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  1. 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.

  2. What Do APIs Mean To Your Business?
    12/19/2016

    Ensuring your IT systems work together seamlessly is a must-have for business owners who want to thrive in 2017. The world of Big Data and analytics will get a huge boost from open Application Programming Interface (APIs). So what exactly are APIs, why are businesses motivated to create APIs, and what is the future outlook? In this blog, we will evaluate APIs, their value to businesses of all sizes, API maturation, and deployment factors.

  3. 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.

  4. Protect Your Clients From Holiday Hacking
    12/8/2016

    Now that the holiday season has arrived, the shopping frenzy has begun with retailers offering not-to-be-missed deals shoppers searching online — both at home and on their work devices — for the best deals. But it’s not only consumers gearing up for the buying season. Cybercriminals are entering their busiest time of year, preying on people’s rush to snap up holiday savings anywhere they can.

  5. The Definitive Office 365 Sales Guide
    12/7/2016

    What differentiates a good sales person from a bad one is often the ability to ask good questions and really listen to the answers. In fact, almost 50% of your sales effort should be put in understanding the business needs of your potential clients. Once you understand the business reality as well as the processes, problems, challenges, and goals, the sales part is quite easy.

  6. How To Profit From Selling Office 365
    12/7/2016

    The IT landscape has shifted a lot in recent years. No one would argue that Office 365 is one of the hottest products to hit the cloud market in a long time. There is definitely a great opportunity for Managed Service Providers to teach SMBs about the potential of Office 365 and the new benefits it has to offer.

  7. 4 Cloud-Based Services Every MSP Should Offer
    12/5/2016

    It's no secret cloud-based services are in abundance right now. As an MSP, there are certain services that you must have in your arsenal to offer to your clients. By Stanley Louissaint, president, Fluid Designs Inc. and ASCII Group member since 2014

  8. 5 Ransomware Prevention Tactics Your Customers Need To Know
    12/1/2016

    As your customers begin to wind up 2016 and plan ahead, one variable we know will continue into the New Year is the increasing frequency of ransomware attacks. An industry statistic from the Herjavec Group estimates ransomware costs will reach a startling $1 billion for 2016.

  9. Cloud-Managed Networking Devices Deliver Over 90% Operational Cost Savings At Redding School District
    11/23/2016

    Redding School District is one of several school districts in Redding, California. Comprised of six elementary schools and one middle school, Redding SD covers a large portion of the west side of Redding.

  10. How To Keep Your Customers Protected From Constantly Changing Ransomware
    11/18/2016

    If you’re old enough to remember 1989, you might recall two key events: the Berlin Wall came down, and the first ransomware attack appeared on the scene. This was the AIDs Trojan horse, which, upon installation, encrypted users’ files and demanded $189 be sent to a post office box in Panama to “renew the license.”