Category: Tech Insight

Tech Time Warp: Dan Farmer and Wietse Venema unleash SATAN on the world

Tech Time Warp: Dan Farmer and Wietse Venema unleash SATAN on the world

Amid the health, economic, and technology concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s nice to take a break and look back at a simpler time. This week, we take a look back to when a Purdue University student named Dan...

/ April 3, 2020
Machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence

Machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence

MSP platforms by nature, are ‘chatty.’ Data is being created, not only by the customers using the platform, but by the platform itself. Every device creates data, and it is generally held in some form of syslog data log. Some...

/ March 31, 2020
Tech Time Warp: A look back at the first VPN

Tech Time Warp: A look back at the first VPN

As more white collar employees are instructed to work from home to contain the spread of COVID-19, there has been an abrupt uptick in VPN usage. It’s estimated VPN use has increased almost 66 percent since March 11, 2020, in...

/ March 27, 2020
Tech Time Warp: The evolution of videoconferencing

Tech Time Warp: The evolution of videoconferencing

Remember a couple of weeks ago, before you knew the term “social distancing,” when you dreaded your next conference call? Fast forward a few days, and your next Zoom/GoToMeeting/WebEx is your lifeline to the outside world during the COVID-19 pandemic.

/ March 20, 2020
Helping your clients work from home

Helping your clients work from home

These are trying times for everyone. As more companies seek social distancing to protect their employees from COVID-19, they may be looking to their MSPs for guidance on working from home. Chances are, many of you monitor and manage your...

/ March 16, 2020
Tech Time Warp: Twitter takes flight at SXSW 2007

Tech Time Warp: Twitter takes flight at SXSW 2007

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made headlines this year as one of the first big names to pull out of the now-canceled SXSW 2020 — due to the spread of Coronavirus. With the hallways of the Austin Convention Center empty this...

/ March 13, 2020
Coronavirus will drive organizations toward MSPs for remote computing expertise

Coronavirus will drive organizations toward MSPs for remote computing expertise

The global spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus is driving more employees to work from home. Meanwhile, many organizations are starting to discover just how unprepared they are to enable every employee to work outside the office. It’s one thing to...

/ March 11, 2020
Tech Time Warp: The Leap Year Bug, Y2K’s lesser known counterpart

Tech Time Warp: The Leap Year Bug, Y2K’s lesser known counterpart

As we like to chuckle about now, Y2K ended up being a bit of a yawn. But do you recall the year 2000’s other calendar-based tech issue, the Leap Year Bug? Ultimately, it didn’t result in any major catastrophes either,...

/ February 28, 2020
The cloud opportunity for MSPs extends well into on-premises IT environments

The cloud opportunity for MSPs extends well into on-premises IT environments

There’s no doubt that the rate application workloads are moving into the public clouds is starting to accelerate. However, it is less clear what the biggest opportunities are for managed service providers (MSPs). There is money to be made by...

/ February 26, 2020
Add to your skill set with free Salesforce training

Add to your skill set with free Salesforce training

Recently, we looked at how you could take advantage of free or low-cost resources to learn how to code. Now, we’re going to look at free training offered by Salesforce, a popular set of sales, marketing, and customer service tools....

/ February 25, 2020