Articles of Les Williams

Scaling & Adapting Operation Model for Rapid Business Growth [Podcast]

Written By Les Williams

ExterNetworks’ Chief Marketing Officer & President Offers Valuable Insights on Scaling & Adapting Operation Model for Rapid Business Growth GUESTS: David Buchwald, Les Williams, Caryn Kopp, Sunil Laxmichand Gudhka, Brian P. Sullivan, Ba...

Balancing Risk and Rewards – Panel Discussion

Written By Les Williams

SmartCEO and Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP gathered a panel of Future 50 Awards alumni to discuss how they deal with the dizzying demands of growth.   ExterNetworks was awarded the prestigious 2016 NEW JERSEY FUTURE 50 SmartCEO Award in Februar...

Can CEOs Now Have The Best Of Both The Worlds?

Written By Les Williams

The job of a CEO has never been more challenging. This position can sometimes be lonely and isolated. It can be a wrathful position with issues for which the slightest error in decision-making can have a detrimental effect on a company. Research stud...

Surviving the biggest threat of the year – Ransomware

Written By Les Williams

Only when you thought you did nothing more than clicking on a web link, your files are encrypted and locked, and you can’t access your data. This is a painful case of “holding your data hostage”, and you are asked to pay ransom to g...

Scaling & Adapting Operation Model for Rapid Business Growth

Written By Les Williams

ExterNetworks’ Chief Marketing Officer & President Offers Valuable Insights on Scaling & Adapting Operation Model for Rapid Business Growth   ExterNetworks was awarded the prestigious ‘2016 NEW JERSEY FUTURE 50 SmartCEO Award...

Using IoT Data to Generate Recurring Revenue Opportunities

Written By Les Williams

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been forecast to be larger and more significant than the emergence of laptops, mobiles, and tablets, all put together. However, in spite of the IoT’s enormous popularity and growth, most organizations fail to ca...

Internet of Things (IoT) Trivia 2

Written By Les Williams

Do you know enough about IoT? It’s time to test your knowledge on the total market potential of the IoT, how swiftly IoT is growing, how much money businesses are investing in IoT technologies, the business concerns of IoT and more. Get started...

Your Company’s Firewall Security is Vulnerable to Hacking

Written By Les Williams

One of the great intrigues in security management is the modus operandi of criminal hackers. Many organizations believe they are too small a target for hackers to attack. Earlier, cyber criminals may have agreed with that assessment, but that perspec...

Internet of Things (IoT) Trivia

Written By Les Williams

Do you know enough about IoT? It’s time to test your knowledge on the total market potential of the IoT, how swiftly IoT is growing, how much money businesses are investing in IoT technologies, the business concerns of IoT and more. Get started...

Managing The IoT’s Inherent Challenges for Business Success

Written By Les Williams

The IoT presents various opportunities to make systems more efficient in helping people make better decisions and improve their quality of lives. The IoT has ‘connected things’, such as machines, objects, agents, via the internet, and is coll...

IoT Savings Across Global Industries -Infographic

Written By Les Williams

The IoT connects computer networks, machines, actuators, sensors, and devices globally; and blends the physical world with the virtual world of the Internet and software. It enables companies and consumers to create and enjoy innovative services via ...

Preventing Cyber Attacks Through Efficient Cyber Resilience

Written By Les Williams

Today’s business world requires companies to use a broad range of technology and IT equipment, the Internet, as well as mobile devices for conducting business. Hence, it is natural that with the growing use of technology and high-tech solutions...

Is Your Anti-virus Giving You a False Sense of Security?

Written By Les Williams

Security management is indisputably important for any company today. Threats to security has led to an inevitable adoption of anti-virus software by most if not all organizations and with good reason. The majority of organizations have sensibly inves...

Smart Office Needs Smart Security

Written By Les Williams

The Internet of Things (IoT) devices continue to create endless possibilities. Most of all, they have affected our everyday life – the way we eat, sleep, work, live, and commute. A potted plant can now water itself and change the temperature in you...

VTech hack Exposed Children’s and Parents’ data

Written By Les Williams

  In a recent data breach on a kids toy-maker, VTech, 6.4 million children’s data including photos, first names, genders, birth dates and home addresses, as well as information of 5 million parents was exposed by a hacker. The hacker told Moth...

Cyber Security Infographic

Written By Les Williams

  Today, every business needs the cyberspace to thrive and the battle to hijack your systems is constant in this realm. Hence, no one is really 100% secure with a one-time security deployment. Reacting to attacks by fending them off is only a pa...

IT Security Infographic

Written By Les Williams

Cyber viruses and IT threat are continuously evolving at this time, when we want to do all things in the cyberspace. It is for this reason that you should always be vigilant and maintain threat intelligence as an integral part of your enterprise netw...

Critical Touch Points of IoT

Written By Les Williams

The Internet of Things (IoT) is fast becoming a household name, as it is the next big area of development in the global technology landscape. Businesses need to take the IoT and it’s potential very serious if they do not want to end up like Blackbe...

Optimize Your Enterprise Network to be BYOD and IoT-Ready

Written By Les Williams

With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) and ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) culture, your enterprise network is sure to face a different set of challenges and roadblocks that it had never faced before. Owing to IoT and BYOD, people have co...

Data Center Optimization to be IoT-Ready

Written By Les Williams

Technology, which connects everything, has become an inherent part of our lives. These connections have immensely helped organizations to enhance the quality of service to their consumers. As the technology landscape continues to evolve at an extreme...

Implications of the Internet of Things

Written By Les Williams

With the explosion of connected devices and the massive amounts of data they produce, businesses, individuals, government bodies as well as IT staff need to evaluate their current strategy and future plans to handle, process, and make sense of this g...

How to Make Business Sense of the Internet of Things (IoT)

Written By Les Williams

  The fundamental need for which a business will adopt new technology is often lost amongst the hype. It can be boiled down to two basic measurable business objectives: To generate new revenue; or To increase productivity thereby gaining cost e...

Value Proposition and Strategic Partnership through MSP 2.0

Written By Les Williams

Managed Services has seen a tremendous growth in the past three years. Organizations today, whether big or small, have realized the benefits of letting an expert Managed Services Provider (MSP) monitor and manage their IT requirements. This could i...

Leverage IoT Technologies to Sustain Competitive Business Advantage

Written By Les Williams

The competition is heating up, as more and more industry giants, such as Google, Samsung, Apple and Microsoft, are entering into the IoT market with large investments to develop their IoT platforms (software and applications). Who will lead in taking...

Business Continuity Through Managed Network Services (MNS)

Written By Les Williams

If you are a technology manager, you know that we work hard to manage the issues associated with networks. You are at risk every time your company is exposed to a downtime, as most businesses cannot afford downtime regardless of the size of its impac...

4 Changes to Your IT Policy Critical for SaaS Cloud Adoption | ExterNetworks

Written By Les Williams

Migrating to the cloud opens up a gamut of benefits, but the transition can be a tad challenging. To ensure the transition is both smooth and successful, you need to make certain changes to your IT Policy to account for both scalability and security ...

Internet of Things (IoT) – The Next ‘BIG’ Investment Destination

Written By Les Williams

With the IoT emerging as the next big destination for investment, many industry giants are scrambling and fiercely competing to grab their share of the revenues in the IoT market. While the IoT offers great opportunities to businesses for making mone...

IoT & WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES – THE FUTURE

Written By Les Williams

How They Will Reshape the Enterprise IT Landscape With the recent launch of Apple Watch and more wearable technologies to follow, more and more connected devices are expected to get hooked on with one another in a highly networked world of the ‘Int...

Cyber Gang Robbed 100 Banks Worldwide – Did They Even Breach The US Banks?

Written By Les Williams

Hackers have always targeted customer bank accounts but now, a cyber-gang known as, Carbanak, is stealing directly from banks, totalling over a billion dollars so far.   How hackers have breached 100 banks and stole $1bn Based on the investigati...