Month: September 2021

Tech Time Warp: The first FORTRAN program runs

Tech Time Warp: The first FORTRAN program runs

Although FORTRAN was not commercially released until 1957, the date September 20, 1954, is also significant in the history of the groundbreaking computer language. That’s when the first FORTRAN program successfully ran while in development at IBM. John Backus worked...

/ September 17, 2021 / 1 Comment
MSPs must focus where IT labor skills shortage is greatest

MSPs must focus where IT labor skills shortage is greatest

One of the business adages that remains tried and true in any era is that identifying a customer pain point and solving it for them is a sure-fire path to success. In the case of IT organizations, a survey of...

/ September 16, 2021
MSPs need to keep an eye on “soft targets”

MSPs need to keep an eye on “soft targets”

I talk to MSP owners weekly about cybersecurity trends in the industry and which trends are the most troubling. By far, what I hear about most in 2021 is ransomware. And the statistics bear out the fear of ransomware hitting...

/ September 15, 2021 / 3 Comments
MSPs can offer hosted managed desktops to customers

MSPs can offer hosted managed desktops to customers

In my most recent post, I looked at why the use of hosted managed desktops makes sense to an organisation at a high level. In this post, I’ll drill down further as to why MSPs should be looking into offering...

/ September 14, 2021
The PT BUZZ Podcast: Tips for ransomware protection

The PT BUZZ Podcast: Tips for ransomware protection

PT Services is excited to kick off a new podcast series called the PT Buzz. Over the next few months, we’ll be checking in with different subject matter experts from Barracuda MSP, as we take a deeper dive into issues...

/ September 13, 2021 / 1 Comment
Pioneers in Tech: Luis von Ahn turns everyone into a crowdsourcer

Pioneers in Tech: Luis von Ahn turns everyone into a crowdsourcer

Depending on your point of view, a CAPTCHA or a reCAPTCHA is either an annoyance (who can read those fuzzy letters, anyway?) or a boon to security, preventing fake account creation, spam commenting, fraudulent transactions, and more. But did you...

/ September 10, 2021 / 1 Comment
MSPs can help customers reduce data storage costs

MSPs can help customers reduce data storage costs

Even though the cost of storing a terabyte of data has dropped dramatically over the last several years, the total volume of data being stored has resulted in a marked increase in the percentage of the IT budget being allocated...

/ September 9, 2021 / 3 Comments
Cybersecurity dangers when a business closes

Cybersecurity dangers when a business closes

Most MSPs are banking on their clients staying in business and hoping for a long, fruitful partnership based on delivered value and shared needs. But businesses do fail, and lurking within the ruins of a wrecked business are cybersecurity dangers...

/ September 8, 2021 / 1 Comment
Unified IT service delivery: Future proofing with automation

Unified IT service delivery: Future proofing with automation

COVID-19 has forced all industries to rethink how they work. Now that remote and hybrid work are the new norm, enterprises are concerned about running into technical issues that could hamper productivity. Customers expect MSPs to maintain a unified IT...

/ September 7, 2021 / 1 Comment
Cybersecurity threat advisory: Lockbit ransomware on the rise

Cybersecurity threat advisory: Lockbit ransomware on the rise

Global consulting firm Accenture was recently hit by a ransomware attack that was allegedly carried by the ransomware group, LockBit. In response, SKOUT Managed XDR (now a Barracuda offering) has updated their threat intelligence to include key indicators of compromised...

/ September 7, 2021 / 2 Comments