Progress on IoT projects remains slow but steady
By now, most organizations are at the very least familiar with the Internet of Things (IoT) as a concept. However, adoption of IoT has been uneven at best. A new report published by Dresner Advisory Services finds only 32 percent...
MSPs warned that they are becoming targets
MSPs are accustomed to safeguarding systems from breaches and attack. But in a recent brief, the Department of Homeland Security’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) warned that MSPs themselves have been targeted and will continue to be targeted by bad actors....
Hybrid cloud opportunity for MSPs starts to materialize
A survey of 2,300 IT professionals conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Nutanix, a provider of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platforms, suggest IT leaders are getting much savvier about cloud computing. The survey finds 91 percent of respondents now see...
Overcoming obstacles with selling security
From “Insecure platforms are a threat to your business!” and “There are millions of malicious people trying to break into your systems!” to “State-sponsored security attacks are a threat to you!”, the “Chicken Little” approaches to selling security never seem...
FTC resources to help protect SMBs
You (or your customers) might not be aware, but the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wants to help make small businesses more secure. It offers a number of products, resources, and tools to help small businesses better protect themselves.
Overcoming human roadblocks in the MSP sales process
The problem with most defined and structured sales processes isn’t really a problem, it’s just a fact of life: people cannot be relied upon to behave in ways that are predictable or rational.
Spending on Managed Security Services expected to jump in 2019
The fact that organizations will be spending much more on cybersecurity in 2019 shouldn’t come as a surprise given the continued increase in both volume and sophistication of the attacks being launched.
When you have ransomware, cryptocurrency miners, and polymorphic malware to battle, it’s easy to put phishing education on the back burner. In fact, a new study shows that 95 percent of IT professionals underestimate its impact and fail to adjust...
Deployments of 5G networks start to accelerate
While the definition of what precisely constitutes a 5G networking service has become a little fluid, it’s clear that both enterprise IT organizations and service providers are starting to deploy the technologies required to enable these next generation networking services.
Cloud 5: Oracle buys a cloud present, another Chinese cloud company enters US market
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...