Tag: Technology Trends

Gamification emerges as next major tool for upskilling partners

Gamification emerges as next major tool for upskilling partners

At its re:Invent conference this week, Amazon Web Services (AWS) revealed it is now employing gamification to encourage partners to improve and expand their cloud practices. AWS GameDay, now available to all AWS partners, is a collaborative learning exercise that...

/ December 2, 2021
Rise of hybrid cloud computing creates training challenge for MSPs

Rise of hybrid cloud computing creates training challenge for MSPs

A report published by S&P Global Market Intelligence finds well over half of organizations (57 percent) are now pursuing some form of a hybrid cloud computing strategy, with 39 percent of organizations reporting they are actively implementing that strategy. In...

/ November 19, 2021
Faster shift to the cloud creates more gaps for MSPs to fill

Faster shift to the cloud creates more gaps for MSPs to fill

A survey of 500 IT leaders from organizations with over 500 employees in the United States and United Kingdom suggests IT teams are now more than halfway over the proverbial fence as an increasing number of workloads shift to the...

/ November 5, 2021
Number of disruptive data center incidents confirms need for MSPs

Number of disruptive data center incidents confirms need for MSPs

Despite any investments IT organizations may have made to ensure high availability, a global survey of 374 data center managers finds 91 percent experienced at least one disruptive incident during the last 12 months, including downtime related to an outage...

/ October 7, 2021
IT spending outlook for 2022 looks better than 2021

IT spending outlook for 2022 looks better than 2021

The outlook for IT spending for cloud and managed services for 2022 looks promising, assuming organizations can acquire the hardware needed to drive application deployments. A Spiceworks Ziff Davis (SWZD) survey of more than 1000 IT buyers in North America...

/ September 30, 2021
MSPs should expect remote work to be here to stay

MSPs should expect remote work to be here to stay

A survey of 402 executives and technology professionals in the U.S. conducted by Dimensional Research on behalf of ManageEngine, a unit of ZoHo that provides an IT operations platform, suggests managed service providers (MSPs) will be supporting large numbers of...

/ September 23, 2021
MSPs should prep now for arrival of Windows 11

MSPs should prep now for arrival of Windows 11

Managed service providers (MSPs) should expect to see an increase in support calls around Oct. 5th now that Microsoft has let it be known this week that it plans to start making Windows 11 available on that date. While it’s...

/ September 2, 2021
DataOps opportunity for MSPs reaches a zenith

DataOps opportunity for MSPs reaches a zenith

A pair of recent reports highlight the growing need for data management or DataOps expertise that many managed service providers (MSPs) are in a better position to provide than an internal IT team. A survey of 150 executives at companies...

/ August 12, 2021
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 / 5 Comments