I recently had the opportunity to attend a Business Solutions Magazine-sponsored conference for ISVs, VARs, and MSPs. By Adam Hark, Co-Founder, Preston Todd Advisors
Want to provide your clients with a solution that can help them protect their most valuable investment — their sensitive data — while generating a major new revenue stream? Read on. By Gary Watson, Vice President Technical Engagement, Nexsan
The cyber security threat to small and medium businesses is growing at an alarming pace. By Austin Justice, Vice President, Justice IT Consulting and ASCII Group Member Since 2015
We can’t help but get numb to the number of security attacks in the news over the past few months with Large Enterprises making for a particularly attractive target. However, you’re just as vulnerable and more likely to get hit when you’re a small business. By Mauricio Bayon, president, Bayon Technologies Group and ASCII Group Member Since 2016
Merchants across the U.S. have gone through the expense and pains of adopting EMV, expecting it to be the one-stop solution to fraud. As the majority of merchants are implementing EMV, fraudsters are looking for any points of entry. Unfortunately, even EMV has its vulnerabilities.
No longer an isolated, occasional event, technology deployment occurs almost continuously now, and retailers should be thinking about changing the way they plan, budget, manage, and support deployment cycles in this new world.
Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have been growing in popularity among consumers and are currently poised for explosive growth in the retail industry. By Shaun Kirby, Chief Technology Officer for Rapid Prototyping, Cisco
Historically, software development projects would spend considerable time gathering tedious amounts of requirements from a group of business leaders before the developers write a line of code. In this process, months can pass by before any tangible results begin to form. However, Agile was created to solve this problem. Agile helps to organize your development into smaller components so that developers can start writing code right away. Agile is effective because the business receives real and tangible results very early in the process. Because of its benefits, Agile enables the developer to meet timelines and expectations; therefore, we learned how to do it really well.
Managed Service Providers (MSPs) have long served as their customers’ IT security experts. Small- and medium-sized businesses typically do not have the IT expertise or resources in-house, and so rely on their MSPs to provide the high level of IT support they could not create on their own. As the security landscape evolves and becomes more complex, MSPs also find themselves managing multiple vendors for different product areas, from endpoint security, email, disk encryption, network and mobile security, and wireless capabilities.
In advance of Apple’s upcoming press conference on September 7th, it’s a good time to take a look at recent announcements the company has made that are directly impacting the enterprise. Apple has been making clear and vocal shifts to increase its enterprise business over the past two years. The company now has partnerships with major enterprise players, including IBM (July 2014), Cisco (September 2015), and now SAP (May 2016). Not only do these partnerships strengthen Apple’s enterprise position, they also give the company access to hundreds of millions of potential enterprise customers.