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  1. Combating The Human Component Of Data Security Vulnerabilities: Don’t Let Print Be An Afterthought
    4/19/2016

    In today’s digital world, there are countless ways in which sensitive corporate data can find its way into the wrong hands. But while your customers are focused on protecting information with email encryption and network firewalls, one of their employees could have left a physical document unattended in the printer tray — a major (and completely avoidable) security risk.

  2. Don’t Fall Prey To The Common Myths Of Transitioning
    4/18/2016

    IT solutions providers interested in adopting managed services should not fall prey to common myths about the transition.

  3. Adding More Value: Successful Marketing Tips For VARs
    4/18/2016

    Marketing matters, and as a growing technology solution provider — you might call yourself a Technology Consultant, System Integrator, Solution Provider, Value Added Reseller, or something else altogether — you know how important it is to get the word out about your business and the value you provide to your customers. Your email, website, and ad messaging are all positioned to reinforce your value with potential customers, so it’s up to you to find ways to create and maintain those messages.

  4. 7 Features Of A Top DCIM Solution
    4/18/2016

    According to IBM, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are produced each and every day from smart sensors, social media, texts, digital pictures and video, purchase and banking transactions, cell phones, and more. Now consider that all this data has to be processed, stored, and made available anytime, anywhere. Doing the heavy lifting to process all this information are hundreds of data centers. In a similar manner as IBM tracks all these statistics, data center managers must also track the statistics of their facility operations. This entails tracking all of their equipment and energy costs, as well as people and processes.

  5. The Importance Of Integration And Interoperability In The Search For Event-Driven Intelligence
    4/15/2016

    Today’s modern customers are challenging product and solutions providers to create technologies that deliver the utmost user experience typically found in consumer technologies. Security and business leaders seek more robust interfaces on which to see and interact with data and real-time events. Platforms must be easy-to-use and operate, and integrate with other security functions for efficient event and notification management.

  6. Is The Analog-To-IP Video Transition Complete?
    4/14/2016

    In short, the answer to this question is: no. In fact, the transition from analog to IP cameras isn’t over by a long shot. While the video surveillance market within the security industry as a whole has done an excellent job in marketing new IP solutions to replace old analog cameras, there is still a long way to go until the majority of end users have fully deployed IP cameras across all industry segments.

  7. Blue Skies Or Dark Clouds Ahead?
    4/14/2016

    Enterprise computing projects are moving rapidly to cloud-based solutions, and companies around the world expect 80 percent of their IT budget will be dedicated to cloud computing services by the beginning of 2017. This shift towards a cloud-first approach to enterprise services is being driven not just by improved agility and cost savings, but also by increasing trust in all things cloud, with 77 percent of organizations saying they trust clouds more now than they did a year ago.

  8. Top Disaster Recovery Strategies For Healthcare Organizations
    4/14/2016

    An insufficient disaster recovery plan is much like a lack of blood flow to the brain. If a disaster strikes, the damage to your organization can be difficult, if not impossible to overcome. Consider the cost you might incur if lightning struck and took down your primary business server. Would your patients’ medical records and other healthcare-related data be recoverable? How long would it take for your organization to be back up and running?

  9. Methods To Secure Payments In Terminals And Mobile
    4/13/2016

    Many called 2014 the Year of the Breach, but 2015 and 2016 have taken a run at that title with multiple multi-million-record breaches of its own. How can huge data breaches still be happening? Solutions that provide increased protection for cardholder data while maintaining the highest levels of performance — up to millions of transactions per day — were defined and developed after the highly publicized breaches in 2009. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) released solution requirements for point-to-point encryption to assist merchants in protecting cardholder data and reducing the scope of their environment for PCI DSS assessments. However, these approaches still seem to be a concept rather than common practice.

  10. Increased Revenue For Integrators: 6 Trends To Watch
    4/13/2016

    Working hand-in-hand with integration partners is the key to this business in many ways. Integrators have the advantage of knowing exactly what an end user needs, and are engaged with end users from day one when they are fostering a new relationship as partners. Not only that, integrators have the added advantage of knowing exactly what a manufacturer can do to address the needs of the end user — which is critical in planning, designing, and implementing a security solution that performs under pressure.