Category: Tech Insight

MSPs gain digital business transformation ground

MSPs gain digital business transformation ground

A global annual survey of 1,350 business and IT executives conducted by Jigsaw Research on behalf of NTT Ltd. suggests that as organization invest more in software to drive digital business transformation initiatives, there has been a corresponding rise in...

/ April 14, 2021
Pioneers in Tech: Elizabeth “Jake” Feinler’s domain names

Pioneers in Tech: Elizabeth “Jake” Feinler’s domain names

The use of .com, .edu, .org, etc., is so commonplace you might not have contemplated its origin story. But someone had to make sense of what became the internet—and that someone is Elizabeth “Jake” Feinler, who managed the internet’s host...

/ April 9, 2021
Tech Time Warp: Remembering Microsoft’s Z80 SoftCard

Tech Time Warp: Remembering Microsoft’s Z80 SoftCard

Microsoft’s recent success with the Surface doesn’t change the fact the tech giant is primarily known for software. After all, Windows and Microsoft Office are ubiquitous in corporate life. But don’t let these juggernauts erase memories of the Z80 SoftCard,...

/ April 2, 2021
Empowering clients with HIPAA-compliant WFH policies

Empowering clients with HIPAA-compliant WFH policies

For MSPs supporting the myriad businesses under HIPAA’s purview, the pandemic forcibly accelerated work-from-home policies that were, for many, already on the roadmap. Any forward-looking organization had anticipated future expansion of remote work practices. But the pandemic meant implementing such...

/ April 1, 2021
World Backup Day should focus on the recovery experience

World Backup Day should focus on the recovery experience

The annual arrival of World Backup Day on the day before April Fool’s Day may not get the level of recognition it deserves, but it does provide a useful construct for managed service providers (MSPs) to draw attention to an...

/ March 31, 2021
Ask an MSP Expert: How can I successfully migrate my RMM tool?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I successfully migrate my RMM tool?

Q: We want to switch our RMM tool, but I am worried about how this would impact my customers and my technicians. What should I watch out for to ensure a successful migration? Switching an RMM can be a daunting...

/ March 29, 2021
Q&A: How to drive efficiency with Barracuda RMM

Q&A: How to drive efficiency with Barracuda RMM

You may have seen that last week, Barracuda unveiled a new name for its security-centric RMM platform. Formerly known as Barracuda Managed Workplace, it will be called Barracuda RMM moving forward. This change is an exciting step as we continue...

/ March 22, 2021 / 1 Comment
Atanasoff-Berry computer
Tech Time Warp: John Vincent Atanasoff named inventor of the digital computer

Tech Time Warp: John Vincent Atanasoff named inventor of the digital computer

The story of the Atanaoff-Berry Computer, or the ABC, has plenty of interesting twists—not the least of which is a March 19, 1972, court ruling pronouncing co-inventor John Vincent Atanasoff the rightful inventor of the electronic digital computer. Previously that...

/ March 19, 2021
MSPs should bet on all platforms to win

MSPs should bet on all platforms to win

There’s been an ongoing debate about the relative strategic importance of public clouds versus on-premises IT environments for several years. The general consensus today is that the deployment of on-premises servers will continue to decline as more workloads shift to...

/ March 17, 2021
Pioneers in Tech: Frances Allen, first female Turing Award winner

Pioneers in Tech: Frances Allen, first female Turing Award winner

Legendary IBM computer scientist Frances Allen, who passed away on her 88th birthday in August 2020, is an exemplary technology pioneer to recognize during Women’s History Month. Allen grew up on a dairy farm and attended a one-room school in...

/ March 12, 2021