Managed Services Executive Commentary

  1. Managed Speculation Provider: Predictions On What 2016 Holds For MSPs

    Providing managed IT services requires a dedicated vigilance, with careful attention paid to new solutions and new variables as the many marketplaces that a managed services provider (MSP) serves evolve and change. Navigating the oft-shifting sands of regulatory compliance across separate industries requires diligence as well — as does keeping up with new technology standards and practices.

  2. Implementing Cybersecurity: 5 Keys To Success

    The details of the best security plan for each business vary, but there are common themes — keys to success — that apply to every organization. These five keys can provide a framework for formulating and implementing an appropriate security infrastructure to meet your specific organizational needs.

  3. 5 Essential Aspects Of A Data Privacy Policy

    Failure to make a good privacy policy could open a company up to possible lawsuits, fines, regulatory audits, and more. To improve a company’s privacy policy, companies should seriously consider the following tips.

  4. CryptoWall 4.0 — What We Know And Why Your Clients Need BDR

    Yep, it’s back. According to researchers at Heimdal Security and Bitdefender, CryptoWall has returned, and version 4.0 — the latest release — is more aggravating than ever. Here’s what business owners need to know to educate their clients and technicians.

  5. Yes, Storing Data In The Right Cloud Is Secure

    There are still many SMBs that are reluctant to store their data in the cloud. And some of the most common objections voiced by SMBs when it comes to cloud storage are concerns about data security. So, how can MSPs and solutions providers overcome this objection and convince their SMBs that the cloud is secure?

  6. 3 Things SMBs Want You (As An IT Services Provider) To Deliver

    In this digital age, where just about any content you can imagine is available on demand, people expect things faster, better, now. Your customers are no exception.

  7. How CryptoLocker Has Been Good For The Industry

    Ian Trump is a fan of ransomware; not because of what it does but because of how it’s refocused our attention on security. Here he offers four quick wins that will help you build a hard-to-hack fortress.

  8. Productivity And Security Don’t Have To Be Inversely Proportional

    Conventional wisdom in the security industry says that as security is increased, productivity decreases proportionately. Everyone’s experienced it. Access to a certain application or server is denied unless the user is within the confines of the organization. Users today are savvier about security requirements, but are increasingly less tolerant of IT making their jobs harder.

  9. How To Help Your Clients Prevent Shadow IT

    Shadow IT, information-technology systems and solutions built and used inside organizations without explicit organizational approval, can be lurking in any company’s infrastructure. In today’s modern cloud era with easy-to-leverage applications and devices, the IT department —or you, as an IT solutions provider — can very easily lose control.

  10. 4 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Big Data

    Big Data has become one of the most reliable tools for businesses to discover more about their audience, focus their marketing plans, and boost their sales. Although it’s a complicated process, once it’s understood and harnessed, the benefits are immediate and long lasting.