Technologies like virtualization, hyperconvergence and the software-defined data center are focused less on vendor-specific hardware requirements and more on offering managed services. Learn about 5 steps you can take to selling managed services in the data center.
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.
The terms “cloud” and “mobility” have become a part of nearly every IT conversation, regardless of application or market, thanks to the benefits both can provide in making solutions more powerful and effective. However, within the physical security market—in both access control and video surveillance—cloud and mobility have been slower to make an impact. Still, things are changing and improving.
BYOD is here to stay in hospitals and healthcare facilities nationwide. A study published two years ago in the Journal of Hospital Librarianship estimated that 85% of healthcare professionals now bring their own devices to work.
With the breakneck speed of tech innovation taking place in the POS and payment spaces, today’s news can quickly become a fleeting memory. It’s no surprise then that, for many solution providers, the EMV liability shift of Oct. 2015 is ancient history.
Unified Comm & Collaboration
There’s no denying that video and telephone conferencing have come a long way. In fact, there’s never been a better time to get involved. Audio and video are higher quality, connections are more stable and new features help improve business outcomes. Still, there are bound to be occasional technical glitches and human error that can negatively—and often humorously—impact conference calls. For example:
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.
At the recent Fall ONE in Las Vegas, Symantec—a leading information protection corporation—showcased its latest security solution: Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 (SEP 14). With attackers employing more sophisticated attacks, your customers need solutions that evolve to keep their information secure. SEP 14 protects your customers’ endpoints across operating systems and platforms, all from a single management console. Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud (SEP Cloud) is a cloud-based security as a service that keeps your clients protected with an affordable pay-as-you-go model and no additional infrastructure investments.
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.
As the next billion devices are getting ready to come online (i.e., IoT), a quick look at the security landscape doesn’t look promising:
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.