MSPmentor - Managed Services & MSP News Blog http://mspmentor.net/rss.xml/RK%3D0/RS%3Do3VRIyA6SBQCjWIY5926tNIpEFk-/feed/atom en Zero One: States Woo Cybersecurity Pros http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/zero-one-states-woo-cybersecurity-pros <div class="field-byline"> Tom Kaneshige | Zero One blog </div> <div class="node-body article-body">States must recruit cybersecurity pros to fend off hackers targeting their valuable data. Virginia is in the vanguard, while others fall behind.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/zero-one-states-woo-cybersecurity-pros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/zero-one-states-woo-cybersecurity-pros#comments Managed Security Services Sat, 18 Feb 2017 03:02:00 +0000 74691 at http://mspmentor.net CEO Forum: Three Top MSP Growth Drivers http://mspmentor.net/managed-services/ceo-forum-three-top-msp-growth-drivers <div class="field-byline"> Michael George | Continuum Managed Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the first of a series, Continuum Managed Services chief Michael George offers his thoughts on elevating your IT services business through operational maturity, deft sales and marketing, and managed security offerings. </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/managed-services/ceo-forum-three-top-msp-growth-drivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/managed-services/ceo-forum-three-top-msp-growth-drivers#comments Managed Services Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:08:00 +0000 74681 at http://mspmentor.net 4 Tips to Help MSPs Become Lead Generation Experts http://mspmentor.net/blog/4-tips-help-msps-become-lead-generation-experts <div class="node-body blog-body">Lead generation is an incredible marketing method for stimulating and capturing interest in your products and services to help develop your sales pipeline. However, for MSPs, lead generation can be a tough process because many shops lack the time and resources to dedicate to sales and marketing efforts.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/4-tips-help-msps-become-lead-generation-experts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/4-tips-help-msps-become-lead-generation-experts#comments Guest Bloggers Datto email marketing facebook inbound marketing lead generation LinkedIn newsletter outbound marketing social media marketing twitter MSPmentor Blog Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:51:00 +0000 74651 at http://mspmentor.net The Doyle Report: Specialty Partners Are Fueling the Growth of Vertical Software Vendors http://mspmentor.net/vertical-markets/doyle-report-specialty-partners-are-fueling-growth-vertical-software-vendors <div class="field-deck"> Accounting and ERP vendor Intacct is an example of a company thriving with unconventional partners </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/mspmentor.net/files/uploads/2016/05/19/Taylor.Macdonald.Intacct.Feb_.2017.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 325px;" /></p> <p><sup><strong>Taylor Macdonald, SVP Channels, Intacct</strong></sup></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/vertical-markets/doyle-report-specialty-partners-are-fueling-growth-vertical-software-vendors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/vertical-markets/doyle-report-specialty-partners-are-fueling-growth-vertical-software-vendors#comments Vertical Markets Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:30:00 +0000 74671 at http://mspmentor.net Poor Access Management Leads to $5.5 Million HIPAA Penalty http://mspmentor.net/vertical-markets/poor-access-management-leads-55-million-hipaa-penalty <div class="node-body article-body">A South Florida hospital chain agreed to settle federal claims it allowed former employees to improperly access names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers of 80,000 people – some of which was later used in identity theft. </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/vertical-markets/poor-access-management-leads-55-million-hipaa-penalty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/vertical-markets/poor-access-management-leads-55-million-hipaa-penalty#comments Vertical Markets Fri, 17 Feb 2017 01:33:00 +0000 74661 at http://mspmentor.net How Data Storage is Changing - and What It Means for MSPs http://mspmentor.net/technologies/how-data-storage-changing-and-what-it-means-msps <div class="node-body article-body">NoSQL, in-memory computing, software-defined storage, cloud storage, container-ready storage and other trends are significantly changing the approach MSPs should take to data storage.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/technologies/how-data-storage-changing-and-what-it-means-msps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/technologies/how-data-storage-changing-and-what-it-means-msps#comments Technologies Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:43:00 +0000 74611 at http://mspmentor.net 2017 MSP 501 Worldwide List and Rankings - Enter Now! http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/2017-msp-501-worldwide-list-and-rankings-enter-now <div class="node-body article-body">The 10th annual installment of the industry’s best-known list of top IT services companies is open for nominations through May 1.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/2017-msp-501-worldwide-list-and-rankings-enter-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/2017-msp-501-worldwide-list-and-rankings-enter-now#comments MSP Mentor Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:02:00 +0000 74641 at http://mspmentor.net Microsoft Delays February’s ‘Patch Tuesday’ Update http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/microsoft-delays-february-s-patch-tuesday-update <div class="node-body article-body">The postponement comes as IT admins await a solution for a zero day vulnerability targeting Windows SMB traffic, the Microsoft file-sharing protocol.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/microsoft-delays-february-s-patch-tuesday-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/microsoft-delays-february-s-patch-tuesday-update#comments Managed Security Services Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:08:00 +0000 74631 at http://mspmentor.net If I Were Launching an MSP Now | Alan Crowetz http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/if-i-were-launching-msp-now-alan-crowetz <div class="field-byline"> Svetlana Didorenko </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The President and CEO of West Palm Beach-based InfoStream, shares three suggestions he'd apply if he were launching an MSP today​.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/if-i-were-launching-msp-now-alan-crowetz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/if-i-were-launching-msp-now-alan-crowetz#comments MSP Mentor Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0000 74621 at http://mspmentor.net <p>Alan Crowetz, president and CEO of InfoStream.</p> Courtesy of InfoStream How Machine Learning Makes MSPs Smarter http://mspmentor.net/blog/how-machine-learning-makes-msps-smarter <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s painfully obvious that the threat landscape continues to evolve in speed, sophistication and persistence of attacks—and it’s equally clear that traditional security solutions can’t keep up. See how machine learning employs advanced mathematical algorithms to help endpoint protection vendors prevent breaches from striking your clients’ businesses.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/how-machine-learning-makes-msps-smarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/how-machine-learning-makes-msps-smarter#comments Guest Bloggers endpoint protection endpoint security machine learning malware viruses webroot MSPmentor Blog Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:59:00 +0000 74591 at http://mspmentor.net To Buy - or Not to Buy - an IT Services Business http://mspmentor.net/mergers-acquisitions/buy-or-not-buy-it-services-business <div class="node-body article-body">Many of the marketplace drivers behind your decision to buy are the same ones that drive sellers to sell, including consolidation, the need for greater scale and scope, and technology evolution. </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/mergers-acquisitions/buy-or-not-buy-it-services-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/mergers-acquisitions/buy-or-not-buy-it-services-business#comments Mergers & Acquisitions Wed, 15 Feb 2017 02:09:00 +0000 74601 at http://mspmentor.net Thinkstock 2017 RSA Security Conference - View Social Media Posts http://mspmentor.net/events/2017-rsa-security-conference-view-social-media-posts <div class="node-body article-body">View social media posts from the conference, where the state of digital security is on display this week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/events/2017-rsa-security-conference-view-social-media-posts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/events/2017-rsa-security-conference-view-social-media-posts#comments Events Wed, 15 Feb 2017 01:57:00 +0000 74581 at http://mspmentor.net Zero One: Cybersecurity, a Business Challenge http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/zero-one-cybersecurity-business-challenge <div class="field-byline"> Tom Kaneshige | Zero One blog </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the frenetic push to digitally transform business or to innovate ahead of the competition, the risk of exploitation runs high. Line-of-business executives must work more closely with cybersecurity pros than ever.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/zero-one-cybersecurity-business-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/zero-one-cybersecurity-business-challenge#comments Managed Security Services Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:43:00 +0000 74571 at http://mspmentor.net Thinkstock The Doyle Report: Cisco Reinvigorates Debate Over Best-of-Breed Security Approaches vs. Single-Vendor Strategies http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/doyle-report-cisco-reinvigorates-debate-over-best-breed-security-approache <div class="field-deck"> Company says that customers rely on as many as 50 different security vendors for protection </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The sorry state of affairs has once again raised the age-old question, “what is the best strategy for staying one-step ahead of the bad guys?” Cisco kicked this discussion into high gear recently with a single Tweet.</div> <div class="field-stocksymbols"> <span>Stock Symbols:&nbsp;</span> CSCO </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/doyle-report-cisco-reinvigorates-debate-over-best-breed-security-approache" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/doyle-report-cisco-reinvigorates-debate-over-best-breed-security-approache#comments Managed Security Services Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:34:00 +0000 74471 at http://mspmentor.net Pushing Through the $1 Million Revenue ‘Barrier’ http://mspmentor.net/your-business/pushing-through-1-million-revenue-barrier <div class="node-body gallery-body">A new Continuum blog offers five suggestions for taking your managed services provider to the next level. </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/your-business/pushing-through-1-million-revenue-barrier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/your-business/pushing-through-1-million-revenue-barrier#comments Your Business Tue, 14 Feb 2017 03:58:00 +0000 74461 at http://mspmentor.net IBM CEO: Immigration and National Security Not 'Either/Or Choice' http://mspmentor.net/hr/ibm-ceo-immigration-and-national-security-not-eitheror-choice <div class="field-byline"> Nicole Henderson | Talkin Cloud </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In letter to staff, Ginni Rometty defends involvement with President Trump.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/hr/ibm-ceo-immigration-and-national-security-not-eitheror-choice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/hr/ibm-ceo-immigration-and-national-security-not-eitheror-choice#comments HR Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:52:00 +0000 74481 at http://mspmentor.net Cisco Warns of Catastrophic Clock Signal Flaw... and Other MSP News http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/cisco-warns-catastrophic-clock-signal-flaw-and-other-msp-news <div class="node-body gallery-body">From product releases to perspectives in the field, here's a recap of top headlines from the week of February 6-10.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/cisco-warns-catastrophic-clock-signal-flaw-and-other-msp-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/cisco-warns-catastrophic-clock-signal-flaw-and-other-msp-news#comments MSP Mentor Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:00:00 +0000 74451 at http://mspmentor.net Microsoft Launches Security Score for Office 365 http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/microsoft-launches-security-score-office-365 <div class="node-body article-body">Hartford Financial Services Group said it will consider the scores in determining premiums for cyberinsurance.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/microsoft-launches-security-score-office-365" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/microsoft-launches-security-score-office-365#comments Cloud Computing Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:43:00 +0000 74441 at http://mspmentor.net Zero One: Are You Ready for AI? http://mspmentor.net/technologies/zero-one-are-you-ready-ai <div class="field-byline"> Tom Kaneshige | Zero One blog </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More and more companies are seeing the AI light, and if predictions prove right, this could be the year AI goes mainstream.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/technologies/zero-one-are-you-ready-ai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/technologies/zero-one-are-you-ready-ai#comments Technologies Fri, 10 Feb 2017 19:56:00 +0000 74431 at http://mspmentor.net If I Were Launching an MSP Now | Kris Nehring http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/if-i-were-launching-msp-now-kris-nehring <div class="field-byline"> Svetlana Didorenko </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The co-founder and CEO of Texas-based Nehring Technology shares three suggestions she'd apply if she were launching an MSP today.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/if-i-were-launching-msp-now-kris-nehring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/if-i-were-launching-msp-now-kris-nehring#comments MSP Mentor Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0000 74421 at http://mspmentor.net <p>Kris Nehring, the co-founder and CEO of Nehring Technology</p> Courtesy of Nehring Technology Oracle Settlement Puts Focus on Cloud Revenue Claims http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/oracle-settlement-puts-focus-cloud-revenue-claims <div class="node-body article-body">While anyone would be hard-pressed to argue that large cloud vendors aren’t raking in huge sums of money, experts suggest looking beyond financials when making important decisions.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/oracle-settlement-puts-focus-cloud-revenue-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/oracle-settlement-puts-focus-cloud-revenue-claims#comments Cloud Computing Fri, 10 Feb 2017 03:24:00 +0000 74391 at http://mspmentor.net The Doyle Report: The New Rules for Computing http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/doyle-report-new-rules-computing <div class="field-deck"> VMware’s Ross Brown says cloud and SaaS have transformed business priorities as much as technical ones </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For most of their careers, IT professionals have prioritized things such as infrastructure, security, redundancy, etc. Now? Competitive pressures have them thinking more about functionality, ease-of-use and time-to-market.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/doyle-report-new-rules-computing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/doyle-report-new-rules-computing#comments Cloud Computing Thu, 09 Feb 2017 23:32:00 +0000 74381 at http://mspmentor.net Dell EMC Launches New Unified Partner Program http://mspmentor.net/mergers-acquisitions/dell-emc-launches-new-unified-partner-program <div class="field-byline"> Kris Blackmon | The VAR Guy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Execs say the new program combines the best of each legacy program into an ambitious, lucrative system designed to make partners money and protect deal registrations.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/mergers-acquisitions/dell-emc-launches-new-unified-partner-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/mergers-acquisitions/dell-emc-launches-new-unified-partner-program#comments Mergers & Acquisitions Thu, 09 Feb 2017 18:50:00 +0000 74371 at http://mspmentor.net Trump Ties at Oracle, IBM Could Pose Recruitment Challenge http://mspmentor.net/hr/trump-ties-oracle-ibm-could-pose-recruitment-challenge <div class="field-byline"> Nicole Henderson | Talkin Cloud </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Oracle and IBM are out of touch with the views of their employees; could it hinder their ability to attract top talent?</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/hr/trump-ties-oracle-ibm-could-pose-recruitment-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/hr/trump-ties-oracle-ibm-could-pose-recruitment-challenge#comments HR Thu, 09 Feb 2017 03:15:00 +0000 74361 at http://mspmentor.net Cisco Warns of Catastrophic Clock Signal Flaw http://mspmentor.net/technologies/cisco-warns-catastrophic-clock-signal-flaw <div class="node-body article-body">Installed in some of the manufacturer's most popular products, the component can be expected to fail after 18 months, causing irreparable damage to infrastructure devices. </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/technologies/cisco-warns-catastrophic-clock-signal-flaw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/technologies/cisco-warns-catastrophic-clock-signal-flaw#comments Technologies Thu, 09 Feb 2017 01:04:00 +0000 74351 at http://mspmentor.net <p>Cisco series 4000 integrated services routers</p> Why Cybersecurity Is Now Every MSP's Responsibility http://mspmentor.net/technologies/why-cybersecurity-now-every-msps-responsibility <div class="node-body article-body">In an age when the threat of cyberattacks looms in virtually every part of your app and infrastructure, security has become every MSP's concern.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/technologies/why-cybersecurity-now-every-msps-responsibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/technologies/why-cybersecurity-now-every-msps-responsibility#comments Technologies Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:42:00 +0000 74341 at http://mspmentor.net Q&A: What’s the Deal with Channel M&A Today? http://mspmentor.net/mergers-acquisitions/qa-what-s-deal-channel-ma-today <div class="node-body article-body">We consulted a few leading tech channel attorneys with specialization in transactions involving either MSPs, VARs or telecom agents. </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/mergers-acquisitions/qa-what-s-deal-channel-ma-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/mergers-acquisitions/qa-what-s-deal-channel-ma-today#comments Mergers & Acquisitions Wed, 08 Feb 2017 02:07:00 +0000 74331 at http://mspmentor.net Thinkstock MSP Charged With Extortion After Cutting IT Services for Non-Payment http://mspmentor.net/managed-services/msp-charged-extortion-after-cutting-it-services-non-payment <div class="node-body article-body">The owner of Kubicek Information Technologies denies doing anything wrong and said he intends to countersue to collect $78,000 he says he’s owed. </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/managed-services/msp-charged-extortion-after-cutting-it-services-non-payment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/managed-services/msp-charged-extortion-after-cutting-it-services-non-payment#comments Managed Services Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:55:00 +0000 74321 at http://mspmentor.net The Doyle Report: What Failure Can Teach Us About Success http://mspmentor.net/your-business/doyle-report-what-failure-can-teach-us-about-success <div class="field-deck"> Most companies that fail stumble when it comes to execution. Others have poisonous or unbending cultures. And still more lack capable leadership. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The lessons Atlanta can teach may be more telling that the ones New England will share.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/your-business/doyle-report-what-failure-can-teach-us-about-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/your-business/doyle-report-what-failure-can-teach-us-about-success#comments Your Business Tue, 07 Feb 2017 05:32:00 +0000 74171 at http://mspmentor.net Security Report: Capitol Police Investigating Congressional IT Contractors http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/security-report-capitol-police-investigating-congressional-it-contractors <div class="node-body article-body">A roundup of select goings on in cybersecurity.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/security-report-capitol-police-investigating-congressional-it-contractors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/security-report-capitol-police-investigating-congressional-it-contractors#comments Managed Security Services Tue, 07 Feb 2017 03:21:00 +0000 74181 at http://mspmentor.net Thinkstock