Month: February 2018

cyber crime
5 Tips to help keep your SMB customers safe from cyber crime

5 Tips to help keep your SMB customers safe from cyber crime

Data Privacy Day has been and gone; however, its message lives on. As well as being an awareness day, it also commemorates the January 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108: the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and...

/ February 28, 2018
ransomware protection
The never-ending battle against ransomware

The never-ending battle against ransomware

Ransomware has largely faded from the headlines since WannaCry and NotPetya wreaked havoc across the globe in 2017. In some ways, ransomware creators were victims of their own success. The attacks garnered so much attention that, as Malwarebytes’ Chris Boyd told...

/ February 27, 2018 / 1 Comment
Waiting for 5G Networking

Waiting for 5G Networking

A cast of thousands descended on the Mobile World Congress 2018 conference this week to await the arrival of 5G networking. The GSMA consortium that puts on the show estimates that by 2025 about 14 percent of all global connections...

/ February 27, 2018 / 1 Comment
close more sales
Robin Robins: Close more sales, unseat more competitors by becoming the LEAST RISKY choice

Robin Robins: Close more sales, unseat more competitors by becoming the LEAST RISKY choice

At Technology Marketing Toolkit, one of the most difficult things for our members to get their head around is the USP, or unique selling proposition. Without one, you’re pushing a rope uphill, fighting price sensitivity and the high hurdle of...

/ February 26, 2018
Ask an MSP Expert: What text should I include on my website for better SEO?

Ask an MSP Expert: What text should I include on my website for better SEO?

Q: We’re a newer MSP, and we’re looking for ways to optimize our website. For the best SEO, what text should we include on our website? Finding the right recipe for search engine optimization (SEO) can vary from one business...

/ February 26, 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