Managed Services Executive Commentary

  1. The 2016 Outlook For Cybercrime: What To Do To Keep Data And Systems Safe

    Here is a list of areas of IT security technology focus and reasons why they need to be on everyone’s agenda.

  2. 3 Access Control Trends That Drive The Convergence Of Physical And Logical Functions

    The government has sought to create a standardized access control and identity management approach for physical and logical security across its agencies. Advancements in technology have transformed a seemingly impossible vision into an achievable goal, which a variety of industries can take stock in how this model benchmarks against their security strategies.

  3. Safer Up High: Selling Customers On The Security Of Cloud-Based ERP Software

    One concern of potential customers regarding cloud-based software is how secure it is — it is online and not in an isolated server, so does the likelihood of an issue occurring increase? Cloud-based services aren’t immune to data loss, either. As a VAR or solutions provider, these will be two of the tougher questions your customers ask.

  4. 4 Considerations For Your 2016 Data Center Initiatives

    Technology changes constantly, and it’s up to us to be ready for it all. Here are four significant trends that will shake up the data center in 2016.

  5. Cybercrime Rule #1: Machines Are Hard, People Are Soft

    MAXfocus’ Ian Trump wonders why the predicted open season on Windows Server 2003 machines has failed to materialize.

  6. The Dollars And Sense Of Building A Cloud Infrastructure

    Even the smallest customer has big expectations when it comes to a cloud environment. Achieving both service excellence and profitability in the cloud involves careful evaluation and targeted decision making. It requires MSPs to find a workable model for both themselves and their customers.

  7. 1, 2, 3 Easy As MSP: How To Embrace Managed Services

    There are numerous benefits to the managed services provider (MSP) approach. They include peace of mind from not having to manage IT services, greater uptime, more end user productivity, and straightforward billing. As a result, value-added resellers (VARs) across a broad variety of industries are beginning to embrace a service-centric relationship with their clients.

  8. Rack, Stack, And Go Back: Why Hardware Appliance Strategies Don’t Work Anymore

    The dominance of proprietary hardware for application services in data centers is slowly but surely ending. It’s time to look to a software-driven future that is elastic, flexible, and automated not just in the cloud but also in data centers.

  9. A Look At What’s In Store For Business Intelligence In 2016

    The year 2015 has been big for technology and its methods for helping businesses grow, evolve, and discover new levels of success. And as 2016 begins, it’s clear that business intelligence is going to benefit more than ever before.

  10. 6 IT Changes That Will Bring “True Transformation” In 2016

    The year 2016 will be challenging as mobile and cloud force CIOs to adopt a more agile model of information security, policy design, technology evaluation, and lifecycle management. This new approach overturns 30 years of legacy process and mindset but it can no longer be avoided.