The dizzying pace of technological evolution brings a number of risks for enterprise IT decision makers. Navigating this perilous landscape requires a deft hand, and no area seems to provide more dangerous and paradigm-shifting disruption than mobile technology. The “big bang” of mobile technology – the 2007 launch of the iPhone – transformed an otherwise unremarkable tool into a consumer-led phenomenon that has altered how we live daily life in scarcely over a decade.
- Why We Must Leave Windows 7 Behind
- The Importance Of Business Partnerships And Alliances
- 2020 Predictions: What's Next For The Enterprise Technology Channel
- Managing Subcontracted Workers In Your MSP
- Top 3 CEO Reflections On Software 2019/2020
- Exploring The Advantages Of Video Conferencing In Your UC Strategy
- Why Organizations Must Invest In Digitizing The Sales Process
Foresight Is 2020: Predictions For The Coming Year
January brings with it new hope and new energy, but before you chart a course for the year, it’s always good to see which way the winds are blowing.
How To: Naming Conventions For Documentation
Consistent naming conventions are crucial to getting the most out of your documentation. With strong naming conventions, you’ll be able to find documents efficiently, avoid creating duplicate documents, and easily understand the contents of a document without having to click into it. It’s important to get naming conventions correct early on to avoid having to go back and update a bunch of documents later. Remember, naming conventions are all about utility; once the system is learned, anybody should be able to interpret the document name accurately.
How To Develop A Team That Can Self Serve
When your team is operating like a finely-tuned machine, with little intervention on your part, you’re positioned for growth. Your leadership team - from the CEO down to the senior techs - have more time to focus on growth activities when the rest of the team is running itself. But it’s easier to say than to do, so let’s go over a few pointers on how to get your team to a point where they self-serve.
Top Metrics For MSPs In 2020
The New Year is arguably an arbitrary dividing point for making personal resolutions, but for a business whose financial year ends and begins at this point, there’s a strong rationale for setting goals and implementing positive changes. Accurate year-over-year business performance comparison is then possible, giving an apples-to-apples look at whether the changes you made for 2020 worked for you. I can’t tell you what your business goals for the New Year should be, but what I can do is highlight some useful metrics that will help pinpoint problem areas and measure improvement. Here they are, logically categorized, and offered for your benefit.
Cybersecurity Predictions For 2020: What Our Experts Have To Say
As the year draws to a close, the cybersecurity analysts at Webroot and Carbonite pull out their crystal balls to make their predictions for the year ahead. Our experts predict many of the trends they’ve been tracking throughout the year—well-researched attacks, RDP compromise, and the importance of user education—will continue into the New Year. But they’ll be affected by new industry developments such as impending privacy regulations, AI-enabled attacks, and attacks targeting developing nations.
VAR WHITE PAPERS
Simplified 400-Gbps Cabling Deployment Solutions With Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches
With the ever-expanding bandwidth needs that virtualization and cloud technologies have applied to the data center network, staying ahead of the curve is extremely important to maintain a competitive advantage. This document introduces products from Cisco and Panduit that address the associated needs. This document also maps the logical designs to the physical layout and displays those products deployed within the data center network.
IT Industry Outlook 2020
It's time for the industry to take the next step. There are tremendous benefits available through technology for both business and society, but there are major questions around safety, privacy, sustainability, and trust. The answers to these questions come from combining technical expertise with social awareness. By embracing responsibility for all the changes innovation can bring, the tech industry can be responsible for driving future progress.
Impact Of Cabinet Color On Data Center Lighting
The data center industry is experiencing an increase in the number of businesses deploying equipment cabinets in colors other than the traditional black, with white being the most common choice. Typical reasons for this change in color preference are improved aesthetics, workspace lighting effectiveness, and cost savings due to decreased lighting requirements. To determine the impact of cabinet color choice on lighting effectiveness and the potential cost savings, the Panduit Corporate Research & Development team conducted a series of computer simulations.
Webroot delivers intelligent cybersecurity for endpoint, mobile and web to channel partners, consumers, businesses, and enterprises worldwide. Powered by its BrightCloud® collective threat intelligence network, Webroot protects the internet of everything. Our cloud-based threat detection, high performance, lightweight agents, and single, web-based point of control have changed the way businesses think about protecting mobile devices, PCs and servers. Named a ‘Visionary’ in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Webroot’s smarter approach to security is why companies including Cisco, F5 Networks, GateProtect, HP, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Proofpoint, RSA and others choose our solutions for advanced threat protection for their security products and services.
The ASCII Group
The ASCII Group is a vibrant community of independent MSPs, VARS and solution providers in North America. The organization offers members leveraged purchasing programs, education and training, knowledge sharing among peers, discounts on business services, and more. Founded in 1984 by Alan Weinberger, ASCII is the oldest and largest group of independent IT solution providers, integrators and VARS in the world.
Panduit is a world leader that engineers flexible, end-to-end electrical and network connectivity physical infrastructure solutions that help businesses stay connected in a global world. Our high-performance products improve productivity and offer a lower total cost of ownership to create a competitive business advantage.
Taylor Business Group
Taylor Business Group is an executive coaching and peer group firm that focuses on IT Solution Providers and Copier Dealers. Founded in 2001, Taylor has brought efficiencies and higher profits to IT Solution Providers through a focused effort in delivering best practices to the Service Provider and Copier Dealer's service, sales and administrative functions.
APG Cash Drawer, LLC
For more than 30 years, APG Cash Drawer has been designing and delivering cash drawers with a variety of size, color, interface, and integration options. An APG cash drawer will provide years of smooth, trouble free service with virtually no downtime, no service required, and no headaches. Our cash drawers are so well constructed and so reliable that our customers install them and forget them - even in the most demanding environments.
Shift4 Payments is a leading national provider of touch-screen point of sale (POS) systems and payment processing services. As pioneers of the “as a service” model, Shift4 Payments offers an unprecedented “free” POS program that allows the company’s sales partners to offer a full-featured POS system with no up-front costs.
VAR INSIGHTS CONTENT COLLECTIONS
So, you want to start an MSP? Learn about the dying case for hourly billing, technological considerations when transitioning from VAR to MSP, and how to play the long game in this free collection of articles.
Future-Proof Your Fiber Infrastructure
Increasing traffic within data centers requires fiber optic link bandwidth capacity to keep expanding over time. But how do you avoid repeat rip-and-replace upgrades?
How To Get MORE Word Of Mouth Referrals
Discover how caring about your clients and contacts can be a powerful marketing weapon. Learn more about the four pillars of word of mouth strategy: over delivery; listening; surprise; and non-self-serving acts.
Lockdown Lessons 3: Closing Security Gaps
We can all agree: it’s the nature of technology to advance. Cybercrime is no exception to this rule, and neither are the tools we use to stop attacks. But you’d be surprised how much a business can accomplish in terms of their own security simply by keeping existing systems up to date and using technology to their best advantage. For instance, just staying on top of patches and disabling unnecessary services that may be on by default can go a long way toward closing security gaps.
Lockdown Lessons Episode 3: Closing Security Gaps
From regular patches to disabling RDP, there are lots of simple steps you can take to lock down your security strategy. Watch our Lockdown Lessons videos to see what crucial measures you may be missing.
Lockdown Lessons 2: Shoring Up Your Network
Ultimately, every business wants to do what they can to best serve their clients and customers. They also want to grow successfully, increase profits, and create lasting relationships for long-term recurring revenue. But in today’s cyber- climate, if you don’t have a good security setup, the chances you’ll get breached get higher every day. That means all the customers who trust you will have their confidence shaken—no matter how good your products or services are.
Lockdown Lessons Episode 2: Reinforcing Your Network
In today’s cyber-climate, if you don’t have a good security setup, the chances you’ll get breached get higher every day. And if you do get breached, the customers who trust you will have their confidence shaken. The damage to that trust relationship could really cost you—no matter how good your products or services are.
SMARTtill™ Cash Management Solution
ACHIEVE CASH HANDLING EXCELLENCE
The SMARTtill® Solution is a new revolution in cash management, enabling retailers to reduce cash losses, reduce the cost of cash handling, and improve in-store productivity.
Business Improvement Peer Groups
Business Improvement Groups (or BIGs) consist of 10-12 non-competing members. The group will become a close network of advisors that you can call upon when you have any business issue facing you that you would like input from outside the company. Every member signs a non-disclosure agreement, so whatever is said or presented stays within the group.
Series 4000 Cash Drawer
Exceeding customer and industry expectations, the Series 4000 is the ultimate heavy-duty cash drawer. Unmatched durability along with flexible storage space, and various sizing, color and customized options, these features make the Series 4000 another reason for APG’s reputation as the preferred choice.
Vasario Series Cash Drawer
The APG Vasario Series is the cost-effective choice that doesn't sacrifice quality or dependability.