Category: Tech Insight

Tech Time Warp: Microsoft takes down the Waladec botnet

Tech Time Warp: Microsoft takes down the Waladec botnet

Waladec would be just another botnet that churned out spam if it weren’t for Microsoft’s groundbreaking approach to stop it. The botnet — which first began noticeably proliferating in January 2009 — was sending 1.5 billion spam messages daily. Microsoft’s...

/ January 25, 2019
Survey highlights need for data sanitization services for outdated IT equipment

Survey highlights need for data sanitization services for outdated IT equipment

A global survey of 600 data center professionals published by Blancco Technology Group, a provider of data erasure tools, suggests that there is a major opportunity for managed service providers (MSPs) to create a practice around helping IT organizations retire...

/ January 24, 2019
Report highlights how AWS cloud is rapidly evolving

Report highlights how AWS cloud is rapidly evolving

In the age of the cloud, the most widely employed service doesn’t always reflect where the biggest emerging opportunities are for managed service providers (MSPs). With that issue in mind, 2nd Watch, a provider of managed and professional services for...

/ January 22, 2019
You could learn a lot by watching Amazon

You could learn a lot by watching Amazon

You could learn a lot by watching what Amazon does as a company. It may be much larger than yours, but there are certain actions and guiding principles from the company that are worth paying attention to.

/ January 18, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Happy birthday, Blackberry!

Tech Time Warp: Happy birthday, Blackberry!

On Jan. 19, the Blackberry turns 20. Not quite old enough to drink, but still relegated to the history books. (Although a spot at the Smithsonian isn’t too shabby.)

/ January 18, 2019
Increasing investments in IT automation will have profound implications for MSPs in 2019

Increasing investments in IT automation will have profound implications for MSPs in 2019

Arguably, whenever a new use case for IT is being considered, MSPs are presented with one of the best opportunities to engage the customer. In these circumstances, MSPs don’t usually have to contend with as much bias as relying on...

/ January 17, 2019
How to keep your clients going should disaster strike

How to keep your clients going should disaster strike

We all know that bad stuff can happen to good clients. It could involve a massive weather event closing down offices, or perhaps a cyber security incident that takes down a network. Perhaps there could even be war or political...

/ January 11, 2019
Tech Time Warp: The brothers behind the “Brain” PC virus

Tech Time Warp: The brothers behind the “Brain” PC virus

Over the years, the motives for malware creation have ranged from simple curiosity to monetary gain. In the case of the Alvi brothers from Pakistan, it was revenge, dished up on a floppy disk.

/ January 11, 2019
5G network opportunity starts to come into focus for MSPs at CES

5G network opportunity starts to come into focus for MSPs at CES

5G networking was all the rage this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Despite all the sound and fury emanating from providers of carrier services and manufacturers of processors, such as Intel, very little has changed in terms of...

/ January 10, 2019
Shifting IT infrastructure landscape ultimately favors the MSP

Shifting IT infrastructure landscape ultimately favors the MSP

A new survey of 500 IT professionals published by INAP, a provider of managed services, suggests the rate at which application workloads will be shifting away from on-premises IT environments in 2019 is about to accelerate. The INAP survey finds...

/ January 8, 2019