Month: August 2021

Hosted desktops to the rescue

Hosted desktops to the rescue

It seems that most countries, when it comes to the pandemic, have moved from a contain and manage to more of a ‘how do we live alongside the problem?’ approach. At the moment, many discussions are looking at whether employees...

/ August 17, 2021 / 1 Comment
Barracuda innovates with new updates to RMM platform

Barracuda innovates with new updates to RMM platform

Leveraging the right remote monitoring and management tool (RMM) has become a critical part of many leading MSPs’ efforts to bolster their cybersecurity offering. Barracuda recently enhanced its already robust, security-centric Barracuda RMM with its latest release, which offers MSPs...

/ August 17, 2021
Pioneers in Tech: Barbara Liskov and the CLU programming language

Pioneers in Tech: Barbara Liskov and the CLU programming language

After earning a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1961 from the University of California, Berkeley, Barbara Liskov applied to graduate school at Princeton University. In response to her application, Liskov received a form letter informing her the school didn’t accept...

/ August 13, 2021
DataOps opportunity for MSPs reaches a zenith

DataOps opportunity for MSPs reaches a zenith

A pair of recent reports highlight the growing need for data management or DataOps expertise that many managed service providers (MSPs) are in a better position to provide than an internal IT team. A survey of 150 executives at companies...

/ August 12, 2021
Security awareness training can save businesses from ransomware

Security awareness training can save businesses from ransomware

As businesses continue to suffer millions in losses from ransomware and other hacks, experts have repeatedly pointed to security awareness training as one of the most effective – and cheapest – tools for an MSP to wield against these types...

/ August 11, 2021
Podcast: How MSPs can protect against ransomware attacks, Episode 8

Podcast: How MSPs can protect against ransomware attacks, Episode 8

In the newest episode of the SmarterMSP Podcast, our hosts sat down with Fleming Shi, Chief Technology Officer at Barracuda Networks, to advise how MSPs can best establish a cybersecurity defense against ransomware attacks. You might remember that in our...

/ August 10, 2021 / 1 Comment
Five qualities needed to build a ‘World-Class MSP’

Five qualities needed to build a ‘World-Class MSP’

‘World-Class MSP’ is a title not many MSPs achieve — and there are a couple of reasons for this. First, being a World-Class MSP isn’t easy. You need to have dedication and discipline to deliver consistent results for your customers....

/ August 9, 2021 / 8 Comments
Tech Time Warp: Andy Warhol and the Amiga

Tech Time Warp: Andy Warhol and the Amiga

The format of the Apple product launch is legendary, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the July 23, 1985, launch of the Commodore Amiga 1000. Held at Lincoln Center, with Commodore employees sporting tuxes and the music of a...

/ August 6, 2021
Cloud war accelerates as cloud providers battle for share

Cloud war accelerates as cloud providers battle for share

Cloud infrastructure services spending increased 36 percent to $47 billion in the second quarter with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) now accounting for 61 percent of total spend among all cloud providers, according to a...

/ August 5, 2021 / 1 Comment
Gone fishin’: Prime time for a cyberattack

Gone fishin’: Prime time for a cyberattack

With a seemingly sudden rash of successful ransomware attacks in recent months, it didn’t surprise some cybersecurity experts warning about the next cyberattack event. “When I first heard about the ransomware wave, I looked at the calendar and said `oh...

/ August 4, 2021 / 1 Comment