January, 2012

Small and Medium Business - Guide to Growth

Small and Medium Business - Guide to Growth
Join us as we explore ways to grow your business with technology--brought to you by Dell and Microsoft

Guide to Growth

Explore methods and advice for growing your business, brought to you by Dell and Trend Micro.
  • Business and Data Protection: Safe Access to your Network Resources

    Every day we are faced with security measures designed to control user access. Access limitations are imposed every time we enter a secure building, board a plane, or access our email inboxes. Most people don’t like going through access controls...
  • Consumerization: Opportunities and Challenges

    Many people now entering the job market are part of the Millenials generation, young professionals who have never known a world without Internet connectivity. They maintain relationships on Facebook, access files from anywhere with Dropbox and select...
  • A practical framework for moving your business to the cloud [Infographic]

    As we head into 2012 Small and Medium Businesses no longer see cloud computing as a trend, it’s now business as usual. According to Forrester’s Holger Kisker , 2012 is the year cloud becomes mature. This is the trend we are seeing with our...
  • How does virtualization help with data protection strategies?

    With the introduction of virtualization it has become an exciting and challenging time for all IT organizations. Virtualization has changed the way we think about and design IT environments. This new way of thinking has inspired growth across all platforms...
  • Four Resources for Doing More with Less in your IT Department

    IT departments in small and medium businesses have to be able to survive on a limited budget and staff. Costs are rising and budgets are not keeping up. Finding the right solutions to eliminate inefficiencies and automate everyday processes are critical...
  • Has VDI’s time finally come?

    Virtualization , as a clea rly mainstream technology, now has a proven track record. It has been established as a critical piece of services architecture going forward, but one aspect of it has certainly gone slower than originally anticipated, as it...
  • Five Critical Rules for Firewall Management

    Firewall management remains an organization’s primary network defense. It commands more time from network security managers than virtually any other activity. And it’s easy to get wrong, particularly by IT administrators doing double duty...
  • Five areas to consider when creating your small or mid-sized business mobility strategy

    In 2012 we truly enter the smartphone era. Back in 2009 sales of smartphones exceeded those of laptops, but this year, according to Morgan Stanley , smartphone shipments will exceed those of all PCs. This post outlines the five most important considerations...
  • Pros and cons of cloud computing for small businesses

    As we’ve seen, there are many advantages for small businesses in using cloud computing. It enables you to do more with less, accessing critical business applications without the need to pay for ongoing maintenance or upgrades. It also enables services...
  • Five social media security risks to recognize and avoid

    IDG predicts that 2012 will be a big year for BYOD (bring your own device to work) and the resulting increased workload to manage all of these different devices. As more workers bring their own smartphones, laptops and tablets to work, IT departments...
  • Efficient, scalable video content storage with Dell EqualLogic virtualized iSCSI SANs

    The proliferation of standards and affordable equipment has led to an enterprise video boom. Numerous enterprise applications involve digital video including: • Surveillance and physical security • Video editing workgroups • Animation...
  • Dell launches IT planning Online Exchange

    Responsible for your business’s day to day IT needs? Need to find time to focus on long-term planning and strategy? Wondering how to identify your IT priorities for 2012? With questions like these looming in the distance and the IT landscape changing...
  • The Cloud Goes Mobile

    One of the things you'll see us discussing a lot on this forum in the coming weeks is the B.Y.O.D. phenomenon--Bring Your Own Device. It's not enough now for an employee to have a laptop; now, employees feel the need to have access to their email...
  • 10 Private Cloud FAQs

    As with any new technology, there will always be questions. Cloud computing sounds exciting--no more messing around with servers? Access my data anywhere? How on Earth is all this data flying around the interwebs secured? Windows IT Pro brings us 10 Private...
  • Free eBook - Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth

    Is 2012 the year Cloud goes mainstream ? Regardless, if done well, it is a key opportunity for growth, time and cost savings for many businesses. If you are thinking of cloud we’ve got together with Rhonda Abrams to offer Dell customers a free eBook...
  • Seven Server Platform Considerations for Migrating to the Cloud

    Virtualization needs vary greatly from business to business. Priorities within each environment will dictate which server platform to choose when migrating to the cloud. Processor, memory and form factor must all be considered to select the right server...
  • Maintaining Security for a Mobile Workforce

    The number of tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices entering the workplace is growing exponentially as users strive to make their own experience in the workplace more mobile. Employees who have never used networked devices before are now utilizing...