions and shares the pros and cons of each.

  10. Product Review: Backup And Disaster Recovery (BDR) Solutions
    2/21/2013

    There are a lot of services an MSP can sell its customers, but almost every MSP includes BDR services as one of its core offerings. For this month’s product review, Business Solutions once again turned to MSP Remote Technology Management (RTM). CEO Eric Brown and Technical Manager Kevin Danis tested seven BDR solutions in their Massachusetts test lab over a two-week period, investing more than 40 hours.

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