The biggest season for retail sales is just around the corner. Are you ready to compete with the big guys? How can you take on big names with national advertising campaigns and ensure you also have a successful holiday sales season? Here are a few tips:
If you're reading this and have never heard of MATSS, you might have missed out on the Midwest’s premier telecommunications showcase and seminar, hosted by Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma Telecommunications Associations. This year’s Mid-America Telecom Showcase and Seminar (MATSS) took place October 16-18 at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. As in years past, the MATSS organizers did a fantastic job bringing in quality vendors and speakers covering a wide range of products, services and topics.
Topics: Telecom Industry
It was the summer of 1974 when my parents packed up my younger brother, sister and I and moved to my dad’s family farm. It was a well-established, smaller farm and ranch, but grandpa had to retire and needed someone to take it over. Dad was a mechanic for many years with the gas company. His skills and “I can fix it” attitude just made sense that we would move.
Security is a looming issue for businesses. The threat landscape is increasing and attacks are becoming more sophisticated. Protecting servers at the software level is no longer enough. Businesses need to reach down into the physical system level to stay ahead of threats. With today’s increasing regulatory landscape, compliance is even more critical for both increasing security and reducing the cost of compliance failures. In the new world of hybrid IT, the lines are blurred and the perimeter is fluid, changing with the needs of the business. Internet of Things (IoT), for instance, is quickly changing the security focus from a pure software discussion to including hardware and firmware because of the proliferation of devices that must now be considered. Business protection must now happen from the edge, to the core, to the cloud.
If there’s anything for certain in IT, it’s that things are uncertain. Computers crash, software doesn’t work as it should, and small problems can easily derail your day to zero productivity. When that happens, the way that you respond can be the difference between a minor hiccup and a full- blown business interruption. What if you could catch and address those issues before they become a big deal? Wouldn’t it be great if that happened automatically, without you even having to get involved? This might sound too good to be true, but that is actually exactly what a Remote Monitoring and Management tool can do for you!
The use of electronic access control is gaining popularity as an approach to aid businesses in securing their facilities. Access control has been in place since the invention of the mechanical key to keep people secured or locked out of areas. Just like everything else, technology now plays a large role in today’s access control by eliminating the need to deploy physical metal keys through the use of electronic locking solutions. Today’s systems allow detailed control over the physical security of the business by controlling who has access to the building, which doors they have access to, and at what times they can access that door.