Category: Tech Insight

Gamification emerges as next major tool for upskilling partners

Gamification emerges as next major tool for upskilling partners

At its re:Invent conference this week, Amazon Web Services (AWS) revealed it is now employing gamification to encourage partners to improve and expand their cloud practices. AWS GameDay, now available to all AWS partners, is a collaborative learning exercise that...

/ December 2, 2021
Ask an MSP Expert: How can I convince customers to add cloud backup?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I convince customers to add cloud backup?

Q: As an MSP owner, I know how cloud backup serves a vital purpose for protecting my clients’ Microsoft Office 365 environment. How can I best convince my customers that cloud backup is required for Office 365 even if retention...

/ November 29, 2021 / 4 Comments
Digital business transformation requires MSPs that get data management

Digital business transformation requires MSPs that get data management

A survey conducted by Pega of 750 senior vice presidents, vice presidents, senior directors, directors, senior managers, and managers of IT finds that 62 percent of respondents have identified data management as the most important competency their organization needs to...

/ November 26, 2021
tech turkeys
Tech Time Warp: A look back at some of the biggest tech turkeys

Tech Time Warp: A look back at some of the biggest tech turkeys

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, then your Black Friday shopping list probably includes some of the year’s hottest technology. Maybe you’re eyeing a VR headset, wearables, or smart home devices. The trouble with being an early adopter,...

/ November 25, 2021
Tech Time Warp: Another dark side to a P2P network

Tech Time Warp: Another dark side to a P2P network

Leaving aside those pesky copyright concerns, the users of file-sharing peer-to-peer (P2P) networks such as Napster, Gnutella, Limewire, and the like thought they had some pretty cool tools on their hands. But in addition to attracting the ire of the...

/ November 19, 2021
Rise of hybrid cloud computing creates training challenge for MSPs

Rise of hybrid cloud computing creates training challenge for MSPs

A report published by S&P Global Market Intelligence finds well over half of organizations (57 percent) are now pursuing some form of a hybrid cloud computing strategy, with 39 percent of organizations reporting they are actively implementing that strategy. In...

/ November 19, 2021
Barracuda named a Visionary in 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for network firewalls

Barracuda named a Visionary in 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for network firewalls

Gartner has named Barracuda as a Visionary in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls. This is the first year Barracuda has been recognized as a Visionary in this report based on Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. According...

/ November 15, 2021
Pioneers in Tech: Mary Golda Ross, Native American aerospace engineer

Pioneers in Tech: Mary Golda Ross, Native American aerospace engineer

In 1958, the panel and host of the game show “What’s My Line?” didn’t know what to make of Mary Golda Ross. Through a series of yes or no questions, the panelists—which included the actor Jack Lemmon—deduced that Ross had...

/ November 12, 2021
Rate at which applications shift to the cloud accelerates

Rate at which applications shift to the cloud accelerates

A survey of 2,834 subscribers to the Programming and Infrastructure & Ops newsletters published by O’Reilly Media finds that nearly half of respondents plan to migrate 50 percent or more of their workloads to the cloud in the coming year....

/ November 11, 2021
Faster shift to the cloud creates more gaps for MSPs to fill

Faster shift to the cloud creates more gaps for MSPs to fill

A survey of 500 IT leaders from organizations with over 500 employees in the United States and United Kingdom suggests IT teams are now more than halfway over the proverbial fence as an increasing number of workloads shift to the...

/ November 5, 2021