Month: May 2018

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Tech Time Warp: Spam email celebrates its 40th birthday

Tech Time Warp: Spam email celebrates its 40th birthday

As you work long hours to ensure your company complies with GDPR by May 25, it’s worth noting that proper use—or misuse—of data has been an issue for at least 40 years. Just ask Gary Thuerk, the self-described “father of...

/ May 4, 2018
Cloud 5: Getting ready for serverless and Intel’s booming cloud biz

Cloud 5: Getting ready for serverless and Intel’s booming cloud biz

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. And without further delay, here we go with this week’s links:

/ May 4, 2018
Artificial intelligence cyber warfare
Weaponizing artificial intelligence

Weaponizing artificial intelligence

Fending off ransomware and other malware attacks has already become part of the daily MSP landscape. But in the ever-evolving world of threats, a new one will begin to emerge with greater frequency in the months and years ahead: weaponized...

/ May 3, 2018
IT staff costs
Average cost of IT staff with top-ranked certifications exceeds $100K

Average cost of IT staff with top-ranked certifications exceeds $100K

Ranked by the salary, the top 15 certifications for IT staff can command salaries and benefits well in excess of $100,000 each once healthcare and other benefits are calculated. The most valued certifications as ranked by Global Knowledge, an IT...

/ May 3, 2018
MSP Day
[European MSPs] Save the date for MSP Day 2018

[European MSPs] Save the date for MSP Day 2018

Attention, European MSPs: Wednesday, May 23 has been declared as the inaugural MSP Day, a chance to celebrate the difference that managed IT services are making to UK businesses. On May 23, competitors will become collaborators, and enemies can be...

/ May 3, 2018
MSP obstacles
8 Common MSP stumbling blocks to watch out for

8 Common MSP stumbling blocks to watch out for

Every IT service business is a work in progress, whether you’re a new MSP just getting started, a VAR transitioning to an MSP model, or a veteran IT service provider. At any given moment, you can probably think of a...

/ May 2, 2018
GDPR deadline
Demand for external GDPR expertise starts to increase

Demand for external GDPR expertise starts to increase

With less than a month to go before organizations are required to comply with the General Data Protection Rule (GDPR) that the European Union has pledged to enforce starting May 25, it appears organizations are finally reaching out to external...

/ May 2, 2018