Month: July 2019

Cloud computing growth rates raise cautionary note of concern

Cloud computing growth rates raise cautionary note of concern

The two most recent financial reports from Amazon and Microsoft are raising concerns over the rate at which adoption of cloud services will continue to grow. Amazon revealed Amazon Web Services (AWS) revenue grew 37 percent, to $8.4 billion in...

/ July 31, 2019
Cities of all sizes are being targeted by ransomware attacks

Cities of all sizes are being targeted by ransomware attacks

Last year, it was Atlanta that was brought to its knees by a ransomware attack, sending the city reeling for weeks. This year, it was Baltimore’s turn. The ranks of municipal ransomware victims looks very different.

/ July 31, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: How can I overcome SMBs’ security fatigue?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I overcome SMBs’ security fatigue?

Q: When it comes to security, I feel like our SMB customers just want to tune us out! How can I communicate with customers who are tired of hearing about security? As an IT service provider, one of the most...

/ July 29, 2019
The high cost of being complacent

The high cost of being complacent

Growing your business requires work. There’s no shortcut to it. It’s inconvenient. It’s hard. It takes us out of our comfort zones. It requires sacrifice and compromise, and while we believe that we know this going in, I’m not sure...

/ July 29, 2019
Tech Time Warp: A quick and dirty history of MS-DOS

Tech Time Warp: A quick and dirty history of MS-DOS

In the world of tech history, MS-DOS seems archaic and simplistic to the untrained eye — a command-prompt today’s “digital natives” wouldn’t recognize, let alone appreciate. Of course, the GUIs of today wouldn’t exist without MS-DOS, which was born out...

/ July 26, 2019
IT modernization initiatives will require MSPs to place some big bets

IT modernization initiatives will require MSPs to place some big bets

A new wave of IT modernization initiatives is creating opportunities for managed service providers (MSPs) as IT organizations struggle to master the emerging technologies.

/ July 25, 2019
Malware resurges with an advertising disguise

Malware resurges with an advertising disguise

Online advertisements can be irresistible. With a TV ad, you have to endure a 30-second spot pushing Corn Flakes or denture cream, whether you have any interest in those items or not. Online ads, however, are targeted to your interests....

/ July 24, 2019
How to stay sane in managed services

How to stay sane in managed services

As a managed services provider (MSP), you are tasked with keeping track of multiple clients, projects, and technologies, all with multiple managers working with multiple internal and external resources. What’s the key to achieving this? You need to STAY ORGANIZED!

/ July 24, 2019
Microsoft is betting on a common data model to win the cloud wars

Microsoft is betting on a common data model to win the cloud wars

If there was one theme that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella consistently emphasized during his keynote at last week’s Microsoft Inspire conference, it was how critical Microsoft’s Common Data Model will be in ultimately differentiating them as a cloud service provider....

/ July 23, 2019
Partner Spotlight: MSP deploys patches 3 times faster

Partner Spotlight: MSP deploys patches 3 times faster

Headquartered in Topeka, Kansas, Premier One provides managed IT and security services as well as IT consulting to small businesses. The company’s client base includes service-based industries, such as title insurance, accounting, legal and nonprofit, with branch offices in multiple...

/ July 23, 2019