Managed Services Executive Commentary

  1. It’s Christmas Year ‘Round For Hackers!
    12/19/2014

    While it’s not a pleasant thought, the more we enable our lives with cool tech, the more we open up the doors to criminals using weapons of ones and zeros to attack our machines and steal our data. As IT solutions providers, you can empower your customers to better protect their businesses with improved cybersecurity practices. Here are three ways you can make an impact on cyber security for your clients — and yourself — in 2015.

  2. How To Prepare For The Next “D” In BYOD
    12/18/2014

    A few years ago BYOD (bring your own device) was just an IT buzzword, and now it’s part of everyday conversation. References to BYOD today revolve around personal smartphones and tablets but the rapid introduction of new consumer technologies, like wearables, are changing the notion of what the “D” in BYOD stands for. BYOD today isn’t as much about the device, but more about securing the data, via apps, on the device. Businesses need to start thinking now about how the rise of wearable technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) will affect their approach to BYOD.

  3. Why You Should Educate Your IT Clients On Storing, Managing Data
    12/18/2014

    David Siles, vice president of channels and alliances at DataGravity, offers insights on how IT solutions providers can help their customers protect data, as well as improve operations and productivity.

  4. Ask Coach: How Do I Develop My Staff To Believe In Themselves?
    12/18/2014

    How do I develop my staff to believe in themselves? I am going to answer this question with some lessons I learned from my father and a swamped canoe. Before I tell my story, I want to remind you of the challenge you face.

  5. 5 Ways To Use Your PSA And Make Business Better
    12/18/2014

    You can learn a lot from business analytics. And when it comes to PSA (professional services automation) software, the data collected reveals plenty of patterns and trends that can help you make decisions that boost productivity and efficiency, as well as enhance the customer experience.

  6. Why You Should Stop Using Unpaid Interns
    12/16/2014

    Interns have been used in many companies across almost all industries for dozens, if not hundreds of years. Many SMBs find the use of interns invaluable, as they can ease the burden of operations from both a staffing and financial perspective. Additionally, many interns gain valuable skills and connections as a result of their exposure to their chosen profession, and these are the “perks” many employers hang their hats on. 

  7. Put Your Customers In The Best Possible Position For Big Data Initiatives
    12/16/2014

    In this article, John Gentry, vice president of marketing and alliances at Virtual Instruments shares challenges enterprises face when incorporating Big Data analytics, steps they can take to make sure their Big Data initiatives are the most beneficial — and ways IT solutions providers can help.

  8. Channel Sales Vendor/Partner Relationships: What Vendors Want (Part 7)
    12/16/2014

    It’s not love at first sight. It is all about the relationship between the vendor and the partner if a channel sales partnership is to be successful. A better understanding of what a vendor expects from a partner helps the solution provider make well informed and prudent business decisions that have a positive and profitable impact on their organization.

  9. What Every IT Solutions Provider Needs To Know About Cybersecurity
    12/12/2014

    Most organizations have taken steps to prevent malware and other communications to and from unauthorized sources to mitigate leaks and breaches … but yet, breaches and breakdowns in security continue to occur on a grand scale; even to the largest, most respected institutions.

  10. 5 Steps Toward Creating A Culture Of Innovation
    12/12/2014

    “We value a culture of creativity and innovation.” These words, or something like them, appear in almost every company’s About Us or Corporate Culture page. Whether or not it’s true is an entirely different story, as everyone throws these words around so much they’ve been reduced, unfortunately, to inflated buzzwords.

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