With the end of the year quickly approaching, the time has come to reflect on the trends and opportunities that have emerged in the past 12 months and look ahead to what can be expected in the in the coming year.
The manufacturing industry has always been on a quest to reduce cost, increase productivity, and minimize waste. Over the years, business strategies that have attempted to achieve this trifecta of manufacturing goals have come and gone. The Lean concept was one of the first that helped companies successfully streamline operations. It was followed by Agile which, as its name suggests, went beyond reducing waste and increasing efficiency to add flexibility and versatility to manufacturing capabilities, helping companies not only run leaner and meaner, but with an increased agility to help them quickly respond to market changes and competitors.
When you think of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), there are a plethora of metrics you can monitor within your MSP practice. In my experience as an MSP, and also as a consultant to other MSPs, I have found the following work well...
The demise of the IT guy has been predicted for at least 10 years. The thought was as everything started moving to the cloud, there wasn’t going to be much left to do for the IT guy. After all, if all an IT guy did was babysit and maintain physical servers, and if those servers were migrated to the cloud; then why do you still need an IT guy?
The IT landscape today is undergoing a rapid transformation, moving from a computer and automation-based economy, where success for organizations was often measured by the power of machines in a traditional data center, to an economy based on data processed and stored in the cloud.
Offering a warm, honest bedside manner has always been a priority for quality medical professionals. By Alaaeldin El-Nattar, COO, Rivet Logic
While it has always been incumbent upon a manufacturer to keep pace with changes in technology to ensure success of its channel partners, the challenge to do so has never been greater. By Stephanie Dismore, Vice President & General Manager, U.S. Channels at HP Inc.
Today, it’s fashionable to be called detection and leave behind the vestiges of a security model built entirely around prevention. By Jason Matlof, Executive Vice President, LightCyber
Today, companies in all sectors have a massive demand for data. To succeed, they must be able to take in a large amount of data and process it in real-time with no room for delays, lags, or hiccups. As the demand for efficiency and fast processing times has risen, companies around the world have been forced to move beyond the relational databases of yesteryear and into new, more capable data processing methods.
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.