Month: March 2018

UNIVAC
Tech Time Warp: U.S. Census Bureau signs UNIVAC contract

Tech Time Warp: U.S. Census Bureau signs UNIVAC contract

With the next census just two years away—it takes place April 1, 2020—it’s worth remembering the machine that computerized the U.S. Census Bureau’s operations. The bureau signed a contract on March 31, 1951, to use the UNIVAC, or the UNIVersal...

/ March 30, 2018
Cloud 5: Pentagon’s cloud bid drama, Nvidia’s cloud self-driving car simulator

Cloud 5: Pentagon’s cloud bid drama, Nvidia’s cloud self-driving car simulator

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...

/ March 30, 2018
wireless charging
Managed wireless charging is coming soon to a table near you

Managed wireless charging is coming soon to a table near you

The days when end users spent some portion of their day trying to find an outlet to power a mobile device are coming to an end. Wireless charging that enables the newest generation of mobile devices to be charged inductively...

/ March 29, 2018 / 1 Comment
USP
Robin Robins: You’re NOT fooling anyone with your weak USP

Robin Robins: You’re NOT fooling anyone with your weak USP

At Technology Marketing Toolkit’s Rapid Implementation Workshop, we cover the USP, or unique selling proposition, in detail: what it is, what it is not, how to develop it, and how to use it in your sales and marketing to unseat...

/ March 28, 2018
Channel Chat: How process and product standardization can help your MSP excel

Channel Chat: How process and product standardization can help your MSP excel

Adding new members to your MSP team can be exciting, and it usually indicates profitability and growth within your organization. While this can be a positive step for your MSP business, it can introduce new challenges as well, such as...

/ March 28, 2018
cyberattack on CPAs
2018 will be the year of the targeted cyberattack on CPAs

2018 will be the year of the targeted cyberattack on CPAs

April tax deadlines are looming, and that means accounting firms are neck-deep in returns as everyone races to file on time. While accountants are focused on deductions and earned income credits, bad actors are watching and waiting, ready to pounce...

/ March 28, 2018
Docker containers
How Docker containers accelerate cloud migrations

How Docker containers accelerate cloud migrations

By now most managed service providers are at least aware of Docker containers. But, far too many of them view Docker containers simply as a tool for building next-generation applications based on microservices. The most pressing use case for Docker...

/ March 27, 2018
land grab sales
Carrie Simpson: Land grab sales – It’s happening now!

Carrie Simpson: Land grab sales – It’s happening now!

There are two types of prospecting campaigns. The first type of campaign is called a “displacement campaign.” It’s the type of campaign you plan and execute when most of your prospects are already using a competitor. The second type of prospecting...

/ March 26, 2018
Ask an MSP Expert: What steps do I need to take to be ready for MSP retirement?

Ask an MSP Expert: What steps do I need to take to be ready for MSP retirement?

Q: Within the next five years, I’d like to retire from the MSP business. I know I’m almost ready to hang up my hat, but I’d prefer to sell my business rather than just close my doors on my employees...

/ March 26, 2018
Giants Brains
Tech Time Warp: Edmund Berkeley, a giant brain of computing

Tech Time Warp: Edmund Berkeley, a giant brain of computing

Computer history is filled with quirky individuals—and Edmund Berkeley, born March 21, 1909, is among the most fascinating. It’s hard to pinpoint what Berkeley should be most known for: Founding the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)? (Relations with ACM later...

/ March 23, 2018