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  1. Selecting The Right Enterprise Access Control System
    6/11/2014

    Today’s enterprise access control systems offer a wide variety of choices in terms of size, features, functions, and price points. With networked platforms driving demand for higher-level systems that offer increased integration and scalability, innovation continues to come rapidly to access control systems providing users with greater situational awareness and more heightened security.

  2. How To Tell If Your Website Is An Effective Lead-Generator
    6/11/2014

    Your website is often the first impression of your business on a prospect — and the impression it makes can impact whether that prospect becomes a customer. How do you know whether your website is an effective marketing tool?

  3. Biometric Adoption Finally Ready to Accelerate?
    6/11/2014

    For decades, the collection of fingerprint data has been associated with crime investigation and law enforcement. Criminals are routinely fingerprinted and their fingerprints are entered into national databases. Crime scenes are “dusted” for trace fingerprints.

  4. A Holistic Approach To Backup And Data Availability
    6/9/2014

    Storage silos have long ruled the traditional datacenter.  Businesses have been purchasing separate primary and secondary storage systems — and for good reason. The end users of business critical applications such as email and databases demand the performance that primary storage systems deliver. When backing up those applications, however, the backup data does not need to be accessed in real time, and the decision point often shifts back to cost, at which secondary storage systems excel.

  5. Leveraging Network Assessment To Increase Revenues
    6/9/2014

    Lucrative managed service agreements are the Holy Grail for solution providers, generating incremental recurring revenue. When multiplied over many clients, these services can swiftly add up to sizable, predictable monthly incomes.

  6. MSP Profit Watch: Master The Shift From Basic Monitoring To Optimize End-User Experiences
    6/9/2014

    At first glance, cloud computing and mobile devices – like smartphone and tablets – will squeeze traditional managed services provider (MSP) revenues and profits. But take a closer look and you’ll discover progressive MSPs thriving – not drowning –amid the cloud and mobility waves.

  7. Managed Or DIY Backup: Talk To Your Customers About Options
    6/9/2014

    Many businesses rely on partner companies to assist them with their technology needs. This relationship helps the business focus on what they do best and on what they understand, without the need to build an internal IT organization to support all of their tech- nical needs.

  8. The Help Desk And The NOC: What MSPs Need And Why
    6/9/2014

    Critical to the success of virtually every high growth managed service provider (MSP) are network opera- tions centers (NOCs) and help desks. MSPs with high performing NOCs and help desks can find these services are a vital underpinning to their successful operations. This whitepaper discusses NOCs and help desks, and what factors MSPs should consider when setting them up.

  9. 4 Reasons To Avoid Storage Lock-In For Disaster Recovery
    6/6/2014

    Successful resellers are able to position themselves as trusted advisors for their customers, aligning to organizational goals, offering solutions that complement existing IT investments, and providing ways to seamlessly adapt as customer needs change. The advent of data center virtualization has helped resellers achieve these goals, but a data center function that many times remains stubbornly stuck in the past, causing headaches for modern resellers, is replication for business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR). A recent study reported that more than 75 percent of respondents across various industries experienced a data center outage in the last year. You, as a reseller, know these obstacles better than most, but there are good reasons to challenge the long-established model for DR.

  10. The Top 4 Reasons To Wait On 4K Video
    6/6/2014

    Our industry’s seemingly insatiable appetite for more and more resolution has now produced a wave of interest in 4K cameras that promise exceptional clarity and sharpness, akin to the big screen, Ultra HD television sets found in consumer electronics stores and an increasing number of North American homes.

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