Aldrin Brown

Aldrin
Brown
Editor-in-Chief,
Penton

Veteran journalist Aldrin Brown comes to Penton Technology from Empire Digital Strategies, a business-to-business consulting firm that he founded that provides e-commerce, content and social media solutions to businesses, nonprofits and other organizations seeking to create or grow their digital presence.

Previously, Brown served as the Desert Bureau Chief for City News Service in Southern California and Regional Editor for Patch, AOL's network of local news sites. At Patch, he managed a staff of journalists and more than 30 hyper-local and business news and information websites throughout California. In addition to his work in technology and business, Brown was the city editor for The Sun, a daily newspaper based in San Bernardino, CA; the college sports editor at The Tennessean, Nashville, TN; and an investigative reporter at the Orange County Register, Santa Ana, CA.

 

Articles
Finding Qualified Leads For MSPs is Equal Parts Science, Art
Finding Qualified Leads For MSPs is Equal Parts Science, Art
Carrie Simpson’s channel-centric telemarketing operation, Managed Sales Pros, offers a glimpse into the business of “prospecting” for managed services customers and turning those leads into bona fide sales appointments.
Firm Offers 'Affordable' Dark Web Monitoring for MSPs
Firm Offers 'Affordable' Dark Web Monitoring for MSPs
ID Agent’s Dark Web ID provides around the clock alerting and monitoring for signs of compromised credentials by constantly scouring shadowy corners of the World Wide Web.
'Total Service Provider' Index Aims to Measure MSPs’ Potential
'Total Service Provider' Index Aims to Measure MSPs’ Potential
For the second year in a row, every MSP that submits an entry survey for the 2017 MSP 501 – whether or not they qualify for the final list – will receive a TSP Index tier score.
MSP Whisperers: Service Leadership’s Paul Dippell Talks Margins
MSP Whisperers: Service Leadership’s Paul Dippell Talks Margins
The IT consulting firm he launched in 2001 is the advisory favored by some of the industry’s largest MSPs – many with annual revenues of $30 million or more.
Phishing Attack Results in $400,000 HIPAA Breach Fine
Phishing Attack Results in $400,000 HIPAA Breach Fine
The payment by a Denver-based network of public health clinics marks the first settlement deal since shortly after the federal office responsible for HIPAA enforcement changed leadership in January.
Data Sheds Light on MSP’s Favorite Vendors
Data Sheds Light on MSP’s Favorite Vendors
Among companies that made last year’s MSPmentor 501 list of top managed service providers, Webroot was the preferred endpoint protection technology, while Amazon’s S3 narrowly edged eFolder for most popular storage.
Hackers Claim Apple Paid Ransom to Avoid iPhone Wiping
Hackers Claim Apple Paid Ransom to Avoid iPhone Wiping
But skepticism persists about whether evidence of $480,000 in a Bitcoin account was indeed sent from the tech giant to a London-based cybercriminal team known as ‘Turkish Crime Family.’
Global Hacking Operation is Targeting MSPs, Stealing Customer Data
Global Hacking Operation is Targeting MSPs, Stealing Customer Data
A new report from PwC UK and BAE Systems details a sophisticated cyber espionage campaign by a well-known China-linked group, which gains access to customer data and intellectual property by infiltrating MSPs.
MSP Whisperers: Arlin Sorensen and HTG Use Peer Pressure to Grow MSPs
MSP Whisperers: Arlin Sorensen and HTG Use Peer Pressure to Grow MSPs
HTG offers a proven framework for helping IT service providers to grow by exchanging knowledge and motivating each other to continually improve business performance.
Is There a ‘Trump Lull’ in HIPAA Breach Crackdown?
Is There a ‘Trump Lull’ in HIPAA Breach Crackdown?
A recent – relatively clandestine – changing of the guard in the office that regulates HIPAA data privacy is raising questions about whether the change in presidential administration has prompted a commensurate pause in the pace of enforcement.
Kaspersky Lab Launches New Partner Program for MSPs, VARs
Kaspersky Lab Launches New Partner Program for MSPs, VARs
The program is aimed at IT services providers and resellers who already provide security services or want to add security offerings.
Office 365 to Block Malicious Links in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Office 365 to Block Malicious Links in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Safe Links, which is already active in Outlook, will be rolled out to all Office 365 ProPlus desktop clients at an unspecified date later this month.
MSP Whisperers: Gary Pica, TruMethods Instill IT Process
MSP Whisperers: Gary Pica, TruMethods Instill IT Process
The veteran MSP and founder of consultancy TruMethods uses an innovative platform that walks service providers through the complicated but essential tasks of developing standards and aligning their businesses accordingly.
Six Months In, New SonicWall Celebrates Momentum
Six Months In, New SonicWall Celebrates Momentum
A standalone company again, the security vendor is basking in the enrollment of more than 10,000 partners and rolling out new training and marketing initiatives.
VMware to Enable Unified Windows Desktop for Samsung Galaxy S8
VMware to Enable Unified Windows Desktop for Samsung Galaxy S8 1
By leveraging VMware technology that delivers desktops and apps through a common platform, enterprise users can access a Windows “desktop-like” experience from their Samsung smartphones.



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