My Presentation on Evaluating Partners from ACES Conference

Last week, I gave a presentation on criteria for evaluating partners, managing revenue streams and partner channel programs. The presentation, given on May 4th, is available below. Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 3.26.00 PM The file is ACES_Partners  

Virtual Strategy Magazine Article On Security Breaches And Their Impact On Small Businesses

The title of this one ended up a bit more FUDy than I’d prefer, but the content’s mostly what I provided.
With the rise of SMB-friendly backup solutions like CrashPlan, Carbonite, Mozy, and Backblaze, small businesses will choose to back up their systems with alternatives to expensive tape libraries, software to drive those libraries, and countless hours spent restoring files. As more cloud-based security attacks happen, businesses will realize that having a solid backup is one of the most important aspects to device security. Read more: http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2016/02/03/executive-viewpoint-2016-prediction-bushel-major-security-breaches-will-change-how-small-?page=0,1#ixzz3zGet80fK
Oh, and in case anyone (Mosen/Dials) is bothered by the fact that I’m reblogging articles I do above and beyond what I do on Krypted, it’s my way of keeping track of all my other writings. And no, while I do write for Huff Post now, I don’t smoke weed (like ever). But thanks for your perspectives, I’ll try and up my game since you feel my contributions to the community were not enough while I was writing three books on Mac management (two are now shipping, the third will be shortly)… 😉 Oh, and I was serious about doing a long-term podcast. Now that my after-hours schedule is freeing up, I’m game to get on that! <3

My Predictions For How The Cloud Is Leveraged By Small Businesses In 2016

I published an article with VMblog.com with my (and Bushel’s) predictions for how small businesses will leverage the cloud in 2016.
In today’s increasingly mobile world, more and more small businesses are taking advantage of the cloud, as 72 percent indicate they use mobile apps in their business, with roughly 38 percent reporting they could not survive – or it would be a major challenge to survive- without mobile apps, says a recent survey report. Given this trend, here’s a look at what cloud-connected small and medium-sized businesses can expect in the year ahead:
Read the predictions here… Screen Shot 2015-12-15 at 2.19.53 PM

16 Apple Security Advances To Take Note Of in 2016

My latest Huffington Post piece is up.
Apple has long been known for providing an exceptional user experience. But many might not realize that over the past few years, they’ve been pushing the infosec envelope, by making advanced security options accessible to everyday users. While not all of these features are new in El Capitan, here are 16 features that Apple has built into OS X that every user has simple access to:
Read more on Apple’s Security Tech at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-edge/16-apple-security-advances-to-take-note-of-in-2016_b_8789456.html Screen Shot 2015-12-15 at 9.28.43 AM And if you’d like to know more in depth information about Apple security, check out my latest book on Apple Security in the Enterprise on Amazon!  

Blueprints and Bushel

Bushel shipping a new feature this week call Blueprints. Blueprints are similar to groups, and allow you to assign different options in Bushel to different devices that have a blueprint assigned to them. This also allows you to define one device per blueprint and therefore have different options for different computers. Pretty cool on a few different fronts. And it provides a lot of flexibility for some really, really cool new features we’ve planned for the product. Introducing_Blueprints For more on this great new feature, check out this great article from the new Bushel Product Manager, Michael Devins.

10 Ways To Boost Your Holiday Sales This Season

Bushel is a software startup that provides better ways to setup and secure Apple devices. We don’t have a brick and mortar retail location. But my first job was managing retail POS systems back in the 90s and I’ve had a lot of friends who had retail locations over the years. And they’ve taught me some things. These things may or may not be appropriate for your organization, but they’re worth checking out! Read My Full Article On Boosting Your Holiday Sales Here… Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 9.53.35 AM

My First Huffington Post Article On Switch To The Apple Platform

My first article on the Huffington Post is up on HuffPost here. I feel very lucky to have gotten to meet Arianna years ago when I did tech work for her company, publishing, and at her home. She’s a very special lady and, while it’s been a long time, I still recall a few very cool and sometimes odd conversations. She’s not connected to this, but I’m proud to be involved with anything she’s involved with. And, oddly there’s parity: we’ve both written 15 books. Not even remotely oddly, she’s sold far more than I have. I hope this is the first of many articles, helping with tech and Apple and beyond. A very special thanks to all involved!!! firsthuffpostarticle

What Office Ninjas Need To Know About IT

Another article up on a site. This one part of a series I’m doing for Office Ninjas, a nifty little site for people who wear a lot of hats in Small Business office environments. Access it here! Screen Shot 2015-11-24 at 10.30.36 AM I really enjoy supplementing the work I do on krypted with some of these types of articles. Look for more soon!