Month: July 2018

Cloud 5: Dell’s latest VMware plan, Google’s Bryant makes quick exit

Cloud 5: Dell’s latest VMware plan, Google’s Bryant makes quick exit

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: Sources: Dell to...

/ July 6, 2018
SD-WANs
SD-WANs create major downstream opportunities for MSPs

SD-WANs create major downstream opportunities for MSPs

While software-defined networks (SDNs) within the data center remain a nascent opportunity for managed service providers, software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WANs) represent one of the hottest segments in IT. The research firm Futuriom expects the market for SD-WAN tools and network-as-a-service...

/ July 5, 2018
cloud attacks
Increasing cloud attacks spark need for improved cloud security

Increasing cloud attacks spark need for improved cloud security

It’s hard enough running an MSP these days with all the malware, ransomware, and cryptocurrency miners one has to protect against, but there’s another front in the cyberwar, one that once seemed relatively safe: the cloud. Consider that attacks on...

/ July 4, 2018
Rate of SDN adoption is slow but steady

Rate of SDN adoption is slow but steady

Sometime around 1983, industry pundits without fail would declare that the “Year of the LAN” was upon us. A decade later and most organizations were still getting around to deploying their first LAN. The same glacial pace of adoption appears...

/ July 3, 2018
Happy customers are great lead generators

Happy customers are great lead generators

As a successful MSP, you look to your peers for validation of a vendor, specific technology, or a new service model. Your customers do the same, and when they’re happy, business is good—and your marketing should be even better! There...

/ July 2, 2018
cyber insurance
Ask an MSP Expert: Why does my MSP need a Cyber Liability Insurance policy?

Ask an MSP Expert: Why does my MSP need a Cyber Liability Insurance policy?

Q: My MSP business is growing, and I’m concerned about staying properly insured. I carry the required insurance on our service vans, and I have a general liability policy that a long-time family friend who is also an insurance salesman...

/ July 2, 2018