LEADERSHIP LESSONS

  • Private wireless networking is gaining ground in the U.S., and rapidly so, too. The closing of the CBRS auctions in 2020 has seen more enterprises across the U.S. look to unlock the inherent benefits of owning and operating their own networks – better connectivity, improved control, greater reliability, improved security, and perhaps most importantly, greater cost efficiency. While few doubt the vast potential of what private networks can provide, most enterprises will require support and encouragement from the supporting ecosystem to move from concept to deployment.

  • 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.

WHITE PAPERS

  • Why Security Awareness Training Is An Essential Part Of Your Security Strategy

    Every year, millions of people fall victim to cybercrime. Hackers and criminals prey on their victims using a wide variety of elaborate techniques such as phishing emails, ransomware attacks, and phony web pages, among others. In fact, scams that have plagued society for centuries only continue to grow in size, sophistication, and complexity. For instance, the well-known Nigerian email hoax has roots from a common “Spanish Prisoner” scam that dates back more than 100 years. In this type of primitive “advanced fee scam,” the fraudster requests cash in return for a large commission which, of course, is never delivered.

CASE STUDIES

  • Restaurant POS Can Handle Wave Of Crowds At Jersey Shore

    Hurricane Sandy. Lightning storms. Flooding. These are the punches that Mother Nature has dealt restaurant managers at the Jersey shore in recent years. Also a challenge for these managers is running a business during the busy summer months. Everything, especially the point of sale system, has to be up and running at top performance during these peak times.

FEATURED SUPPLIERS

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

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

     

  • 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.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

  • Carbonite Availability enables IT organizations to maintain the highest availability of their Windows and Linux servers. Continuous, byte-level replication maintains a secondary copy without taxing the primary system or network bandwidth.

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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