Category: Tech Insight

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I successfully migrate my RMM tool?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I successfully migrate my RMM tool?

Q: We want to switch our RMM tool, but I am worried about how this would impact my customers and my technicians. What should I watch out for to ensure a successful migration? Switching an RMM can be a daunting...

/ March 29, 2021
Q&A: How to drive efficiency with Barracuda RMM

Q&A: How to drive efficiency with Barracuda RMM

You may have seen that last week, Barracuda unveiled a new name for its security-centric RMM platform. Formerly known as Barracuda Managed Workplace, it will be called Barracuda RMM moving forward. This change is an exciting step as we continue...

/ March 22, 2021 / 1 Comment
Atanasoff-Berry computer
Tech Time Warp: John Vincent Atanasoff named inventor of the digital computer

Tech Time Warp: John Vincent Atanasoff named inventor of the digital computer

The story of the Atanaoff-Berry Computer, or the ABC, has plenty of interesting twists—not the least of which is a March 19, 1972, court ruling pronouncing co-inventor John Vincent Atanasoff the rightful inventor of the electronic digital computer. Previously that...

/ March 19, 2021
MSPs should bet on all platforms to win

MSPs should bet on all platforms to win

There’s been an ongoing debate about the relative strategic importance of public clouds versus on-premises IT environments for several years. The general consensus today is that the deployment of on-premises servers will continue to decline as more workloads shift to...

/ March 17, 2021
Pioneers in Tech: Frances Allen, first female Turing Award winner

Pioneers in Tech: Frances Allen, first female Turing Award winner

Legendary IBM computer scientist Frances Allen, who passed away on her 88th birthday in August 2020, is an exemplary technology pioneer to recognize during Women’s History Month. Allen grew up on a dairy farm and attended a one-room school in...

/ March 12, 2021
Reliance on open source software expands opportunities for MSPs

Reliance on open source software expands opportunities for MSPs

One of the most attractive things about open source software is that it’s free. Many IT professionals routinely download it simply because they don’t have to get approval from anybody. And quite a few IT organizations have even gone so...

/ March 11, 2021
Tech Time Warp: Torpig malware collects stolen financial data

Tech Time Warp: Torpig malware collects stolen financial data

Once upon a time, you could avoid malware by staying away from “seedy” websites. But the Torpig botnet—aka Sinowal, aka Mebroot—proved that even reputable business websites could be compromised and refer traffic to malicious download sites. First spotted in late...

/ March 5, 2021
Four emerging MSP trends for 2021

Four emerging MSP trends for 2021

The year 2020 completely changed the way we work, forcing us to look at and evaluate the efficiency of our processes and identify new MSP trends. Remote work, video conferencing and collaboration tools have transformed the way teams work together,...

/ March 2, 2021
Tech Time Warp: Harvest computer decodes secrets for the NSA

Tech Time Warp: Harvest computer decodes secrets for the NSA

On February 27, 1976, a ground-breaking supercomputer was quietly decommissioned at the National Security Agency, with its story only to be told years later, once declassified. The one-of-a-kind Harvest computer—a special model of the IBM 7030, or Stretch—was specifically built...

/ February 26, 2021
SaaS management tools help keep cloud software under control

SaaS management tools help keep cloud software under control

One thing we’ve learned over the last year is that SaaS is becoming more important than ever. It has allowed your clients to continue working, even when their offices might have shut down. As an MSP, you can point your...

/ February 25, 2021