With the huge transition to cloud technologies over the past couple years, there are some major opportunities for MSPs.  Alex Fields breaks down his three top opportunities MSPs should be looking into.  The first opportunity Alex shares with us is modernizing and management.  T

Unfortunately, due to the increased rates of COVID in the United States IAITAM has decided to postpone its 2021 conference and Nashville.  IAITAMs number one concern is to keep their members and employees safe and in order to do so felt it was best to cancel. Although, they canceled their conference in October they are already gearing up for May in Las Vegas.  With the theme Peace, Love & Asset Management they are hoping you dust off your bell bottoms and join them.

The next generation of Windows, Windows 11 was announced in June.  Although, we do not know the exact release (some speculate October of 2021)  you can download the first Windows 11 Insider Preview build today. This build has some new features, such as widgets, snap layouts, virtual desktops, getting android app support, a new store and more. 

In July one of the largest ransomware gangs disappeared without any explanation.  The ransomware gang REvil is known for their recent attacks on Kaseya, JBS, and approximately 42% of all recent attacks.  It is unclear why the groups online footprint just disappeared, however, there are speculations on weather the US took action,

Active Directory is one of the primary focuses of cyber attackers as it contains the information attackers need to expand their access, establish connection, and more.  By taking a deeper look into your Active Directory exposures, organizations can improve their security and data before the attacker tries to gain access to administrator accounts, credentials, records, data and more. 

In the past year, not only have many of our worlds been turned upside down, but the MSP community continues to grow and mature.    The last year has brought on many new challenges forcing small businesses to innovate, perhaps more than larger businesses. 

With 30.7 million small businesses in the U.S. accounting for 99.9 percent of all U.S. businesses (SBA, 2019) it is safe to say that small businesses are the heart of North America. If you look around your community small businesses are made up of our neighbors, friends and family, but most important are the pillars of our community.

Kaseya announced that it had become the victim of a cyberattack on July 2.  It appears that the attackers carried out a ransomware attack by leveraging a vulnerability in Kaseya's VSA software.  According to Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola, less than 0.1% of the company's customers were included in this incident.

Industries are constantly changing, and staying current with the latest developments, skills, and new technologies required can be hard.  With our world changing at what feels like light speed it is more important than ever to stay abreast of these changes so you do not lag behind. 

Technology plays a roll in every business.  No matter the size, or profession,  technology is incorporated in business operations today.  In the last two decades, technology has changed the way we do business, from how we shop, do research, communicate and operate our businesses.   

In May of 2021 the Center for Internet Security (CIS) released it 8th iteration of the CIS Critical Controls. Previously, these 20 controls aimed at best practices to assist in defense, where reorganized to 18 controls taking into account more of a focus on cloud services.  This framework set up by the CIS affects everyone from home users, to organizations and even the

What is going on with the executive table at Microsoft.  With the recent changes in the executive team (Phil Sorgen, Eric Martorano, David Willis,  and now Gavriella Schuster) some have come to wonder what is going on at Microsoft and what is next for these individuals.  We chat with Howard Cohen to get his thoughts on the changes.