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MSPs must watch out for TrickBot

MSPs must watch out for TrickBot

The history of malware is littered with viruses that were created solely to obtain banking information. One of the best known in recent years has been TrickBot, and lately, it has re-emerged with increased intensity. Since at least 2016, TrickBot...

/ August 6, 2020 / 8 Comments
Tech Time Warp: Compaq introduces the Presario and dominates the PC market

Tech Time Warp: Compaq introduces the Presario and dominates the PC market

If you owned a home computer in the 1990’s, chances are it was a Compaq Presario. Today, the name Compaq might incite nostalgia, but during the 1980’s and 1990’s, Compaq dominated the personal computer market. Compaq was one of the...

/ August 30, 2019 / 8 Comments
Ask an MSP Expert: How can I convince clients to add VPNs for a remote workforce?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I convince clients to add VPNs for a remote workforce?

Q: We are now supporting more clients with remote workers than we ever have before. We see using VPNs as a very useful tool for helping to securing their workforces, but some clients are reluctant to use them. What can...

/ April 20, 2020 / 6 Comments
Best practices for managing a remote workforce during an emergency

Best practices for managing a remote workforce during an emergency

The idea of promoting remote work has gained traction across businesses of all sizes. It provides flexibility to colleagues and creates a workforce without limits to city, state, or country. Offering this option to employees is a nice perk and...

/ March 18, 2020 / 6 Comments
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Block-time billing as a stepping stone to managed services

Block-time billing as a stepping stone to managed services

In my previous two articles, I’ve shared my thoughts on why should you move to the managed services model and also written on how to understand which of your existing clients will move to managed services. But for many IT...

/ September 12, 2018 / 5 Comments
Why you need to document your MSP business NOW

Why you need to document your MSP business NOW

What would you say is the most crucial aspect of being able to grow your IT Solution Provider or Managed Service Provider (MSP) business? Marketing? For sure. You can be the best IT company in the world, but if nobody...

/ July 7, 2020 / 4 Comments
Ask an MSP Expert: How can we streamline our patch management process?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can we streamline our patch management process?

Q: With the increase of cyber attacks and the growing remote workers, what are some best patch management practices to better protect my customers? Patch management serves as a key defense against cyber threats and is also required to ensure...

/ June 8, 2020 / 4 Comments
Ask an MSP Expert: How can an RMM automate security offerings?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can an RMM automate security offerings?

Q: I have heard that adding an RMM tool can improve delivery of our managed security services offering for customers, specifically through automation. How can an RMM tool do this? If the new situation that MSPs and their clients find...

/ June 1, 2020 / 4 Comments
Tech Time Warp: Michael Dell launches his empire from a dorm room

Tech Time Warp: Michael Dell launches his empire from a dorm room

Think back to your freshman year of college and the activities that ensued in your dorm room: Cramming for tests? Late night pizza? Perhaps some partying? Great memories, right? At least until you compare your freshman year experience to Michael...

/ May 1, 2020 / 4 Comments
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Why security should be a pillar in your MSP marketing strategy

Why security should be a pillar in your MSP marketing strategy

Looking back on my two decades of industry experience, one thing I can say for sure is that while the digital era has brought a huge number of benefits with it, it’s also brought a number of significant disadvantages, too....

/ May 16, 2018 / 4 Comments