Month: October 2018

A matter of life and death

A matter of life and death

We recently looked at medical device security and how MSPs can work in the market.  As the IoT grows to include more and more of peoples’ daily lives, it is becoming more important to place some focus on this topic....

/ October 31, 2018
Microsoft CTO sees managed services as the key to future partner success

Microsoft CTO sees managed services as the key to future partner success

Cloud computing is making IT so inexpensive and accessible that soon, there won’t be any real profit margins unless an IT solution is delivered as part of a new application or significantly transforms an existing business process. That’s the wake-up...

/ October 30, 2018
Yahoo’s $50M damages bill demonstrates the high cost of poor security

Yahoo’s $50M damages bill demonstrates the high cost of poor security

Years ago there was a commercial for oil filters in which the spokesperson warned that you could pay him a few dollars for a filter or pay a mechanic later for an expensive repair. “Pay me now, or pay him...

/ October 30, 2018
Clive Longbottom: Helping customers avoid their biggest threat

Clive Longbottom: Helping customers avoid their biggest threat

In talking to customers, you probably find that their biggest concern is how they can protect themselves from external malicious activity.  However, many times the biggest threat to their business is the behaviour of their own employees. The troubling behaviour...

/ October 29, 2018
Ask an MSP Expert: Over the years, how has marketing changed through the internet?

Ask an MSP Expert: Over the years, how has marketing changed through the internet?

Q: Things are always changing, especially in technology. Looking back, the internet has changed almost everything we do. What are the most significant roles the internet has played in marketing goods and services today? For managed service providers, protecting and...

/ October 29, 2018
Tech Time Warp: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month marks 15 years of service

Tech Time Warp: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month marks 15 years of service

Fifteen years ago, in recognition of the massive “stranger danger” present online, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NSCA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) observed the first National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

/ October 26, 2018
Most organizations are planning to fail when it comes to disaster recovery

Most organizations are planning to fail when it comes to disaster recovery

A survey of 700 IT professionals published this week by Spiceworks, a provider of IT tools distributed via an online IT community, finds that 95 percent of IT organizations have a disaster recovery (DR) plan. However, the survey data also...

/ October 25, 2018
The era of the cloud mafia?

The era of the cloud mafia?

As a third-generation Italian-American growing up in the Midwest, I was used to hearing about the feared Mafia, either in the stories of older relatives or in the misguided attempts at humor by school kids.

/ October 24, 2018
Battle for control over network services for remote offices is about to begin in earnest

Battle for control over network services for remote offices is about to begin in earnest

There are very few organizations that are satisfied with the quality of the virtual private network (VPN) experience being provided to their end users. Most VPNs are cumbersome to use and challenging to secure and manage.

/ October 23, 2018
Public speaking and selling basics for MSPs

Public speaking and selling basics for MSPs

Selling from the stage is one of the most potent revenue generation strategies that your MSP can embrace. Because many MSPs are engineering-types, there can be a great deal of reluctance in our industry to public speaking. Even for those...

/ October 22, 2018