Month: September 2020

Cloud skills gap widens as demand for expertise skyrockets

Cloud skills gap widens as demand for expertise skyrockets

A State of Cloud Learning report published by A Cloud Guru, a provider of training services, suggests the rate at which organizations want to move application workloads to the cloud is exceeding the abilities of their internal IT teams. More...

/ September 23, 2020
Where do MSPs go next post-pandemic?

Where do MSPs go next post-pandemic?

COVID-19 has had a massive impact around the globe. Businesses across the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors have been hit badly, while a few (such as those in the healthcare and government sectors) have for the most part come through...

/ September 22, 2020
Ask an MSP Expert: Should I outsource my cybersecurity?

Ask an MSP Expert: Should I outsource my cybersecurity?

Q: Our MSP is known for its robust and affordable cybersecurity. I’ve heard, however, that MSPs should outsource their own cybersecurity. What are your thoughts? MSPs have recently suffered a spate of cybersecurity glitches that have cast a spotlight on...

/ September 21, 2020
Tech Time Warp: WebTV, your smart TV’s ancestor

Tech Time Warp: WebTV, your smart TV’s ancestor

Most of us have relied on streaming services to stay semi-sane during COVID-19 shutdowns. Did you know your smart TV has its roots in WebTV, a product that was truly ahead of its time (and its available bandwidth)?

/ September 18, 2020
Hackers join the back to school rush

Hackers join the back to school rush

Around the world, workers are dealing with the new reality of having their offices at home. But professionals aren’t the only ones needing to adapt to being at home for the long haul; students are too. And MSPs and IT...

/ September 17, 2020
Survey yields new insights regarding reliance on MSPs

Survey yields new insights regarding reliance on MSPs

A survey of more than 1,000 IT decision makers in North America and Europe published this week by Spiceworks Ziff-Davis forecasts managed services will account on average for 16 percent of the total IT budget in 2021, a single percentage...

/ September 16, 2020
What you should showcase on your MSP website

What you should showcase on your MSP website

Previously, I wrote on SmarterMSP about keeping your prices off of your MSP website. This article serves as a continuation of this topic, this time focusing on using your website to tell a story of value over price. In this...

/ September 15, 2020
Introducing Managed Workplace 12 SP2

Introducing Managed Workplace 12 SP2

Barracuda MSP is excited to introduce the latest release of its security-centric RMM tool, Managed Workplace. The release of Managed Workplace 12 SP2 highlights Barracuda MSP’s continual effort to innovate and to provide an easy-to-use, easy-to-manage cybersecurity ecosystem for our...

/ September 14, 2020
Finding new ways to deal with inevitable tech disasters

Finding new ways to deal with inevitable tech disasters

The one thing for certain is that when it comes to technology, there will come a time when disaster will strike, and as your client’s IT shop, it’s going to be up to you to fix it. You must have...

/ September 14, 2020
Pioneers in Tech: Radia Perlman and the Spanning Tree Algorithm

Pioneers in Tech: Radia Perlman and the Spanning Tree Algorithm

You may not have heard of the “Spanning Tree Algorithm,” but it’s the backbone of the Ethernet technology we enjoy and rely upon today. The algorithm, also known as the “Spanning Tree Protocol” or STP, was the brainchild of Radia...

/ September 11, 2020 / 1 Comment