Month: January 2022

Cloud spending recovers in the third quarter

Cloud spending recovers in the third quarter

Spending on cloud infrastructure returned to its previous rates after what appears to be a momentary period of indigestion. International Data Corp. (IDC) estimates spending on dedicated and shared cloud computing environments increased 6.6 percent year-over-year to $18.6 billion in...

/ January 19, 2022
Ask an MSP Expert: Should my MSP have its own company vehicles?

Ask an MSP Expert: Should my MSP have its own company vehicles?

Q: I’m an MSP owner and business is booming. In fact, I’m planning on hiring two technicians to assist me in servicing customers. Should I have them take their own cars on service calls or should I purchase company vehicles?...

/ January 19, 2022
MSP blogging Tips SmarterMSP
Why most MSPs fail at blogging… and how to succeed

Why most MSPs fail at blogging… and how to succeed

If you’re reading this article, then you probably know that blogging is something I’m very passionate about. At the time of writing this, I’ve got five pages of blog post archives to my name here on the SmarterMSP blog alone. I...

/ January 18, 2022
cybersecurity outlook
Cybersecurity in 2022: What’s hot and what’s not

Cybersecurity in 2022: What’s hot and what’s not

This week we feature an MSP’s perspective on what is hot and what is not with regards to cybersecurity in 2022.

/ January 17, 2022 / 2 Comments
Women in STEM
Pioneers in Tech: Anita Borg, Champion of Women in STEM

Pioneers in Tech: Anita Borg, Champion of Women in STEM

In 1992, Mattel made a big mistake with one of its flagship products. Teen Talk Barbie featured a computer chip, with each doll programmed to say four of 270 phrases. One of the phrases was the ill-conceived “Math class is...

/ January 14, 2022
Demand for managed services contracts
Value of managed services contract outpaces overall IT services demand

Value of managed services contract outpaces overall IT services demand

Despite some macroeconomic headwinds the annual contract value for managed services contracts involving larger enterprise IT organizations increased 16 percent in the fourth quarter of 2021 with a record 2,176 contracts being signed.

/ January 13, 2022
Predictions 2022
Executive predictions for 2022: SVP Aidan Kehoe

Executive predictions for 2022: SVP Aidan Kehoe

As 2022 gets underway, we’re looking ahead to the changes, developments, and trends the coming year will bring to the cybersecurity industry and the threat landscape. To help you prepare for 2022, we recently spoke to three Barracuda executives, each...

/ January 12, 2022
Executive predictions for 2022: CTO Fleming Shi

Executive predictions for 2022: CTO Fleming Shi

As 2022 gets underway, we’re looking ahead to the changes, developments, and trends the coming year will bring to the cybersecurity industry and the threat landscape. To help you prepare for 2022, we recently spoke to three Barracuda executives, each...

/ January 12, 2022
Is your MSP ready for inbound marketing?

Is your MSP ready for inbound marketing?

Recently, I was having a coffee with a fellow MSP marketer who built (and sold) his own MSP business. He didn’t build his business alone. He had a partner, who handled the technical side of the equation, while he managed...

/ January 11, 2022
Tech Time Warp
Tech Time Warp: Happy 59th birthday to Sketchpad

Tech Time Warp: Happy 59th birthday to Sketchpad

Your Apple Pencil or Surface Pen hardly seems remarkable now—but did you know the ancestor of these styli was first introduced 59 years ago? So begins our Tech Time warp back to January 7, 1963, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)...

/ January 7, 2022