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  1. 5 Questions To Help Evaluate Your Wireless Network Security

    $400 million. That’s the estimated loss from 700 million compromised records caused by data breaches according to Verizon’s 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report. There’s no question data breaches are becoming a bigger threat to companies worldwide, particularly as their customers and employees rely more on technology to do their jobs — and as more and more devices are connected via the Internet of Things.

  2. Understanding How Technology Deployment Impacts The POS System

    Despite the Cloud’s obvious advantages, retailers should remember how much technology still needs thoughtful deployment and ongoing support in the store.

  3. How To Make The Move And Be A Successful MSP

    A hardware-centric focus isn’t going to grow your business fast or make it last for decades. The profit margins are thin and the business of “reselling” is old school. The real opportunity for channel partners is around professional services and managed solutions.

  4. Two Factor Hack – Why Your Clients Might Not Be As Safe As You Think They Are

    Two factor authentication (2fa) is available with many Internet sites and services (though you may need to manually choose to use it) and it can greatly increase the security of your clients’ accounts. Rather than simply relying on a static username and password, 2fa introduces a second authentication entry such as a onetime password sent via text to a cell phone, an ever-changing code entered from a physical token or token app on a smartphone, or a one-time password sent to an email address. Of these three options, there is one that is less secure and may even equate to a completely false sense of security.

  5. No Business Is Too Small For Hackers

    It's National Small Business Week, which means it’s time to celebrate the hard work you do and ensure that your business continues to grow.

  6. 4 Reasons Your IT Sales Team Is Losing Customers

    In B2B markets, personal relationships are critical. Companies invest significant time and resources into their sales teams which should use that effort to turn daily users into loyal advocates. After all, sales teams are a driving force when it comes to company growth, retention, and most importantly, keeping clients happy. Yet even the most powerful IT sales functions are often blindsided when a client decides to move on.

  7. How The MSPs Role Changes When Clients Transition To The Cloud

    When companies move to the cloud, do they still need a managed service provider? The short answer is yes. The longer answer explains why MSPs will play a slightly different role in complementing a company's cloud strategy. In fact, 80 percent of businesses incorporating cloud deployment plans state they will still depend on MSPs for a variety of reasons, none of which can be fulfilled solely by transitioning to the cloud.

  8. EMV Solution Helps Win Market Share For VAR

    Adoption of EMV within the United States has met many challenges. One of which is in the restaurant industry, where the pre-authorization and tip process conflicts with the way EMV chip cards are processed. However, OSS Data, a VAR servicing the Miami region has been moving its restaurant customers over to EMV with little problem.

  9. Does Your Endpoint Security Vendor Set You Up For Success?

    For Stuart Ebner, partner at Proactive Technology Group, the managed services model is all about simple economics and some basic truths. If you can retain a client longer, you’re better off. If you can stop a client from having a major IT issue, you’re building a stronger relationship. And, while you can look like a hero removing malware and saving important data from infected customer computers, it’s better for an infection to never happen. On all of these points, Ebner says, being a Webroot partner allows the MSP to succeed.

  10. On The Fence About Creating Custom Apps? These Tips Will Get You Up And Running

    In its report, The State Of Digital Business 2016 to 2020, Forrester found 46 percent of executives surveyed believe that in less than five years, digital will have an impact on more than half their sales. Digital transformation is everywhere, affecting every industry and individual. Enabled by mobility trends and a more flexible workplace, business can happen anywhere, any time.