LEADERSHIP LESSONS

  • With large companies like Google, Microsoft, and Facebook building more of their own data centers annually, it's natural that they want to design their facilities to handle any and all possible storage or compute needs they might have. But the different tasks a modern data center is expected to perform for an enterprise vary widely and require vastly different resources. In addition, the increase in complex cyber threats also makes it increasingly important that the data center can secure sensitive information over the long haul.

  • What does it mean to be an intentional leader? Many people assume it is synonymous with being assertive or decisive. In fact, intentionality is different, though related. It is a directedness toward something. In leadership, intentionality is a sustained focus on a goal or initiative, one that has purpose and meaning for the enterprise. People experience an intentional leader as deliberate. They have a plan. It is clear. Everybody understands. The leaders know what they’re doing and why.

  • In our ongoing quest to provide you with the best business advice possible, we’ve partnered with The ASCII Group and their members who are going to share their thoughts on timely topics or best business practices. In this article, six ASCII members answered our questions about how to keep employees happy, as well as how to help them manage the stress that comes with the job.

WHITE PAPERS

  • The HR Manager’s Guide To Hiring IT Pros

    Over the past decade, there have been dramatic changes in the use of technology within businesses. For many years, technology was primarily a tactical endeavor, with IT infrastructure and applications supporting the main activities of the organization. Now, technology has strategic importance, with companies being more proactive in leveraging technology to meet business objectives. This has a significant impact in the way that companies view technology investments and hiring.

CASE STUDIES

  • Future Proofing A Data Center To Support Technology Demands

    Calzedonia SpA’s retail business relies heavily upon the integrity, security, and consistent operations of its network infrastructure to manage and replenish inventory, take customer orders, and deliver products to its customers in an efficient manner. As a result of rapid growth, Calzedonia SpA’s business operations outgrew the capabilities of its main data center and needed to accommodate expanding business initiatives. Infrastructure vulnerabilities such as operational and energy inefficiencies, lack of available space, and high operational costs within its IT systems were having a significant impact on Calzedonia SpA’s future growth plans.

FEATURED SUPPLIERS

  • 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.

  • Carbonite is a leading, single-source provider for comprehensive data protection for all the different types of data and systems in today’s IT environments. Carbonite’s complete Data Protection Platform includes advanced solutions for ensuring the integrity, survivability and accessibility of data for businesses of all sizes and in any industry. 

  • CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • RSPA stands for Retail Solutions Providers Association. We are the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry.  

     

FEATURED PRODUCTS

  • 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.

EBOOKS

  • Buyer's Guide: Endpoint Protection

    Key features to look for in an endpoint backup solution.

  • 7 Elements Of A Successful Cannabis VAR

    When entering an emerging vertical, VARs expect to encounter a unique set of complexities, nuances, and obstacles. That’s especially true in the cannabis market because laws, regulations, supply chains, and business models differ from state-to-state, and a technology misstep can cost a dispensary owner their license.

  • We Finally Got Businesses To Talk About Their Run-ins With Ransomware. Here’s What They Said.

    Many businesses are hesitant to talk about their experiences with ransomware. It can be uncomfortable to cop being hit. Whether it’s shame at not doing more to prevent it, the risk of additional bad publicity from discussing it or some other reason, companies tend to be tight-lipped about these types of breaches.

  • Lockdown Lessons: Cyber Resilience Starts Here

    They say the best defense is a good offense, but in cybersecurity we often say the best defense is prevention. Yet, as cybercriminals continue to innovate and refine their methods, the truth is complete prevention of attacks may never be fully possible. Despite efforts by organizations to layer up their cyber defenses, attackers are innovating and automating in new and unpredictable ways, forcing business leaders to shift focus from prevention to response and recovery. 

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