Category: Tech Insight

Tech Time Warp: Did you forget about the first iPhone?

Tech Time Warp: Did you forget about the first iPhone?

As ubiquitous as the iPhone is today (and as many competitors as it has inspired), it can be difficult to think back to June 2007, when the first iPhone went on sale. Disrupting the Blackberry world, the iPhone of 2007 was...

/ June 24, 2022
Tech Time Warp: The Early Days of IBM

Tech Time Warp: The Early Days of IBM

The monolith we know today as IBM got its start June 16, 1911, when the forward-thinking Charles R. Flint merged the International Time Recording Company, Computing Scale Company and the Tabulating Machine Company—all “computing and tabulating enterprises”—into the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company,...

/ June 17, 2022
Pioneers in Tech: Lynn Conway’s story

Pioneers in Tech: Lynn Conway’s story

For this week’s Pioneers in Tech, Lynn Conway is in the spotlight. Lynn, a 2014 Computer History Museum fellow, belongs on any list of technology pioneers for her work alone. Working at Xerox PARC, she invented scalable design rules for VLSI...

/ June 10, 2022
Blast off with FestivITies 2022: Galactic giveaways!

Blast off with FestivITies 2022: Galactic giveaways!

We at Barracuda MSP know the important role an MSP plays in the cybersecurity ecosystem. We think MSPs are out of this world. To thank and celebrate MSPs, Barracuda MSP has joined forces with Auvik and 6 other MSP vendors,...

/ June 9, 2022
Tech Time Warp: Computer users smell a RAT

Tech Time Warp: Computer users smell a RAT

The tech acronym “RAT” has two meanings: “remote administration tool,” or the software your friendly network administrator uses to install software or troubleshoot your computer issues, and “remote access trojan,” or the malware a nefarious individual uses to wreak havoc...

/ June 3, 2022
A look back at MSP Day 2022

A look back at MSP Day 2022

MSP Day 2022 took place on Friday May 20, and it was full of informative sessions featuring industry thought leaders from around the globe. While the event was hosted by Barracuda MSP, we were also joined by CompTIA as a...

/ May 31, 2022 / 5 Comments
Tech Time Warp: Happy 19th birthday to WordPress!

Tech Time Warp: Happy 19th birthday to WordPress!

In this week’s Tech Time Warp, we’re celebrating one of the most well-known content management systems. This system powering more than 43% of the world’s websites (including this one) celebrates its 19th birthday this year. On May 27, 2003, co-founders...

/ May 27, 2022
Tech Time Warp: The 411 on the 404 page

Tech Time Warp: The 411 on the 404 page

For this week’s Tech Time Warp, we’re talking about the origin story of the 404 Page Not Found error code. This error code is about as frustrating as actually reaching a 404 page. For years, a neat story has circulated...

/ May 20, 2022
Tips for MSPs to weather the economic storm

Tips for MSPs to weather the economic storm

A major downturn in the global economic outlook is causing business and IT executives to reevaluate their IT spending priorities. In the wake of spiraling inflation driven by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and rising oil prices, many of the...

/ May 17, 2022 / 6 Comments
Global MSP Day: A look back at 2021, and a glance forward at 2022

Global MSP Day: A look back at 2021, and a glance forward at 2022

In 2021, MSP Day was a global success, with more than 400 partners making their voice heard on the things that really mattered to them. It provided us with a valuable insight into what worked, what MSPs really cared about,...

/ May 16, 2022