Tag: IoT

Are IoT devices serious security threats?

Are IoT devices serious security threats?

IoT is transforming offices, campuses, and factories, but also brings warnings that the cloud-connected security camera monitoring the storage room could be a threat. How realistic are these warnings, and how much is hyperbole? For answers, Smarter MSP checked in...

/ September 4, 2019
Opportunities for MSPs abound as IoT adoption starts to mount

Opportunities for MSPs abound as IoT adoption starts to mount

A pair of studies suggest that the Internet of Things (IoT) opportunity for managed service providers (MSP) in the months and years ahead is about to increase, as organizations start to significantly increase their level of investment. A new report...

/ August 15, 2019
Increased connectivity leads to increased security needs

Increased connectivity leads to increased security needs

When it comes to IoT, there’s no limit to the thoughts from experts and security professionals about strategies for adapting to the rapidly changing connectivity landscape in the average office. This landscape is changing daily. One statement we can make with...

/ August 7, 2019
Silex is disabling IoT devices as IoT’s growth becomes a security challenge

Silex is disabling IoT devices as IoT’s growth becomes a security challenge

Recently, MSPs have been getting urgent calls from clients reporting that wireless printers, security cameras, and remote sensors are not working. Others skipped the calls to their MSPs and just bought new devices, thinking there had been a hardware failure. The...

/ July 3, 2019
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
MSPs can harvest new business on the farm

MSPs can harvest new business on the farm

When most people think of farming, they think of milking cows, hearty farmhouse breakfasts, fresh eggs, and rows of carefully cultivated crops. In reality, farming is a mix of everything, from no-tech operations to sprawling factory farms. Moreover, in almost...

/ April 10, 2019
Your local restaurant might be an IoT hotspot

Your local restaurant might be an IoT hotspot

What telecommuter hasn’t used McDonalds or Starbucks as an office away from the office? I know I’ve spent plenty of hours under those famous golden arches while on the road. The unsecured guest Wi-Fi flows as smoothly as the coffee,...

/ March 20, 2019
IoT starts to emerge as major opportunity for MSPs

IoT starts to emerge as major opportunity for MSPs

The reality surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) may finally be starting to live up to the hype. A global survey of 1,758 businesses conducted by Vodafone finds that more than a third (34 percent) have implemented IoT, with 70...

/ March 5, 2019
Three system weaknesses MSPs should be watching out for

Three system weaknesses MSPs should be watching out for

In the pre-internet age, a virus was something that required a tissue and aspirin, phishing meant you followed around a grunge band, and patching’s tech definition was limited to putting through a phone call. Fast-forward to today, where viruses spread...

/ January 30, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: How do we protect our healthcare clients’ data?

Ask an MSP Expert: How do we protect our healthcare clients’ data?

Q: We have a growing number of healthcare clients. Maintaining their security used to be not that much different from our other customers, but with the explosion of IoT, there are so many more threats that they are susceptible to....

/ January 14, 2019 / 1 Comment