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Carrier Services

Five Reasons to Explore End-to-End Mobile Device Management

The explosion of mobile devices—tablets, smartphones and other wireless devices—is enough to stress any IT team to the max. Between security issues and upgrades to international travel, managing pooling plans, shutting off decommissioned devices and pricing that seems to change quarterly as the carriers fight for your business, most businesses lack the tools, manpower or expertise to […]

03.28.2017

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Thought Leadership

Is Your Personal Brand In Trouble? 3 Ways to Strengthen It

When I lead workshops on the importance of developing your personal brand, I often ask individuals to consider this powerful quote from Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos in a 2012 TED talk: “Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” Consider that for a moment. What are the key […]

03.23.2017

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UC&C

Simple Ways to Increase Adoption of UC Tools – Part 1

This is part one in a two-part series. To read the second installment, please click here. Unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions have been top-of-mind for IT and business leaders for years, as they look for ways to increase productivity and efficiency. And based on recent research, the UC&C market is showing no signs of […]

02.06.2017

Data Protection

Security

Assumption of Breach Part IV – Technology

We have reached the end of the line! After discussing the importance of a robust defined security policy in my last blog entry, in this post I’ll be tackling the third and final foundational element in an effective security program—technology. Security technology can be broken down a number of different ways, but at Carousel, we […]

02.04.2017

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Security

Cyber Security Q&A with Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin

Last year, I had the honor to accompany longtime friend and Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin to the State of the Union Address as his guest. Congressman Langevin was gracious enough to extend the invite due in large part to our shared passion for cyber security and workforce development. As co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity […]

02.02.2017

Risk Management

Security

How to Be a Risk-Ready CISO

Today’s information security leaders are quickly maturing into strategic business thinkers, growing beyond the traditional technical purpose of initiatives like implementing the latest firewalls or malware detection tools. The days of the CISO who is exclusively a highly-qualified network engineer have come to an end. Instead, the effective modern-day CISO has that strong technology foundation, […]

01.31.2017

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Security

Assumption of Breach Part III—Policy and Process

In my last blog entry, I discussed the first of three foundational elements for a security program: all of the people who interact with your organization’s systems and data. In this post we’ll tackle the next element of cyber security—policy and process. For the purposes of this post, I am going to use these two […]

01.30.2017

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Cloud

3 Signs It’s Time to Migrate to a Newer Platform

Maybe your email server is nearing end of life and you’re stuck trying to figure out what’s next—do you upgrade or move to Office 365? There are some instances when updating existing hardware isn’t as cost effective or efficient than migrating to a new platform—like the cloud or a hybrid data center—altogether. In this post, […]

01.26.2017

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Cloud

Five Reasons to Explore a Hybrid Cloud Strategy

Cloud services are a great alternative for almost every company for many compute needs. Access to such services can be easy and rapid to obtain—many will even accept your credit card. Many tasks come to mind as being better from cloud sources like payroll and employee benefits, expense management and even CRM for smaller companies.  […]

01.24.2017

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Professional Services

IT Directors and CIOs: Spend More Time Focusing On Leadership

It’s a well-known fact that the IT talent pool is ever-shrinking. In fact, just last year in Gartner’s 2016 CIO report, talent became recognized globally as the “single biggest issue” preventing CIOs from achieving their objectives. The story does not appear to be looking much better as we head into 2017. You May Also Like: […]

01.17.2017