Month: March 2019

Tech Time Warp: A Cold War-era April Fools’ joke

Tech Time Warp: A Cold War-era April Fools’ joke

Google’s April Fools’ Day hoaxes have become an annual tradition, but long before Larry and Sergey met at Stanford, another Internet pioneer was having some fun online. On April 1, 1984, a message appeared on Usenet, an early online network...

/ March 29, 2019
MSPs need to embrace more agile approaches to managing IT

MSPs need to embrace more agile approaches to managing IT

A survey published this week by Google suggests that the rate of change in IT environments that managed service providers (MSPs) will need to absorb in the years ahead is about to significantly accelerate. The global survey of 1,100 business...

/ March 28, 2019
Guardians of the (cybersecurity) galaxy: MSPs and biometrics

Guardians of the (cybersecurity) galaxy: MSPs and biometrics

There will always be different opinions on how to best combat emerging threats. As the move towards biometrics continues, MSPs need to step up and be the guardians of the galaxy. To fully secure their customers’ future network security needs,...

/ March 27, 2019
Fortune-making truths about media, money, and marketing process

Fortune-making truths about media, money, and marketing process

Here’s a truth that many small business owners DON’T want to embrace, much less give recognition to: the more marketing media you can use simultaneously, the more money you’ll make. You’ll also be a LOT less vulnerable to an economic...

/ March 27, 2019
Cloud monitoring emerges as significant opportunity for MSPs

Cloud monitoring emerges as significant opportunity for MSPs

In an ideal world a managed service provider (MSP) would find themselves involved in the building and deploying of cloud applications every step of the way. However, the reality is many organizations are both building new cloud applications and lifting...

/ March 26, 2019
Recruiting with growth in mind

Recruiting with growth in mind

Hiring used to be a straightforward process. You’d hang a “Now Hiring” sign and wait for the candidates to come rolling in. The hiring process for today’s businesses is no longer that simple.

/ March 26, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: Does my MSP need a lawyer?

Ask an MSP Expert: Does my MSP need a lawyer?

I am an MSP owner with a broad mix of clients, but we handle a large amount of HIPPA-protected information for healthcare customers, as well as sensitive banking data. I worry about being sued if there is a breach.  Should...

/ March 25, 2019
Finding the right security balance isn’t easy

Finding the right security balance isn’t easy

These days, MSPs would be foolish not to help their clients make their digital properties more secure. It seems that every week that we hear about yet another massive data breach with the loss of millions of records, often full...

/ March 25, 2019
IT modernization initiatives begin to gain momentum

IT modernization initiatives begin to gain momentum

Most business and IT leaders intuitively understand that legacy IT applications and infrastructure make their organization less agile. That’s become a significant issue because most of them are also keenly aware of the need to embrace digital business transformation initiatives...

/ March 22, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Pentium processor makes its debut

Tech Time Warp: Pentium processor makes its debut

Pentium. Even a quarter-century after the processor first made its debut, the brand name still carries connotations of speed and innovation. Intel’s famous product processor line was introduced March 22, 1993, and despite some notable issues, Pentium was above all...

/ March 22, 2019