A look back at Present’s top blog posts from 2017

Posted by Jennifer Bridgeman_ on Jan 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM
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Look back at 2017.jpgHappy 2018! As we look ahead to a bright future, we wanted to take a moment to look back at the ideas we’ve shared and the topics we’ve covered this past year.

We look forward to keeping up the pace in 2018 and continuing to provide the insight you are looking for.

As we look back at our 5 most popular posts from 2017, several trends become incredibly clear.

First, security will continue to be a topic of great concern as the big business of hacking continues to grow and evolve. Secondly, although digital transformation has led to a greater capacity for change and a more open mindset towards IT, CIOs still find it challenging to strategically align IT within the business.  And finally, IBM’s Power Systems is still a pillar in many enterprises and in the IT industry. Although this article was written almost 3 years ago, it continues to be one of our most popular blog articles year after year showing the strength of this brand.

Happy reading!

 

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IT-security-5-things-you-can-do-to-secure-your-network-perimeter.jpgIT security: 5 things you can do to secure your network perimeter

Companies today must offer optimal data access to employees, customers, and partners in order to be efficient.

This requires continual Internet access, which exposes these companies to hostile environments where threats evolve rapidly.

Add to this the fact that employees can intentionally or involuntarily threaten the network by their actions, and you have everything you need for imminent disaster.  Read more

 

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are-the-benefits-of-as/400-power-servers-still-valid-in-2015Are the benefits of AS/400 (Power) servers still valid in 2015?

Since its introduction in 1988, the AS/400 server has gained widespread popularity. Recognized as a highly reliable operating system, safe and efficient, the benefits of the AS/400 have stood the test of time, a quarter century after its first entry on the market. Read more

 

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2 major errors not to make with your IT - Present IT blog.jpg2 major errors not to make with your IT

 

The digital transformation of companies is not just a question of competitiveness, or market positioning, it is a question of survival.

In order to remain competitive and improve their performance, companies from all sectors and sizes must develop new business strategies and processes by taking advantage of information technology and communication.  Read more

 

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CIO How to demonstrate the business value of IT to management.jpgCIO: How to demonstrate the business value of IT to management?

IT is often left out of value creation in enterprises that are not in the IT field. This is due to the fact that most companies have been built on technical or industrial know-how, or even a service level.

Over the last decades, IT has permitted for all of these businesses to gain in efficiency and productivity, however, the IT department is still viewed as a support service and cost center. Read more

 

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How to simplify and optimize the management of IT assets.jpgHow to simplify and optimize your IT asset management

Many companies are not concerned about the management of IT assets as much as they should be. However, having an overview of all your company’s IT assets is essential for the planning and well-functioning of your present and future operations. Read more

 

The whole Present team wishes you a very happy, healthy and successful 2018.

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The right use of technology addresses business challenges and drives business growth in all areas of an enterprise.  We hope this blog will offer insight into developing strategies and tactics to enable you to identify those key drivers of growth and keep pace with and anticipate the rapid technology change of today.

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