According to IHS, information and communication technology downtime costs North American organizations $700 billion per year. The latest enhancements to Xirrus CommandCenter enable MSPs to incrementally scale operations, monitor customers, and respond immediately to minimize network downtime.
By listening to its customers’ business challenges and needs, this company quickly moved from startup to success and has good advice other channel companies can benefit from.
How does your line card compare with that of your peers? More importantly, where are the highest margins and most revenue?
Business Solutions magazine began as Business Electronics magazine in May 1986. In the 30 years since, the magazine and focus have undergone some significant changes. Originally, the magazine was dedicated to office automation dealers. Looking over those first few issues, you can’t help but smile at some of the topics.
In 2017, we see video surveillance continuing its growth trend for security, as well as for retail and traffic management applications and in support of the wider IoT trend. Industry analyst IHS projects video surveillance will capture nearly 6000 Petabytes of data in 2017, and by 2019 3.3 trillion hours of surveillance video will be captured daily.
Like most women who have been in the channel for many years, Theresa Caragol, Principal at TCC Consulting & AchieveUnite, began her career at the first link of the channel food chain and worked her way up. Her story is a familiar one for numerous women in the channel. This is the second of a four-part series; click here for part one.
It seems like everything is being automated nowadays — that’s just where technology is headed. Even so, businesses have a keen eye for any new automated tools that makes their jobs easier. By Rick Delgado, contributing writer
eMarketer predicts 37.5 million Americans will use proximity mobile payments this year — a 61.8 percent increase over 2015 — and total value of mobile payment transactions in the U.S. alone will grow 210 percent in the same period.
In thinking about the threat cybercrime presents to businesses, it is not a matter of if it will ever happen, it is a matter of when it will happen. If you don’t believe this, then consider the President of the United States created the Cybersecurity act of 2015 and the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) to direct the federal government to take action now to protect not only our government, but also the private sector and our personal lives from cybercrime. By David Nathans, director of security, SOCSoter
Chris Kossifos, Managing Member of CK Technology Group, took time recently to speak with Business Solutions Magazine about the benefits of deploying an open platform IP system.
Everyone is concerned with digital data security today, in one way or another. For every digital advancement, there seems to be a counter development to breach its security. The trust and etiquette that once governed the use of the old telephone party lines would serve us well today, but we cannot count on such protocol for today’s data and communication devices. Additional protection is needed.
Leading Construction Developer Combines Stratocast™ Cloud-Based Surveillance System with Solar Power to Economically Enhance Security and Operations across Multiple Sites.
Access control & video surveillance includes physical security technologies such as access control devices, IP video cameras, video management software (VMS), and video storage devices and systems.
Access control usually refers to a device or system that restricts access to a place or other resources based on individual credentials. Individuals allowed to access the place or resource verify their authorization through human monitoring (such as a guard), physical keys, electronic login information, biometric identification, electronic keys, or a combination of methods. In the physical security world, access control is used to restrict access by unauthorized personnel to a property, building, or a room.
IP video cameras (Internet protocol cameras or IP cameras) are a type of digital video camera often used for surveillance. They differ from analog closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras by being able to send and receive data over a computer network or via the Internet. There are two types of IP cameras, centralized and decentralized. Centralized require a central Network Video Recorder (NVR) while decentralized do not. Decentralized IP cameras have built-in recording functionality and store video locally on flash memory, network attached storage (NAS), or hard disk drives.
Video management software (VMS) is a component of a video surveillance solution which consists of cameras, network infrastructure, storage, and the VMS. Unlike analog cameras, IP cameras operate over a standard computer Ethernet network such as LAN, WAN, or the Internet. Because of this a computer on the network must have video management software installed in order to handle recording and other functionality for all the cameras on the network. Some systems load video management software onto the cameras themselves, letting the user access and control cameras with only a smartphone or tablet app.
Video storage can be done in multiple ways, either with direct attached storage or detached storage. Direct attached storage is the most common solution for small to medium-sized installations, where the computer running the video management software stores video directly to its hard drive. Detached storage can consist of either network attached storage (NAS) or a storage area network (SAN). A NAS system is a single devices directly connected to a LAN that provides storage to the entire network. A SAN is a specialized network designed for storage and connected to a server, providing user access through the server and offering high scalability.
For Business Solutions magazine readers who couldn’t attend Channel Transitions West on April 29, 2014 in Santa Ana, CA, Jake West, who manages Mercury’s business development team, shares in this video what he discussed with conference attendees, including finding recurring revenue streams for your business.
Todd Haugland, lead sales engineer for GFI MAX, discussed tools for managed services providers with conference attendees at Channel Transitions West on April 29, 2014 in Santa Ana, CA.
Michael Wong, systems engineer at F-Secure, summarizes what he discussed with conference attendees at Channel Transitions West on April 29, 2014 in Santa Ana, CA.
For Business Solutions magazine readers who couldn’t attend Channel Transitions West on April 29, 2014 in Santa Ana, CA, Doug Hall, business development director of AIM, the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility, shares on video what he discussed with attendees at the conference.