Month: January 2018

Channel Chat: How joining a peer group can help you find MSP success

Channel Chat: How joining a peer group can help you find MSP success

Owning an MSP can be lonely. Most of the people you talk to on a regular basis, whether they’re your spouse, your friends, or even other local business owners that you know, don’t understand what it’s like to run an...

/ January 31, 2018
Smart cars require smarter cities, and the cloud should have a big role

Smart cars require smarter cities, and the cloud should have a big role

There have been lots of stories in the last year about the move to edge computing. The argument goes that with something like an autonomous vehicle, you can’t afford the latency to go to the cloud to get an answer...

/ January 30, 2018
external services providers
Relationship between internal IT and external services providers evolves rapidly

Relationship between internal IT and external services providers evolves rapidly

A survey of 1,000 senior IT leaders conducted by TEKsystems finds that more than a third (35 percent) plan to increase spending on IT outsourcing in 2018, a six-point increase over 2017. Nearly half (47 percent) also reported that spending on...

/ January 30, 2018
Ask an MSP Expert: How can I improve my MSP website’s SEO?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I improve my MSP website’s SEO?

Q: At our MSP business, we want to improve our website SEO so that our SMB prospects can find us more easily. How can we optimize our MSP SEO so we can capture more leads for our sales team to...

/ January 29, 2018
computer mouse
Tech Time Warp: Happy birthday to Douglas Engelbart, inventor of the mouse

Tech Time Warp: Happy birthday to Douglas Engelbart, inventor of the mouse

Born Jan. 30, 1925, Douglas Engelbart isn’t a household name for most people, but we all know—and many of us can’t live without—his most famous invention: the computer mouse. The Portland, Oregon, native served as a Navy radar technician in...

/ January 26, 2018
Cloud 5: UK hospitals can use public cloud, the impact of a cloud outage

Cloud 5: UK hospitals can use public cloud, the impact of a cloud outage

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...

/ January 26, 2018
threat detection
Threat detection emerges as major opportunity for MSPs

Threat detection emerges as major opportunity for MSPs

Threat detection appears to be all the rage when it comes to IT security. Both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google are becoming much more focused on providing threat detection services. In the case of AWS, that means acquiring sqrll,...

/ January 25, 2018
IBM finally returns to positive revenue driven by cloud biz

IBM finally returns to positive revenue driven by cloud biz

For 22 quarters or 5.5 long years, IBM reported negative revenue growth, but last week the company finally announced a positive quarter.  Revenue increased to $22.54 billion — and that beat analysts’ estimates. A good portion of that could be attributed...

/ January 25, 2018
Robin Robins: How to know with absolute certainty what customers want and will buy

Robin Robins: How to know with absolute certainty what customers want and will buy

Are you having trouble figuring out what additional services your customers want? What offers will get the best response? What you need to be able to do or say to get welcomed in to talk instead of being blocked, screened,...

/ January 24, 2018 / 2 Comments
public cloud competition
Battle for control of the public cloud intensifies

Battle for control of the public cloud intensifies

The fight for control over application workloads moving into the public cloud is starting to resemble a knock-down drag-out brawl. The catalyst for this conflict is the accelerated rate at which application workloads are moving into public clouds. A new...

/ January 23, 2018