Hackers and small businesses share one thing: they rely on email. Todays’ cybercriminals are organized and business-minded. They make investments and they expect returns. Some invest in big targets, such as Home Depot and Anthem. Others invest in massive attacks, such as ransomware and botnets.
These days, making inroads in the cloud is imperative for all channel firms. With the Software as a Service (SaaS) market projected to exceed $112.8 billion by 2019, channel providers need to strategically adapt in order to remain competitive in a market increasingly dominated by the SaaS model.
You cannot claim to be a solutions provider unless you offer all of the obvious necessities to your potential business clients. Part of your role as a managed IT services provider is to help each client find the best solution(s) for their business — solutions that will save them time, save them money, and help them meet desired business outcomes, such as increased profitability, optimized employee productivity, and a more streamlined technology spend.
A common question asked during a job interview is whether or not the employee has an opportunity to work remotely. Not only does it benefit the employee by saving commute time, the employer benefits as there is no additional overhead or potential distraction by other employees in the office. The trend is common and software tools make it easy, but it’s possible there are too many software tools providing such services, thereby raising the level of concern for data security amongst IT professionals.
When a new wall goes up, criminals will always search for a door in or a way around. It’s in their nature, and it’s ultimately what fuels them. This is the transition we are witnessing in the cybersecurity space today.
Ransomware has become a lucrative business for hackers operating worldwide with the river of money flowing into their coffers fueling a cyber security arms race — good versus criminal — and putting you squarely in the crosshairs.
Valuations for ISV platforms with payments integration, and payments processing companies which have vertically integrated high margin, high growth software platforms with measurable EBITDA contribution, are on the rise. The level of M&A activity for both is striking.
The Process Bulldog is a lynchpin role at the heart of a healthy process culture. This role is the connection layer of your process governance structure —linking the vision of the leadership team with the creativity of the process owners and participants, the people who are involved in process challenges every day. Every organization needs one.
In the world of cybercrime where hackers are generally one step ahead of everybody else, good security practices can literally be the difference between protecting critical computer data and exposing the personal and confidential information of school staff, students, parents, and third-party contractors.
From intense policy and political debate in the U.S. to the effects of recent votes in Europe and rising debt levels in China, the path to going global for the channel has never seemed so lucrative. As someone with more than 15 years international experience, edgy resellers and IT service providers have been asking what one piece of advice I would offer to help in their global strategies. And, while this insight is focused on the IT channel, I believe these guidelines are applicable across multiple industries. So here it is: stay the course.