Month: May 2019

Latest Intel chip vulnerabilities represent a major challenge for MSPs

Latest Intel chip vulnerabilities represent a major challenge for MSPs

Remember the news about the Intel Meltdown and Spectre chip vulnerabilities that emerged last year? Remember all the panic and the patches? Well, get ready because you’re about to go through all of that again with the latest Intel chip vulnerability....

/ May 17, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day!

Tech Time Warp: Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day!

This week, Microsoft announced Project ION, its decentralized identification (DID) verification system built on top of the bitcoin blockchain. ION (Identity Overlay Network) is the first such project by a major tech company and could revolutionize the way users log...

/ May 17, 2019
Time to appreciate the thin line of cybersecurity defense maintained by MSPs

Time to appreciate the thin line of cybersecurity defense maintained by MSPs

One of the toughest, and often thankless, roles in all of IT is that of the managed security services provider (MSSP). Most MSSPs know cyberattacks tend to come in waves. Cybercriminals like to mix up their attack vectors to avoid...

/ May 17, 2019
Catch hackers with a honeypot in your security service

Catch hackers with a honeypot in your security service

I once visited an Amish farm where green plastic 2-liter 7-Up bottles dangled from the lower branches of the fruit trees. The bottles were filled about halfway with some sort of liquid. Upon closer inspection, I could see a banana peel...

/ May 15, 2019
You cannot afford to offboard employees without a cloud backup solution

You cannot afford to offboard employees without a cloud backup solution

Most people don’t realize that having a reliable cloud backup in place is not only an effective way of securing company data, but also allows for more efficient business processes. One example of this is in the case of off-boarding...

/ May 15, 2019
Windows 10 migration crisis looms ahead

Windows 10 migration crisis looms ahead

IT organizations, as well as the managed service providers (MSPs) that support them, are now in a race against time, as Microsoft prepares to end free support for Windows 7. Microsoft expects to stop delivering security updates for Windows 7...

/ May 14, 2019 / 1 Comment
Ask an MSP Expert: Should my MSP pursue industrial clients?

Ask an MSP Expert: Should my MSP pursue industrial clients?

Q: We serve primarily healthcare and finance companies, but our region has a robust manufacturing base. Are there many opportunities for MSPs in manufacturing? If so, are there any insights you can provide about taking clients in this vertical? If you...

/ May 13, 2019 / 1 Comment
Growth Hacking for MSPs: Accounts Receivable

Growth Hacking for MSPs: Accounts Receivable

Nothing hinders growth of a managed services business more than a lack of cash flow. When you operate any type of business-to-business company, it is difficult to keep your customers consistently paying on-time.

/ May 13, 2019
How you can put advanced development technologies in reach of your clients

How you can put advanced development technologies in reach of your clients

Not everyone can embrace technology that is on the cutting edge. Most customers are more comfortable using tried and true tools and techniques. Yet, to move forward, every company eventually must transition to newer approaches, especially as these technologies are packaged...

/ May 10, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Flame, the virus with a massive controlled burn

Tech Time Warp: Flame, the virus with a massive controlled burn

The Flame virus first achieved infamy in May 2012, shortly after the United Nations’ International Telecommunications Union asked a security company to look in to the hacking of Iranian computers. Although not widespread — only a few hundred computers are...

/ May 10, 2019