MSPmentor - Managed Services & MSP News Blog http://mspmentor.net/rss.xml/rk%3D0/rs%3Do3vriya6sbqcjwiy5926tnipefk-/feed/atom en Dell, EMC Set to Complete Merger on Sept. 7 in Biggest Tech Deal http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/dell-emc-set-complete-merger-sept-7-biggest-tech-deal <div class="field-byline"> Brian Womack | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The combined company will begin operating under the new name Dell Technologies.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/dell-emc-set-complete-merger-sept-7-biggest-tech-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/dell-emc-set-complete-merger-sept-7-biggest-tech-deal#comments MSP Mentor Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:25:00 +0000 69501 at http://mspmentor.net <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">Michael Dell&nbsp;will be chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Technologies.</span></p> Dell Peak Performance 2016 http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/dell-peak-performance-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Subsidiary SonicWALL's separation from Dell is front and center at the tech giant's annual security conference, currently underway in Las Vegas.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/dell-peak-performance-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/dell-peak-performance-2016#comments MSP Mentor Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:05:00 +0000 69491 at http://mspmentor.net VMworld 2016 http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/vmworld-2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Get a 360 view of VMware's annual conference, now underway in Las Vegas.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/vmworld-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/vmworld-2016#comments MSP Mentor Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:31:00 +0000 69481 at http://mspmentor.net 5 Steps You Should Take to Optimize Your Cloud Services Offerings http://mspmentor.net/blog/5-steps-you-should-take-optimize-your-cloud-services-offerings <div class="node-body blog-body">Small- and medium-sized companies are increasingly following their enterprise-class peers in leveraging cloud services to improve business performance. Their internal IT groups view the cloud as a strategic enabler, allowing them to offload routine, repetitive tasks; scale at will; and focus efforts on innovative IT projects to improve customer and end-user experience.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/5-steps-you-should-take-optimize-your-cloud-services-offerings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/5-steps-you-should-take-optimize-your-cloud-services-offerings#comments Guest Bloggers Cloud cloud services gap analysis kaseya MSP smb MSPmentor Blog Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:44:00 +0000 69471 at http://mspmentor.net SonicWALL Makes Ready For Split From Dell http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/sonicwall-makes-ready-split-dell <div class="node-body article-body">Much of the discussion at Dell Peak 16 is understandably focused on SonicWALL’s separation from Dell, which will return the cybersecurity player to an independent company as soon as October. </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/sonicwall-makes-ready-split-dell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/sonicwall-makes-ready-split-dell#comments MSP Mentor Mon, 29 Aug 2016 22:08:00 +0000 69461 at http://mspmentor.net No Automatic Cloud Antidotes for Ransomware http://mspmentor.net/cloud-services/no-automatic-cloud-antidotes-ransomware <div class="field-deck"> Phishing emails, social engineering and malware attacks can give attackers the entry they need to grab corporate data and hold it hostage--even on the cloud. Here’s how MSPs can help clients avoid hitting the panic button. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When it comes to cybersecurity, there’s simply no place to hide any more. Up until a year or two ago, managed service providers could advise their clients to copy data to the cloud and store it there. As long as organizations had invested resources to defend their cloud infrastructures, the IT department could always count on retrieving clean backup copies just in case intruders had corrupted company files stored in on-premises equipment. That’s no longer necessarily true.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/cloud-services/no-automatic-cloud-antidotes-ransomware" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/cloud-services/no-automatic-cloud-antidotes-ransomware#comments Cloud Services Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:46:00 +0000 69451 at http://mspmentor.net Launching an MSP with Eduardo Don… and Other MSP News http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/launching-msp-eduardo-don-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 August 22-26.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/launching-msp-eduardo-don-and-other-msp-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/launching-msp-eduardo-don-and-other-msp-news#comments MSP Mentor Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:00:00 +0000 69441 at http://mspmentor.net Is Dell and EMC a Done Deal? http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/dell-and-emc-done-deal <div class="field-deck"> Timing Could be Right for Major Las Vegas Announcement </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With Dell Peak and VMworld occurring simultaneously just blocks apart, speculation is high that a big splash could be in the offing. </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/dell-and-emc-done-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/dell-and-emc-done-deal#comments MSP Mentor Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:53:00 +0000 69431 at http://mspmentor.net Thinkstockphotos.com Apollo Agrees to Buy Cloud Seller Rackspace for $4.3 Billion http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/apollo-agrees-buy-cloud-seller-rackspace-43-billion <div class="field-byline"> Jing Cao and Selina Wang | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While Rackspace still counts Amazon and Microsoft as rivals, the company has recently started helping customers shift their IT operations to its larger competitors’ servers.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/apollo-agrees-buy-cloud-seller-rackspace-43-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/apollo-agrees-buy-cloud-seller-rackspace-43-billion#comments MSP Mentor Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:45:00 +0000 69421 at http://mspmentor.net Fast SaaS: 7 SaaS Startups You Need to Know http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/fast-saas-7-saas-startups-you-need-know <div class="node-body gallery-body">Talkin' Cloud has rounded up 7 of the latest SaaS startups disrupting the way we work.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/fast-saas-7-saas-startups-you-need-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/fast-saas-7-saas-startups-you-need-know#comments MSP Mentor Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:50:00 +0000 69411 at http://mspmentor.net Five Ways to Prevent Your Organization from Being Speared by CEO Phishers http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/five-ways-prevent-your-organization-being-speared-ceo-phishers <div class="node-body article-body">Unlike regular phishing emails, spear phishing emails are highly targeted and sent to only a few select victims at an organization.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/five-ways-prevent-your-organization-being-speared-ceo-phishers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/five-ways-prevent-your-organization-being-speared-ceo-phishers#comments MSP Mentor Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:19:00 +0000 69401 at http://mspmentor.net Thinkstockphotos.com Special Report: The SaaS Effect http://mspmentor.net/special-report-saas-effect <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="Special Report: The SaaS Effect" src="http://mspmentor.net/site-files/mspmentor.net/files/uploads/2016/08/Editorial-Theme-Art_August_Channel_PISCES.jpg?1472156288" /> </div> </fieldset> <div class="node-body curated_topic-body">A Penton Technology Channel Group special package on the growth of SaaS and how it can propel your business.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/special-report-saas-effect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:28:00 +0000 69321 at http://mspmentor.net Doyle: The SaaS Effect http://mspmentor.net/software-service-and-hardware-service/doyle-saas-effect <div class="node-body article-body">To help you better understand the SaaS market and what opportunities it presents, the editors at The VAR Guy, MSPmentor and Talkin’ Cloud combined forces to create this Special Report.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/software-service-and-hardware-service/doyle-saas-effect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/software-service-and-hardware-service/doyle-saas-effect#comments Software as a Service and Hardware as a Service Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:33:00 +0000 69371 at http://mspmentor.net Thinkstockphotos.com Quiz: Are you a SaaS expert? http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/quiz-are-you-saas-expert-0 <div class="field-byline"> Kris Blackmon | The VAR Guy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How much do you know about the booming Software-as-a-Service industry? Take Penton Technology's quiz and see where you fall on the knowledge spectrum.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/quiz-are-you-saas-expert-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/quiz-are-you-saas-expert-0#comments MSP Mentor Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:22:00 +0000 69361 at http://mspmentor.net Matchmaker: Dina Moskowitz Wants to Help Partners Find that Special SaaS Someone http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/matchmaker-dina-moskowitz-wants-help-partners-find-special-saas-someone <div class="field-byline"> Kris Blackmon | The VAR Guy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The founder and CEO of SaaSMAX on why the software channel needs its own eHarmony.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/matchmaker-dina-moskowitz-wants-help-partners-find-special-saas-someone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/matchmaker-dina-moskowitz-wants-help-partners-find-special-saas-someone#comments MSP Mentor Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:55:00 +0000 69331 at http://mspmentor.net Why Backup & Data Protection is Such a Compelling Need in Today’s Market http://mspmentor.net/fastchat/why-backup-data-protection-such-compelling-need-today-s-market <div class="node-body article-body">In this FastChat, Penton Contributing Editor Ryan Morris and LOGICnow’s Chris Groot discuss one of the most popular and urgent topics of the day: backup and data protection.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/fastchat/why-backup-data-protection-such-compelling-need-today-s-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/fastchat/why-backup-data-protection-such-compelling-need-today-s-market#comments FastChat Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:22:00 +0000 69271 at http://mspmentor.net If I Were Launching an MSP Now | Eduardo Don http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/if-i-were-launching-msp-now-eduardo-don <div class="field-byline"> Svetlana Didorenko </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Eduardo Don, the President and CEO of Orange County, Calif.-based Lumen21, shares three suggestions he'd apply if he were starting an MSP from scratch today.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/if-i-were-launching-msp-now-eduardo-don" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/if-i-were-launching-msp-now-eduardo-don#comments MSP Mentor Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:42:00 +0000 69241 at http://mspmentor.net <p>Eduardo Don, the President and CEO of Lumen21</p> ISV Atera Rides Wave of SaaS MSP Tools http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/isv-atera-rides-wave-saas-msp-tools <div class="node-body article-body">The startup’s entry highlights important questions about disruption to technology solutions providers from software-as-a-service products.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/isv-atera-rides-wave-saas-msp-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/isv-atera-rides-wave-saas-msp-tools#comments MSP Mentor Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:41:00 +0000 69261 at http://mspmentor.net Courtesy of Atera Tableau Names Amazon Web Services Veteran as New CEO http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/tableau-names-amazon-web-services-veteran-new-ceo <div class="field-byline"> Spencer Soper | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tableau is transitioning its software tools to cloud-based subscriptions and is grappling with slowing sales growth.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/tableau-names-amazon-web-services-veteran-new-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/tableau-names-amazon-web-services-veteran-new-ceo#comments MSP Mentor Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:53:00 +0000 69231 at http://mspmentor.net ConnectWise CloudConsole Now Supports Microsoft Azure http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/connectwise-cloudconsole-now-supports-microsoft-azure <div class="node-body article-body">The upgrade allows IT professionals to manage all of their virtual machines, websites, SQL databases and storage from a single pane of glass.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/connectwise-cloudconsole-now-supports-microsoft-azure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/connectwise-cloudconsole-now-supports-microsoft-azure#comments MSP Mentor Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:32:00 +0000 69221 at http://mspmentor.net MSP Endures Headwinds During 33-Year Run…and Other MSP News http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/msp-endures-headwinds-during-33-year-run-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 August 15-19.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/msp-endures-headwinds-during-33-year-run-and-other-msp-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/msp-endures-headwinds-during-33-year-run-and-other-msp-news#comments MSP Mentor Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:30:00 +0000 69211 at http://mspmentor.net Microsoft PowerShell Goes Open Source http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/microsoft-powershell-goes-open-source <div class="node-body article-body">Opening the code and making the product available on Linux is intended to drive innovation and increase interoperability across various technologies and vendors. </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/microsoft-powershell-goes-open-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/microsoft-powershell-goes-open-source#comments MSP Mentor Sat, 20 Aug 2016 00:27:00 +0000 69201 at http://mspmentor.net Are the Big Cloud Concerns Turning into Yesterday’s News? http://mspmentor.net/cloud-services/are-big-cloud-concerns-turning-yesterday-s-news <div class="field-deck"> Issues remain, but even in the face of lingering cloud security concerns, cloud deployments continue to climb--and for very sound reasons. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Organizations are adopting cloud computing in record numbers, discarding the security concerns that previously inhibited wide-scale cloud deployments. But do they also risk getting lured into a false sense of security? The answer depends on how much attention they pay to threat mitigation.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/cloud-services/are-big-cloud-concerns-turning-yesterday-s-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/cloud-services/are-big-cloud-concerns-turning-yesterday-s-news#comments Cloud Services Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:58:00 +0000 69191 at http://mspmentor.net Why Offsite Backups Are Critical http://mspmentor.net/blog/why-offsite-backups-are-critical <div class="node-body blog-body">We’ve come a long way since the days of tape backup. Today, backing up to an offsite location is as simple as having an Internet connection, yet too many businesses still don’t use offsite data replication.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/why-offsite-backups-are-critical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/why-offsite-backups-are-critical#comments Guest Bloggers backup cloud-based backup cyber attack offsite backup offsite location StorageCraft tape backup MSPmentor Blog Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:50:00 +0000 69181 at http://mspmentor.net Layered Security Strategy Should Start and End with BDR http://mspmentor.net/blog/layered-security-strategy-should-start-and-end-bdr <div class="node-body blog-body">When you think about your security strategy, firewalls, endpoint protection, insider threats, external attackers, malware and vulnerabilities all come to mind. It’s rare that your backup and disaster recovery (BDR) comes into the conversation.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/layered-security-strategy-should-start-and-end-bdr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/layered-security-strategy-should-start-and-end-bdr#comments Guest Bloggers Backup and Disaster Recovery BDR data destruction data manipulation endpoint protection strategies image-based backup Intronis malware ransomware RPO RTO security strategy MSPmentor Blog Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:41:00 +0000 69171 at http://mspmentor.net Network Security and BDR: Why They’re Better Together http://mspmentor.net/blog/network-security-and-bdr-why-they-re-better-together <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the prevailing themes in entertainment this year was superheroes in conflict. These duels serve as a good example of the kinds of conflicts we often see raging in the IT world: on premise versus the cloud, laptops versus tablets, Macs versus PCs. While some of these rivalries are more a matter of personal preferences, sometimes there is a lot more at stake.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/network-security-and-bdr-why-they-re-better-together" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/network-security-and-bdr-why-they-re-better-together#comments Guest Bloggers Backup and Disaster Recovery BDR data recovery encryption HIPAA Intronis network security PHI ransomware security breach time to detection TTD MSPmentor Blog Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:05:00 +0000 69161 at http://mspmentor.net Ransomware Prevention Tips for MSPs http://mspmentor.net/blog/ransomware-prevention-tips-msps <div class="node-body blog-body">If you’re an MSP, it’s highly likely you’ve seen ransomware infect your end users in the last year, no matter how often you’ve urged them to be wary of phishing scams and malicious Web ads. These days, the malware seems to slip through the cracks no matter what defenses a company has in place. As the landscape of ransomware continues to evolve and the variants themselves grow in sophistication, it’s essential that IT professionals do everything they can to ensure disaster recovery and business continuity plans for the vulnerable SMBs at risk.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/ransomware-prevention-tips-msps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/ransomware-prevention-tips-msps#comments Guest Bloggers Cerber Cryptolocker cybersecurity Datto hacker Jigsaw Locky ransomware ransomware prevention MSPmentor Blog Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:28:00 +0000 69151 at http://mspmentor.net Firm Launches Full RMM For Mobile Devices http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/firm-launches-full-rmm-mobile-devices <div class="node-body article-body">The tool, designed for MSPs, allows for complete monitoring and management of IT environments while on-the-go.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/firm-launches-full-rmm-mobile-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/firm-launches-full-rmm-mobile-devices#comments MSP Mentor Thu, 18 Aug 2016 22:13:00 +0000 69141 at http://mspmentor.net HIPAA Breach Case Results in Record $5.5 Million Penalty http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/hipaa-breach-case-results-record-55-million-penalty <div class="node-body article-body">The growing financial penalties highlight the risks to providers of managed IT services who handle sensitive data for health care clients. </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/hipaa-breach-case-results-record-55-million-penalty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/hipaa-breach-case-results-record-55-million-penalty#comments MSP Mentor Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:15:00 +0000 69131 at http://mspmentor.net Thinkstockphotos.com MSP Delivers Value and Sees Better Margins with Webroot http://mspmentor.net/blog/msp-delivers-value-and-sees-better-margins-webroot <div class="node-body blog-body">Two years ago, SWAT Systems had had enough of its antivirus software. At the time, the Seattle-based MSP had tried a succession of antivirus products, but none met the service provider's demands. Even though the company was keeping endpoints continually updated and meeting rigorous maintenance schedules, machines were still getting infected. On top of that, SWAT found that almost every endpoint security client still faced the inescapable downfall of traditional antivirus: machine slowdown and bloat.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/msp-delivers-value-and-sees-better-margins-webroot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/msp-delivers-value-and-sees-better-margins-webroot#comments Guest Bloggers antivirus endpoint protection endpoint security webroot MSPmentor Blog Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:45:00 +0000 69121 at http://mspmentor.net