Month: November 2021

Digital business transformation requires MSPs that get data management

Digital business transformation requires MSPs that get data management

A survey conducted by Pega of 750 senior vice presidents, vice presidents, senior directors, directors, senior managers, and managers of IT finds that 62 percent of respondents have identified data management as the most important competency their organization needs to...

/ November 26, 2021
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Tech Time Warp: A look back at some of the biggest tech turkeys

Tech Time Warp: A look back at some of the biggest tech turkeys

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then your Black Friday shopping list probably includes some of the year’s hottest technology. Maybe you’re eyeing a VR headset, wearables, or smart home devices. The trouble with being an early adopter,...

/ November 25, 2021
Changes to Gramm-Leach law may mean more business for MSPs

Changes to Gramm-Leach law may mean more business for MSPs

A recent and little-noticed tweak by the FTC to the long-standing Gramm-Leach law could result in more business for MSPs and more oversight for specific enterprises. One of the tricky aspects of being an MSP is navigating the constantly shifting...

/ November 24, 2021
How a Security Operations Center (SOC) helps MSPs protect clients

How a Security Operations Center (SOC) helps MSPs protect clients

In the third episode of The PT Services Group’s PT Buzz podcast, John Pojeta, Vice President of Business Development at PT, welcomes Jimmy Hatzell of Barracuda Managed XDR, for a conversation about how a Security Operations Center (SOC) can help...

/ November 23, 2021
How Barracuda is empowering MSPs to become security-centric

How Barracuda is empowering MSPs to become security-centric

We’re excited to share a few key product milestones and sales growth achievements from the Barracuda MSP business, which delivered strong growth and innovation in MSP security solutions, accelerated by the increasing number of MSPs growing a security-centric portfolio. Recent highlights for Barracuda...

/ November 22, 2021
Tech Time Warp: Another dark side to a P2P network

Tech Time Warp: Another dark side to a P2P network

Leaving aside those pesky copyright concerns, the users of file-sharing peer-to-peer (P2P) networks such as Napster, Gnutella, Limewire, and the like thought they had some pretty cool tools on their hands. But in addition to attracting the ire of the...

/ November 19, 2021
Rise of hybrid cloud computing creates training challenge for MSPs

Rise of hybrid cloud computing creates training challenge for MSPs

A report published by S&P Global Market Intelligence finds well over half of organizations (57 percent) are now pursuing some form of a hybrid cloud computing strategy, with 39 percent of organizations reporting they are actively implementing that strategy. In...

/ November 19, 2021
State of cybersecurity report reveals vulnerabilities

State of cybersecurity report reveals vulnerabilities

Smarter MSP has written frequently about the positive impact of employee training on cybersecurity readiness. Education and training are the cheapest and most effective weapons one has against bad actors. A recent report on cybersecurity and privacy underscores the vulnerability...

/ November 18, 2021
Ask an MSP Expert: The value of offering security assessments

Ask an MSP Expert: The value of offering security assessments

Q: What are some ways that we, as an MSP, can showcase the value of our managed security offering to our customers? The importance of a strong cybersecurity offering and maintaining a security-centric posture for MSP businesses is more important...

/ November 18, 2021 / 5 Comments
Repeat after me: I am a value-focused entrepreneur

Repeat after me: I am a value-focused entrepreneur

As someone who has been in the IT space in one form or another since 1999 (when I took my first part-time job at Bay State Computer Repair), I’ve witnessed first-hand the industry’s incredible transformation. People think that technology is...

/ November 16, 2021