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Ron Miller is a freelance technology reporter and blogger. He is contributing editor at EContent Magazine and enterprise reporter at TechCrunch.

It can pay to watch cloud pricing plan changes

It can pay to watch cloud pricing plan changes

As the party responsible for managing your client’s IT infrastructure, it’s up to you as the MSP to keep up with what’s going on in the field. As your clients move deeper into the cloud, you want to make sure...

/ November 11, 2019
Cloud storage tools have always been a boon to SMBs

Cloud storage tools have always been a boon to SMBs

If you’re old enough, chances are you remember a time in this century when moving files around was a challenge. If you had a file on your hard drive or shared drive at work and needed to carry it with...

/ November 7, 2019
Helping clients take advantage of open source with commercial options

Helping clients take advantage of open source with commercial options

The beauty of open source is that you can download and install it for free, but once that’s done, it’s not always easy building a working understanding of complex software. That’s where commercial businesses built on top of open source...

/ October 29, 2019
New tools could help users be more security savvy

New tools could help users be more security savvy

When it comes to security, your end users are often a weak link in your safety regimen. It’s not because they are malicious or careless. It’s because they often don’t know any better, making them vulnerable to social engineering and...

/ October 21, 2019
Help your clients responsibly navigate open source

Help your clients responsibly navigate open source

More and more companies are developing software using open source pieces, or using open source tools. As that happens, MSPs need to help clients use it responsibly and so they can comply with licensing rules. You can’t just throw in...

/ October 15, 2019
Customization can help your clients overcome software limitations

Customization can help your clients overcome software limitations

When the Model T Fords came out, Henry Ford used to say, “You can have any color you want, as long as it’s black.” Ford, who was among the first to mass produce cars on an assembly line, was apparently...

/ October 1, 2019
Oracle’s autonomous cloud tools should get you thinking about automation

Oracle’s autonomous cloud tools should get you thinking about automation

Even with the shift to the cloud, it’s still up to IT to make sure that Linux is being patched and updated on a regular basis — which is often a tedious job. Oracle announced a product this week to help: a...

/ September 20, 2019 / 1 Comment
Helping SMBs comply with GDPR and other privacy laws

Helping SMBs comply with GDPR and other privacy laws

As cybersecurity incidents continue to increase globally, governments are starting to step in to protect their citizen’s personally identifiable information (PII). GDPR went into effect in the EU last year and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which is set to launch on...

/ September 16, 2019
You can experiment with blockchain development tools for free

You can experiment with blockchain development tools for free

You might easily have missed it this week, when Kadena, a Brooklyn, New York startup, announced a free private Blockchain as a Service tool in the Azure Marketplace, but it could be more relevant to you than you think. When...

/ September 2, 2019 / 1 Comment
How DevOps savvy is your organization?

How DevOps savvy is your organization?

The term DevOps has been bandied about for several years now, and while its meaning is open to debate, it’s basically a set of principles that help establish roles for developers and IT to build software in a continuous delivery...

/ August 28, 2019 / 1 Comment