Month: March 2018

A mostly good week for SaaS

A mostly good week for SaaS

Software-as-a-Service — or perhaps we should be simply calling it software, because that’s the way it mostly gets delivered now — had a pretty good week last week. Whether it was Salesforce reporting yet another great quarter, Box moving past...

/ March 5, 2018
data loss
Ask an MSP Expert: What should I teach my customers on World Backup Day?

Ask an MSP Expert: What should I teach my customers on World Backup Day?

Q: Every month I send a newsletter to my SMB customers to teach them about technology, the latest threats, and things they can do to protect their data. This month, in honor of World Backup Day, I’d like to use...

/ March 5, 2018
Tech Time Warp: A Look Back at the Ping-Pong Virus

Tech Time Warp: A Look Back at the Ping-Pong Virus

Thirty years ago, a little bouncing ball was driving computer users bonkers. Discovered at Italy’s University of Turin in March 1988, the Ping-Pong virus was a boot sector virus affecting MS-DOS machines. It spread via infected floppy disks. (Remember those?)...

/ March 2, 2018
Cloud 5: Yes, Apple really does use Google’s cloud, Pentagon’s $1B cloud bet

Cloud 5: Yes, Apple really does use Google’s cloud, Pentagon’s $1B cloud bet

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 2, 2018
Most MSPs are often conflicted when it comes to selling managed security services

Most MSPs are often conflicted when it comes to selling managed security services

Managed service providers (MSPs) often find themselves caught between two conflicting interests when it comes to cybersecurity. On the one hand they want to deliver cybersecurity services. But on the other hand, MSPs don’t necessarily want to seem to be...

/ March 1, 2018