Month: February 2018

Survey finds some respondents spending over $500K a month for cloud services

Survey finds some respondents spending over $500K a month for cloud services

RightScale recently released its annual State of the Cloud Report and per usual there were some interesting findings, including the fact that 13 percent of respondents spend more than $500,000 a month on cloud services. That’s a lot of dough. What’s more, 26...

/ February 23, 2018
Cloud 5: Choosing the right cloud platform, poor cloud security at Tesla

Cloud 5: Choosing the right cloud platform, poor cloud security at Tesla

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...

/ February 23, 2018
Tech Time Warp: A Language That’s Anything But, Well, Basic

Tech Time Warp: A Language That’s Anything But, Well, Basic

Basic is such a loaded term these days. The kids use it as a synonym for unremarkable and uninteresting—interestingly enough, words that could not describe BASIC, the computer language co-invented by John Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz at Dartmouth University.

/ February 23, 2018
Survey Suggests IT Leaders Are in Need of a Lot More Help from MSPs

Survey Suggests IT Leaders Are in Need of a Lot More Help from MSPs

It appears that more IT projects than ever are being built on a foundation of wishful thinking. A survey of 650 IT decision makers published this week by MuleSoft, a provider of an application programming interface (API) management platform, discovers...

/ February 22, 2018
lead scoring
Sales Prospecting: Lead Scoring for MSPs

Sales Prospecting: Lead Scoring for MSPs

Many MSP business owners are still the primary business developers, deal closers, and technical support leads for their growing companies. As the MSP grows, the owner gets pulled in a dozen different directions. I like to describe this as having...

/ February 21, 2018 / 1 Comment
network risk
Alex Hoff: Is your MSP exposed to network risk?

Alex Hoff: Is your MSP exposed to network risk?

When offering a network service to clients, managing servers and endpoints—and managing them well—is important. Devices like desktops and phones are the most visible and tangible part of the network to your clients. They’re the parts clients interact with nearly constantly....

/ February 21, 2018
MSPs Need to Put Cloud Application Claims in Perspective

MSPs Need to Put Cloud Application Claims in Perspective

At an Oracle Modern Finance Experience event this past week Dr. Michael Mandel, senior fellow at the Mack Institute of Innovation Management at the Wharton School, forecasted that a total of $2 trillion will be added to U.S. Gross Domestic...

/ February 20, 2018
Ask an MSP Expert: How can my sales team give effective presentations?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can my sales team give effective presentations?

Q: My sales team has increased their on-site meetings in the past few months. Some reps have been extremely successful with this approach, but others haven’t. Are there any tips I can use to help my team become more successful...

/ February 19, 2018
Tech Time Warp: Meet ENIAC, the First Digital General Purpose Computer

Tech Time Warp: Meet ENIAC, the First Digital General Purpose Computer

It might lack the immediate name recognition of Harvard’s Mark I or Bletchley Park’s Colossus, but the University of Pennsylvania’s ENIAC stands right next to them in the annals of computer history. The Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer made its...

/ February 16, 2018
Cloud 5: Walmart builds a cloud and why cloud bills could get bigger

Cloud 5: Walmart builds a cloud and why cloud bills could get bigger

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...

/ February 16, 2018