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  1. Polymer Pound Notes To Redefine ‘Paying With Plastic’
    6/3/2016

    Come September, “paying with plastic” in the United Kingdom won’t necessarily mean swiping a charge or debit card. That’s because the Bank of England (BoE) is introducing a new polymer £5 bill – or “note” in the local parlance – and plans to follow it up with £10 and £20 denominations in 2017 and 2020, respectively.

  2. How Managed Service Providers (MSPs) Can Maintain Revenue And Relevance In The Cloud
    6/3/2016

    The move to cloud-based computing is disrupting a familiar and lucrative business model for managed service providers (MSPs) and value added resellers (VARS) who have built their businesses on implementing and managing computing infrastructure for customers with traditional on-premises data centers – services now in dwindling demand. How do MSPs and VARs maintain revenue and relevance as customers increasingly go directly to cloud service providers for management of their cloud-based compute resources?

  3. Make “Going Green” Easy With Cloud Computing
    6/3/2016

    Going green and reducing the corporate carbon footprint have been fairly recent trends among companies, but more often than not, profit is the deciding factor in business decisions. Usually moving to green or more eco-friendly procedures means an increase in cost for a company. However, with cloud computing, it’s likely your transition will keep more money in your pocket while also helping the planet.

  4. From Charity To Parity: Changing The Conversation About Gender Diversity In IT
    6/2/2016

    So much of the discussion around gender diversity in IT is about how tech companies need to reverse the discrimination against women in hiring, compensation, and promotion. It’s championed as the socially responsible thing to do. And, it certainly is that, but evidence is mounting that it’s also the financially responsible thing to do for your IT company.

  5. Why Law Firms Need To Start Taking Advantage Of Cloud Computing
    6/1/2016

    Cloud computing means that the world is your office. When the world is your office, you can access your files, applications, calendar, and email wherever you are. In an earlier blog post, I wrote about which types of businesses are a good fit for the cloud. Law firms hit almost every item on that check list, therefore making moving to the cloud a smart investment.

  6. Reducing The Threat Of Stolen And Compromised Credentials
    6/1/2016

    Compromised and stolen credentials continue to be a thorn in the life of the health IT security professional. A recent Cloud Security Alliance survey found more than 65 percent of respondents believed compromised credentials would be the root cause of a security breach.

  7. 10 Ways To Convince Customers To Upgrade To IP Video
    5/31/2016

    While IP video solutions have been on the market for close to a decade, there are still a large number of end users that utilize analog systems. The number of these users that choose to migrate to an IP-based system is on the rise, and manufacturers, integrators, and A&Es continue to educate these organizations about the benefits of switching from their legacy analog systems to state-of-the-art, IP-based solutions.

  8. What Is The Cloud?
    5/27/2016

    With the Cloud, you can simplify your office technology and completely eliminate the need to purchase and maintain expensive complex equipment. If you are interested in seeing if the Cloud is right for you, we can help connect you with a WebTop Certified Managed Service Provider for a free, no pressure, no obligation Cloud Readiness Assessment.

  9. The Sound Of Productivity: Improving The Open Workplace Through Superior Audio
    5/27/2016

    Science is bearing out what we all know to be true from our own experience: noise levels in the workplace are a notable deterrent to productivity. Independent studies of business environments that employ some method of “sound masking” reported productivity gains of 8 to 38 percent, stress reduction of up to 27 percent, and job satisfaction increases of 125 to 174 percent according to an audio industry report.

  10. 6 Tips For Increased Meeting Productivity
    5/27/2016

    As CMO of a business communications company, and having spent the bulk of my career in the industry, it has been my top priority to find ways to transform and streamline the way businesses hold meetings. Meetings were developed to be an efficient way for employees to get together to discuss ideas, debate issues, overcome obstacles, and drive outcomes.