Month: June 2019

Tech Time Warp: First mobile malware makes its debut

Tech Time Warp: First mobile malware makes its debut

Back in the pre-smartphone days, an international group of hackers set out to prove no technology was safe from malware. In June 2004, the group 29A — 29A being the hexadecimal version of “666” — released the first virus targeting...

/ June 14, 2019
Drivers for cloud adoption are starting to go beyond IT cost concerns

Drivers for cloud adoption are starting to go beyond IT cost concerns

A survey published by Infosys Knowledge Institute suggests that the primary reason organizations are embracing cloud computing is no longer just about lowering costs. The survey of 876 executives from organizations with over $1 billion in revenues operating in the...

/ June 13, 2019
Cryptojacking is making a comeback

Cryptojacking is making a comeback

Black Squid has washed up on the cyber-shores of the United States, after first being spotted in Thailand. Unlike its oceanic counterparts, this cyber squid is destructive. Beincrypto describes the threat like this: It uses tactics such as anti-virtualization, anti-debugging,...

/ June 12, 2019
Oracle alliance with Microsoft complicates cloud computing relationships

Oracle alliance with Microsoft complicates cloud computing relationships

Cloud computing makes for strange bedfellows, but now that Oracle and Microsoft have agreed to work together to integrate Oracle Cloud services with the Microsoft Azure cloud, almost anything seems possible. The agreement between the two companies represents something of...

/ June 11, 2019
Cloud transition is still a struggle for many organizations

Cloud transition is still a struggle for many organizations

The cloud is hardly new, and public cloud growth numbers suggest that we are finally starting to reach a tipping point for cloud adoption. Yet thirteen years after AWS launched the first modern cloud service, an Accenture survey finds that...

/ June 11, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: How can my MSP prepare for an economic recession?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can my MSP prepare for an economic recession?

Q: Right now, we have more business than we can handle, and cash flow is exceeding our projections for the year. Still, I get nervous and worry about the next downturn. Is there something I should be doing now to prepare...

/ June 10, 2019
Growth Hacking for MSPs: Help Desk Optimization

Growth Hacking for MSPs: Help Desk Optimization

If you have been following along with our Growth Hacking for MSPs series of posts, you probably now have a good idea of what growth hacking is and how you can apply the principles to your MSP. We have already...

/ June 10, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Net neutrality debate heats up again and again

Tech Time Warp: Net neutrality debate heats up again and again

Life tends to slow down in early June — unless you’re involved in the net neutrality debate. A surprising number of momentous net neutrality actions have occurred over the years in the month of June, starting with the initial use...

/ June 7, 2019
LF Edge launches frameworks for building edge solutions

LF Edge launches frameworks for building edge solutions

The Linux Foundation wants to make it simpler for managed service providers (MSPs) to construct their own edge computing solutions using open source software. The LF Edge arm of the Linux Foundation announced the availability of a set of frameworks...

/ June 6, 2019
Steganography makes a comeback

Steganography makes a comeback

Steganography was malware before there was malware. In fact, the term dates back thousands of years and has only recently been used in cyber-circles. The word’s root is derived from the Greek word steganos, which means “covered” or “concealed.” Pre-technological generals used...

/ June 5, 2019