Month: March 2022

IT spending patterns are starting to shift back to normal

IT spending patterns are starting to shift back to normal

It appears that more organizations are looking for some relief as a spate of IT spending growth from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic begins to kick in. A survey of 1,000 IT decision-makers in the U.S. and UK conducted...

/ March 31, 2022
Lost and hopefully not found (by a hacker)

Lost and hopefully not found (by a hacker)

The combination of people gradually returning to offices and corporate campuses and the proliferation of BYOD (bring your own device) during the pandemic is not only causing headaches for CISOs and MSPs, but it’s also resulting in cybersecurity problems. “We...

/ March 30, 2022 / 10 Comments
Tip Tuesday: 5 MSP marketing tips for World Backup Day

Tip Tuesday: 5 MSP marketing tips for World Backup Day

Most MSPs have run into customers or prospects that refuse to add a backup solution or upgrade from their current one to another that better meets their needs. They believe that their current set-up is satisfactory because the decision makers...

/ March 29, 2022
Tech Time Warp: Jean Sammet changes her opinion of computers

Tech Time Warp: Jean Sammet changes her opinion of computers

In this week’s Tech Time Warp, we’re going back to programming in the 50’s. Introduced in 1959, the programming language COBOL—common, business-oriented language—is still heavily in use today, with an estimated 200 billion lines of code relied upon by government...

/ March 28, 2022
Cloud skills crisis creates major opportunity for MSPs

Cloud skills crisis creates major opportunity for MSPs

A survey of 610 IT business leaders in North America and Europe conducted by IDC on behalf of Cloudreach, an arm of Atos that focuses on cloud services and Amazon Web Services (AWS), finds 70 percent of respondents view their...

/ March 25, 2022
Preparing for a state-sponsored attack

Preparing for a state-sponsored attack

As the conflict in Ukraine drags on, some experts fear that the chance of cybersecurity-related incidents will only increase in the USA. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are well-positioned as the guardians at the gate for many companies and should play...

/ March 24, 2022 / 5 Comments
Survey finds organizations struggle with public cloud management challenges

Survey finds organizations struggle with public cloud management challenges

A survey of 357 IT professionals conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) on behalf of Yotascale, a provider of cost optimization tools for cloud computing environments, suggests that organizations are struggling with managing public cloud computing environments that are becoming...

/ March 22, 2022
Data Center security
The important role MSPs play in keeping the data center safe

The important role MSPs play in keeping the data center safe

Data is currency to hackers. “For a hacker, there’s no difference between a stack of $50 bills and a bunch of unguarded PHI (personal health information) or credit card numbers,” says Phil Jefferson, an independent cybersecurity consultant in Fort Worth,...

/ March 21, 2022
spear-phishing report
Spear-phishing report: Social engineering and growing complexity of attacks

Spear-phishing report: Social engineering and growing complexity of attacks

As cybercriminals step up social engineering attacks against employees at small businesses, organizations of all sizes need to be prepared for spear-phishing attacks. Between January 2021 and December 2021, Barracuda researchers analyzed millions of spear-phishing and social engineering attacks impacting mailboxes at thousands of organizations. They share...

/ March 18, 2022
Tech Time Warp: First domain name registered in 1985

Tech Time Warp: First domain name registered in 1985

File this away for your next pub quiz: The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com, registered on March 15, 1985, by Symbolics Computer Corporation, a company that specialized in single-user machines running the LISP programming language. For this week’s...

/ March 17, 2022