Month: February 2021

Tech Time Warp: Harvest computer decodes secrets for the NSA

Tech Time Warp: Harvest computer decodes secrets for the NSA

On February 27, 1976, a ground-breaking supercomputer was quietly decommissioned at the National Security Agency, with its story only to be told years later, once declassified. The one-of-a-kind Harvest computer—a special model of the IBM 7030, or Stretch—was specifically built...

/ February 26, 2021
SaaS management tools help keep cloud software under control

SaaS management tools help keep cloud software under control

One thing we’ve learned over the last year is that SaaS is becoming more important than ever. It has allowed your clients to continue working, even when their offices might have shut down. As an MSP, you can point your...

/ February 25, 2021
Digital business transformation depends on managed integration

Digital business transformation depends on managed integration

One of the things that organizations are starting to appreciate more is how pivotal managed integration capabilities are, when it comes to achieving any digital business transformation goal. The challenge they all face is that most organizations are not especially...

/ February 24, 2021
Partner Spotlight: MSP drives success with Email Threat Scanner

Partner Spotlight: MSP drives success with Email Threat Scanner

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Resultant’s services offerings include management consulting, IT consulting, cybersecurity, email security data analytics, and project management for businesses and non-profits of all sizes and industries, as well as government agencies. Mark Creighton,...

/ February 23, 2021
Ford vs. Ferrari’s lessons on team leadership for MSPs

Ford vs. Ferrari’s lessons on team leadership for MSPs

I previously wrote about how the Le Mans challenge and Ford’s development of the GT40 race car famously depicted in the Hollywood blockbuster Ford v Ferrari, contained teambuilding lessons that MSPs could learn from and apply. Today, I examine lessons...

/ February 22, 2021 / 1 Comment
Tech Time Warp: Technology and the right to privacy

Tech Time Warp: Technology and the right to privacy

One of the great ironies of modern life: Technology has made life easier, but it’s also made life more complex. It’s great that location data has made the road atlas obsolete, but how much privacy can you reasonably expect when...

/ February 19, 2021
MSPs can safeguard clients’ personal health information

MSPs can safeguard clients’ personal health information

MSPs are finding themselves with more and more PHI (personal health information) to safeguard. But how do you safeguard the safeguarding? As a journalist who covers the burgeoning med-tech space, I’ve witnessed first-hand some, at best, sloppy, and, at worst,...

/ February 18, 2021
Hybrid clouds will require lots of external IT expertise

Hybrid clouds will require lots of external IT expertise

The rate at which organizations have been moving workloads to the cloud has clearly accelerated in the last year, primarily because the COVID-19 pandemic made it challenging to deploy applications in an on-premises IT environment. However, it’s not like on-premises...

/ February 17, 2021
Bring some innovation to your client’s sales departments

Bring some innovation to your client’s sales departments

The heart and soul of every business is the sales team. If you aren’t selling, you aren’t making money, and companies falter when sales slow down. Selling became a huge challenge during the pandemic for many companies, but there are...

/ February 16, 2021
Is your MSP vision statement elevating or killing your growth?

Is your MSP vision statement elevating or killing your growth?

Someone wakes you from a sound sleep and asks you what is your MSP vision statement. What do you tell them? If you’re the CEO, you can probably rattle it off easily. But what about your employees? Do they know...

/ February 15, 2021