Tag: IoT

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
Ask an MSP Expert: How can we better protect SMBs who use IoT devices?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can we better protect SMBs who use IoT devices?

Q: IoT devices have added more attack surfaces to protect and hardware to maintain, which is why we’re trying to adjust our business plans and pricing models accordingly. What are some businesses that will be transformed by IoT and what...

/ November 5, 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
CompTIA’s Emerging Technology List is all about the Benjamins

CompTIA’s Emerging Technology List is all about the Benjamins

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been identified as the top emerging opportunity for the channel by a community of solution providers set up by CompTIA, a non-profit industry association that focuses on emerging technologies. 

/ September 20, 2018
Data management issues are about to create a major opportunity for MSPs

Data management issues are about to create a major opportunity for MSPs

Given the extensive history most IT organizations have managing data leveraging all information to drive a wide variety of digital processes should be a simple enough proposition. But it turns out melding data sources is anything but easy. A new...

/ August 21, 2018
IoT challenges
Infighting raises additional IoT challenges for MSPs

Infighting raises additional IoT challenges for MSPs

In theory, the Internet of Things (IoT) represents a trillion-dollar opportunity for IT services providers. The challenge will be determining exactly who inside any organization owns the IoT budget. A new survey of IT and operational technology (OT) stakeholders published...

/ May 15, 2018
IoT ecosystem
Complicated IoT ecosystem starts to take shape

Complicated IoT ecosystem starts to take shape

As the number Internet of Things (IoT) projects that get launched continues to gain momentum, a new report from Ericsson, a provider of networking equipment, suggests telecommunications carriers and managed service providers will be jockeying for position in the years...

/ April 26, 2018
Cloud 5: Why edge computing matters, plenty of cloud growth says Gartner

Cloud 5: Why edge computing matters, plenty of cloud growth says Gartner

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find. Before we jump into this week’s links, please have a look at one of...

/ April 20, 2018
Internet of Things security
Cyber Security: Are you forgetting the Internet of Things

Cyber Security: Are you forgetting the Internet of Things

If you haven’t noticed the huge ransomware risk that has swept the globe in recent months, you must have been living under a rock. You know all about human error and the importance of internal access segregation, and you’ve probably...

/ February 14, 2018
Internet of Things
MSPs need to take the long view on Internet of Things

MSPs need to take the long view on Internet of Things

There’s a lot of hype these days surrounding anything associated with the Internet of Things (IoT). But despite the hype a survey published this week by Dresner Advisory Services finds that only 32 percent of the respondents deemed IoT to...

/ November 2, 2017