Category: Tech Insight

Blockchain to the rescue for IoT?

Blockchain to the rescue for IoT?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is exploding, emerging in fields and industries that even a year ago would have seemed unlikely. From an MSP perspective, the increased presence of IoT devices means there are numerous new attack surfaces to defend....

/ November 7, 2018
Race to automate endpoint automation is well underway

Race to automate endpoint automation is well underway

Most of the focus on automation has been on data centers, that have in recent years become overly complex to manage. But a new survey of 100 IT managers in the U.S. published by MOBI, a provider of mobile management...

/ November 6, 2018
Tech Time Warp: The first electronic message between two computers

Tech Time Warp: The first electronic message between two computers

An estimated 281 billion emails are sent each day worldwide — and lo and behold, they all got their start with the letters “LO.” On Oct. 29, 1969 — just three months after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon —...

/ November 2, 2018
Increasing cloud computing complexity benefits IT solution providers

Increasing cloud computing complexity benefits IT solution providers

There’s a tendency to think of the cloud as having some state of permanence. Cloud computing, however, by its very nature is ephemeral. The data centers that make up the cloud are physical assets that are not going anywhere. But...

/ November 2, 2018
A matter of life and death

A matter of life and death

We recently looked at medical device security and how MSPs can work in the market.  As the IoT grows to include more and more of peoples’ daily lives, it is becoming more important to place some focus on this topic....

/ October 31, 2018
Microsoft CTO sees managed services as the key to future partner success

Microsoft CTO sees managed services as the key to future partner success

Cloud computing is making IT so inexpensive and accessible that soon, there won’t be any real profit margins unless an IT solution is delivered as part of a new application or significantly transforms an existing business process. That’s the wake-up...

/ October 30, 2018
Tech Time Warp: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month marks 15 years of service

Tech Time Warp: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month marks 15 years of service

Fifteen years ago, in recognition of the massive “stranger danger” present online, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NSCA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) observed the first National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

/ October 26, 2018
Most organizations are planning to fail when it comes to disaster recovery

Most organizations are planning to fail when it comes to disaster recovery

A survey of 700 IT professionals published this week by Spiceworks, a provider of IT tools distributed via an online IT community, finds that 95 percent of IT organizations have a disaster recovery (DR) plan. However, the survey data also...

/ October 25, 2018
Battle for control over network services for remote offices is about to begin in earnest

Battle for control over network services for remote offices is about to begin in earnest

There are very few organizations that are satisfied with the quality of the virtual private network (VPN) experience being provided to their end users. Most VPNs are cumbersome to use and challenging to secure and manage.

/ October 23, 2018
Gartner: Spending on IT services set to top $1 trillion

Gartner: Spending on IT services set to top $1 trillion

Global spending on IT services will exceed $1 trillion for the first time in 2019, according to a report published this week by Gartner. Revealed during the annual Gartner Symposium / ITxpo 2018 conference, the latest forecast predicts spending on...

/ October 19, 2018