Month: December 2020

Tech Time Warp: Time names the computer “Machine of the Year”

Tech Time Warp: Time names the computer “Machine of the Year”

The announcement of Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” has been a year-end tradition since 1927, when Charles Lindbergh was named “Man of the Year” following his solo flight across the Atlantic.

/ December 18, 2020
Untrained end users are the biggest threat to cybersecurity

Untrained end users are the biggest threat to cybersecurity

What is the biggest threat to IT infrastructure right now? According to one of Canada’s premier cybersecurity experts, if you answered malware or ransomware or crypto, you’d be wrong. According to Calgary-based cybersecurity leader Sonya Goulet, the most significant risk...

/ December 17, 2020
Cybersecurity service providers need to band together

Cybersecurity service providers need to band together

Managed security service providers (MSSPs) along with global systems integrators that focus on security have a unique marketing and sales challenge. A recent global survey of 2,404 business decision makers conducted by B2B International on behalf of STANLEY Security, a...

/ December 16, 2020
Zero-Tolerance: Cheap cybersecurity is always a bad bargain

Zero-Tolerance: Cheap cybersecurity is always a bad bargain

Cybercriminals have discovered a simple trick for multiplying their effectiveness: target MSPs themselves. If breaching one business’ systems is like slipping past a security guard unnoticed, infiltrating an MSP is like stealing that guard’s whole key ring. A successful MSP...

/ December 15, 2020
Pioneers in Tech: First PhD in Computer Science was a sister act

Pioneers in Tech: First PhD in Computer Science was a sister act

Here’s a bit of trivia to wow your friends: The first woman (and the second person in the United States) to earn a PhD in computer science was a Roman Catholic nun. Sister Mary Kenneth Keller earned her doctorate from...

/ December 14, 2020
Best RMM Vendor named by Channel Partner Insights

Best RMM Vendor named by Channel Partner Insights

The year 2020 has brought many changes to how businesses operate. MSPs had to adapt quickly, modifying their service delivery methods to continue effectively serving and securing their customers. An MSP’s RMM tool can play a critical role in how...

/ December 11, 2020
AI poised to make a comeback in 2021

AI poised to make a comeback in 2021

After much fanfare and promise in 2018 and 2019, AI’s role in cybersecurity seemed to fly under the radar in 2020. But AI didn’t go anywhere, and we expect to hear much more about it in 2021. A couple of factors...

/ December 10, 2020
AWS Channel Chief sees evolving relationships with MSPs

AWS Channel Chief sees evolving relationships with MSPs

If a three week online AWS re:Invent conference leaves managed service provider (MSPs) with any impression at all, it’s that the relationship with the world’s largest provider of cloud services is continually evolving. In the last week and half alone,...

/ December 9, 2020
How to optimize your clients’ cloud operations

How to optimize your clients’ cloud operations

There’s a fine line between cloud spend and cloud sprawl. Most companies today are using cloud technologies to power their most important products and services – communications and collaboration. However, it’s easy to cross the line from spending smartly on...

/ December 8, 2020
Ask an MSP Expert: An overlooked MSP marketing tool

Ask an MSP Expert: An overlooked MSP marketing tool

Q: I want to grow my MSP business, but most marketing tactics appear to be outside of my budget. Do you have any ideas? MSPs have many tools at their disposal to generate new business: word-of-mouth, conferences, websites, trade shows,...

/ December 7, 2020