Month: April 2019

How you can prevent employees from sharing sensitive company information

How you can prevent employees from sharing sensitive company information

Did you know that 70 percent of employees are sharing company information? Company information is valuable, critical, and most importantly, confidential. The future growth and success of your company could very well be destroyed should this data get leaked. So what’s the...

/ April 12, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Apple co-founder Ronald Wayne says goodbye after only 12 days

Tech Time Warp: Apple co-founder Ronald Wayne says goodbye after only 12 days

They say hindsight is 20/20, or — in the case of Apple’s lesser-known third co-founder Ronald Wayne — billions of dollars. On April 1, 1976, Wayne drew up a contract with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak to found Apple Computer...

/ April 12, 2019
It is the best and worst of times to be an IT services provider

It is the best and worst of times to be an IT services provider

Every savvy solution provider knows that IT is, and always will be, in a perennial state of disruption. The only thing that ever really changes is the rate at which that disruption occurs.

/ April 11, 2019
MSPs can harvest new business on the farm

MSPs can harvest new business on the farm

When most people think of farming, they think of milking cows, hearty farmhouse breakfasts, fresh eggs, and rows of carefully cultivated crops. In reality, farming is a mix of everything, from no-tech operations to sprawling factory farms. Moreover, in almost...

/ April 10, 2019
Thinking about contracting out services?

Thinking about contracting out services?

Sometimes it makes sense for MSPs to contract out services.  Depending on your goals, going this route could you save time, resources, and money — but it isn’t for everybody. Regarding contracting out services, it’s important to first note the...

/ April 10, 2019
MSPs need to find a way to embrace consumption model based on metering

MSPs need to find a way to embrace consumption model based on metering

The most profound impact the transition to cloud computing has arguably had is the shift away from treating IT as a capital expense. IT organizations are increasingly utilizing infrastructure thanks to a consumption model that allows them to treat IT...

/ April 9, 2019
Microservices’ role in the MSP economy

Microservices’ role in the MSP economy

To date, enterprises have worked with everything from home-grown hand-coded systems to off the shelf enterprise applications. These started off as highly focused applications, such as those looking at supply chain automation (SCA) or sales force automation (SFA), but rapidly...

/ April 8, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: Do I need to offer an additional backup service with Office 365?

Ask an MSP Expert: Do I need to offer an additional backup service with Office 365?

Q: More of my customers are moving towards Office 365, and they believe everything is being backed up. Is this true, or should my MSP create additional backups of Office 365 data? In terms of email and data services, Office...

/ April 8, 2019 / 1 Comment
Tech Time Warp: Appreciate Windows 3.1 for all of its 16-bit glory

Tech Time Warp: Appreciate Windows 3.1 for all of its 16-bit glory

If you’re in search of some nostalgia on April 6, head over to the Internet Archive to celebrate the 27th anniversary of Microsoft’s release of Windows 3.1. Thanks to the hard work of dedicated developers, you can once again play...

/ April 5, 2019
Intel ushers in data centric era of computing

Intel ushers in data centric era of computing

This week, Intel launched a raft of new processor technologies. Due to this, the amount of data that will be coursing through IT environments at any given time is about to exponentially increase.

/ April 4, 2019