Tag: Technology Trends

MSPs must watch where the cloud pendulum is swinging

MSPs must watch where the cloud pendulum is swinging

It should come as no surprise to managed service providers (MSPs) that consumption of cloud infrastructure increased considerably in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, a 41 percent increase in spending on a base of $45.7 billion...

/ July 1, 2021
MSPs must follow the data to find the money

MSPs must follow the data to find the money

Savvy managed service providers (MSPs) need to be paying more attention to where data is being processed and analyzed because the pendulum is definitely swinging once again. The bulk of enterprise IT organizations today are in the midst of some...

/ June 17, 2021 / 4 Comments
On-premises IT environments remain popular

On-premises IT environments remain popular

While there’s no doubt there’s been an acceleration in the number of workloads being deployed on public clouds, managed service providers (MSPs) shouldn’t assume that this activity is coming at the expense of workloads being deployed in on-premises IT environments....

/ May 27, 2021
Carpe Diem – Seize the MSP Day

Carpe Diem – Seize the MSP Day

As we once again gear up for our annual MSP Day, I can’t help but cast my mind back to last year’s festivities. Despite the uncertainty and isolation many of us were feeling, 2020 was the year MSP Day went...

/ May 24, 2021
Nuanced approach to cloud service consumption is emerging

Nuanced approach to cloud service consumption is emerging

Conventional wisdom holds that, in the long-term, it’s inevitable the bulk of application workloads will be running on a cloud service, typically a shared public cloud infrastructure. However, a survey of 150 global business and IT professionals published this week...

/ May 20, 2021
Digital business transformation requires data engineering heroes

Digital business transformation requires data engineering heroes

Most organizations intuitively realize that sound data management and data engineering practices are at the core of any digital business transformation practice. However, a survey of 150 IT professionals working for organizations with at least 4,000 employees published this week...

/ April 29, 2021 / 1 Comment
Empowering clients with HIPAA-compliant WFH policies

Empowering clients with HIPAA-compliant WFH policies

For MSPs supporting the myriad businesses under HIPAA’s purview, the pandemic forcibly accelerated work-from-home policies that were, for many, already on the roadmap. Any forward-looking organization had anticipated future expansion of remote work practices. But the pandemic meant implementing such...

/ April 1, 2021
MSPs (and SMBs) can benefit from zero trust cybersecurity

MSPs (and SMBs) can benefit from zero trust cybersecurity

The way network security has tended to work is you have a set of people you trust like employees, who you usually let in via username and password. This approach worked great when everyone was inside the firewall, but we...

/ March 18, 2021
MSPs should bet on all platforms to win

MSPs should bet on all platforms to win

There’s been an ongoing debate about the relative strategic importance of public clouds versus on-premises IT environments for several years. The general consensus today is that the deployment of on-premises servers will continue to decline as more workloads shift to...

/ March 17, 2021
Reliance on open source software expands opportunities for MSPs

Reliance on open source software expands opportunities for MSPs

One of the most attractive things about open source software is that it’s free. Many IT professionals routinely download it simply because they don’t have to get approval from anybody. And quite a few IT organizations have even gone so...

/ March 11, 2021