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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.

Halt! Who goes there? Helping clients manage passwords

Halt! Who goes there? Helping clients manage passwords

The idea of passwords goes back long before computers, back to when you had to prove you were a friend by giving the secret word to get by the guard. Much later, it provided a way to prove you were...

/ July 19, 2019
The state of security does not feel terribly secure

The state of security does not feel terribly secure

It was yet another week of bad security news. We heard about hackers who had been breaking into cell phone networks and stealing call records for years. Then, we heard about vulnerabilities in the Global Entry System. It hasn’t resulted...

/ July 1, 2019
Recent acquisitions suggest data really could be the new oil

Recent acquisitions suggest data really could be the new oil

We are fond of tech metaphors that help us understand the world. One such metaphor is that data is the new oil. Essentially it means data has so much value, that when mined and refined, it could have great value...

/ June 25, 2019
Small businesses are increasingly looking to MSPs

Small businesses are increasingly looking to MSPs

Research suggests that the already substantial MSP market is growing at a fast clip. That’s because more companies are choosing to outsource their IT functions, especially as the technology mission changes to managing cloud services and building an increasingly automated environment.

/ June 18, 2019
Cloud transition is still a struggle for many organizations

Cloud transition is still a struggle for many organizations

The cloud is hardly new, and public cloud growth numbers suggest that we are finally starting to reach a tipping point for cloud adoption. Yet thirteen years after AWS launched the first modern cloud service, an Accenture survey finds that...

/ June 11, 2019
Helping your clients navigate the new cloud native landscape

Helping your clients navigate the new cloud native landscape

I spent last week in Barcelona at KubeCon and CloudNativeCon, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation European conferences devoted to all things cloud native. The size of the show doubled since last year, as the concepts the foundation espouses have begun...

/ June 3, 2019
Latest Intel chip vulnerabilities represent a major challenge for MSPs

Latest Intel chip vulnerabilities represent a major challenge for MSPs

Remember the news about the Intel Meltdown and Spectre chip vulnerabilities that emerged last year? Remember all the panic and the patches? Well, get ready because you’re about to go through all of that again with the latest Intel chip vulnerability....

/ May 17, 2019
How you can put advanced development technologies in reach of your clients

How you can put advanced development technologies in reach of your clients

Not everyone can embrace technology that is on the cutting edge. Most customers are more comfortable using tried and true tools and techniques. Yet, to move forward, every company eventually must transition to newer approaches, especially as these technologies are packaged...

/ May 10, 2019
MSPs can help clients be more efficient with automated workflows

MSPs can help clients be more efficient with automated workflows

MSPs come in all sizes, but regardless of the number of employees, there are tools that can help extend your effectiveness and increase your efficiency. You have to find tools that you can afford, and master. Automation can not only...

/ April 26, 2019
MSPs can use their skills to give back to the community

MSPs can use their skills to give back to the community

Earlier this month, I got word that a local company I hadn’t heard of was doing an electronics recycling day. It’s the type of thing where you bring in your old computers, external hard drives, and other things like that,...

/ April 19, 2019