Industry Insights

  1. Rethinking The Network Perimeter
    9/20/2017

    “What are our cybersecurity protocols?” This question is one that has, undoubtedly, been top of mind for CTOs at numerous corporations and government agencies around the world in the wake of recent ransomware attacks. Given the hundreds of thousands of endpoint devices in more than 150 countries that were infected in the latest global attack, WannaCry, can you blame them? Hal Lonas, chief technology officer at Webroot, takes us beyond the sobering wake-up call that attacks like WannaCry bring, and discusses actionable advice companies should consider when fortifying systems against cybercriminals.

  2. Data Analytics Enhances Cash Management For Retailers
    9/15/2017

    Cash loss is one of the biggest challenges faced by retailers, and most of it currently results from internal theft. But even without taking theft into account, cash management is time-consuming and expensive, boosting operating expenses for retailers. The time spent manually counting cash, conducting top offs and lifts eats away at a retailer’s bottom line.

  3. 5 Ways To Offset Rising Labor Costs
    9/8/2017

    Retailers and restaurants are looking for ways to cope with rising labor costs, which are being fueled by minimum wage hikes in different cities and states as well as competition for workers as unemployment dips below 4.5 percent.

  4. How To Hire The Right Salespeople
    9/6/2017

    According to the employment firm Manpower, Inc., sales representatives were ranked in the top three of the hardest to hire positions in the U.S. in 2016. This is especially true in the managed IT services business. During the hiring process, the challenge is looking beyond a standout personality to see what lies beneath. How do you break through the surface to assess an applicant’s ability to close sales and help your business grow?

  5. 2017 Business Cybersecurity Trends
    9/1/2017

    We asked the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), an IT analyst research and strategy company, to examine the challenges your business customers are facing as they take on malware and other cyber threats at network perimeters.

  6. What’s Happening With Ransomware? MSP Cybersecurity Trends & Strategies
    8/17/2017

    Ransomware is real and it’s scary, but for managed service providers, it also represents a profitable opportunity. Your clients need your help in knowing how to protect themselves against an attack.

  7. Payment Trends to Watch
    8/11/2017

    The payments industry is in the midst of one of its most dynamic and challenging periods in decades. Consumers now have a multitude of new options pay for goods and services, and merchants have been hard pressed to keep up with rapidly evolving technologies and standards.

  8. Looking To Sell Your MSP Practice - Better Consider These Issues Now
    7/26/2017

    The managed services market got its start as early as the 1990s as the recurring revenue business model sparked a new era of change in the technology industry. As managed service providers (MSPs) emerged, the market for their offerings grew, and it is expected to reach $193 billion by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 12.5%, according to Markets and Markets.

  9. IT Admins Give Their Take On The State Of Endpoint Security
    7/10/2017

    In a recent survey, conducted by Opinion Matters on behalf of VIPRE, IT administrators chimed in on a plethora of topics surrounding endpoint security. Here’s a look at some of the standout numbers from The VIPRE Report.

  10. Partner's Guide To Fighting Ransomware
    7/10/2017

    Hundreds of thousands of ransomware attacks take place every single day. Everyone is a target. No one is immune.