Month: May 2021

Nuanced approach to cloud service consumption is emerging

Nuanced approach to cloud service consumption is emerging

Conventional wisdom holds that, in the long-term, it’s inevitable the bulk of application workloads will be running on a cloud service, typically a shared public cloud infrastructure. However, a survey of 150 global business and IT professionals published this week...

/ May 20, 2021
Colonial Pipeline hack highlights vulnerabilities

Colonial Pipeline hack highlights vulnerabilities

We’ve been warning about the dangers of ransomware for years now on Smarter MSP, and this past week the threat hit home for millions of Americans in the form of fuel shortages and higher prices at the gas pump. While...

/ May 19, 2021
How will the new Executive Order implementing ZTNA impact MSPs

How will the new Executive Order implementing ZTNA impact MSPs

Following the Colonial Pipeline attack, one of the most impactful ransomware attacks to-date, the United States government issued an Executive Order which detailed a course of actions aiming to improve the government’s cybersecurity standards, specifically with zero-trust (ZTNA) security. The...

/ May 18, 2021
Understanding the value of MSP lead generation

Understanding the value of MSP lead generation

As an MSP, generating leads is not an easy task. It takes strategy, persistence, and most importantly, patience. At SALT Marketing I’ve talked with hundreds of MSPs interested in growth. Each one of them had their own definition for success...

/ May 18, 2021
Barracuda delivers strong growth in cloud email security

Barracuda delivers strong growth in cloud email security

We’re pleased to share some exciting milestones from our email protection business, which was accelerated by increased Office 365 adoption and higher demand for Barracuda Sentinel. “We continued to see great momentum across our email protection solutions last fiscal year,” said Don...

/ May 17, 2021
Pioneers in Tech: Mary Allen Wilkes, first to WFH with a computer

Pioneers in Tech: Mary Allen Wilkes, first to WFH with a computer

Remote work has long been common in the tech industry, even pre-coronavirus, but it had to start somewhere. After all, you couldn’t exactly squeeze an ENIAC in the spare bedroom. That’s why the story of Mary Allen Wilkes remains relevant...

/ May 14, 2021
Organizations expect return to robust IT spending with caveats

Organizations expect return to robust IT spending with caveats

IT leaders have a natural bias toward optimism when it comes to spending on IT initiatives that isn’t as often equally shared by finance executives. Nevertheless, a survey of 340 finance executives in North America conducted by Hanover research on...

/ May 13, 2021
DDoS “celebrates” 25th anniversary with a spike

DDoS “celebrates” 25th anniversary with a spike

The first documented widespread distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack occurred in 1996 when New York City-based internet provider, Panix, was attacked. The New York Times described it: Beginning Sept. 6 and continuing through at least last Tuesday, a hacker intent on shutting...

/ May 12, 2021
How to run an effective Google Ads campaign

How to run an effective Google Ads campaign

As someone who has managed hundreds of thousands of dollars in ad spend over the course of my career, let me tell you – Google Ads are still one of the most powerful opportunities that many MSPs aren’t taking advantage...

/ May 11, 2021
Looking forward to a collaborative MSP Day

Looking forward to a collaborative MSP Day

This year’s Global MSP Day is just around the corner, on Wednesday May 26, 2021! The agenda features panel discussions between industry experts, presentations of emerging trends in the managed services space, and an MSP Perspectives Showcase, where your peers...

/ May 10, 2021