Month: June 2019

MSPs need to start embracing Kubernetes now

MSPs need to start embracing Kubernetes now

Now that the Kubernetes platform upon which most cloud-native applications are being built has turned five, the level of Kubernetes adoption within organizations is starting to spike. However, Kubernetes still represents a significant challenge to provision and maintain. Kubernetes may...

/ June 20, 2019
The healthcare slice of the MSP pie continues to grow

The healthcare slice of the MSP pie continues to grow

For the second year in a row, the top security niche that MSPs are focusing in on, is the healthcare industry. As hospitals expand and medical wearables are becoming more common, organizations with skeletal IT staffs are looking more and...

/ June 19, 2019
Survey identifies network troubleshooting as the highest IT priority

Survey identifies network troubleshooting as the highest IT priority

With the rise of cloud computing, applications have never been more distributed. However, the network relied on to access those applications is simply not able to meet the performance levels those applications require. A survey of 160 networking and IT...

/ June 18, 2019
Small businesses are increasingly looking to MSPs

Small businesses are increasingly looking to MSPs

Research suggests that the already substantial MSP market is growing at a fast clip. That’s because more companies are choosing to outsource their IT functions, especially as the technology mission changes to managing cloud services and building an increasingly automated environment.

/ June 18, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: How can we streamline our patch management process?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can we streamline our patch management process?

Q: With the increase of cyber attacks, what are some best patch management practices to better protect my customers? Patch management serves as a key defense against cyber threats and is also required to ensure operating systems and business-critical software are...

/ June 17, 2019 / 3 Comments
A perfect marketing plan is hard to find

A perfect marketing plan is hard to find

As a company that specializes in setting appointments for MSPs, we’re on the road quite a bit, attending industry events and meeting new professionals in our arena. Outside of a recent conference in Las Vegas, we met a fascinating Uber...

/ June 17, 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