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  1. Get Ready For Retail Deployment As A Service
    9/16/2016

    No longer an isolated, occasional event, technology deployment occurs almost continuously now, and retailers should be thinking about changing the way they plan, budget, manage, and support deployment cycles in this new world.

  2. Beyond Deployment: A New Mindset
    9/15/2016

    From a project perspective, deployment looks like a tactical, time-limited event. From a strategic standpoint, however, it plays a key role throughout the process of customer-centric technology implementation. For long-term success, smart retailers will weave deployment into their overall technology strategy with the right partner early in the planning process.

  3. Archiving Electronic Communications For Business Value
    9/14/2016

    It’s no secret email and social media archiving can be used to ease the compliance headache of meeting regulatory, privacy, and e-discovery requirements. But the real potential value it affords remains largely undiscovered. By Mike Pagani, Chief Evangelist, Smarsh

  4. 5 Cloud-Based Service Fallacies
    9/13/2016

    What is it about the cloud that seems to confound the small to midsize business (SMB) IT consulting space? You can’t escape cloud-computing advertising unless you are stranded on a desert island. By Andrew Harrover, CEO, Matrix Computer Consulting and ASCII Group Member since 2012

  5. APG Partner Toast Cures Popular Food Truck’s POS Woes
    9/12/2016

    Erik Metzdorf knows what it’s like to be a victim of your own success. When his food truck, Metzy’s Taqueria, rolled onto the streets of Newburyport, MA, in spring 2014, a line of customers wanting to buy tacos and burritos wrapped around the block. While it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to fulfill an order, customers were forced to wait much longer.

  6. How To Create Augmented And Virtual Reality Implementations For Retail
    9/12/2016

    Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have been growing in popularity among consumers and are currently poised for explosive growth in the retail industry. By Shaun Kirby, Chief Technology Officer for Rapid Prototyping, Cisco

  7. Tips For Solving Top Business Challenges Through Software Development
    9/7/2016

    Historically, software development projects would spend considerable time gathering tedious amounts of requirements from a group of business leaders before the developers write a line of code.  In this process, months can pass by before any tangible results begin to form. However, Agile was created to solve this problem. Agile helps to organize your development into smaller components so that developers can start writing code right away. Agile is effective because the business receives real and tangible results very early in the process. Because of its benefits, Agile enables the developer to meet timelines and expectations; therefore, we learned how to do it really well.

  8. Building A Next-Gen Managed Security Practice
    9/6/2016

    Managed Service Providers (MSPs) have long served as their customers’ IT security experts. Small- and medium-sized businesses typically do not have the IT expertise or resources in-house, and so rely on their MSPs to provide the high level of IT support they could not create on their own. As the security landscape evolves and becomes more complex, MSPs also find themselves managing multiple vendors for different product areas, from endpoint security, email, disk encryption, network and mobile security, and wireless capabilities.

  9. Everything You Need To Know About The Bare Metal Environment
    9/6/2016

    Every business has such varied computing requirements that a one-size-fits-all solution is often not sufficient. If we wish to use the power of a computer’s hardware without its host operating system, then it’s perfectly possible to tap into this ‘bare metal’ and put it to good use with a ‘virtual machine’ on it instead. By Jessica Foreman

  10. Apple Upgrades And The Enterprise
    9/6/2016

    In advance of Apple’s upcoming press conference on September 7th, it’s a good time to take a look at recent announcements the company has made that are directly impacting the enterprise. Apple has been making clear and vocal shifts to increase its enterprise business over the past two years. The company now has partnerships with major enterprise players, including IBM (July 2014), Cisco (September 2015), and now SAP (May 2016). Not only do these partnerships strengthen Apple’s enterprise position, they also give the company access to hundreds of millions of potential enterprise customers.