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Executive Guide 1

Strategically Managing Your Company's Online Presence
Create an online presence that aligns with your company's strategic priorities using this guide.

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Executive Guide 2

Checklist for an Effective Online Presence
Transform your website into a competitive advantage by offering a checklist of topics to discuss with your IT team. Use the online checklist

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Executive Guide 3

Strategically Managing Your Company's E-Commerce Capability
Build an e-commerce platform that helps you manage online sales securely.

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Executive Guide 4

Checklist for an Effective E-Commerce Website
Examine many of the details required for an effective e-commerce website and elaborate on ways to push your website to the next level.

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Executive Guide 6

Server Virtualization
Server virtualization is a technology that enables a single physical server to be divided into multiple logical servers.

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Executive Guide 8

IT Disaster Recovery
In the era of Internet dependent services, IT disaster recovery planning can enhance your company’s competitiveness in the marketplace and increase “uptime” for critical IT equipment.

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Executive Guide 9

Innovating with Mobile Technology
This guide will help distributors implement new technologies with business innovations.

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Executive Guide 10

Mobile Technology for the Distribution Sales Force
This guide will help your sales force stay relevant while reaping the rewards of a mobile world.

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Executive Guide 11

The Changing Roles of IT and Marketing
This guide will assist distributor executives in understanding how technology innovations are intertwining their marketing and IT departments.

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Executive Guide 12

IT Services: Use In-House Staff or Outsource?
This guide will assist distributor executives in understanding how outsourcing some IT services may provide competitive advantages to their individual companies.

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Executive Guide 13

IT Service Outsourcing: Selecting a Managed Service Provider
This guide will assist EDs in choosing expert IT partners that can assume responsibilities for performing specific IT functions.

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Executive Guide 14

Information Security is Everybody’s Business
This guide will assist electrical distributors in protecting themselves from unauthorized data breaches and intrusions.

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Executive Guide 15

Ten Things Distributors Can Do to Enhance Password Management and Increase Security
This guide will assist EDs with understanding password security issues and to stimulate conversations with IT personnel.

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Executive Guide 16

Ten Things Distributors Can Do to Prevent Data Loss
Created in collaboration with the Western Region Council, this guide will assist distributor executives in understanding how to protect information from loss through theft, fraud and misuse.

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Executive Guide 17

Cloud-Based Computing for Distributor Executives
This guide was created to help executives understand how cloud-based computing can be used to focus on core competencies, conserve capital, try out new technologies, and gain access to specialized talent.

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Distributor Technology Benchmarking

Gauge your challenges and opportunities against the industry's with the results of a benchmarking report on how distributors are using technology (Published Mar. 2018). View more info in the research archives.

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Distributor Technology Infographic

Quickly review info about distributor technology in an easy-to-understand infographic. View more info in the research archives.

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Contractor Technology Infographic

NAED partnered with NECA and IEC to gather data from contractors about how distributors can eliminate frustrations and make contractors’ jobs easier (Published Sept. 2016). View more info in the research archives.

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Customer Survey Template

See what technologies make your customers tick with this editable scorecard designed to make your business relationships more effective.

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Executive Guide 18

NEW! This guide was created to help distributor executives understand why the Internet of Things is relevant to electrical distributors, identify key success factors, and introduce some of the challenges in implementing the Internet of Things.

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