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DDoS “celebrates” 25th anniversary with a spike

DDoS “celebrates” 25th anniversary with a spike

The first documented widespread distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack occurred in 1996 when New York City-based internet provider, Panix, was attacked. The New York Times described it: Beginning Sept. 6 and continuing through at least last Tuesday, a hacker intent on shutting...

/ May 12, 2021
How to run an effective Google Ads campaign

How to run an effective Google Ads campaign

As someone who has managed hundreds of thousands of dollars in ad spend over the course of my career, let me tell you – Google Ads are still one of the most powerful opportunities that many MSPs aren’t taking advantage...

/ May 11, 2021
Looking forward to a collaborative MSP Day

Looking forward to a collaborative MSP Day

This year’s Global MSP Day is just around the corner, on Wednesday May 26, 2021! The agenda features panel discussions between industry experts, presentations of emerging trends in the managed services space, and an MSP Perspectives Showcase, where your peers...

/ May 10, 2021
Podcast: Adding ZTNA to your MSP’s security stack, Episode 4

Podcast: Adding ZTNA to your MSP’s security stack, Episode 4

In Episode 3 of the SmarterMSP Podcast, we discussed common MSP website mistakes that can hurt the sales efforts of service providers. In our latest episode, we turned our focus to managed security services, including zero-trust network access (ZTNA), which is...

/ May 7, 2021
Tech Time Warp: The colorful history of the iMac

Tech Time Warp: The colorful history of the iMac

In April, Apple launched preorders for a new collection of new iMacs, available in seven bright colors with accessories to match. It’s a homage to the first iMac, which Steve Jobs introduced to the world May 6, 1998. The iMac...

/ May 7, 2021
MSPs need to lead the charge toward observability

MSPs need to lead the charge toward observability

A significant number of organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to manage and maintain observability of cloud computing environments that are becoming more complex with each passing day. A survey of 400 senior IT professionals in the United States, Canada,...

/ May 6, 2021
Barracuda cited as leader in enterprise email security

Barracuda cited as leader in enterprise email security

Barracuda was among the companies invited to participate in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2021. In this evaluation, Barracuda was cited as a Leader in the category. The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2021 is a guide...

/ May 6, 2021
Deploying Apple devices remotely with zero touch installation

Deploying Apple devices remotely with zero touch installation

As an IT pro, bringing a level of automation to onboarding and updates with zero touch installation just makes your job easier. If a person can take an Apple device out of the box, sign in using their work credentials...

/ May 4, 2021
Tech Time Warp: The “Model K” lays groundwork for digital computing

Tech Time Warp: The “Model K” lays groundwork for digital computing

If you need inspiration for using your free time wisely, look no further than Bell Labs computer pioneer George Stibitz. One weekend during fall 1937, Stibitz (who was born April 30, 1904) sat at his kitchen table and used a...

/ May 3, 2021
Healthcare is one of the most vulnerable verticals in 2021

Healthcare is one of the most vulnerable verticals in 2021

Hackers view personal healthcare information as the holy grail of data, mining this data in exchange for currency on the dark web. HealthTech sounded this alarm in April of this year: As the attacks mature and get increasingly sophisticated, healthcare...

/ April 28, 2021