About Bruce Ward

Bruce is the Vice President of Business Strategy. In addition to client-facing roles, Bruce is responsible for operational excellence in areas such as marketing, product alignment, and vendor relations. Over the past 25 years, Bruce has always served in an advisory role for C-level executives, IT Directors and CISOs to ensure that business goals align with IT strategies and initiatives. Microsoft has recognized, trained and badged Bruce as an internal Microsoft resource to allow him full access to solution architecture, roadmaps and competitive guidance. Bruce has a focus on consultative education and helping organizations envision their future with justifiable rationale. He is sought after on speaking engagements including CIO roundtables, executive forums, and conferences. Bruce is a graduate from the University of Illinois (Secondary Ed.) and also holds an MBA from Keller Graduate School, with a credentialed security focus (CISM).

This Month in Cyber Security: April 2019 (1:54)

This Month in Cyber Security: What are the new risks? New cyber threats emerge on a weekly basis but are all of them relevant to your organization? Each month, our security team will host a 30-minute webinar to discuss the latest threats, breakdown their applicability to small and medium-sized businesses (SMB's), and cost-effective steps to [...]

By |2019-05-03T11:50:14-06:00April 30th, 2019|Security Solutions|Comments Off on This Month in Cyber Security: April 2019 (1:54)

This Month in Cyber Security: February 2019 (2:38)

  New cyber security threats emerge on a weekly basis, but are all of them relevant to your organization? Each month, our security team hosts a 30-minute webinar to discuss the latest threats and breakdown their applicability to small and medium-sized organizations, and cost-effective steps to mitigate risk. Common household items like Google home security [...]

By |2019-05-03T12:00:05-06:00February 26th, 2019|Security Solutions|Comments Off on This Month in Cyber Security: February 2019 (2:38)

This Month in Cyber Security: January 2019 (2:00)

  New cyber security threats emerge on a weekly basis, but are all of them relevant to your organization? Each month, our security team hosts a 30-minute webinar to discuss the latest threats and breakdown their applicability to small and medium-sized organizations, and cost-effective steps to mitigate risk. With 2018 ending with one of the [...]

By |2019-05-03T12:03:41-06:00January 29th, 2019|Security Solutions|Comments Off on This Month in Cyber Security: January 2019 (2:00)

Enterprise Mobility + Security (3:16)

Updated and back by popular demand! Leveraging the Enterprise Mobility + Security suite from Microsoft, you can simplify your IT environment by unifying management across all users, devices, apps, and services. Learn how Microsoft safeguards your data and intellectual property with built-in security, and how to maximize EMS’s value to small and midsized business by watching [...]

By |2019-05-03T12:21:51-06:00January 25th, 2019|Advisory Services|Comments Off on Enterprise Mobility + Security (3:16)

2018 in Review

It’s often insightful to look back in order to look forward.  As 2018 has faded, I review what happened with our business last year to make forecasts about 2019.  Our business has always been driven by the needs of our customers, and 2018 was no exception.  To be succinct, I’ve limited this blog to 3 [...]

By |2019-07-17T14:24:08-06:00January 17th, 2019|Advisory Services|Comments Off on 2018 in Review

This Month in Cyber Security: November 2018 (2:25)

New cyber threats emerge on a weekly basis but are all of them relevant to your organization? Each month, our security team will host a 30-minute webinar to discuss the latest threats and breakdown their applicability to small and medium-sized organizations, and cost-effective steps to mitigate risk.

By |2019-05-03T12:10:21-06:00November 29th, 2018|Security Solutions|Comments Off on This Month in Cyber Security: November 2018 (2:25)

Office 365: Modern Workplace Preview (1:58)

In the final installment of our Modern Workplace webinar series we explore Office 365. Office 365 includes many helpful applications, but Word, Excel, Outlook, and OneDrive only scratch the surface of the potential value of Office 365. Discover how you can deploy, support, manage and use Microsoft’s Office platform to help empower your employees and [...]

By |2018-12-27T10:52:06-06:00November 15th, 2018|Collaboration, Office 365|Comments Off on Office 365: Modern Workplace Preview (1:58)

This Month in Cyber Security October Preview (2:39)

New cyber threats emerge on a weekly basis, but are all of them relevant to your organization? Each month, our security team hosts a 30-minute webinar to discuss the latest threats and breakdown their applicability to small and medium-sized organizations, and cost-effective steps to mitigate risk. October was Cyber Security Awareness Month and, as usual, [...]

By |2018-12-18T12:01:03-06:00November 7th, 2018|Security Solutions|Comments Off on This Month in Cyber Security October Preview (2:39)

Windows 10: Modern Workplace Preview (1:53)

In the second entry in our Modern Workplace webinar series, explore how we use Windows as a core part of your productivity platform to empower employees with digital workstyles and protect their data with built-in protections against modern threats. As one third of the Microsoft 365 offering, deploying Windows 10 is vital to boost both [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:44:24-06:00November 6th, 2018|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Windows 10: Modern Workplace Preview (1:53)

“I Need Computer Help”

Historically, the term “Computer Help” brings a picture to your mind of a human helping another human with the computer.  Maybe one of the below is what pops into your mind? In modern networks of today, the term “Computer Help” transforms to mean the computer helping you!  Some folks might call this Artificial Intelligence, Insights, [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:08:53-06:00October 23rd, 2018|Advisory Services|Comments Off on “I Need Computer Help”