With security threats on the rise (there has been a 300% increase this year in ransomware attacks), many small and medium businesses are concerned they may be next.  To address this concern Microsoft has designed Microsoft Defender for business which is an new endpoint security solution that brings enterprise grade security to small and medium businesses. 

The channel has grown and changed over the years from VARs and Resellers to Solution Providers or MSPs.  With the vast shift over the years some wonder if we should even be called “the channel” anymore.   

In July of 2022 industry veteran Patrick Pulvermueller joined Acronis as there CEO.  With an extensive background in product development, a stint at GoDaddy and many executive positions in his career Pulvermueller is a great fit.  Harry gets a moment at the Acronis Cyberfit conference to chat with Patrick about the three things he is focusing on in his new role and what he sees for the future of Acronis. 

In today’s ever changing world businesses must capture opportunities in order to stay competitive.  Thus it is more important than ever to educate yourself on the ever changing landscape by  implementing new opportunities, and growing your knowledge.  We meet up with Aaron Garza who shares with us the ever changing landscape as well as what he is recommending to his partners to stay up to date.

 

We focus on cyberattacks on government agencies, high tech companies, and other large companies but think,  it will never happen to me.  What do I have to offer these attackers?    However, organizations and individuals around the world are increasingly finding themselves with lost data, stolen money, and or disruption to their computers. 

The telecommunication industry keeps the world connected.  Through data and voice communication apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp to standard VoIP services, telecommunications has come a long way.  With data and voice being an integral part of many businesses it makes telecommunications  a top target for attacks of DDOS. 

Most businesses today recognize the importance of continued education not only to keep up to date on product knowledge, but to maximize staff potential and keep your competitive edge in the marketplace.   As MSPs keeping current on the latest updates, patches, risks, and saving money techniques can be hard. 

Touchscreen technology has revolutionized the way we go about our day to day lives.  From smartphones, to touchless applications to manage customer interactions, and even streamlining operations, touch screens are appearing more and more in our lives.  With the Covid 19 pandemic accelerating self-checkout it does not appear that touch are going away. 

Data Centers are a critical resource that many businesses depend on.  From storing, processing and distributing data applications, these facilities house many organizations critical assets.  These assets many times are vital to an organization’s day to day operations. 

In today’s world of online use for almost everything it is no wonder that ransomware attacks have increased  7 times in the second half of 2020.  With ransomware attacks happening on all types of organizations it is not a matter of if it will happen,  it is a matter of when it may hit you and or your customers.    The fact is ransomware has become much more involved with the average organization being impacted by 21 days of downtime according to Emsisoft

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.