The coronavirus pandemic has caused many retailers to scramble to adapt to the daily changes the pandemic has presented.  With many retailers managing demand fluctuation, keeping employees safe, and keeping their businesses afloat many predict long term effects on brick and mortar retail businesses.   

With 2020 coming to an end we catch up with Jim Beach and his community.  Jim does not predict huge changes in the rules for entrepreneurs in 2021.  With the hopes of vaccines, and the light at the end of the tunnel he feels that many entrepreneurs are enthusiastic for a great year to rebuild. 

The world of events and trades shows has drastically changed with the 2020 pandemic.  Although, in person events have come to a screeching halt, most events have reinvented themselves as online events. 

In today’s ever changing world, cybercrimes are innovating new ways to access your companies data and exploit weaknesses to penetrate your web platforms.  With these current threats ever changing it is hard to stay ahead of the threats your business faces every day.

A robust economic conversation occurring right now concerns the “winners” and “losers” in the pandemic economy with Work from Home (WFH) and learning from home. One of the winners is ClearOne with its Aura solution set (it’s pre-packaged professional audio and video home office solutions for remote working professionals.

While the majority of organizations have already enabled remote work in 2020 to assist with the pandemic, many are still working on the transformation.  With many organizations still needing to implement remote work organizations are anticipating their IT budget will either stay the same and or increase in 2021. 

As businesses rely on technology more heavily than ever to help them grow in the ever changing world, the need for managed service providers is growing and will continue to grow over the next several years.  With all of the changes in today’s world MSPs are facing a number of challenges and opportunities. 

By Gary Audin

Look up the definition of simple. It means “easily understood or done; presenting no difficulty.” Other words come to mind including, straightforward, uncomplicated, uninvolved, effortless, painless, and manageable. If I were improving my network infrastructure for the Internet of Things (IoT), I would want it to be simple. Simple will lower the VAR and MSP risks and increase project profitability.

All social media platforms should not be treated equally, and thus when building your social media approach you should take into account what materials you want to share. If we take a closer look at the different platforms you see that each holds its own purpose, audience and exposure levels. 

Bob Coppedge has worn many hats over his 40 years in the IT Industry from Developer, Network Engineer, IT Director, Chief Information officer and Consultant. With the industry continually changing Bob has had to reinvent, continue his education, and try to do things faster, cheaper, and with excellent customer service. 

With many companies connecting their crucial data and sensitive company information to the cloud, cybercrimes against large corporations, government agencies, and individuals are on the rise, with losses of finances, data, and time. 

Every businesses goal is to have a thriving business, that not only makes money but serves its clients through a vision set forth by the company.  These goals not only define the company today but will help guide the growth and future of the company.