Build or Buy? Eight Factors for Measuring TCO on Security Operations Centers

Performing a cost analysis of your security operations center (SOC) can be tricky. So, I wanted to give you a cheat sheet that outlines eight key factors for measuring your total cost of ownership. It includes average staff salaries, the biggest threats to ROI, and industry trends impacting costs. Here’s the eGuide: E-Guide – Managed Security – Build or Buy Eight Factors for Measuring TCO on Security Operations Centers – 20190507

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Cactus Announced as Top Performer by AT&T

Abilene-based Cactus Technology Solutions has been recognized as a Bronze Level performer in the AT&T Alliance program, based on their fiscal performance in 2019 and making the commitment to address their customer needs with AT&T Solutions.


“This validates our vow to both our customers and AT&T.  As we move forward, we will continue to assure our customers we are offering the best in IT solutions to them,” explains Amy Milam, chief operating officer.  “This recognition is an incredible affirmation for our team.  I’m humbled by this repeat recognition; last year’s felt like a ‘once in a lifetime’; this proves to our team the sky is the limit.”


“Whether it’s networking, VoIP, OTT (over the top), cloud, security, IoT or mobility solutions — AT&T’s broad portfolio enables the solution providers to sell integrated solutions customers need to grow and transform their business.  This is why solution providers choose to sell AT&T solutions.  But they asked for improvements in the way we work together.  And we delivered,” said Kevin Leonard, Vice President of Alternate Channels, AT&T Business.


AT&T Alliance Channel enables their solution provider to use the power of the AT&T brand to generate business growth while helping their customers accelerate their digital evolution through an integrated portfolio.


Established in 2018, Cactus Technology Solutions is a premier provider of communications solutions in today’s IT and Telecommunications world. Designing strategies to navigate the evolving environment of IT and Telecom, while providing clients with premium customer service, insight and professional implementation every step of the way.  With over 70 years of combined experience in the IT and telecommunications field, Cactus Technology Solutions’ skilled team members provide the expertise needed to ensure clients are equipped with the right tools and network to provide their business the best possible value.  Cactus Technology Solutions’ purpose is to enhance the customer’s experience by filling the gaps between what the carriers provide and the identified needs of the client.

New Solution Provider

SADA Systems (SADA) is a privately-held global leader in providing business and technology consulting services that transform enterprises through innovative implementation of Google Cloud solutions. SADA has proven expertise in enterprise consulting, cloud platform migration, custom application development, workplace transformation, cloud managed services, and change management. As a Google Cloud Premier Partner, SADA has gained global accolades and awards including the 2018 Google Cloud Global Partner of the Year and 2017 Google Cloud North America Partner of the Year. SADA’s team of certified experts help enterprises modernize by leveraging the entire Google Cloud portfolio, including G Suite, Google Anthos and GCP, Google Data Analytics and Machine Learning, Google Maps Platform, Google Chrome, and Google Cloud Search.

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