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  • Aug 24, 2017
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    Live Connect Integration Bridges Essential MSP Products

    For MSPs tasked with monitoring and managing multiple customers with end users that have myriad needs, technology that enables policy and automation and the capability to do things in bulk has gone a long way toward efficiencies and cost reductions. But even with this functionality, sometimes admins need to get their hands dirty and log in to a single machine....More
  • Aug 18, 2017
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    3 MSP Metrics (Beyond Profitability) That Indicate Success 1

    It’s tempting for MSP business owners to gauge their success based solely on profitability. And, while this highly important metric shouldn’t be ignored, it doesn’t offer the total picture of a company’s success — especially if you’re a VAR that’s only recently made the transition to selling managed services....More
  • Aug 15, 2017
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    Moving from VAR to MSP? These 3 Tips Are a Must

    The VAR business isn’t what it used to be. Competition on pricing is intense, and profit margins have become paper thin. As a result, some VARs are looking for ways to diversify their offerings and generate new revenue. For many, that means delivering managed IT services....More
  • Aug 9, 2017
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    How MSPs Can Combat Current Malware & PUA Plague

    Ransomware and PUAs are proliferating and causing operational problems for MSPs’ clients and damage to MSPs’ reputations. While sandboxing, endpoint protection suites and other antimalware techniques deliver strong malware and PUA detection capabilities, they can cause unacceptable latency. See how Webroot BrightCloud Streaming Malware Detection boosts protection and minimizes latency....More
  • Jul 31, 2017
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    Majority of Companies Are Failing at Cyber Security Metrics and Investing Blindly

    Thycotic has released the research results from its Security Measurement Index survey. The resulting “2017 State of Cyber Security Metrics Annual Report“ identifies how companies worldwide are measuring the effectiveness and success of their cyber security strategy....More
  • Jul 31, 2017
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    The Internet of Things: MSP Challenges and Solutions

    We’ve all heard of the internet of things, or IoT. It’s almost a passé term now. However, it is definitely real and not going away … ever....More
  • Jul 28, 2017
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    Four Reasons Why Cloud Security Boosts Anti-malware Peace of Mind

    Even as the fight against malware escalates, viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkits and ransomware lurk as threats every time we boot up or login....More
  • Jul 28, 2017
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    What MSPs Can Learn from WannaCry Ransomware

    WannaCry was so successful because it hit many computers that were connected only to an internal network--not the internet—and thus were erroneously assumed to be safe from ransomware attacks. This should remind MSPs that overlooked or obscure system vulnerabilities can quickly become virulent attack vectors....More
  • Jul 26, 2017
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    Powered Services Present Game-Changing Option for MSPs

    Today’s MSPs face a host of challenges when it comes to attracting new customers or finding new revenue streams to grow revenue from their current base. And with competitors also looking to grow their base, they need to think beyond the basic needs of current clients....More
  • Jul 24, 2017
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    Securing the Weakest Link: Educate End Users about Cyber Risks

    Often it is a company’s last line of defense--the employees--who accidentally unleash a malicious attack....More
  • Jul 18, 2017
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    5 Invaluable Vendor Value-Adds You Need Right Away

    Taking the time to get to know your top IT vendors can enable you to discover a wealth of free and low-cost value-adds to help you increase your operational efficiency and grow revenue....More
  • Jul 14, 2017
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    Beware of Ransomware Everywhere, Including Mobile

    Over the past few months, everywhere you turned, ransomware was on the news. First there was the huge WannaCry outbreak, and before that had a chance to fade, ExPetr (a.k.a. Goldeneye, Petya or NotPetya) followed at the end of June....More
  • Jul 12, 2017
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    4 Mistakes All MSPs Should Avoid

    Becoming a great MSP can be a lot easier said than done. In our MSPeasy series, we provide hundreds of field-proven methods that can steer you toward success. But what about the list of bad habits? How about what not to do? We asked this question to a handful of industry-leading managed service providers and learned quite a bit....More
  • Jul 10, 2017
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    5 Features You Need in Your Software Management Solution

    Keeping operating systems and third-party software current is a vital step in ensuring your infrastructure is performing optimally and securely. For MSPs, this means keeping customers’ systems patched and up to date. With increasingly vicious ransomware attacks like WannaCry and Petya on the rise, this is more important than eve...More
  • Jul 6, 2017
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    5 Things You Need for Cloud Growth and How to Get Them

    If you ask cloud business leaders the key to growing in this industry you’ll get a lot of different responses. Any technology segment that’s growing so quickly is bound to shut out companies that don’t have the right strategy for getting their piece of the pie....More



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