Category: Tech Insight

MSPs must watch where the cloud pendulum is swinging

MSPs must watch where the cloud pendulum is swinging

It should come as no surprise to managed service providers (MSPs) that consumption of cloud infrastructure increased considerably in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, a 41 percent increase in spending on a base of $45.7 billion...

/ July 1, 2021
MSPs must follow the data to find the money

MSPs must follow the data to find the money

Savvy managed service providers (MSPs) need to be paying more attention to where data is being processed and analyzed because the pendulum is definitely swinging once again. The bulk of enterprise IT organizations today are in the midst of some...

/ June 17, 2021 / 5 Comments
Pioneers in Tech: Remembering the life of Alan Turing

Pioneers in Tech: Remembering the life of Alan Turing

The life of Alan Turing —the man who broke the Nazi Enigma code in World War II, providing the intelligence that led the Allies to victory—is one of many wrenching stories to be remembered during Pride Month, the annual remembrance...

/ June 11, 2021
Tech Time Warp: ExploreZip worm cleans out Microsoft Office files

Tech Time Warp: ExploreZip worm cleans out Microsoft Office files

Just a few months after the Melissa virus attacked computers, wreaking an estimated $80 million in damage, the ExploreZip worm began zipping through computers across the globe, destroying any Microsoft Office files in its path. First detected in June 1999,...

/ June 4, 2021
MSPs must continue digital business transformation dialogue

MSPs must continue digital business transformation dialogue

One of the most subtle and profound changes that has occurred since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic is the types of IT projects managed service providers (MSPs) have been engaged in by their end customers, specifically digital business transformation...

/ June 2, 2021
Celebrating a successful Global MSP Day 2021

Celebrating a successful Global MSP Day 2021

MSP Day 2021 took place on May 26 and was full of informative sessions featuring industry thought leaders and managed service providers (MSPs) from around the globe. Hosted by Barracuda MSP and joined by CompTIA as a strategic sponsor, the...

/ May 28, 2021
Tech Time Warp: A short history of the GIF that keeps on giving

Tech Time Warp: A short history of the GIF that keeps on giving

We may be entering some sort of post-GIF age, given that Gen Z has declared GIF reactions “cheugy” along with skinny jeans, side parts and laugh emojis. But millennial influencers, Gen X Slack-ers (pun intended), and even Baby Boomers have...

/ May 28, 2021
On-premises IT environments remain popular

On-premises IT environments remain popular

While there’s no doubt there’s been an acceleration in the number of workloads being deployed on public clouds, managed service providers (MSPs) shouldn’t assume that this activity is coming at the expense of workloads being deployed in on-premises IT environments....

/ May 27, 2021
MSPs and opportunities in autonomous vehicles

MSPs and opportunities in autonomous vehicles

A new partnership announced this week between the University of Windsor’s The SHIELD Automotive Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence and South Korea’s Autocrypt will help foster the growth of autonomous vehicles and their usage in North America, including for small businesses,...

/ May 26, 2021
Carpe Diem – Seize the MSP Day

Carpe Diem – Seize the MSP Day

As we once again gear up for our annual MSP Day, I can’t help but cast my mind back to last year’s festivities. Despite the uncertainty and isolation many of us were feeling, 2020 was the year MSP Day went...

/ May 24, 2021