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Q&A: Brian Babineau on Global MSP Day’s timely celebration

Q&A: Brian Babineau on Global MSP Day’s timely celebration

With Global MSP Day upon us, Smarter MSP has been reaching out to key players in the managed services industry to gain their perspective on what this international event has to offer. We recently sat down with Brian Babineau, SVP...

/ May 20, 2020
Q&A: An outlook on managed services in the UK

Q&A: An outlook on managed services in the UK

Continuing with our series of MSP spotlight sessions we are hosting in the run up to Global MSP Day on May 21st, we spoke with Simon Gurner, Owner of Sunrise Technologies based in the UK. Simon began his journey in managed services in 2003 and...

/ May 19, 2020
Tech Time Warp: Hack shuts down PlayStation Network for 3 weeks

Tech Time Warp: Hack shuts down PlayStation Network for 3 weeks

Video games have been a godsend during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing those “staying at home” with diversion and a chance at safe social interaction (Animal Crossing, anyone?). It’s worth remembering, however, that even the big guys in digital gaming and...

/ May 15, 2020
Women in Tech: Perspectives on partner success in 2020

Women in Tech: Perspectives on partner success in 2020

Depending on who you ask, “success” can mean many different things. For some, it is reaching a certain level of profitability, whereas for others, it can simply mean securing your first managed services client. Here at SmarterMSP, one way that...

/ May 14, 2020
Protecting the cyber-classroom from its users

Protecting the cyber-classroom from its users

Last week, we discussed how vulnerable online classrooms can be to attempts from external actors and what routes they may take to get there. But as is the case most of the time in cybersecurity, the easiest entry method for...

/ May 14, 2020
Beware as COVID-19 is bringing out spammers and scammers

Beware as COVID-19 is bringing out spammers and scammers

I was going through one of my email accounts the other day and I noticed a bunch of 1990s-style spam emails. There was the promise of sharing some uncollected inheritance with me from some deceased African royalty if I only...

/ May 13, 2020
Post COVID-19, what’s next for your MSP?

Post COVID-19, what’s next for your MSP?

It’s been a challenging time for IT solution providers and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). The COVID-19 pandemic saw an unprecedented upswing in support requests to MSP Helpdesks, as the world suddenly moved to a Work from Home (WFH) set up....

/ May 12, 2020
MSP Day 2020 and the evolving Managed Services landscape

MSP Day 2020 and the evolving Managed Services landscape

Help desk services. Network services. IT support. Sound familiar? They should. These three categories continue to top the list of offerings that today’s managed services providers (MSPs) predominantly sell. Their continued ubiquity in the MSP toolkit, along with managed device...

/ May 11, 2020
Pioneers in Tech: Grace Murray Hopper, the “Mother of Computing”

Pioneers in Tech: Grace Murray Hopper, the “Mother of Computing”

As you celebrate the moms in your life this weekend, raise a glass to Grace Murray Hopper, also known as the “Mother of Computing,” the “Mother of COBOL” or simply “Amazing Grace.” And amazing she was. This technology trailblazer advocated...

/ May 7, 2020 / 1 Comment
During uncertain times, ‘all-in-one vendors’ need to step up

During uncertain times, ‘all-in-one vendors’ need to step up

The MSP world is not immune to similar syntheses and consolidation. It used to be that companies worked with multiple vendors simultaneously, deploying different products into different areas of the business and managing vendor relationships internally. This thinking has changed....

/ May 6, 2020