Newsletter | May 5, 2020

05.05.20 -- How To Protect Your MSP From Cyberattacks

Channel Insights
6 Considerations When Planning Data Center Network Upgrades

As applications like AI, 5G, and IoT continue to grow, so will the need for processing power and bandwidth in the data centers that support their associated applications. It’s no surprise that data centers are rapidly migrating from architectures based on 10 Gb data rates per fiber optic link to ones based on 40 Gb and 100 Gb.

DNS Is On The Verge Of A Major Overhaul

DNS, just three years shy of its fortieth birthday, is on the cusp of a major reimagining—one that could enhance the privacy of business and private users alike for some time to come. According to some experts, it may even be worthy of the title DNS 2.0.

Business Opportunities In Emerging Technologies: AI

Artificial intelligence is loosely defined as technology that leverages programmed algorithms to apply knowledge in an automated fashion. The operative term being “loosely defined” because AI is often a catch-all for a range of computer behavior. CompTIA’s Emerging Business Opportunities in AI research captures the myriad phrases often linked with this technology: automation, machine learning, and robotics to name a few.

Crisis Management Advice
Strategies Tech Companies Can Use To Recession-Proof Their Business

Currently, America is experiencing its longest economic expansion in the nation’s history and while tech companies may seem impermeable in our current state of economic growth, financial experts are increasingly bracing themselves for the next recession.

COVID-19’s Effect On The Retail Outlook For 2020

Retail growth projections have changed drastically as a direct result of the COVID-19 outbreak. While the overall sector was poised for growth when the year started, the new outlook is considerably less optimistic for segments such as department stores, general merchandise, specialty soft goods, and hospitality.

How To Protect Your MSP From Cyberattacks

MSPs have been in the press a lot lately, and not in a good way. Cybercriminals have realized that the MSPs are a single point of entry into hundreds of poorly secured small and midsize businesses (SMB’s) and come with fully functional remote access remote script execution to make their lives easier.

Leadership Lessons
Solving Your Customer’s Challenges With Secure SD-WAN

For years, enterprise customers have depended on wide-area networks (WANs) to support business communications across multiple locations. The adoption of cloud-based services, SaaS applications, and BYOD with increasing bandwidth requirements has begun to overwhelm traditional WAN performance. At the same time, digital business requirements demand the sort of flexibility and meshed interoperability between devices, applications, and users that most static WAN connections, such as MPLS, cannot provide.

How Providing The Right Advice Helps VARs Land The Right Customers

Data. It’s everywhere, and it’s growing. Accelerated adoption of rapidly developing technologies—including cloud computing, robotic automation, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, the internet of things (IoT), and 5G—are driving the data explosion. And data centers are at the forefront of this data growth.