General Computing Executive Commentary

  1. Clustering May Save Your Day, And Your Video Data
    1/6/2017

    Cluster computing is achieved by connecting a group of computers in a dedicated network so they can act like a single entity. By J.O.S. Svendsen, Corporate Communications Manager, Milestone Systems

  2. The Rise Of IT Efficiencies In Security Environments
    1/2/2017

    Never before have modern organizations been hungrier for data. Business leaders in a wide variety of market segments seek out information gleaned from network devices and systems to achieve more informed decision-making and make sense of what is occurring at any given time.

  3. 3 Technical Considerations For VARs Looking To Provide Hybrid-Cloud Services
    12/30/2016

    Companies are always looking to be on the cutting edge of technology and boast “the next big thing.” Right now, that means cloud computing. In particular, a lot of businesses want hybrid-cloud environments in their organization. According to Blue Coat, three of four enterprise companies are adding cloud-based solutions to supplement their on-premises web, data, and network security deployments.

  4. 3 Things A New Data Security Offering Should Do For Your Business
    12/29/2016

    For fellow MSPs, the technology solutions we choose to provide are the lifeblood of our business. Selecting the correct ones is often a make-or-break proposition, and this is perhaps particularly true when it comes to ensuring client data is secured as part of the service offering. By Terry Cole, Founder, Cole Informatics

  5. 3 Ways To Provide Effective Contact Center Solutions
    12/22/2016

    A new generation of IT personnel and contact center managers is coming to the forefront. Young, technologically-savvy professionals are taking leadership positions in the field, so it’s only natural many of these individuals focus on the concepts they were raised with: instant gratification, gratuitous rewards, and plug-and-play technologies.

  6. 3 Ways Cloud Computing Improves Manufacturing Business Agility
    12/20/2016

    The manufacturing industry has always been on a quest to reduce cost, increase productivity, and minimize waste. Over the years, business strategies that have attempted to achieve this trifecta of manufacturing goals have come and gone. The Lean concept was one of the first that helped companies successfully streamline operations. It was followed by Agile which, as its name suggests, went beyond reducing waste and increasing efficiency to add flexibility and versatility to manufacturing capabilities, helping companies not only run leaner and meaner, but with an increased agility to help them quickly respond to market changes and competitors.

  7. How The Cloud Killed The IT Guy
    12/15/2016

    The demise of the IT guy has been predicted for at least 10 years. The thought was as everything started moving to the cloud, there wasn’t going to be much left to do for the IT guy. After all, if all an IT guy did was babysit and maintain physical servers, and if those servers were migrated to the cloud; then why do you still need an IT guy?

  8. New Survey Shows Confusion And Urgency About Hybrid Cloud Storage, Opening Door To MSPs
    12/15/2016

    The IT landscape today is undergoing a rapid transformation, moving from a computer and automation-based economy, where success for organizations was often measured by the power of machines in a traditional data center, to an economy based on data processed and stored in the cloud.

  9. Cybersecurity Trends For 2017: Greater Threats, Greater Defense Tactics
    12/15/2016

    Things got serious for IT security in 2016. Sure, there were the usual attacks we’ve gotten used to seeing in the news, like distributed denial of service (DDoS) outages. By Fadi Albatal, senior vice president of marketing, Above Security

  10. Reinventing The Channel: 5 Top Emerging Trends
    12/13/2016

    While it has always been incumbent upon a manufacturer to keep pace with changes in technology to ensure success of its channel partners, the challenge to do so has never been greater. By Stephanie Dismore, Vice President & General Manager, U.S. Channels at HP Inc.