Managed Services Executive Commentary

  1. Automatic Updates: Set It And Forget It … I Don’t Think So

    It’s true that vendors have built automatic updating capabilities into their systems. As a result, many organizations have used a combination of Group Policy Objects, free Windows Update Services,  and adjusting the corporate image of some products to do automatic updates. Sadly, these organizations are under the mistaken impression that they are managing their IT.

  2. Compliance-as-a-Service Can Drive Vertical Market Opportunities

    How well does your IT firm support legal firms, banks, retailers and other customers? Not just their computers, networks, and the applications that manage their information and allow them to run their daily operations — but everything they need to meet local, state, and federal regulations as well as industry guidelines. That’s the ultimate recipe for channel success.

  3. Application Development: Creating Trust From The Ground Up

    Businesses are enjoying significant new levels of efficiency with the adoption of cloud-based services and mobile computing. These trends have grown at astonishing rates, lowering costs, and creating growth in almost every industry.

  4. Backup, Continuity, And Archiving Technologies — What’s The Difference?

    The short answer to the question posed in the title above is: “Quite a bit actually.”

  5. 5 Insights: Successful Channel Relationships

    For Mosaic Technology, Infinio Had Them At Trust, Transparency, And Proof Of Concept.

  6. Security Realities In Light Of EMV

    Good security measures require a layered approach and to date, no security technology or services company has come up with “the” silver bullet. There are simply too many ways a hacker can compromise a system. As it relates to EMV and the mandate to implement new readers and systems, every business needs to understand a few harsh realities before concluding they are safe from attack.

  7. Reselling Hosting Services: The Top 5 Things To Look For

    Here are five essential questions you should ask as a reseller of hosting services.

  8. 5 Ways To Make Your Client’s Cloud Storage Meet Today’s Requirements

    Here are five ways to make sure your portfolio includes the enterprise storage capabilities that are most in demand.

  9. Right-Sized Security Training — The Case For The Learning Burst

    Most of us aren’t weekend warriors, logging extensive hours of training for the next marathon.  But, we look forward to walking the dog, biking around the neighborhood, or a round of golf.  And when we worry that we’re not exercising enough, we can reassure ourselves that short bursts of exercise are just as good, perhaps better. Fortunately, studies indicate that short bursts and interval training help people burn fat and increase fitness levels, even in 15-20 minute sessions.

  10. Managed Services Continues To Be Money In The Bank

    If you are an “IT guy,” who trades your labor for dollars, then offering managed services (flat rate services) should be a no-brainer. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean your business model can guarantee you are doing it correctly or more importantly, being successful at it. The transition from a break-fix business to a managed services business model is actually not as difficult as many people might think. However, there are two vital factors that must be taken into consideration before deciding to make this transition.