Month: August 2020

Ask an MSP Expert: Should my MSP have its own company vehicles?

Ask an MSP Expert: Should my MSP have its own company vehicles?

Q: I’m an MSP owner and business is booming. In fact, I’m planning on hiring two technicians to assist me in servicing customers. Should I have them take their own cars on service calls or should I purchase company vehicles?...

/ August 31, 2020 / 1 Comment
Tech Time Warp: Hollerith automates the 1890 census

Tech Time Warp: Hollerith automates the 1890 census

The ongoing 2020 U.S. Census is historic: It’s the first U.S. census to be conducted primarily online, with citizens encouraged to visit my2020census.gov to be counted. Although the bureau conducted some online test counts during the 2000 census, it passed...

/ August 28, 2020
MSPs must track HTML smuggling

MSPs must track HTML smuggling

While hackers are always experimenting and innovating to catch up with the latest cybersecurity advances, they are also not afraid to stick with the tried and true. Why? Because it works. Why spend a lot of time and money trying to...

/ August 27, 2020
Enterprise IT organizations to rely more than ever on MSPs

Enterprise IT organizations to rely more than ever on MSPs

If there ever was a notion that managed IT services were just for small businesses, it is certainly not the case now. In fact, more than three quarters of 100 IT directors (78 percent) working at companies with at least...

/ August 26, 2020
You can simplify website design testing with these startups

You can simplify website design testing with these startups

One of the more important parts of website design is making sure everything looks good and works. You need to catch mistakes before they happen. Even minor problems can cause users to leave your website, and in many cases, not...

/ August 26, 2020
Providing the perfect partnership

Providing the perfect partnership

In the constantly evolving world of the MSP, the need to partner with other providers continues to grow. Yet, gone are the days where a partnership was something agreed upon over a couple of drinks with a logo and link...

/ August 25, 2020
Barracuda honored as a winner for data protection software

Barracuda honored as a winner for data protection software

Barracuda has been named a winner in the Data Protection Software category and the Product Innovation subcategory of the 2020 CRN Annual Report Card (ARC) Awards. One of the most prestigious honors in the IT industry, the award acclaims the...

/ August 24, 2020
Tech Time Warp: Mr. ZIP (code) speeds up the Post Office

Tech Time Warp: Mr. ZIP (code) speeds up the Post Office

Given the ongoing political debate over postal efficiency, it’s easy to forget one of the biggest drivers of Big Data today is a postal innovation. The ZIP code makes it possible for marketers to guess how much you’ll charge on...

/ August 21, 2020
Municipal contracts and the cybersecurity data to land them

Municipal contracts and the cybersecurity data to land them

A recent note came to me from a Smarter MSP reader about municipal contracts, and what types of cybersecurity data should be used when trying to land municipal contracts. Assuming they are not the only one with questions on this...

/ August 20, 2020