Physical Security Executive Commentary

  1. The Growing Value Of Video Data: Ensure Your IT Clients’ Video Investment Is Protected

    Today’s IT and surveillance leaders are constantly on the lookout for new ways to gather, manage and store data to run their departments more efficiently, as well as maintain budgets and contribute to the overall success of the business. Video surveillance is a valuable tool to help maintain a secure environment, and as such, the amount of video surveillance tools deployed continues to increase.

  2. What SMBs Are Looking For From Their IT Solutions Providers

    I do coaching for one of our member’s sales executives. Their owner asked for some feedback on a blog we were reviewing. One of the sales executives replied with the following...

  3. MSP Sales Teams Are Not Just From IT Backgrounds Anymore

    I read an interesting interview by Jill Konrath of Brent Adamson, coauthor of “The Challenger Sale.” In the interview, Mr. Adamson talks about some of the research they have done around the point in the sale when the purchaser engages with the supplier.

  4. What To Consider When Planning Your Business Exit Strategy (Part II)

    In the first post of this series, I talked about the financial preparation required to maximize your outcome when you exit your business. Of course, that assumes you will sell or value the company at exit.

  5. Managing Risks In Utility And Substation Physical Security

    Traditionally, electrical substation security was aimed only at preventing access to stop vandalism and improve safety. But today, security efforts have been redefined to address new threats in order to protect critical infrastructure. Substations are a critical element in the distribution of high-voltage electrical networks, and any disruption can have a severe negative impact on society.

  6. Ask The Consultant: How To Have One-To-One Meetings That Matter To Your IT Solutions Provider Team

    In business, we often talk about mission, vision, and values to our teams and the importance of ongoing discussions and communications around those major themes. 

  7. How High Resolution Cameras, Big Data Analytics Are Impacting Video Storage Needs

    The IP surveillance camera market has come a long way in the last decade and is constantly changing and evolving, with manufacturers that push the envelope when it comes to producing bigger and better technology. Today’s camera manufacturers create cameras with an entire system on the edge, greater frame rates, better compression, more security, increasing capabilities (such as day/night or light sensitivity), and much, much more.

  8. Disaster Strikes: 3 Critical Factors That Should Be A Part Of A Recovery Plan

    In the darkest days after a tornado in early May damaged 30 percent of Van, Texas, (a city outside of Dallas) residents were provided some relief when the Van High School “Vandals” baseball team beat North Lamar High School to go on to the state semifinals for the first time in program history.

  9. What To Consider When Planning Your Business Exit Strategy, Part I

    One of the areas I spend considerable time on is helping business owners prepare for and then complete an exit from the business they often founded and have worked in for decades. Let’s get one thing straight:  It is a big deal for an entrepreneurial owner to exit his or her business. In fact, it is a very big deal. The saddest call I receive comes from a small business owner that has worked in their company for decades. It was their creation, and they have poured sweat and blood into building it to where it is today.

  10. The Transition From Entrepreneur To Leader (Part 2): Multiply Influence by Maximizing Engagement

    In a previous blog post entitled “The Transition from Entrepreneur to Leader,” I wrote that without a doubt the biggest challenges most small businesses face revolve around people in the key areas of leadership (the people at the top) and employees (the people who do the work).  In this installment I want to write about people and what we as leaders need to do to ensure we maximize engagement for the people on our teams.