General Computing Magazine

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. The Secret To Double-Digit Managed Services Growth
    2/13/2013

    This MSP moved its outsourced help desk support in-house, bundled its services offerings, and is now projecting 19% revenue growth this year.

  10. How To Cover 1.4 Million Square Feet With Video Surveillance
    2/13/2013

    An integrator shares the details behind his 145-camera install for an upscale shopping mall.

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