ECM Magazine

  1. Jump-Start Your As-a-Service Transition
    7/17/2014

    As you might know, we’ve dedicated many pages to educating readers on the value of a managed services model. While the benefits can be great, there also can be some significant hurdles to clear before you sail off into the sunset. Many established MSPs have stories about adopting certain aspects of the model, while ignoring other aspects. This can delay or stifle your success on this model and potentially poison people into thinking that the model isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

  2. Universities Embrace Technology To Deliver MOOCs
    7/9/2014

    Universities across the nation are facing more challenges than ever before. According to Mehdi Maghsoodnia of University Business, shrinking budgets are contrasted with higher costs and aging facilities. The government is decreasing funding while getting more involved from a regulatory standpoint. Demand is up, enrollment is unpredictable, and graduation rates are down. Schools are fighting for ways to cope, retain students, and help them graduate on time.

  3. The Fight For Net Neutrality And How It Affects VARs
    7/8/2014

    Net neutrality has become a hot topic among politicians and those interested in a free and unfettered Internet. According to a govtech.com article, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is accepting public comment on a proposed rule that would exchange the Internet’s current data neutrality, “allowing prioritized traffic in instances where it is deemed ‘commercially reasonable.’” Businesses could pay Internet service providers (ISP) to have their content delivered at faster speeds.

  4. Facebook’s New Advertising Targets Behaviors, Gives Users Control
    6/24/2014

    Social media is becoming an increasingly usable form of customer feedback. Online reviews, tweets, discussions in forums, and so on offer a wealth of product quality feedback, and companies are starting to take notice. Facebook, one of the most influential of these social media, is about to undergo changes which will allow users to have more control over what they see.

  5. “Dream IT” Initiative’s Message To Girls: There Is A Career For You In IT
    6/23/2014

    A team organized by CompTIA’s Advancing Women in IT (AWIT) Community is preparing to reach 10,000 people with this message this year: There is a place for women in IT.

  6. Hospitality Transitions To The 3rd Platform
    6/19/2014

    The International Data Corporation (IDC)’s predictions for 2014 were heavily influenced by the 3rd Platform, the industry's emerging platform for growth and innovation built on the technology pillars of mobile computing, cloud services, Big Data and analytics, and social networking.

  7. Connect With Clients By Writing A Business Book
    6/18/2014

    With the digital age in full swing, books might not always take the form of paper and binding, and readers might turn a page with a swipe of their finger across a screen. Regardless of this evolution, people still turn to the written word as a resource, for advice, or to learn. One way to establish yourself as a thought leader in a particular area is to write a book. This practice has proven especially true for business professionals who want to launch themselves as trusted advisors in their respective fields, including markets in the IT channel.

  8. How To Comply With The New Canadian Anti-Spam Law
    6/16/2014

    The Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) takes effect July 1, 2014. This law regulates the sending of commercial electronic messages (CEMs) to anyone in Canada. Those sending a CEM must get the consent of those they are sending the messages to.

  9. Life-Changing Content, Just For You
    6/16/2014

    If you’ve been reading Business Solutions magazine (BSM) for the past couple years, you know that we believe strongly in the power of recurring revenue via the as-a-Service model. Recurring revenue is predictable and stable and can help your business reach new heights. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles you’ll probably have to overcome. We want to help. In fact, it’s our mission.

  10. Sunday Night Sales Management: Getting Your Act Together
    6/12/2014

    In the beginning it was serious training. What I mean by that comment is that when I started in the tech sector many years ago, selling software/services/technology, I was lucky.  The manufacturer that I worked for not only had extended sales and product training resources but active sales management that worked with small groups of salespeople.

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