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How Large Health Orgs Are Finding Success With Lean IT Shops
How Large Health Orgs Are Finding Success With Lean IT Shops

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) represents a union of patients and doctors, physicians and researchers, care and cures in the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for patients.

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EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

  • What The Finance Industry Has To Offer Software Developers
    What The Finance Industry Has To Offer Software Developers

    Software developers face a tough decision when choosing a career path. With technology growing in influence, developers’ services are needed now more than ever, meaning a large number of industries are on the hunt for the right people to fill crucial roles within companies.

  • Riding The On-Premises-as-a-Service Wave
    Riding The On-Premises-as-a-Service Wave

    Six ways service providers can better align their business model with today’s most in-demand data storage option.

  • Security: Why It’s Needed Now More Than Ever
    Security: Why It’s Needed Now More Than Ever

    Security is top of mind of most people in the channel today, driven by a climate of political unrest and constant change in technology, science, and worldwide relations. What constitutes security can vary based on the situation, the individual, or the enterprise, but what is continually relevant is the need to foster a realistic sense of security and a plan of action.

  • 3 Ways Data Improves Customer Satisfaction
    3 Ways Data Improves Customer Satisfaction

    As most MSPs can attest to, building and maintaining a successful business means establishing your expertise and authority as a business partner. Doing that involves constantly showing the customer the value of the services you provide, communicating with them on a regular basis about the health of their IT assets, and not being afraid to have difficult conversations when they are warranted.

  • Cybersecurity And The IoT: From Incident Response To Continuous Response
    Cybersecurity And The IoT: From Incident Response To Continuous Response

    There’s no doubt the Internet of Things (IoT) will eventually take over the digital universe. By 2020, IDC predicts there will be more than 210 billion connected devices available, with at least 30 billion actively communicating online. Sensors are expected to number in the trillions within the decade.

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WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • Choosing The Right Wireless Intrusion And Prevention Policies
    Choosing The Right Wireless Intrusion And Prevention Policies

    The need for delivering quality wireless services in hospitality venues like hotels and big convention centers has been increasing. The availability and quality of Wi-Fi service is one of the most mportant factors for business travelers, event organizers, and holidaymakers when making their decisions about hotel booking. Some hoteliers offer free Wi-Fi hotspots in order to attract guests and differentiate their services, while others charge fees for Wi-Fi services.

  • Is Your Wireless Network Industrial Strength?

    Five Crucial Questions to Ask and Answer as You Prepare Your Industrial Environments to Take Full Advantage of Today’s Rapidly Expanding Wireless Communications Opportunities.

  • Making The Case For Security Cameras In Schools And Colleges

    Cameras in classrooms can deter violence, theft, and bullying—and help police respond to unfolding incidents. At the same time, their presence raises questions about privacy, the nature of learning spaces, and intellectual freedom. eCampus News looks at what it takes to secure classrooms while preserving an institution's primary mission of education.

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MANAGED SERVICES INDUSTRY EVENTS

SYNNEX Spring VARNEX April 10-15 Dallas
Ingram Cloud Summit April 11-13 Phoenix
ASCII Success Summit April 17-18 Milwaukee, WI
SMB TechFest Q2 April 21-22 Anaheim, CA
Q2 HTG Peer Group Meetings – North America May 2-6 Dallas, TX
Q2 HTG Peer Group Meetings – Europe May 16-20 Dublin, Ireland, IE
Q2 HTG Peer Group Meetings – Australia/New Zealand May 23-27 Sydney, NSW, Australia
ASCII Success Summit May 25-26 Linthicum, Maryland
Channel Transitions June 2 Philadelphia
ASCII Success Summit June 22-23 Miami Beach, Florida
SMB TechFest Q3 July 21-22 Anaheim, CA
Q3 HTG Peer Group Meetings – Europe July 25-29 Aberdeen, Scotland, GB
Q3 HTG Peer Group Meetings – North America August 1-5 Denver, CO
ASCII Success Summit August 17-18 East Brunswick, New Jersey
Q3 HTG Peer Group Meetings – Australia/New Zealand August 22-25 Queenstown, New Zealand
Channel Transitions September 14 Boston
ASCII Success Summit September 22 Toronto, ON
ASCII Success Summit September 28-29 Columbus, Ohio
ISV IQ Live! East October 6 Philadelphia
ASCII Success Summit October 13-14 Newport, Rhode Island
ASCII Cup Party October 14 Newport, Rhode Island
SMB Tech Fest Q4 October 20-21 Anaheim, CA
Q4 HTG Peer Group Meetings October 31 - November 5 Championsgate, FL

ABOUT NETWORKING

Networking refers to the range of hardware, software, processes, regulations, and protocols that make up computer and other networks. A network is a telecommunications system that allows connected devices to exchange data via cables or wirelessly (Wi-Fi). Networks provide shared access to systems, services, applications, and devices such as the World Wide Web, servers, printers, storage devices, email, messaging, and many more.

Security on networks is controlled by a network administrator through a set of provisions and policies that prevent unauthorized access to the network and network-accessible resources. Access to secured networks requires authentication usually via username and password (one-factor authentication), but can be augmented to include additional steps based on something a user 'has' such as generating a code via a security token, card, or mobile phone (two-factor authentication), and further augmented to include something a user 'is' such as a retinal or fingerprint scan. Firewalls enforce access policies on the network and anti-virus software or intrusion prevention systems (IPS) help to detect and inhibit malware and other potential threats.

Networks can be connected by electrical cable, radio waves, and optical fiber which are defined as layers 1 (physical layer) and 2 (data link layer) in the OSI model. Types of wired technologies include twisted pair wire, coaxial cable, ITU-T G.hn, and optical fiber. Wireless technologies include terrestrial microwave, satellite, cellular and PCS, radio and spread spectrum, and infrared. The basic hardware components of a network include network interface controllers (NIC), repeaters and hubs, network bridges, network switches, routers, and firewalls.

Ethernet is the most widely-adopted and used family of communications media used in local area networks (LAN), encompassing both wired and wireless network communications. IEEE 802 defines the standards and protocols that enable networked device communications. Networks can be classified by physical capacity or purpose such as personal area networks (PAN), local area network (LAN), storage area network (SAN), wide area network (WAN), virtual private network (VPN), and others.

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