Data loss or theft is a fact of life for organizations of all sizes. We’ve come to expect hardware failure or human error and criminals targeting smaller organizations that spend less of IT security and disaster recovery. But recently, foreign hackers and criminals have upped the game, conducting serious cyber-attacks and wreaking havoc on organizations and governments. By Matthew Held, CEO and Co-Founder, Manawa Networks and ASCII Group Member Since 2015
If it feels like everybody is talking about cloud, it’s not your imagination. Cloud is growing at 19.4 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and shows great promise for 2017. With this kind of growth, what changes should MSPs expect to see in their clients’ business use of cloud in 2017? By Kirill Bensonoff, Founder of Unigma
2016 may best be remembered as a year of unparalleled upheaval. From the Brexit vote and election of Donald Trump to sharp rises (and even sharper falls) in stocks and commodities, volatility ruled the day. By Ivan Seselj, CEO, Promapp Solutions
Channel partnerships, like many relationships, begin with a great deal of enthusiasm. Sometimes it’s a summer fling, other times it leads to long-term commitment, but how do partners know when it’s truly a match made in heaven? As competition in the managed services sector heats up, today’s MSPs know their continued success depends on more than just offering superior services to their clients.
Why do channel partners continue to opt out of sales and marketing programs? This question has haunted vendors for generations as it doesn’t make sense why channel partners continue to ignore extremely profitable opportunities, especially when it’s an easily-attainable incentive.
Small- to medium-sized business owners may not have understood how managed IT services such as remote monitoring and management or backup and disaster recovery worked in 2016, or why they are beneficial to their business. By Hunter Smith, CIO, Continuum
The ringing in of the New Year provides an opportunity for businesses to take stock, reflect on their successes over the past 12 months, and address any challenges they faced along the way. At the same time, those who want to grow in the coming year are setting goals and evaluating new paths and opportunities to explore. By Brian Babineau, General Manager, Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda
Companies are always looking to be on the cutting edge of technology and boast “the next big thing.” Right now, that means cloud computing. In particular, a lot of businesses want hybrid-cloud environments in their organization. According to Blue Coat, three of four enterprise companies are adding cloud-based solutions to supplement their on-premises web, data, and network security deployments.
For fellow MSPs, the technology solutions we choose to provide are the lifeblood of our business. Selecting the correct ones is often a make-or-break proposition, and this is perhaps particularly true when it comes to ensuring client data is secured as part of the service offering. By Terry Cole, Founder, Cole Informatics