Month: July 2017

Facebook marketing
Is going “all in” with Facebook marketing the right strategy for your MSP?

Is going “all in” with Facebook marketing the right strategy for your MSP?

Facebook, no doubt, is the largest social network today. Every day, all sorts of people from all sorts of places post about life events or what’s happening with their businesses, and make connections with long-lost friends, new neighbors, and others....

/ July 31, 2017
Ask an MSP Expert: How to overcome challenges with selling security

Ask an MSP Expert: How to overcome challenges with selling security

Q: With so many emerging threats, we’re looking to add more security services to our portfolio. How can we overcome the challenges of selling security to our customers? There is a huge opportunity for IT service providers to move into...

/ July 31, 2017
Cloud 5: AWS reports revenue and managing multi-clouds

Cloud 5: AWS reports revenue and managing multi-clouds

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find. Before we jump into this week’s links, please have a look at one of...

/ July 28, 2017
Apple's Lisa computer
Tech Time Warp: Apple begins work on the Lisa

Tech Time Warp: Apple begins work on the Lisa

While everyone else was at the beach during the summer of 1979, Steve Jobs began work on—you guessed it—another product that would change the world. The Lisa, introduced to the marketplace in 1983, was Apple’s first foray into personal computers...

/ July 28, 2017
Middleware in the cloud
Middleware starts to head for the cloud

Middleware starts to head for the cloud

For as long as there have been applications, the need to integrate them has driven demand for middleware spanning everything from connectors and application servers to messaging and enterprise service bus technologies. In fact, without those technologies the opportunities to...

/ July 27, 2017
Diane Greene, head of Google Cloud Platform, speaking at TechCrunch
Google’s murky cloud numbers

Google’s murky cloud numbers

Google announced its earnings report this week, and buried in a section called ‘Other Revenue’ was their cloud earnings — thrown together with a bunch of other ill-defined stuff that wasn’t ad revenue. The good news is that the number...

/ July 26, 2017 / 2 Comments
mobile computing
Rise of mobile computing changes MSP game

Rise of mobile computing changes MSP game

When it comes to building and deploying mobile computing applications, most internal IT organizations are severely challenged. That’s becoming a major problem because custom mobile applications are at the forefront of any digital business initiative. In fact, a new survey...

/ July 25, 2017
Ask an MSP Expert: What content should I use in my monthly newsletter?

Ask an MSP Expert: What content should I use in my monthly newsletter?

Q: Now that we’re bringing on more customers at my MSP, we’re looking for new ways to keep them in the loop without having to call everyone to give each and every important update. We’re thinking about developing a monthly...

/ July 24, 2017
Email outage chaos
Tech Time Warp: Email Outage Chaos

Tech Time Warp: Email Outage Chaos

The Internet makes life so much easier … except when it doesn’t. Just like a bad cold makes you appreciate breathing through your nose, an Internet outage makes you realize your reliance on email and texts and streaming services. The...

/ July 21, 2017
Number 5 on a shelf.
Cloud 5: Microsoft’s cloud profits, IDC cloud prediction

Cloud 5: Microsoft’s cloud profits, IDC cloud prediction

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find. Before we jump into this week’s links, please have a look at one of...

/ July 21, 2017