Data center design continues to evolve with the adoption of new technology, and the technology that has had the biggest impact on data center requirements in the past five years has to be cloud computing. Rather than reinforcing firewalls to keep out intruders, IT managers are more focused on creating virtualized infrastructures that integrate cloud and remote resources into a single, secure system. The evolution of the data center requires the IT department to look beyond the network that is within its immediate control to securely integrate external systems and applications.
Believe it or not, there’s a big opportunity to earn recurring revenue from small and midsized local hotel customers who need digital signage solutions.
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.
An audit is an important first step in any new physical security job. It can also be a powerful tool to assess security at an existing customer’s facility, especially as new threats emerge and technology evolves.
Document imaging technology has been on the market for more than 20 years now. However, most experts believe the imaging market, especially for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), still offers a ton of opportunity. That’s because the technology is not only becoming more vital to stay competitive, but it’s also becoming more accessible.
The managed services market is continuing to grow and, along with it, the expectation that solution providers take the next step and handle services remotely themselves rather than deploying a project and handing the keys over to the enterprise. The proof is in the numbers, with the market for managed services speculated to grow from $145.33 billion in 2016 to $242.45 billion in 2021.
According to the recent comprehensive Disaster Recovery as a Service Attitudes & Adoption Report, 80 percent of the ActualTech Media enterprise survey respondents continue to use yesterday’s technology for disaster recovery or do not leverage the cloud. This poses both an opportunity as well as a challenge for value-added resellers (VARs) and managed services providers (MSPs) that provide cloud services in terms of delivering the right corporate data backup solutions for their clients. The opportunity of delivering solutions and services cannot be met unless they fully understand what to look for in data backup vendors.
Unified Comm & Collaboration
Video conferencing has come a long way as a valuable business tool and will continue to evolve significantly in the future. With the rapid development of technology, more and more companies are choosing video conferencing as a favored tool for employees to conduct their daily communications with colleagues, customers, and partners in a convenient and effective way. Like all technologies, video conferencing has its advantages and disadvantages. We have discussed at great length the advantages of video conferencing for enhanced productivity, to improve remote collaboration, to help build relationships, and to get a better understanding of the way people are communicating, but what are some of the challenges related to video-conferencing technology? And in the end, is video conferencing a worthwhile investment? Let’s take a look:
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.
One of the primary appeals IT professionals like about the cloud is the ability to procure, configure and implement compute, storage and networking resources so quickly.
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.