Millennials are taking charge of businesses everywhere, and your sales presentation needs to adapt to meet their expectations, especially when it comes to big data.
When you consider how today’s consumers purchase and listen to their favorite songs and albums, there is no denying that the world of music has been transformed over the last 20 years. Music is now more mobile, flexible and accessible than ever before. Have you ever thought about how that impacts the pro AV industry?
With Ingram Micro announcing the expansion of its Ecosystem of Cloud to include new cloud delivery platforms at Cloud Summit 2016, many channel partners were eager to learn more about the capabilities of each platform, including the Ingram Micro Cloud Store.
For years, security-industry experts have predicted that video surveillance would keep growing at a rapid pace, with many reports putting the global industry above the $70 billion mark by 2022—or earlier. Then, IHS Research found that surveillance growth had slowed in 2015, causing many value-added resellers (VARs) to wonder what is next for the technology.
Digital transformation is the latest buzz phrase sweeping through the IT market. According to the Altimeter Group, digital transformation represents “the realignment of, or new investment in, technology and business models to more effectively engage digital customers at every touchpoint in the customer experience lifecycle.”
It has been almost shocking how quickly computing tasks that were once handled exclusively at the hardware level have been made possible on the software level. For instance, only a few years ago, an enterprise data center could demand many physical servers. Now, thanks to advances in virtualization, the number of physical servers that an enterprise needs has been drastically reduced, and the benefits have been obvious. The amount of financial resources that businesses have to invest in physical servers has been drastically reduced, and so has the amount of office space that businesses have to dedicate to them.
Compared to EMV adoption in other parts of the world, companies in the United States have experienced significant bumps and bruises while transitioning to chip cards. That’s because of the complexity of the credit and debit card system here in the US.
According to a recent CIO magazine article, the global public cloud market will top $146 billion in 2017 and is growing at a 22 percent compound annual growth rate. That growth is being fueled by the largest cloud providers like Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and IBM. That growth is a harbinger of things to come as the Open Compute Project (OCP) transforms the data centers of these hyperscale providers.
Unified Comm & Collaboration
As business processes and needs evolve, applications are often improved and spread through an organization using business integration. Business process integration (BPI) is often implemented through an array of technologies that increase the flow and exchange of data betweent different applications, people, and business processes within, across, and beyond an organization. BPI gives organizations the opportunity to become more productive and efficient while still utilizing existing solution investments. Resellers can best assist customers with the integration of business applications, processes, and information internally or with partners, suppliers, and clients, as long as they have extensive knowledge and experience with applications, mobility, cloud solutions, data, Web services, service-oriented architecture and any other pertinent integration touch points.
Many SMB owners have a tendency to downplay the impact of IT downtime. They think it can only cost them the loss of a few hours of productivity, when in fact having systems go down can cause a lot more damage. Here are several risk factors they should take into account.
For large retail companies and big box retailers, the cybersecurity lessons of the past several years came at great cost: severe brand damage, millions of dollars in lost revenue and, in some cases, the jobs of several highly placed executives. But their losses are your retail customers’ gains. Now that retail cybersecurity is top of mind, make sure your customers in this space are taking the right steps to prevent costly security breaches.
You know that guy who walks around wearing a mullet and that girl whose cell phone still has an antenna? That’s a great metaphor for how a lot of businesses approach their IT security. In other words, some people are still trapped in the past and desperately in need of a makeover.
Previously, we talked about the exploding hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) market, which is poised to grow by $5 billion between 2012 and 2019.
Windows Server Migration
Over the past several years, Microsoft has been beating the drum, waving the flag, and blowing sirens in order to broadcast upgrading from Windows Server 2003. The advantages are numerous and so are the risks of continuing to operate this server release after July 14, 2015, especially now that we’re past the end-of-life-support deadline.
A meteor is streaking toward the earth at an unprecedented speed. NASA has pinpointed its trajectory, and there is a 100-percent chance that your customer’s office will be reduced to a steaming crater within 24 hours.