Month: September 2018

Tech Time Warp: Happy fake birthday, Google

Tech Time Warp: Happy fake birthday, Google

Sept. 27, 2018, marked Google’s 20th birthday — or did it? Since 2006, the omnipresent search giant has celebrated its founding on Sept. 27, but the occasion was celebrated as early as Sept. 7 in years prior. Google acknowledges the...

/ September 28, 2018
Open source technologies poised to transform delivery of network services

Open source technologies poised to transform delivery of network services

Increased confidence in a broad range of open source technologies suggests that the way networking services are delivered is about to fundamentally change. A survey of 150 professionals working across 98 different service providers conducted by Heavy Reading on behalf...

/ September 27, 2018
Securing content in motion has become much easier

Securing content in motion has become much easier

For many years, content management vendors have been trying to protect content as it moved through the world by attaching a set of rules. The earliest attempt, before the cloud came along, was called Information Rights Management (IRM). It was a...

/ September 27, 2018
The dangers lurking in SMB networks

The dangers lurking in SMB networks

The most significant risks to your SMB customers don’t always come from threats with catchy names like Wanna Cry. Instead, the biggest threats can come from sources with names that are often more mundane like “Paula in Accounting” or “Dave...

/ September 26, 2018
Threat hunting could be very good for managed services providers

Threat hunting could be very good for managed services providers

In their zeal to be seen to be doing more about cybersecurity, vendors are increasingly embedding threat monitoring capabilities within a variety of applications to make it easier to hunt for malware. But even when vendors decide to make threat detection...

/ September 25, 2018
Carrie Simpson: MSP sales and marketing; a little process goes a long way

Carrie Simpson: MSP sales and marketing; a little process goes a long way

All too often, communication between sales and marketing fails — which can lead to missed opportunities. Then the debate begins, are the leads bad or is the rep unskilled? Maybe neither, maybe both. In either case, a defined process and...

/ September 24, 2018
Ask an MSP Expert: How can we proactively plan for the next storm?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can we proactively plan for the next storm?

Q: Luckily, our area wasn’t affected by Hurricane Florence — but we might not be so lucky next time. What are some steps we can take to ensure that our SMBs have foolproof disaster recovery plans in place?  Natural disasters...

/ September 24, 2018
Single sign-on can simplify life for your employees

Single sign-on can simplify life for your employees

As you company collects cloud services, it can be a pain tracking logins. A good way to get around that problem is providing your users with a single sign-on. This is a delightful concept that gives your users a single...

/ September 21, 2018
Tech Time Warp: RSA doesn’t stand for really secure authentication (but it should)

Tech Time Warp: RSA doesn’t stand for really secure authentication (but it should)

The encryption algorithm frequently used to make online shopping sprees secure celebrates two anniversaries this week — the issuing of its patent (Sept. 20, 1983) and the expiration of said patent 17 years later.

/ September 21, 2018
CompTIA’s Emerging Technology List is all about the Benjamins

CompTIA’s Emerging Technology List is all about the Benjamins

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been identified as the top emerging opportunity for the channel by a community of solution providers set up by CompTIA, a non-profit industry association that focuses on emerging technologies. 

/ September 20, 2018