What’s Top of Mind in the Boardroom
I was privileged to attend a peer meeting with other Audit Committee chairs to discuss important topics for the Board of Directors during 2017. Some of the main topics that concern board members include global economy, risk management and cyber threat.
How Agile is Your Business?
Are you are an MSP considering adding Cloud Services or Cyber Security protection to your existing business? Maybe you are a Telecom Agent considering adding IoT or perhaps Software Defined Networking to next year’s initiatives. Changing buyer dynamics, margin pressure, and technological innovation all put pressure on your business to change. How do you avoid the risks of changing too soon, too often or too late? What if you are too slow to change or just plain stuck? Here are some tips to help you determine if your business is Agile
Cybersecurity is Everybody’s Business
It is no surprise, technology flattens the world for many businesses. What’s more, nearly every business sector finds it necessary to collect, maintain, analyze, and monetize user data. Many think Cybersecurity risks only apply to highly regulated industries, such as legal, healthcare and financial services.
Can You Afford a Data Loss?
According to the technology industry research firm Gartner Group, ninety percent of companies that experience data loss go out of business within two years. Countless studies indicate the longer the downtime, the greater the risk. More and more businesses are turning to Cloud Backup and collation to ensure their critical data is protected. But how long will it take to restore that data when a disaster strikes? Here are some points to consider to minimize the risk of downtime.
Opportunities in 2017 for MSPs, Telco Agents and CSPs
As the trend toward Cloud computing continues in 2017, MSPs, Telecom Agents and Cloud Service Providers will profit from public, private and hybrid cloud deployments and migrations. The upward trend in numbers of connected devices from Internet of Things will drive opportunities for encryption, connectivity and data. Complexity from new and existing cyber threats drives demand for security services, making 2017 appear promising for MSPs, Telecom Agents, CSPs and other IT Channel Partners.
Technology Trends for 2017
It’s that time of year when many businesses are setting goals and budgets for next year. This is a good time to reflect on the impact technology can have on your business. While Cloud Computing adoption remains strong, companies will increase migration from Public to Private Cloud and even migrate back “on premise.” Cloud adoption, digital transformation and streaming media will increase the demand for bulletproof networking.
What is Distributed Denial of Service, and What Does it Mean to You?
We all know, not being able to get on the WiFi is annoying. But worse still, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks can impact your business and even interfere with vital infrastructure such as electrical grids.
How to Future Proof Your MSP and CSP Business
Faced with the business transformation required to keep up with managed services, Cloud Computing, IoT and more, Channel Partners gathered in Vancouver to attend the ChannelNext community of industry leaders. This exchange produced lively discussion between MSPs, CSPs, vendors and channel coaches around the topic of how to future proof Channel Partners.
Tips for Reducing Telecom Expense
Businesses today rely on resilient network connectivity to ensure employee communications, collaboration, and productivity. Applications including Voice over IP (VoIP), Hosted Contact Center, Cloud Backup, and more, need a bulletproof telecom network. What’s more, for companies with Remote Offices/Branch Offices ROBO), telecom expense can quickly add up.
Considering Cloud? Tips to Ease Migration to the Cloud
According to IDC, the combined public/private Cloud security market will more than double over the next few years. Cloud adoption is changing the way enterprises use applications. Increased adoption of hosted email, Unified Communications (UC), and Voice over IP (VoIP) may increase bandwidth and change the way employees access the Internet.
Add Content to Rev up Your Digital Marketing Engine
digital marketing toolkit without content is like a car without gas. According to CompTIA Cloud Marketing Advantage, “social media and online marketing are critical for reaching new customers.” Content comes in many forms and sizes. These include new media, blog posts, podcasts, video, and email, as well as traditional sources including white papers, case studies and testimonials. How do you generate great content without breaking the bank?
Having Trouble Managing Cyber Attacks? You’re Not Alone!
We all read about Cyber attacks in the news. There is no denying the loss of productivity from a virus-infected laptop or the embarrassment of hacked email. With threats from Ransomware on the rise, it is no surprise leading market analysts Juniper Research, predict the cost of data breaches to $2.1 trillion globally by 2019, an increase of nearly four times the cost of breaches in 2015.