Month: July 2021

Tech Time Warp: Zeus, Ruler of Malware?

Tech Time Warp: Zeus, Ruler of Malware?

The Zeus malware, like its Greek god namesake, is a powerful and virile Trojan malware. Since it first surfaced in July 2007 in an attack on the U.S. Department of Transportation, Zeus, aka Zbot, and its variants have wreaked havoc on the...

/ July 30, 2021
Difficult cloud migration experiences create demand for MSPs

Difficult cloud migration experiences create demand for MSPs

A survey of 1000 IT decision makers suggests there is a much greater appreciation of just how challenging it is to manage a successful cloud migration of application workloads. Published by Next Pathway, a provider of a platform for automating...

/ July 29, 2021 / 1 Comment
Improper disposal of connected devices creates cybersecurity threat

Improper disposal of connected devices creates cybersecurity threat

Most companies are constantly refreshing their computers as technologies change, needs evolve, and security upgrades occur. As a result, there could be a cybersecurity threat collecting dust in a closet, or perhaps on its way to a dumpster. Furthermore, with...

/ July 28, 2021 / 1 Comment
Partner Spotlight: MSP achieves GDPR compliance using Barracuda RMM

Partner Spotlight: MSP achieves GDPR compliance using Barracuda RMM

SOTEC GmbH, headquartered in Laudenbach, Germany, is one of the leading IT systems integrators and service providers in the Rhein Neckar metropolitan area in southwestern Germany. Serving small businesses and enterprises, the company provides consultancy, security, GDPR compliance, and infrastructure...

/ July 27, 2021
What MSPs need to know about the American Rescue Plan

What MSPs need to know about the American Rescue Plan

The United States government recently passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, a stimulus package for American organizations and individuals that is specifically designed to facilitate the American recovery from the harsh economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each...

/ July 26, 2021
Tech Time Warp: 1964 Olympic Games, aka the Technology Olympics

Tech Time Warp: 1964 Olympic Games, aka the Technology Olympics

As the world’s eyes turn to Tokyo for the postponed 2020 Olympic Games, delayed to this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s worth also looking back at the 1964 Tokyo Games. Known as the “Technology Olympics,” the 1964 Games...

/ July 23, 2021
Next wave of COVID-19 fallout for MSPs starts to arrive

Next wave of COVID-19 fallout for MSPs starts to arrive

The COVID-19 pandemic is yet another classic example of an ill-wind that ultimately threw a lot of good in the general direction of managed service providers (MSPs). Naturally, the MSP community as a whole wishes it never happened, but like...

/ July 22, 2021 / 1 Comment
IoT is exposing networks to cybersecurity vulnerabilities

IoT is exposing networks to cybersecurity vulnerabilities

Businesses that have been fortifying their computers against ransomware and other threats could be overlooking additional vulnerabilities within their ecosystem. While the office computers may be as secure as Fort Knox, IoT devices such as the copier, scanner, digital signage,...

/ July 21, 2021
MSPs celebrate growth as IT spending questions remain

MSPs celebrate growth as IT spending questions remain

Questions on the levels of IT spending from SMBs and other organizations will exercise in the future continue, even amongst recent significant MSP growth. Managed services generated nearly $8 billion in annual contract value in the second quarter of 2021,...

/ July 20, 2021 / 1 Comment
Podcast: Colonial Pipeline hack and the Executive Order, Episode 7

Podcast: Colonial Pipeline hack and the Executive Order, Episode 7

In the previous episode of the SmarterMSP Podcast, Jason Howells of Barracuda MSP summarized the insights from Global MSP Day, which took place in May 2021. Jason detailed many interesting trends within the “Evolving Landscape of the MSP Business Report...

/ July 19, 2021