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.

Which Habits Make for a Successful Managed Services Provider?

Let's explore the habits that make a successful managed services provider.
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Cloud computing is no longer the new kid on the block, and the technology has continued to display its advantages—and its savings—to both enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses. Cloud storage and cloud-based solutions have become go-to offerings in solution-provider portfolios. But despite their being nearly everywhere, cloud solutions and the relationships surrounding them can still cause confusion and, if they’re not managed correctly, can lead to regrettable misunderstandings, if not outright horror stories.

The 3 Questions Cloud Computing Vendors Need to Address

Here are three questions that reliable cloud computing vendors should be able to address for their clients.
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Today’s video surveillance technology is growing more complex every day. For value-added resellers that work with these systems, a successful project might require weeks or even months of planning and installation work.

8 Considerations for Adding Video Surveillance to a Physical Security Plan

Count down eight top considerations for adding video surveillance to a physical security plan.
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The healthcare industry can be a challenging market for selling video surveillance technology. Hospitals, health clinics, and doctor’s offices must carefully balance the need for physical and cyber security with concerns over patient privacy, federal and state regulations, and other constraints.

3 Video Surveillance Software Needs for the Healthcare Industry

Providers of all kinds require some degree of surveillance equipment. Keep in mind these three video surveillance software needs.
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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.

Are You Talking to Your Clients About These Disadvantages of SDN?

If your clients want to know how implementing SDN on their network could benefit them, you should make them aware of these following potential disadvantages.
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The more people use devices in their personal lives, the more they’ll want to use those devices at (and for) work. To companies—startups especially—this looks increasingly like a good way to cut down on their device budgets. So the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend in workplace IT is not going anywhere anytime soon. And neither are the security issues it presents.

3 Things Security Distributors Should Know About BYOD

Here are three things you should know about BYOD and the emerging paradigm for keeping the model cybersecure.
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The use of threat intelligence to tackle the massive onslaught of cybersecurity threats that plague enterprise computing is no passing fad—it’s not merely a buzzword for your clients to blow past. Those on the front lines of keeping businesses’ computing resources safe from attack are testifying to its importance. As reported at eSecurity Planet, a recent survey indicated that 95 percent of security professionals rely on threat intelligence in some way.

3 Critical Components of a Successful Threat Intelligence Strategy

Here are three critical components of a successful threat intelligence strategy.
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From ordering pizza to paying your bills, it seems mobile capabilities are now a part of every aspect of our lives. In recent years, mobile solutions have even worked their way into the world of physical security—and both value-added resellers and their customers are enjoying the benefits.  

Reasons for Recommending Mobile Access Control Solutions to Customers

As mobile access control solutions continue to grow in popularity, now is a perfect time to begin incorporating them into your service offering.
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It’s no secret that the advent of the cloud has had a huge impact on enterprise computing, with businesses of all sizes moving toward utilizing cloud-based tools and storage in order to outsource some of the more expensive, memory-hungry, and processor-demanding tasks once entirely handled on in-house servers. But the cloud model has given birth to some unique security woes at every stage of the game, from threats at the points on a network where an enterprise communicates with the cloud to threats that target the business-critical data residing remotely.

Is It Time to Automate Cloud Security Solutions?

Let’s explore what automated cloud security solutions are available and what they may look like in the future.
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As with so many of the critical technologies that we depend upon, the in-house data center has changed a lot in a relatively short period of time. Even up to a decade ago, the data center was generally a combination of disparate pieces of hardware built up over time, strung together with custom code, and run by a highly specialized staff, with each member focusing on his or her own area of expertise.

3 Security Considerations as the Popularity of Hyperconvergence Grows

Here we'll explore three security considerations as the popularity of hyperconvergence grows.
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For those in the business world, there’s a sharp distinction between making money and not making money—a hard line between what you sell and what you give away. So the fuzzy border that has developed between the open-source world and the world of proprietary software development might be a difficult one for businesses to get. When word comes down the pike that proprietary software packages can be vulnerable to open-source software vulnerabilities, that’s news that a client might not know how to read—and definitely won’t know how to deal with.

Are Open-Source Software Risks Lurking in Commercial Products?

Here we'll explore if open-source software risks are lurking in commercial products.
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