Physical Security Articles
CompTIA: Business Confidence Even Q2 To Q3
The CompTIA IT Industry Business Confidence Index held steady from Q2 to Q3, but a look at numbers over a wider timeframe shows IT companies are growing in optimism. The index, calculated this quarter from results of an online survey of 308 IT businesses, is 57.9 on a 100-point scale.
Leverage Your IT Relationships To Win IP Video Business
The pages of Business Solutions have been loaded in recent months with articles about how IP surveillance could be a great addition to your line card. The bottom line is that IP surveillance has improved in every way possible in recent years — lower price, easier to setup, increased functionality, etc. Despite the awesome opportunity for you, I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re still a little hesitant. If your mind automatically presents all the obstacles you’d face if you wanted to take on IP video, let me remove one — identifying the decision maker.
Top Channel Tweets — July 17, 2013
Here are some interesting, inspiring, and informative tweets from the channel this week.
CompTIA ChannelCon Offers Ideas, Tools, Connections To Grow Your Business
CompTIA ChannelCon 2013 attendees will find a number of new topics, programs — and even a new format — at the July 29-31 event in Orlando, FL. “The great thing about ChannelCon is that you never get the same thing two years in a row,” says Kelly Ricker, CompTIA’s VP for events and education. She added that the vendor-neutral conference is unique, bringing people together from all sectors of the IT channel with a focus on education and partnering.
Should IP Video Storage Be Your Next Cloud Service?
Many of you reading this are probably already selling or considering one or more of the following cloud solutions: hosted email, data backups, or network security-as-a-service. Some may even be offering virtualization services such as VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) and virtual server services. One opportunity I’m betting isn’t yet on your radar, but should be, is IP video storage in the cloud.
Making “Ignorant” IT Integrators “Smart” About IP Video
Don’t know where to get started with IP video -- or if you even should? In the last few weeks, we’ve collected more than a dozen actionable articles free of promotional bologna. The goal is help educate you on IP video surveillance. In speaking with readers, it’s clear that there are a lot of misconceptions out there about video surveillance. Whether we’re talking cost or capabilities, it seems like many solutions providers are out of the loop concerning the latest surveillance technology.
World-Class Advice For VARs: Inside Ingram Micro's Partner Invitational
Last week I attended the Ingram Micro International Solutions Partner Invitational in Hollywood, FL. During my time at the event, I had the opportunity to listen to a variety of speakers and interview most of the distributor's top brass. Following are some of the best quotes/learnings I jotted down in my notebook...
Can’t Keep Up? 3 Ways To Future-Proof Your Business
A few weeks ago I attended the Epson partner conference in Palm Springs, CA. The keynote speaker was futurist/forecaster Daniel Burrus (www.burrus.com) who spoke a lot about technology trends shaping the future. He had three great thoughts in his presentation that are applicable to the reseller community.
The Video Surveillance Market Is Going Strong... With Or Without You?
Interesting news for IT integrators this morning out of IMS Research, now part of IHS Inc., the video surveillance industry's leading analyst firm. According to Niall Jenkins, Manager, Video Surveillance & Security Services Research, 45% of surveyed North American companies reported that their budgets for security-related spend had increased in 2012.
7 IP Video Mistakes That Make You Look Dumb
For some time now, I’ve been advising IT integrators to add IP video surveillance technologies to their line cards. After all, you own the relationship with your customer, IP networking is old hat to you, and (more often than not nowadays) IP solutions require integration with the systems you’ve already put in place.