MSPmentor - Managed Services & MSP News Blog http://mspmentor.net/rss.xml/rk%3D0/rs%3Do3vriya6sbqcjwiy5926tnipefk-/feed/atom/favicon.ico en Symantec Takes Stand Against Russian Source Code Review http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/symantec-takes-stand-against-russian-source-code-review <div class="node-body article-body">IBM, Cisco, SAP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and McAfee allow Russia to conduct source code reviews of their products, which some U.S. government officials worry could enable foreign intelligence agents to find vulnerabilities.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/symantec-takes-stand-against-russian-source-code-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/symantec-takes-stand-against-russian-source-code-review#comments Managed Security Services Sat, 24 Jun 2017 03:08:00 +0000 78571 at http://mspmentor.net 5.5 Million Devices Still Operating with WannaCry Port Open http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/55-million-devices-still-operating-wannacry-port-open <div class="field-byline"> Christine Hall | Data Center Knowledge </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While it's true that many of the vulnerable devices are in the hands of consumers who don't know any better, it's a good bet that the majority are servers running in data centers, under the care of sysadmins who should know better.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/55-million-devices-still-operating-wannacry-port-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/55-million-devices-still-operating-wannacry-port-open#comments Managed Security Services Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:50:00 +0000 78561 at http://mspmentor.net Thinkstock Wal-Mart Prods Partners, Vendors to Leave AWS for Azure http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/wal-mart-prods-partners-vendors-leave-aws-azure <div class="node-body article-body">One provider of big data management services said it opted to host applications on Microsoft Azure instead of AWS, expressly to win business from a tech firm with a Wal-Mart account.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/wal-mart-prods-partners-vendors-leave-aws-azure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/wal-mart-prods-partners-vendors-leave-aws-azure#comments Cloud Computing Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:35:00 +0000 78521 at http://mspmentor.net The Doyle Report: How Autotask Sees the World http://mspmentor.net/professional-services-automation-psa/doyle-report-how-autotask-sees-world <div class="node-body article-body"><p>If you want perspective on how the channel is evolving, you could do worse than talk to someone who engages with it every day.</p> <p>This week, I had a chance to speak to <a href="http://www.autotask.com">Autotask</a> CEO Mark Cattini, whose company provides PSA and RMM technology to partners worldwide. Based in East Greenbush, N.Y., Autotask does business in more than 90 countries and translates its software tools into seven languages.</p></div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/professional-services-automation-psa/doyle-report-how-autotask-sees-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/professional-services-automation-psa/doyle-report-how-autotask-sees-world#comments Professional Services Automation (PSA) Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:43:00 +0000 78511 at http://mspmentor.net Oracle Revenue Blows Away Estimates on Surging Cloud Demand http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/oracle-revenue-blows-away-estimates-surging-cloud-demand <div class="field-byline"> Brian Womack | Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It benefited in particular with applications that help companies in areas such as human resources, customer relationship management and financials. Sales for that piece of Oracle’s business jumped almost 70 percent.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/oracle-revenue-blows-away-estimates-surging-cloud-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/oracle-revenue-blows-away-estimates-surging-cloud-demand#comments Cloud Computing Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:23:00 +0000 78501 at http://mspmentor.net MSP Fights to Hire Scarce Cloud Engineers http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/msp-fights-hire-scarce-cloud-engineers <div class="node-body article-body">AWS Premier Partner CorpInfo’s plans to triple in size by the end of next year hinge to a large extent on its ability to find enough skilled technicians. </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/msp-fights-hire-scarce-cloud-engineers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/msp-fights-hire-scarce-cloud-engineers#comments Cloud Computing Thu, 22 Jun 2017 01:48:00 +0000 78491 at http://mspmentor.net The Doyle Report: Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Virtual CDO? http://mspmentor.net/your-business/doyle-report-do-you-have-what-it-takes-be-virtual-cdo <div class="node-body article-body"><p>What do Nike, Warner Bros. and The Hartford all have in common?</p> <p>For one thing, they all have Chief Digital Officers (CDOs).</p></div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/your-business/doyle-report-do-you-have-what-it-takes-be-virtual-cdo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/your-business/doyle-report-do-you-have-what-it-takes-be-virtual-cdo#comments Your Business Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:31:00 +0000 78481 at http://mspmentor.net What Do Continuous Delivery Servers Like Shippable Mean for MSPs? http://mspmentor.net/technologies/what-do-continuous-delivery-servers-shippable-mean-msps <div class="node-body article-body">MSPs can provide the extra services required for organizations to achieve true continuous delivery.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/technologies/what-do-continuous-delivery-servers-shippable-mean-msps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/technologies/what-do-continuous-delivery-servers-shippable-mean-msps#comments Technologies Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:05:00 +0000 78281 at http://mspmentor.net Cisco Introduces New ‘Network of the Future’ Solutions Set http://mspmentor.net/technologies/cisco-introduces-new-network-future-solutions-set <div class="node-body article-body">In addition to exclusive technologies – like Encrypted Traffic Analytics which allows for detection of malware in encrypted traffic – the new products represent a clear doubling down on Cisco’s plans to rely less on income from hardware sales, in favor of software delivery.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/technologies/cisco-introduces-new-network-future-solutions-set" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/technologies/cisco-introduces-new-network-future-solutions-set#comments Technologies Wed, 21 Jun 2017 03:24:00 +0000 78471 at http://mspmentor.net 3 Reasons Why the Private Cloud is Here to Stay http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/3-reasons-why-private-cloud-here-stay <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Rubin | ClearSky Data </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Private clouds – specifically, object storage clouds – are alive, well, and becoming more popular.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/3-reasons-why-private-cloud-here-stay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/cloud-computing/3-reasons-why-private-cloud-here-stay#comments Cloud Computing Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:38:00 +0000 78461 at http://mspmentor.net Thinkstock Ask a Security Expert: Early Ransomware Detection is Vital http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/ask-security-expert-early-ransomware-detection-vital <div class="field-byline"> George Anderson | Webroot </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Without intelligent next-generation endpoint defenses in place, organizations are at risk of getting more regular infections and remaining ignorant of a potential breach until it’s too late. </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/ask-security-expert-early-ransomware-detection-vital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/ask-security-expert-early-ransomware-detection-vital#comments Managed Security Services Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:35:00 +0000 78451 at http://mspmentor.net Thinkstock CIA Firmware Hacked Popular Wireless Routers Since 2007 http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/cia-firmware-hacked-popular-wireless-routers-2007 <div class="node-body article-body">Among the companies whose wireless routers have reportedly been compromised are Motorola, Linksys, Dell, Netgear, US Robotics, Belkin, Asus, Buffalo, DLink and Senao.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/cia-firmware-hacked-popular-wireless-routers-2007" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/cia-firmware-hacked-popular-wireless-routers-2007#comments Managed Security Services Tue, 20 Jun 2017 02:46:00 +0000 78361 at http://mspmentor.net WikiLeaks Vault 7 "Cherry Blossom" The Doyle Report: What Kind of Company Are You? Google’s Jim Chow Has a Perspective http://mspmentor.net/your-business/doyle-report-what-kind-company-are-you-google-s-jim-chow-has-perspective <div class="node-body article-body">There are many ways to classify partners. But few are as revealing as the way this Penton Channels Think Tank member does </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/your-business/doyle-report-what-kind-company-are-you-google-s-jim-chow-has-perspective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/your-business/doyle-report-what-kind-company-are-you-google-s-jim-chow-has-perspective#comments Your Business Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:48:00 +0000 78351 at http://mspmentor.net If I Were Launching an MSP Now | Dan Polk http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/if-i-were-launching-msp-now-dan-polk <div class="field-byline"> Svetlana Didorenko </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The owner and president of Bismarck, N.D.-based Silicon Plains, shares three suggestions he’d apply if he were launching an MSP from scratch today.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/if-i-were-launching-msp-now-dan-polk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/if-i-were-launching-msp-now-dan-polk#comments MSP Mentor Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:00:00 +0000 78241 at http://mspmentor.net <p>Dan Polk, owner and president of Silicon Plains</p> Courtesy of Silicon Plains Continuum Gets Acquired by Thoma Bravo... and Other MSP News http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/continuum-gets-acquired-thoma-bravo-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 June 12-16.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/continuum-gets-acquired-thoma-bravo-and-other-msp-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/continuum-gets-acquired-thoma-bravo-and-other-msp-news#comments MSP Mentor Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000 78311 at http://mspmentor.net The Number One Thing Channel Firms Want From Vendor Partners http://mspmentor.net/partner-program/number-one-thing-channel-firms-want-vendor-partners <div class="field-byline"> Kris Blackmon | The VAR Guy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What partners want to see from vendors is moving away from the convenience of a one-stop shop toward agility and responsiveness.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/partner-program/number-one-thing-channel-firms-want-vendor-partners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/partner-program/number-one-thing-channel-firms-want-vendor-partners#comments Partner Program Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:38:00 +0000 78301 at http://mspmentor.net Thinkstock Why Autonomy Wins http://mspmentor.net/blog/why-autonomy-wins <div class="node-body blog-body">There are three types of MSPs today. There is nothing wrong with any of them, and not everyone fits within this scope. However, regardless of strategy, there is one thing in common across all three: Things are changing, and their focus is not on the end user. </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/why-autonomy-wins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/why-autonomy-wins#comments Guest Bloggers autonomy Cloud CloudPlus self-administration MSPmentor Blog Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:32:00 +0000 78291 at http://mspmentor.net TruMethods’ Schnizzfest Kicks Off in Philadelphia http://mspmentor.net/events/trumethods-schnizzfest-kicks-philadelphia <div class="node-body article-body">The consultancy’s major annual gathering was conceived as a way for managed services providers worldwide to come together and work on improving their businesses “without the usual conference distractions.”</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/events/trumethods-schnizzfest-kicks-philadelphia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/events/trumethods-schnizzfest-kicks-philadelphia#comments Events Fri, 16 Jun 2017 03:43:00 +0000 78261 at http://mspmentor.net Things Editors Hate (and Like) About Your Press Relations http://mspmentor.net/branding/things-editors-hate-and-about-your-press-relations <div class="node-body article-body">Penton Xpert Khali Henderson tapped tech writers and journalism veterans for tips about how to get publications to cover your story. </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/branding/things-editors-hate-and-about-your-press-relations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/branding/things-editors-hate-and-about-your-press-relations#comments Branding Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:35:00 +0000 78251 at http://mspmentor.net Thinkstock 6 Ways to Talk to Your Clients about Ransomware http://mspmentor.net/blog/6-ways-talk-your-clients-about-ransomware <div class="node-body blog-body">Rather than dealing with the fallout after an attack occurs, have proactive conversations about IT security with your customers.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/6-ways-talk-your-clients-about-ransomware" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/6-ways-talk-your-clients-about-ransomware#comments Guest Bloggers cyberattack cybercriminal Intronis ransomware WannaCry MSPmentor Blog Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:43:00 +0000 78221 at http://mspmentor.net Continuum Gets Acquired by Thoma Bravo http://mspmentor.net/mergers-acquisitions/continuum-gets-acquired-thoma-bravo <div class="node-body article-body">The purchase by the tech-savvy private equity firm is the first piece in an aggressive growth strategy that aims to swallow up other companies that complement Continuum’s vertically integrated service delivery model.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/mergers-acquisitions/continuum-gets-acquired-thoma-bravo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/mergers-acquisitions/continuum-gets-acquired-thoma-bravo#comments Mergers & Acquisitions Thu, 15 Jun 2017 02:08:00 +0000 78211 at http://mspmentor.net CEO Forum: Three Pillars of a Successful Managed Security Services Offering http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/ceo-forum-three-pillars-successful-managed-security-services-offering <div class="field-byline"> Michael George | Continuum Managed Services </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Continuum chief Michael George explains how security can be paired with core services like remote monitoring and management, and backup and disaster recovery to enable MSPs to offer a complete end-to-end IT management platform and act as the true one-stop-shop that today’s customers are looking for. </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/ceo-forum-three-pillars-successful-managed-security-services-offering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/managed-security-services/ceo-forum-three-pillars-successful-managed-security-services-offering#comments Managed Security Services Wed, 14 Jun 2017 22:20:00 +0000 78201 at http://mspmentor.net Thinkstock Understanding Docker's Enterprise Services Offerings http://mspmentor.net/technologies/understanding-dockers-enterprise-services-offerings <div class="node-body article-body">Docker, Inc. now offers several types of enterprise support packages, which include management services for Docker containers. However, MSPs can still offer some managed services in better ways than Docker.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/technologies/understanding-dockers-enterprise-services-offerings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/technologies/understanding-dockers-enterprise-services-offerings#comments Technologies Wed, 14 Jun 2017 20:46:00 +0000 78101 at http://mspmentor.net MSPmentor 501: 2017 Global Edition -- Worldwide Company Rankings http://mspmentor.net/node/77991 <div class="node-body article-body">Welcome to the MSP 501 ranking of top managed IT services providers. </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/node/77991" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/node/77991#comments MSP Mentor Top 100 MSPs Silver Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:00:00 +0000 77991 at http://mspmentor.net <p><span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">The&nbsp;</span>MSPmentor<span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;501 is our ranking of the world&#39;s top managed services providers.</span></p> 3 Tips to Move from Break-Fix to Managed IT Services http://mspmentor.net/blog/3-tips-move-break-fix-managed-it-services <div class="node-body blog-body">Delivering managed services instead of break-fix provides IT service providers a number of benefits. As an MSP, you’ll bring in more steady revenue instead of relying on sporadic interactions with clients. To optimize margins and achieve high retention, MSPs must rethink client engagement entirely.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/3-tips-move-break-fix-managed-it-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/3-tips-move-break-fix-managed-it-services#comments Guest Bloggers 24/7/365 support break-fix Datto digital transformation MSP engagement smb MSPmentor Blog Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:18:00 +0000 78171 at http://mspmentor.net The Doyle Report: The Case for the Modern MSP http://mspmentor.net/managed-services/doyle-report-case-modern-msp <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Happy Hump Day.</p> <p>The work we have been doing in past two weeks have put me in a reflective mood. To recap, we provided <a href="http://mspmentor.net/penton-channels-think-tank">an update on the Channels Think Tank</a> last week and <a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/welcome-2017-mspmentor-501">unveiled the 2017 MSP 501 ranking</a> and study on Tuesday.</p> <p>Which brings me to you.</p></div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/managed-services/doyle-report-case-modern-msp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/managed-services/doyle-report-case-modern-msp#comments Managed Services Wed, 14 Jun 2017 01:03:00 +0000 78181 at http://mspmentor.net Welcome to the 2017 MSPmentor 501 http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/welcome-2017-mspmentor-501 <div class="node-body article-body">This year marks the 10th anniversary of the industry’s most respected list of top managed services providers (MSPs). </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/welcome-2017-mspmentor-501" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/welcome-2017-mspmentor-501#comments MSP Mentor Tue, 13 Jun 2017 21:16:00 +0000 78131 at http://mspmentor.net How We Built the 2017 MSPmentor 501 Worldwide Company Rankings http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/how-we-built-2017-mspmentor-501-worldwide-company-rankings <div class="node-body article-body">The MSP 501 methodology relies on an algorithm that assesses the strength of a managed services provider’s business based on revenue contributions from key go-to-market activities. </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/how-we-built-2017-mspmentor-501-worldwide-company-rankings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/how-we-built-2017-mspmentor-501-worldwide-company-rankings#comments MSP Mentor Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:59:00 +0000 78141 at http://mspmentor.net Acronis Rolls Out Automated Ransomware Detection and Mitigation... and Other MSP News http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/acronis-rolls-out-automated-ransomware-detection-and-mitigation-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 June 5-9.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/acronis-rolls-out-automated-ransomware-detection-and-mitigation-and-other-msp-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/msp-mentor/acronis-rolls-out-automated-ransomware-detection-and-mitigation-and-other-msp-news#comments MSP Mentor Mon, 12 Jun 2017 15:00:00 +0000 77981 at http://mspmentor.net Ransomware: All Locked Up and No Place to Go http://mspmentor.net/kaspersky-lab/ransomware <div class="node-body article-body">Learn what ransomware is, why it works so well and how it works in this new eBook. Read more now and learn about 10 new families of ransomware, myths and when to pay the ransom.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/kaspersky-lab/ransomware" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kaspersky Lab Sat, 10 Jun 2017 17:12:00 +0000 78541 at http://mspmentor.net