Month: October 2021

Ghostball virus
Tech Time Warp: Ghostball virus haunts PC users in 1989

Tech Time Warp: Ghostball virus haunts PC users in 1989

The story of the Ghostball virus is a worthwhile tale to revisit as Cybersecurity Awareness Month draws to a close on Halloween. As some PC users found out in October 1989, malware can be difficult to exorcise from your system....

/ October 29, 2021
Gartner sees continued robust demand for IT services

Gartner sees continued robust demand for IT services

Gartner is forecasting that worldwide enterprise IT spending is projected to reach $4.5 trillion in 2022, an increase of 5.5 percent from 2021, with spending on IT services growing at robust 8.6 percent to reach $1.3 trillion. That growth in...

/ October 28, 2021
2022 should see more spending on security

2022 should see more spending on security

The annual State of IT report released by Spiceworks Ziff Davis, a global marketplace that connects technology buyers and sellers with the most actionable and precise intent data, shows that managed services spending is projected to increase in 2022. One specific...

/ October 27, 2021 / 2 Comments
Partner Spotlight: MSP improves efficiency with Barracuda RMM

Partner Spotlight: MSP improves efficiency with Barracuda RMM

Business Communication Systems of North Carolina (BCS of NC), based in New Bern, North Carolina, has been providing IT, security, voice and data cabling services, and phone installation to the local community since 1999. IT Director Tchitchu van Barneveld, now...

/ October 26, 2021
Five effective strategies for MSP organizational improvements

Five effective strategies for MSP organizational improvements

Work culture has evolved dramatically and every MSP has been forced to adapt as remote and hybrid models remain the popular choice among the workforces of many businesses and organizations. During this time of change, MSPs should be looking both...

/ October 25, 2021
Pioneers in Tech: Agnes Meyer Driscoll, World War Codebreaker

Pioneers in Tech: Agnes Meyer Driscoll, World War Codebreaker

Cybersecurity is one of the most in-demand career fields today, with nearly 465,000 open jobs in the industry as of October 2021. These positions —cybersecurity analyst, penetration and vulnerability tester, etc.— have their roots in the work of Agnes Meyer...

/ October 22, 2021
DOJ employs False Claims Act to strengthen federal cybersecurity

DOJ employs False Claims Act to strengthen federal cybersecurity

The U.S. Department of Justice is looking to encourage more organizations to beef up their cybersecurity by extending the scope of an existing False Claims Act (FCA) to pursue cases against government contractors that hide a security breach rather than...

/ October 21, 2021
MSPs should revisit best practices to meet guest network needs

MSPs should revisit best practices to meet guest network needs

People expect and demand connectivity everywhere. Free Wi-Fi was once the domain of coffee shops and libraries, but now businesses ranging from rustic campgrounds to hospital waiting rooms must have Wi-Fi on a guest network to keep their customers happy....

/ October 21, 2021
Three habits that helped me become a better entrepreneur

Three habits that helped me become a better entrepreneur

While preparing for a recent podcast appearance, the host shared with me a question that they were going to ask, which, for a moment, took me aback: what is the one thing that has attracted me to devoting my professional...

/ October 19, 2021
Channel Chat: Launching a new MSP offering

Channel Chat: Launching a new MSP offering

This week of Cybersecurity Awareness Month is “Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week.” To coincide with this theme, SmarterMSP spoke with Jean Maurice Prosper, CEO at Nettobe Solutions Limited, as part of our Channel Chat series, where he shared his experience in...

/ October 18, 2021