Month: December 2018

Definition of hybrid cloud computing is rapidly evolving

Definition of hybrid cloud computing is rapidly evolving

There may never come a day when all application workloads run in a public cloud. However, the rate at which application workloads will shift towards public clouds appears to be poised to accelerate in the next few years.

/ December 18, 2018
Don’t turtle up, take charge

Don’t turtle up, take charge

On paper, every business wants to be a leader. You want to lead your category, your industry, and your region. You want to be number one and reap all of the benefits with rising to the top of a competitive...

/ December 17, 2018
Ask an MSP Expert: How can MSPs strengthen their clients’ defenses from cryptominers?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can MSPs strengthen their clients’ defenses from cryptominers?

Q: I have some customers with fairly large networks, and one of them is a business college. It seems like all those latent CPUs would be an attractive target for cryptominers. We’ve been taking steps to protect them, but I’m...

/ December 17, 2018
Tech Time Warp: Patent issued for Williams Tube, an early form of RAM

Tech Time Warp: Patent issued for Williams Tube, an early form of RAM

After World War II, British electrical engineer Frederic Williams found himself on the hunt for his next project. During the war, he had developed radar technology that could identify friendly aircraft, using “Friend or Foe,” or IFF, radar. So, what...

/ December 14, 2018
How MSPs can find cloud pricing bargains

How MSPs can find cloud pricing bargains

Years ago, Filene’s department store in Downtown Boston had a “bargain basement” where clothing and items that weren’t selling in the main store got deeply discounted to move them out. It worked beautifully as people loved digging through bins for...

/ December 14, 2018
Linux Foundation is looking for a few good MSPs with networking expertise

Linux Foundation is looking for a few good MSPs with networking expertise

The Linux Foundation is looking for managed service providers (MSP) and systems integrators to start contributing to multiple projects seeking to transform networking using open source code.

/ December 13, 2018
Five MSP security predictions for 2019

Five MSP security predictions for 2019

The champagne hasn’t been purchased, the noisemakers are still in storage, and the ball in Times Square hasn’t fallen to usher in 2019 yet. The ball is operated and dropped using a computer network, one that we hope is well...

/ December 12, 2018
DRaaS emerges as a red-hot opportunity for MSPs

DRaaS emerges as a red-hot opportunity for MSPs

Thanks to concerns about cybersecurity and increased complexity with the data environment itself, a report published today by Future Market Insights predicts the Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) market will grow in the U.S. from $2.45 billion to $8.4 billion by 2021.

/ December 11, 2018
Ask An MSP Expert: What are some MSP marketing musts for 2019?

Ask An MSP Expert: What are some MSP marketing musts for 2019?

Q: We recently hired a new marketing team member starting in the New Year. While we’ve done marketing for our IT service business in the past, it’s always been in fits and starts. I want to make sure our new...

/ December 10, 2018
Email? That’s free, surely?

Email? That’s free, surely?

The task of hosting and selling email is often regarded as a thankless one. With the likes of Google mail offered as a free service and many hosting companies providing free (or massively discounted) email accounts with the hosted domain...

/ December 10, 2018