FEATURE ARTICLES

GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • Shoring Up Your Network And Security Policies: Least Privilege Models

    Why do so many businesses allow unfettered access to their networks? You’d be shocked by how often it happens. The truth is: your employees don’t need unrestricted access to all parts of our business. This is why the Principle of Least Privilege (POLP) is one of the most important, if overlooked, aspects of a data security plan.

  • 5 Ways To Improve Business Cyber-Resilience

    Cyber-security is a lot like military strategy. Both involve a battle of wills between adversaries that includes the use of force. It’s no wonder why cyber-security practices often borrow from military tactics.

  • Cloud Storage vs. Cloud Backup

    With more employees working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of people are trying to figure out how to protect the files they’re working on outside the office. Some are stuck between “cloud storage” services and “cloud backup.” While many confuse the two, there are important differences.

  • Healthcare Cyber Threats That Should Keep You Up At Night

    In my previous blog post, Why Healthcare Organizations are Easy Targets for Cybercrime, I discussed various reasons that hospitals and healthcare organizations make desirable and lucrative targets for hackers. In this second installment, I’ll go over how criminals are attacking these organizations, the methods they use, and also what needs to be done to begin to address this dangerous threat.

  • How To Help Your Clients Keep Up With Today’s Ever-Changing Operational Technologies

    Technology is constantly evolving, and your clients expect you to help them make sense of what is important and what is not. They also are looking to you to make sure these new technologies – and any future technologies – will integrate with their existing business platform. Are you up to the task?

VAR WHITE PAPERS

  • Carbonite Endpoint Encryption: An In-Depth Look At The Encryption Technology Behind Our Premium Endpoint Backup Solution

    As one of our core pillars, addressing the end-to-end security and privacy of data is a primary requirement of Carbonite Endpoint. By utilizing our automated key management and encryption technology in conjunction with our unique data deduplication, both efficiency of data deduplication and security of data can be accomplished. This document describes the end-to-end encryption process and encryption key life cycle management.

  • Smoke And Mirrors: Do AI And Machine Learning Make A Difference In Cybersecurity?

    Over the last several years, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) has maintained consistent growth among businesses. During our 2017 survey of IT decision makers in the United States and Japan, we discovered that approximately 74% of businesses in both regions were already using some form of AI or ML to protect their organizations from cyber threats. When we checked in with both regions at the end of 2018, 73% of respondents we surveyed reported they planned to use even more AI/ML tools in the following year. For this report, we surveyed 800 IT professionals with cybersecurity decision- making power across the US, UK, Japan, and Australia/New Zealand regions at the end of 2019, and discovered that 96% of respondents now use AI/ML tools in their cybersecurity programs.

  • Business Opportunities In Emerging Technologies: AI

    Members of CompTIA’s Emerging Technology Community annually produce a list of Top 10 Emerging Technologies that highlights the products and services that offer the most near-term business opportuni- ty for the IT channel and those working in the business of technology. 

FEATURED SUPPLIERS

  • CompTIA

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

  • 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

    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.

  • Shift4 Payments

    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.

  • 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.

INDUSTRY PARTNERS AND ASSOCIATIONS

ASCII CompTIA HTG Peer Groups Small Biz Thoughts
SMB TechFest 2112 Group RSPA Money 20/20
Shoptalk ASP Drone Dealer Expo Michael E Gerber Companies

 

VAR INSIGHTS CONTENT COLLECTIONS

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It’s never been harder to be a value added reseller than now. VARs operate on low margins, there are more distributors to choose from than you know what to do with, technology and pricing are constantly changing, and you need to regularly stay updated about the latest technology and the newest products in the market. VAR Insights has compiled an E-book to help you overcome these challenges. It's authored by business owners such as yourself and we're sure this guide will help you avoid some common mistakes.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

  • What You Need To Know About Edge Computing

    Brian L. Kelly manages the Network Architecture Research team as part of Panduit’s Corporate Research and Development department. The team develops Reference Architecture content for the Data Center, Enterprise, and Industrial Automation businesses. To date, Kelly has written well over 20 technical papers that have been published on the Panduit website, as well as partner websites such as Cisco, Juniper, and Rockwell Automation. Kelly took the time to speak with VAR Insights about all things Edge Computing.

  • Increase Revenue With Office 365 Backup

    Many IT service providers have moved, or are in the process of moving, their customers to Microsoft Office 365. Office 365 offers a variety of user benefits, including improved security, easier collaboration, increased mobility, and simplified pricing, among other things. It also offers benefits for service providers, such as ease of deployment and management, lower operating costs, and a foot in the door to other cloud services. 

  • Edge Compute Physical Infrastructure Considerations

    How is Edge compute defined? How does Edge Compute fit within your overall network design? How is Panduit doing it? What are some IoT applications? All that and more!

  • How To Protect Your MSP From Cyberattacks

    Managed Service Providers have been in the press a lot lately, and not in a good way. Cybercriminals have realized that the MSPs are a single point of entry into hundreds of poorly secured small and medium businesses (SMB’s), and come with fully functional remote access remote script execution to make their lives easier.

  • ASCII Insight: MSPs Share Their Thoughts On Cybersecurity

    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, the following ASCII member answered our questions about cybersecurity:

  • SkyTab Pay-at-the-Table Solution Demo

    SkyTab is a powerful mobile solution that is a true game-changer for the hospitality and foodservice industries. It combines state-of-the-art hardware with simple and intuitive software to deliver an exceptional experience for businesses and their guests. 

FEATURED PRODUCTS

  • Flip-Top Cash Drawer

    APG's Flip-Top Cash Drawer significantly reduces twisting and bending to access the drawer. it saves space, decreases transaction times and improves service, as the cashier need not turn away from the customer.

  • Webroot BrightCloud Threat Intelligence

    Fight Cyber Threats with the Power of Webroot Threat Intelligence.

  • Series 100 Cash Drawer

    Small in size, the APG Series 100 Cash Drawer does not compromise efficiency. It actually improves upon it because it increases the effectiveness of your workstation.

  • Carbonite Endpoint

    Carbonite Endpoint is a comprehensive, automatic backup solution for all your endpoint devices and the data that resides on them. Protecting data from human error, malware and theft becomes more complicated when protection is spread across wide geographic distances and complex network topologies.