Tag: emerging technology

MSPs need to take note of AIOps momentum

MSPs need to take note of AIOps momentum

Like a lot of emerging technologies, the rise of AIOps is one of those IT trends that is about to sharply cut both ways for managed service providers (MSPs). While there’s some dispute as to where the line between automation...

/ May 2, 2019 / 1 Comment
Diverse scope of IoT opportunity for MSPs ahead

Diverse scope of IoT opportunity for MSPs ahead

By now, it should be apparent to all managed service providers (MSPs) that the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) represents a major opportunity to increase the size and scope of the portfolio of services they offer. Less clear,...

/ April 23, 2019
Sizing up the scope of the 5G networking opportunity for MSPs

Sizing up the scope of the 5G networking opportunity for MSPs

There’s a lot of buzz and excitement these days around 5G wireless networks. Over the next several years, the availability of more bandwidth will drive adoption of a variety of emerging use cases. These use cases will involve everything from...

/ April 18, 2019
Open source movement pushes limits of available IT expertise

Open source movement pushes limits of available IT expertise

The rate at which organizations are adopting open source software appears to be approaching a tipping point, in terms of the ability of internal IT teams to absorb it.

/ April 16, 2019
It is the best and worst of times to be an IT services provider

It is the best and worst of times to be an IT services provider

Every savvy solution provider knows that IT is, and always will be, in a perennial state of disruption. The only thing that ever really changes is the rate at which that disruption occurs.

/ April 11, 2019
Microservices’ role in the MSP economy

Microservices’ role in the MSP economy

To date, enterprises have worked with everything from home-grown hand-coded systems to off the shelf enterprise applications. These started off as highly focused applications, such as those looking at supply chain automation (SCA) or sales force automation (SFA), but rapidly...

/ April 8, 2019
Cloud monitoring emerges as significant opportunity for MSPs

Cloud monitoring emerges as significant opportunity for MSPs

In an ideal world a managed service provider (MSP) would find themselves involved in the building and deploying of cloud applications every step of the way. However, the reality is many organizations are both building new cloud applications and lifting...

/ March 26, 2019
IT modernization initiatives begin to gain momentum

IT modernization initiatives begin to gain momentum

Most business and IT leaders intuitively understand that legacy IT applications and infrastructure make their organization less agile. That’s become a significant issue because most of them are also keenly aware of the need to embrace digital business transformation initiatives...

/ March 22, 2019
Helping SMBs overcome their technology growth fears

Helping SMBs overcome their technology growth fears

When I started in IT support, most office networks consisted of a server room, some desktop computers, and maybe a few printers and scanners. This meant the default 192.168.1.X range was enough for more than a hundred staff. That’s far...

/ March 18, 2019 / 1 Comment
Microsoft survey finds high growth companies are embracing AI

Microsoft survey finds high growth companies are embracing AI

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece on AI as an adjunct to your work, one that MSPs should definitely be embracing as a way to help your clients work more efficiently. This week, Microsoft came out with...

/ March 8, 2019 / 1 Comment