Month: October 2019

Tech Time Warp: Fernando Corbató, father of the computer password

Tech Time Warp: Fernando Corbató, father of the computer password

Each October, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security shares tips and tricks for tech safety during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Naturally, a key focus is using strong, secure passwords — tips the father of the computer password, Fernando Corbató, could...

/ October 4, 2019
MSP provides comprehensive network and email security

MSP provides comprehensive network and email security

NoctisIT has been serving the Austin, Texas area since 2013, providing technical help desk support, computer support, and consulting services to small and mid-size businesses. The service provider’s security expertise has contributed to its demand, not only in protecting highly...

/ October 3, 2019 / 1 Comment
What it really takes to become a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP)

What it really takes to become a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP)

If an IT solution provider wants to become a managed security services provider (MSSP), they will need the ability to remediate a cybersecurity breach in well under two hours, based on how long it currently takes the average IT organization...

/ October 3, 2019
Getting the highest return on your marketing dollars

Getting the highest return on your marketing dollars

As we move speedily into the fourth quarter of the year, it’s time to look toward the year ahead and start planning our goals, and more importantly, how we’re going to achieve them. A recent consultation with a client for...

/ October 2, 2019
The vulnerability of VPNs

The vulnerability of VPNs

Forget using the public WiFi at the airport or poaching the McDonald’s signal in the parking lot. You’ve installed a VPN for your client. Now when they travel out of the office for remote work, their data will be safe,...

/ October 2, 2019
Spending survey indicates MSPs are holding, but not gaining, ground

Spending survey indicates MSPs are holding, but not gaining, ground

One of the first IT spending forecasts for 2020 contains both good and somewhat disappointing news for managed service providers (MSPs). Based on a Spiceworks survey of 1,105 IT leaders in the U.S. and Europe, spending driven by the need...

/ October 1, 2019
Customization can help your clients overcome software limitations

Customization can help your clients overcome software limitations

When the Model T Fords came out, Henry Ford used to say, “You can have any color you want, as long as it’s black.” Ford, who was among the first to mass produce cars on an assembly line, was apparently...

/ October 1, 2019