Paul Desmond

Principal, Saratoga B2B Group

Paul Desmond has been involved in the IT trade press since 1988. He is principal with Saratoga B2B Group (www.saratogab2b.com), a firm he co-founded in 2019 that produces SEO-informed content to help IT vendors raise their profile in organic search. Prior to co-founding Saratoga B2B, for more than 15 years Paul ran his own IT content company, PDEdit, producing blogs, white papers, case studies, website content and more. Previously, Paul spent 11 years at Network World, serving as a reporter as well as news editor and features editor. Under his leadership, Network World’s features department took home a number of editorial excellence awards, including a 1996 Neal Certificate of Merit Award from the Business Press Association and two 1998 awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors. Paul has also served as editor of Redmond magazine and was the founding editor-in-chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine, which earned a Neal Award for Best Startup publication of 2005. He was founding editor of the eComSecurity.com Web site, now known as eSecurityPlanet.com.

Even With Windows Autopilot, Enterprises Face Device Configuration Challenges

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How HP Helps With Responsible PC Retirement – Even During a Pandemic

Hewlett-Rackard’s Recover and Renew offerings give companies cash back on old PCs while helping those companies meet their sustainability goals.

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Faced With a Distributed Workforce, IT Needs Help With Device Management

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Assessing the Value of Partnering for IT Services

Assessing the Value of Partnering for IT Services

Free up valuable IT hours by partnering with a service provider for end-to-end device lifecycle management.

How Regular Device Rotations Plus Support Plans Keep Users Productive and Thriving

How Regular Device Rotations Plus Support Plans Keep Users Productive and Thriving

Eaton Corp. provides a case study in how a three-year device rotation plus support services benefits both employees and IT.

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Partnering for Success in the New Normal: Why IT Needs Help Protecting Remote Devices

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Providing End User Device Maintenance During a Pandemic: IT Needs Help

HP Care Pack services offer aid to taxed IT groups, with remote device management, coverage for accidental damage, and on-site support.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Computing Investments

HP Care Pack services relieve IT’s burden in supporting end user devices, wherever they may be, ensuring users remain productive.

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The Future of Networking is in the Cloud. Are You Ready?

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Four Keys to Ensuring Security in a Managed Service Environment

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NAC is about more than security at UNC

When the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill implemented network access control campus-wide last spring, it was as much a natural progression of the school's network management strategy as it was a security ...

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