Pro AV solution providers often tell us that they’re looking for additional revenue streams. While we certainly recommend selling complementary technologies, there’s also a commonly overlooked opportunity closer to home—content creation and management.
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.
Whether we’re talking K–12 or higher education, past shootings and other threats have pushed the safety of our children to top of mind.
BYOD is becoming the norm in more and more companies, even in industries like healthcare and financial services that manage lots of sensitive data. While the ability to bring one’s own device to work certainly has advantages for employees, it does present challenges for organizations—especially with respect to network and data security.
Last year Juniper Research estimated that smartphone- and tablet-based mobile POS devices will account for 20% of all transactions by 2021—up from an expected 4% in 2016. Large and small retailers alike are adopting mobile POS solutions to better engage with customers and increase efficiencies. Whether supplementing traditional POS systems or replacing them, we’re eventually going to have a lot of mobile POS devices to manage, particularly when you add in mobile printers. For solution providers, this can present a huge challenge, but also a terrific opportunity.
The most popular requests from consumers interviewed for VR (virtual reality) content include lifestyle activities such as concerts and sports, according to Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
Unified Comm & Collaboration
Cloud-based UCC solutions have come a long way. They’re more affordable, more effective and, more importantly, more reliable than ever before. Much of the reliability and effectiveness has to do with improvements in the technologies and codecs, but credit also has to go to solution providers getting better at building and deploying the solutions. At Ingram Micro, we interact daily with successful solution providers and know firsthand what they’re doing to build good cloud UCC solutions.
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.
Research from Genpact found that the amount of data generated by retailers between 2010 and 2014 increased sevenfold. The digital revolution continues to grow at an exponential clip, and many of your customers would like to update their legacy infrastructures with a scalable cloud infrastructure and scale out data storage while lowering storage costs. However, big projects and customer budgets aren’t always in alignment.
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.