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Six steps for demonstrating IT services ROI in retail

Six steps for demonstrating IT services ROI in retail

Assessing the potential return on investment (ROI) for various technologies in the retail industry can be challenging. Getting clean data on the actual costs and return on any particular investment is tricky. Most technology initiatives do not occur in a vacuum,...

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The challenges and benefits of application rationalization

The challenges and benefits of application rationalization

What is application rationalization? At the most basic level, application rationalization is precisely what it sounds like—justifying why your organization needs each of the applications it uses. In practice, there is a lot more to it. The process includes identifying...

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Modernizing in-store experience with unified commerce

Modernizing in-store experience with unified commerce

Challenges in the retail sector The retail industry has radically transformed in recent years. Consumer behavior has evolved, and retailers must meet heightened expectations from customers and employees. Customers want omnichannel experiences that treat a retail...

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IT infrastructure is the backbone of your business

IT infrastructure is the backbone of your business

Technology is crucial in every facet of modern business. When effectively interconnected, technology has the potential to enhance communication, streamline operations, and boost overall productivity. Successfully navigating the complexities of infrastructure...

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CBTS Certified Partner Program

CBTS Certified Partner Program

CBTS has learned that our most successful partners: Understand the nuances of our offerings and where they fit in the competitive landscape. Utilize our sales engineers for training, tech updates, and frequent customer engagements. Have CBTS demonstration kits in...

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Understanding hybrid IT and hybrid cloud infrastructure

Understanding hybrid IT and hybrid cloud infrastructure

What is hybrid IT? Hybrid IT is an intricate mixture of public cloud services and on-premises data centers. Additionally, Hybrid IT includes edge computing and IoT devices. Building out hybrid infrastructure is crucial in many organizations' digital transformation...

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Why CBTS and Dell Technologies

Why CBTS and Dell Technologies

Overview CBTS is privately held company based in Cincinnati, Ohio, that’s among the fastest growing value-added reseller programs with Dell Technologies. We currently have more than 1,500 associates in 27 offices throughout North America (U.S. and Canada), the United...

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The Cisco Gold Partner advantage

The Cisco Gold Partner advantage

Selecting a Cisco Gold Partner Cisco remains one of the most prominent names in the networking and technology industry, offering a range of networking equipment, software, and services including routers, switches, firewalls, wireless access points, security...

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2024 IT modernization trends

2024 IT modernization trends

2024 promises to be a pinnacle year for cloud computing. Gartner predicts worldwide cloud spending will rise to $678.8 billion this year, an incredible growth of 20.4%. But the forces driving cloud adoption are beginning to shift. Rather than cloud technology acting...

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Managed Microsoft Sentinel XDR: Managed cloud-based security

Managed Microsoft Sentinel XDR: Managed cloud-based security

As IT becomes more strategic, the importance of security grows daily. Security information and event management (SIEM) solutions built for yesterday’s environments struggle to keep pace with today’s challenges—let alone tomorrow’s unimagined risks. Information...

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Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

Attackers move so quickly and stealthily that it’s challenging for both protection technologies and security professionals to keep up with the latest threats and proactively defend against them.  To respond just as quickly as the attackers, modern endpoint...

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Firewall Management

Firewall Management

Firewall monitoring and management by CBTS allows your IT staff to focus on driving business initiatives Many businesses struggle to employ qualified staff to ensure their firewalls are being monitored, managed, and updated with scheduled patches specific to their...

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Why work with an HPE Platinum Partner like CBTS?

Why work with an HPE Platinum Partner like CBTS?

Businesses team with an HPE Platinum Partner because they understand that remaining competitive requires agility and adaptability. For IT teams, that means ensuring their infrastructure is modern, scalable, and secure, with reliable connectivity. With AI becoming...

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Why businesses win by choosing a Cisco Meraki Partner

Why businesses win by choosing a Cisco Meraki Partner

More and more business leaders opt for managed networking solutions like Network as a Service (NaaS). By engaging a Cisco Meraki Partner for a NaaS solution, enterprises expand geographically and boost revenue without the burden of increased expenses.  The...

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What is a security assessment?

What is a security assessment?

Is a security assessment the same thing as a vulnerability assessment or a risk assessment or a zero trust assessment? How is a security assessment different from a penetration test? What about a compliance assessment, like PCI DSS or HIPAA? As a cybersecurity expert,...

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Location-based marketing technology in retail: A primer

Location-based marketing technology in retail: A primer

Eight critical use cases As the retail industry continues recovering from the pandemic at a much more modest growth rate than in previous years, retail leaders are seeking new ways to prioritize customer experience. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF),...

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Top retail technology trends of the tech revolution

Top retail technology trends of the tech revolution

On the Retail Tech Revolution podcast, Justin Rice and I discussed the importance of reliable and secure networking for retailers—focusing on the common challenges, network downtime impact, and SD-WAN and SASE's role in enhancing network reliability and security. We...

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SASE: What is it, why now, and is it right for you?

SASE: What is it, why now, and is it right for you?

For many organizations, the remote work revolution hastened the need for digital transformation. The rapid migration of applications and operations to the Cloud now means security must follow the user and not be tied to a traditional brick-and-mortar location. Digital...

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Embracing a digital workplace transformation

Embracing a digital workplace transformation

As the distributed workforce trend continues, team collaboration tools have become essential to modern workflows. They offer a variety of features, such as file sharing, instant messaging, cloud storage, online whiteboards, document synchronization, voice/video...

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Secure cloud networking in 2024 with SASE and SD-WAN

Secure cloud networking in 2024 with SASE and SD-WAN

Hybrid work is here to stay, but it can lead to some complex environments involving mixes of cloud networking—public, private, and cloud services—especially at the enterprise level. The focus of networking continues to be on securing user data no matter where it...

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How much do you think about total cost of ownership?

How much do you think about total cost of ownership?

Planning. Research. Due diligence.  The total cost of purchasing and maintaining IT infrastructure can add up for businesses relying on technology. From hardware to software to ongoing maintenance, it's essential to consider the total cost of ownership before...

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Beyond the hype: Discovering the real benefits of SASE

Beyond the hype: Discovering the real benefits of SASE

https://youtu.be/H8WLA4i44SA In this CBTS Tech Talk episode, hosts Lance Hart, Justin Rice, and Jon Lloyd discuss the real benefits of secure access service edge (SASE) as well as the hype surrounding it and its integration with zero trust. What is SASE, and why all...

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How integrated cloud security affects your bottom line

How integrated cloud security affects your bottom line

What is cloud security? A recent study found that the global cloud services market is valued at $454 billion and is expected to surpass $2 trillion by 2032. As businesses continue to shift toward cloud integration, security becomes more and more urgent. Even though...

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CBTS and our holistic, customer-first approach

CBTS and our holistic, customer-first approach

A recent poll by marketing and public relations consultant Edelman showed that 81% of customers believe they need to be able to trust a brand before they buy from it.  Trust through a holistic, customer-first approach is one of the most—if not the most—critical...

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Juniper Mist NaaS with Marvis AI: Improving User Experience

Juniper Mist NaaS with Marvis AI: Improving User Experience

What is Marvis? Business networks have exploded in scope over the past few years. Networks now include numerous connections, including IoT devices, data, and applications. As network infrastructure becomes increasingly complex, IT teams turn to artificial intelligence...

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Strategic technology partnerships with industry leaders

Strategic technology partnerships with industry leaders

In today's ever-changing technology landscape, strategic technology partnerships are crucial. Being a good technology partner means more than just offering leading, cutting-edge products. Leading technology partners work together with CBTS to prioritize our clients’...

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SASE vs zero trust: The basics

SASE vs zero trust: The basics

What are zero trust and SASE? As users increasingly adopt hybrid or fully remote work models and IT environments become more distributed, securing data only becomes more complicated. The traditional data-centric security approach falls short in distributed...

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The six pillars of cloud security strategy

The six pillars of cloud security strategy

Aiming for zero trust A key driver of cloud security strategy is the move toward zero trust. Zero trust is a framework that guides how networks handle user traffic, devices, and requests by assuming all network operations are malicious until proven benevolent with...

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Nine powerful security benefits of the Cloud

Nine powerful security benefits of the Cloud

What is cloud security? “Cloud security” is a blanket term for the protocols, frameworks, and tools that protect cloud resources. This protection covers data, infrastructure, networks, applications, and end-user credentials. The need for properly implemented cloud...

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CBTS India

CBTS India

Delivering full-stack global IT services Today’s business environment has certainly become more complicated, more competitive, and more expensive in both operating and overhead costs. This has made many organizations look for new, more efficient ways to allocate their...

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Application and Infrastructure Modernization 

Application and Infrastructure Modernization 

Embracing the next generation in digital transformation  The journey to the cloud for most enterprise organizations started several years ago through the advent of virtualization in a multi-tenant environment located in a dedicated data center. That rapidly evolved...

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Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Services 

Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Services 

Get expert guidance from seasoned security leaders  Building and maintaining a strong security program can be a daunting experience—especially with nobody at the helm. The unknowns dramatically outnumber the knowns. Hundreds of technical solutions promise a miracle...

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Zero Trust

Zero Trust

 What is zero trust?  Contrary to popular belief, zero trust is not a product or a service. It’s a strategic approach behind an architectural model that, put simply, focuses on:  Encrypting all data at rest and in transit.  End user identity, which must be...

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