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Desktops or Laptops for Workforce?

April 23, 2019

When choosing hardware to update your business, it can be hard to know whether to save money and just purchase a desktop - or to truly invest in a laptop and docking station combination. . These machines will be where your employees spend 8+ hours each day, so it’s not a decision to be taken lightly. There is no doubt that laptops have gained popularity over the last decade or so, but desktops have some very distinct benefits, as well. Benefits of Desktops Desktops are going [...]

Power BI vs Tableau: Which is Right for Your Business?

March 8, 2019

Business Intelligence is becoming a near-must for organizations. When implemented and used correctly, a Business Intelligence tool can help a company operate more efficiently with higher profitability. In the world of Business intelligence (BI) or data virtualization, you’ll find many tools on the market. With the stiff competition out there, these tools must all be powerful, user-friendly, and priced in such a way that small businesses will be able to find ROI. In this vast sea of B [...]

Security as a Service (SECaaS) Explained

January 31, 2019

What is Security as a Service? Every time you turn around, it seems like there is a new "BLANK as-a-Service" provided. These services are generally a business model that allows for web-based outsourcing. Security as a Service, or SECaaS, refers to web-based security solutions delivered over the cloud. SECaaS allows for a company to have an outside company to handle and manage their cybersecurity. For many small businesses, platforms that offer "as-a-service" are an ideal way to ensure the [...]

Windows 7 & Server 2008: What you need to know

January 30, 2019

All software products have a viable lifespan; none can go on forever.  When a Microsoft application or operating system reaches “end of life”, Microsoft will no longer continue to support it.  For Microsoft customers, this means there will be no further development of patches, fixes, or security updates.  Microsoft products have typically had a lifespan of 10 years.  It is now time to consider the end of life impact of Windows 7, Server 2008 and 2008 R2, SQL 2008 and Off [...]

How Adaptive Security Architecture Can Protect Your Business

November 10, 2018

If there is one thing we know about cyber security, it’s that it's ever-changing. As the good guys come up with new ways to secure our systems, the bad guys figure out ways around that. It’s gone on this way for many years now and we expect to see that continue. Adaptive security architecture is a different take on cyber security, using an intuitive, multi-layered approach.  Cyber security, in the past, has not operated as a similar situation would in nature. If we look at the human [...]

How do we bring students the right amount of access, in the right way?

October 30, 2018

Today I had the privilege to discuss this compelling question with school leaders from academic and technology departments across our network of schools. The topic was of the group's making, and the range of perspectives and mix of environments made for a lively talk and great shared materials. The challenges and benefits of BYOD Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is one solution to the issue of access to computing resources, and certainly a fiscally and operationally desirable solution for [...]

Cutting the Cord: Getting Rid of Cable

August 2, 2018

If you're fed up with cable and ready to cut the cord, you're not alone. Compared to last year, there are 1.7 million fewer cable subscribers, and that number just keeps growing. Alternatives to cable give people more control over their experience and ensure you're not just paying for a bunch of channels you never watch. In order to make the switch you'll need to have a few things in place. We've created a checklist for you. Good Internet Connection For almost all cable cutting options, you [...]

Why your sales team needs Business Intelligence

July 26, 2018

As a Sales Leader or Head of Sales, you understand the importance of the numbers. You live and die by them, most likely. When it comes to understanding your products, pricing, customers, and of course your revenue, you have to be on top of the numbers day in and day out. As big data becomes more readily available, the tools to turn that data into knowledge and meaningful insights are invaluable. Without the right tools, all of that data can get buried or misinterpreted. For your sales team, t [...]

Data Integrity: What It Is + Best Practices for Businesses

June 21, 2018

What is Data Integrity? Data integrity, as a state of data, refers to the accuracy, consistency, and reliability of data stored in databases, data warehouses, data marts, or any of your internal data storage locations, such as a CRM. But what does that really mean? Well, data integrity is all about your data being correct and reliable no matter where its stored and no matter how long you’ve had it. You could think of it as your data quality. Having your data correct means it must be com [...]

Business Intelligence for Marketers

April 23, 2018

Business Intelligence (BI) tools take all of that data you have in many places throughout your network and analyze them. Through this, important insights can be gleaned - a handy tool for any department. Marketing teams in particular can capitalize on this information by applying it to their campaigns for purposes of targeting and understanding ROI. Today’s customer uses all available channels and resources to research a product, and through Business Intelligence, a marketer can make sure they [...]