Month: December 2019

Tech Time Warp: The high and lows of the AltaVista search engine

Tech Time Warp: The high and lows of the AltaVista search engine

Since “google” is now legitimately considered a verb (per Merriam-Webster), it’s hard to remember a world in which another search engine was considered innovative. However, there was life before Google — and it was called AltaVista.

/ December 13, 2019
Edge computing consortiums start to multiply to the benefit of MSPs

Edge computing consortiums start to multiply to the benefit of MSPs

When vendors band together to promote the adoption of a standard via a consortium, it’s usually a sign that it will benefit managed service providers (MSPs). At the Edge Computing World Conference this week, the Eclipse Foundation, which now oversees...

/ December 12, 2019
Cybersecurity preparations for the holiday season

Cybersecurity preparations for the holiday season

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the network, not a creature, was stirring, not even a virus. When out on the server, there arose such a clatter, the technician sprang to their portal to see what was the...

/ December 11, 2019
Beware marketing promises vs. reality

Beware marketing promises vs. reality

If we want our companies to grow, we need to shift our marketing mindset beyond the quick, easy marketing tactics. If your day is anything like mine, you see the same pitches every time you log into your email and...

/ December 10, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: I’m not getting enough referrals. What’s next for my MSP?

Ask an MSP Expert: I’m not getting enough referrals. What’s next for my MSP?

Q: I typically rely on referrals as a main source of new business, but I seem to be getting fewer and fewer these days. What should I do? While referrals can be great in helping your business grow, unfortunately they...

/ December 9, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Teens left their fingerprints on the Goner worm

Tech Time Warp: Teens left their fingerprints on the Goner worm

Much like the “Wet Bandits” left their signature (running water in a stopped-up sink) on home burglaries in the holiday classic Home Alone, the Israeli teenagers arrested in December 2001 for spreading the Goner worm signed their work — and...

/ December 6, 2019
Shining light in the darkness: the need for advertising

Shining light in the darkness: the need for advertising

The nightmare for any company is when they know that they have a great product, yet it just isn’t moving in the market because no one knows about it. The company knows that it needs to advertise what it does,...

/ December 5, 2019
The growth of IoMT and what it means for MSPs

The growth of IoMT and what it means for MSPs

We know that IoT is transforming the landscape for MSPs. MSPs that once simply had to monitor and maintain a bare-bones network, now must contend with everything from connected coffeemakers to myriad BYOD items. There is a sub-variant of IoT that’s...

/ December 4, 2019
Shift to the hybrid cloud drives increased reliance on MSPs

Shift to the hybrid cloud drives increased reliance on MSPs

Just about everyone agrees that more application workloads will be moving into the cloud. The only real question now, is to what degree. A survey of 508 IT professionals conducted by Internap (INAP), a provider of managed services, finds that...

/ December 3, 2019
AWS re:Invent should have lots of news for MSPs

AWS re:Invent should have lots of news for MSPs

This week is AWS re:Invent, the company’s massive annual customer conference taking place in Las Vegas. It’s typically packed with news about new features and services, and you should be paying attention to what new stuff could benefit your clients...

/ December 2, 2019