Month: October 2019

MSPs need to help customers confront their cybersecurity fears

MSPs need to help customers confront their cybersecurity fears

Halloween is supposed to that one day of the year when ghosts, goblins, and other supernatural threats are supposedly allowed to roam the land before the onset of the dark days of winter. Unfortunately, for cybersecurity professionals, every day feels...

/ October 31, 2019
Four areas MSPs need to consider while transitioning to 5G

Four areas MSPs need to consider while transitioning to 5G

For years we’ve anticipated 5G’s arrival, and as we approach 2020, you’ll be hearing about it more and more. Welcome to a world where data is transferred up to 100 times faster than current speeds. Countries like South Korea and...

/ October 30, 2019
Helping clients take advantage of open source with commercial options

Helping clients take advantage of open source with commercial options

The beauty of open source is that you can download and install it for free, but once that’s done, it’s not always easy building a working understanding of complex software. That’s where commercial businesses built on top of open source...

/ October 29, 2019
Crunch time for Windows 10 migrations arrives

Crunch time for Windows 10 migrations arrives

With less than three months to go before Microsoft ends free support for Windows 7 on January 14th of 2020, a survey published today by Ivanti, a provider of IT asset management tools, finds that 59 percent of the IT...

/ October 29, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: Why is multi-factor authentication important?

Ask an MSP Expert: Why is multi-factor authentication important?

Q: My customers don’t always understand the importance of multi-factor authentication and other cybersecurity practices. How can my MSP convince them that this is important and what else should  we be teaching them? Cybercriminals are constantly adapting their tactics in...

/ October 28, 2019
Selling is hard, so let prospects sell you instead

Selling is hard, so let prospects sell you instead

We all know selling can be hard, so wouldn’t it be great if we didn’t have to sell anymore? While we can’t get rid of selling completely, we can make it easier on ourselves by switching roles with our prospects....

/ October 28, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Say “Aloha” to the first wireless network

Tech Time Warp: Say “Aloha” to the first wireless network

As it turns out, you really are saying “Aloha” every time you send a text or make a call using your mobile phone. AlohaNet, the technology that paved the way for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and mobile phone networks, got its start...

/ October 25, 2019
Helping SMBs find the balance between low and high-tech cybersecurity strategies

Helping SMBs find the balance between low and high-tech cybersecurity strategies

Cybersecurity is among the top priorities for companies concerned with growing threats. Yet, many SMBs are not making cybersecurity a top priority. In fact, 43 percent of cyberattacks are targeted at SMBs, but only 14 percent are prepared for an...

/ October 24, 2019
IT service providers should start gearing up for 5G now

IT service providers should start gearing up for 5G now

It may still be a while before 5G wireless network become pervasively available, but a report published by Infosys this week makes it clear that organizations are already starting to formulate their strategies. A global survey of 850 senior business...

/ October 24, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: Can cold calling truly help my MSP?

Ask an MSP Expert: Can cold calling truly help my MSP?

Q: For a while, I thought cold calling was dead. But now, I’m revisiting whether it should be a part of our sales and marketing strategy. Do you think cold calling can make a significant difference for my MSP? Cold...

/ October 23, 2019