Managed Services Executive Commentary

  1. Will Your Virtual Data Traffic Take The Detour Around Your Firewalls?
    11/1/2016

    We’re soon going to need a new descriptor going forward when we refer to the data center. This rings true because network virtualization across private and public environments means the locations of compute and storage resources to facilitate on-demand networking do not sit statically in what could be considered a typical data center anymore. Virtual workloads now dart around like bees in a field of clover. It’s no longer a question or if but when all of this will affect your network.

  2. Why The Channel Is Like Forrest Gump
    10/31/2016

    If movies could be elected to the Hall of Fame, Forrest Gump would be a first ballot candidate — and no one would dare to think otherwise. Poignantly simple, heartbreakingly funny, and woven with permanent lessons in every scene, no movie encapsulates the subtle nuances of life, love, and atrocity better. By Alex Weinbaum, Computer Market Research

  3. Your B2B Sales Reps Are A Medium, And The Medium Is The Message
    10/28/2016

    Contrary to popular belief, establishing and maintaining a company’s brand and messaging is not solely the responsibility of the marketing department. In today’s digital, multi-touchpoint world, the customer journey has evolved to cover much more territory. The path from awareness to purchase also contains new twists and turns, making the alignment between sales and marketing — as well as the rest of an organization — more critical than ever. By Isaac Pellerin, Channel Marketing Manager, Octiv

  4. How To Choose The Right Cloud Service Provider
    10/28/2016

    It’s no secret enterprise, mid-market, and SMB customers are looking to move to the cloud, and smart service providers are adding cloud services to their portfolios to meet the growing demand. By Pete Manca, president and CEO, Egenera

  5. The Channel's Role In Delivering A Secure Thin Client Deployment
    10/25/2016

    It’s a story becoming too familiar, but no less scary. The latest wrinkle from the Yahoo security breach is the fear of credential stuffing in which cybercriminals use leaked username and password combinations on websites to find matches. By Jeff Kalberg, Chief Technology Evangelist, IGEL Technology North America

  6. Preventative Network Security Measures Your Customers Often Neglect
    10/20/2016

    The old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and that’s particularly true when talking about digital security. If you work in the tech industry security practices have no doubt become second nature to you. Your customers, on the other hand, may not be so savvy.

  7. Take Your Data On The Road
    10/18/2016

    The great work your team is putting out is what will help move your business forward. If you’re part of a growing company, that acceleration can be exciting: new customers, new projects, and a bright future. By Emma Isichei, Worldwide Category Director, Capture Solutions, Kodak Alaris Information Management

  8. What Automation Means For Hiring In The Future
    10/17/2016

    It seems like everything is being automated nowadays — that’s just where technology is headed. Even so, businesses have a keen eye for any new automated tools that makes their jobs easier. By Rick Delgado, contributing writer

  9. 6 Ways To Improve The Security In Your Offering
    10/12/2016

    The cyber security threat to small and medium businesses is growing at an alarming pace. By Austin Justice, Vice President, Justice IT Consulting and ASCII Group Member Since 2015

  10. 5 Ways VMS Auto Updates Make Your Life Easier And Your Facility Safer
    10/11/2016

    Savvy IT managers and other security professionals know how important it is to keep their operating systems up to date. By Ken LaMarca, VP of Sales and Marketing, OnSSI