Managed Services Executive Commentary

  1. Why Adopt The Hybrid (Break-Fix And Recurring Revenue) Business Model

    A solutions provider could certainly believe that in order to be successful at managed services, you must abandon break-fix entirely in order to enter the promised land of recurring revenue. This is not true.

  2. The Connected Home — Opportunities And Disruption

    The home has many large industries serving individual aspects of the entire journey, thus there are many opportunities for ISVs and VARs to engage on either the business or consumers side of the rapidly evolving connected home in the years to come.

  3. Human SCADA: The Future Of Enterprise Mobility

    New data capture capabilities can create a complete view of the health and activity status of a field worker and, when coupled with a dispatch function, a chance to improve that field worker’s condition or a situation as a whole and to provide the foundation of a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.

  4. Utilities: Winning With Mobile And Cloud Strategies

    One of the ways utilities are increasing their own competitiveness is by enhancing their service offerings (such as recommending smart meters), provide better customer service, become more responsive and, of course, optimize their operations to become more productive. Helping some of these business objectives become a reality are mobile and cloud strategies.

  5. IoT Solutions: Context Of Location Is Critical

    It’s no surprise that the Internet of Things will continue to shape our daily lives. However, it’s important to remember that location acts as a critical, binding principle in IoT.

  6. How Solutions Providers Can Help Eliminate Shadow IT

    Companies have recently begun turning to VARs to solve their shadow IT issues. As experts on a broad scope of solutions, ranging from data storage to network protection technology, VARs are positioned well to put together the perfect suite of products for combatting the use of shadow IT applications.

  7. 3 Trends Tomorrow’s BPOs Need To Know Today

    Robotic process automation, new access to dark data, and transactional processing moving to the cloud are three technology trends that will transform the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in 2016.

  8. 3 Reasons Why MSPs Need To Offer Connectivity And Communications Solutions

    In recent years, IT and telecommunications have begun to converge and drive more and more MSPs, IT solutions providers, and agents to once again re-evaluate their business models, prompting many to make incremental, and in other cases, sweeping changes to their businesses. If you’re not embracing these two lines of service, here are three reasons you should.

  9. Identity: A Focused Attack Vector In 2016

    As data breaches continue, the human element will continue to be a major attack vector. It is therefore critical that we understand how and where people, processes, and identity and access management (IAM) controls are vulnerable. 

  10. It’s A Trap! Preparing For Smokescreen DDoS Attacks

    The threat landscape is more complex than ever, and establishing a cybersecurity strategy in 2016 entails accounting for a number of different factors. Hackers will employ a variety of techniques to achieve their goals. In order to establish a viable defense, enterprises and VARs must select the necessary technology for countering different forms of attacks.