Featured Articles

  1. Ransomware Attack Results In Loss Of 8 Years’ Worth Of Evidence For Police Department
    2/6/2017

    Cockrell Hill PD lost video evidence and digital documents to a computer-generated attack. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  2. How To Help Small Businesses Protect Data
    2/3/2017

    You would think cyber criminals could get more out of hacking into the mainframe of a large organization but, these days, small businesses are the ones being targeted. By Rick Delgado, contributing writer

  3. House Bill Creates Energy Efficient Standards For Federal Data Centers
    2/2/2017

    New standards would require agencies to create efficient data center strategies. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  4. MSPs: Cybersecurity Shouldn't Be A Pain In The A$$ets
    2/1/2017

    At this point, MSPs know the big names in cybersecurity. You’re familiar with old-timers like Sophos, Symantec, Trend Micro, and McAfee—and you've probably heard of some of the newer players like Bromium, Cylance, and Sentinel One. The trouble is that every vendor out there uses the same buzzwords, such as “threat intelligence,” “next-gen”, “machine learning,” etc. So who’s telling the truth?

  5. Accessibility, Mobility Key Requirements For Business Intelligence Users
    2/1/2017

    Seventy percent of users consider mobile BI software "crucial" to their work. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  6. RSPA Inspire 2017 – Day 2 Recap
    1/31/2017

    Day 2 of RSPA’s Inspire continued the Roadside MBA educated that started the day before. Today, Scott Schaefer took the stage first and reinforced some of the lessons learned the previous day. One of my favorite nuggets from his session was concerned with increasing profitability. He said that every decision you make for your company should have some direct impact on profit (good or bad). If you decide to do something that doesn’t affect profit, you should question if you’re spending your time wisely.

  7. POS, Payment Processing, AIDC, And IP Video News
    1/31/2017

    Datacap Systems has completed US EMV level 3 certification with BluePay and released an EMV-capable version of NETePay available for download. NETePay for BluePay’s host-based processing platform provides Datacap and BluePay POS partners with the ability to deliver US EMV functionality via an evolving list of PIN Pads through a simple out-of-scope interface.

  8. Managed Services And Networking News
    1/31/2017

    Ingram Micro recently added IBM Connections to its Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace, an automated cloud services platform that allows resellers to purchase, provision, manage, and invoice cloud technology. Built on a single, open-cloud platform, IBM Connections is a digital business platform that offers collaboration tools designed to help companies increase productivity, augment decision-making, and become digital businesses.

  9. Majority Of Businesses Not Prepared For Ransomware
    1/31/2017

    Sixty-eight percent of respondents to a Vanson Bourne survey report their company to be “very vulnerable” or “vulnerable” to attack. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  10. RSPA Inspire 2017 – Day 1 Recap
    1/30/2017

    Day 1 of RSPA’s Inspire kicked off today at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort. While some might think an event like Inspire is an excuse to sneak in a vacation on the business dime, they’d be very wrong. Sure, the venue is gorgeous, but it only serves as a backdrop for the networking, education, and relationship building that takes place. In short, for the VARs, vendors, distributors, and yes, the sole media representative (me), Inspire is priceless. You can’t get this level of the aforementioned networking, education, and relationship-building with any other event. Over the course of the week, all attendees will learn a lot, laugh a lot, build memories, share life and business lessons, and establish or strengthen lasting relationships, if not friendships. Again, nowhere else.