Managed Services Executive Commentary

  1. Big Data Analytics: Real World Benefits For Retailers
    5/17/2016

    Technology has positively impacted a wide variety of industries from finance to education to healthcare. The retail industry in particular has experienced one of the most radical technology transformations, the result of efforts to meet consumer demand for an increasingly personalized, on-demand shopping experience. Big Data analytics in particular have helped many retailers boost revenue and enhance the overall customer experience. In fact, 94 percent of retailers believe the customer of the future will be driven by technology.

  2. The Top Cloud-Based Service MSPs Should Offer
    5/16/2016

    There are four little words that strike terror in my heart; four words that even years of seasoning as an IT professional can't calm away. Even as I type them, I find myself unconsciously recoiling. They are: “Bring Your Own Device.”  

  3. 5 Questions To Help Evaluate Your Wireless Network Security
    5/13/2016

    $400 million. That’s the estimated loss from 700 million compromised records caused by data breaches according to Verizon’s 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report. There’s no question data breaches are becoming a bigger threat to companies worldwide, particularly as their customers and employees rely more on technology to do their jobs — and as more and more devices are connected via the Internet of Things.

  4. How To Make The Move And Be A Successful MSP
    5/10/2016

    A hardware-centric focus isn’t going to grow your business fast or make it last for decades. The profit margins are thin and the business of “reselling” is old school. The real opportunity for channel partners is around professional services and managed solutions.

  5. Two Factor Hack – Why Your Clients Might Not Be As Safe As You Think They Are
    5/6/2016

    Two factor authentication (2fa) is available with many Internet sites and services (though you may need to manually choose to use it) and it can greatly increase the security of your clients’ accounts. Rather than simply relying on a static username and password, 2fa introduces a second authentication entry such as a onetime password sent via text to a cell phone, an ever-changing code entered from a physical token or token app on a smartphone, or a one-time password sent to an email address. Of these three options, there is one that is less secure and may even equate to a completely false sense of security.

  6. Rising Security Priorities: 5 Security Trends To Watch
    5/5/2016

    Over the past eight years major IT industry shifts have demanded attention and budget. Hot topics that have dominated the IT conversation have included unstructured data governance, network monitoring, threat detection, virtualization, new cost-effective approaches to infrastructure management, and backup and disaster recovery solutions that help restore sensitive information in case of data loss or theft. These topics have changed the way IT manages and protects their environment, but even more where they place their resources and time.

  7. Sales Tech Consolidation Is Gaining Traction: What You Need To Know
    5/4/2016

    Just in the past year or so, sales tech consolidation has received increased attention as the next big thing in the sales industry. And for good reason: dozens of sales tech companies consolidated in 2015, with the clincher coming at the end of the year when Salesforce acquired quote-to-cash vendor SteelBrick.

  8. No Business Is Too Small For Hackers
    5/3/2016

    It's National Small Business Week, which means it’s time to celebrate the hard work you do and ensure that your business continues to grow.

  9. The Operational And Cyber Security Benefits Of An IT-Centric Access Control Solution
    5/3/2016

    Ever since security systems and related peripheral devices made the jump to IP, there has been a desire to combine the two functions to derive greater intelligence and value from them. This has driven not just a technology convergence, but also a departmental convergence. The alignment of security and IT departments within an organization is driven by the desire to monitor all network devices due to evolving cyber security threats, and the need to manage access and identity across the enterprise more cohesively.

  10. 5 Network Security Market Trends That Matter For Managed Services In 2016
    4/28/2016

    It’s no secret organizations of all sizes are changing the way they run their businesses. The move toward a digital economy, combined with the need to always be on, means anything that can save time and simplify workflows is in high demand. Now, more than ever, seamless delivery — whether it’s music, email or network security — is where opportunity lies.