INGRAM

Ingram Micro Inc. announced two new financial services offerings in efforts to solve for the industry cash crunch caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The two service offerings are 90-Days Same as Cash and the Bakers Dozen — for channel partners in the U.S. and Canada.

 

 

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New figures released by SolarWinds MSP, taken from its global email security traffic findings, reveal an increased spike in threat attacks since the outbreak of COVID-19, with an increase of over 80% in phishing and malware attacks in March 2020. During this timeframe, SolarWinds® Mail Assure has detected and blocked approximately 10 million phishing attacks per week[1] with a filtering accuracy of over 99.999%.[2]

Atera

 

Atera, today announced an integration with Acronis, to enable Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and IT professionals to simply and seamlessly ensure their customers’ data stays safe.

SMB Nation Webinar Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

Presented By: Harry Brelsford and Wayne Turmel

 Everyone is only a few weeks into working remotely and hard realities are landing. Join us as we’ve teamed with Wayne Turmel from The Remote Leadership Institute to answer the basic question: now what? Topics that we will cover include:

SMB Nation Webinar Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

The impact of the current COVID crisis on IT is unmistakable – the move to the Cloud and remote work scenarios is accelerating rapidly and here to stay.

SMB Nation Webinar Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated the demand for rapid digital transformation even further.

 

Patch Tuesday

 

April's Patch Tuesday release contains 113 total CVE numbers addressed, with 19 of them listed as “Critical,” including a fix for a recently announced 0-day vulnerability from March. The “Critical” vulnerabilities affect Windows operating systems, browsers, SharePoint, and Microsoft Dynamics. As always, we recommend testing these patches on a small set of systems before approving them for wider deployment.

SMB Nation members will be pleased to know that long-time friend of the family Amy Luby as landed at Acronis. In her new role, Luby will help Acronis increase its awareness in the IT channel by demonstrating how incorporating cyber protection into their portfolio helps MSPs grow their business and reduce churn.

Covid 19 Resources

To keep you abreast of changing laws and emerging best practices, the RSPA created several more pieces of COVID-related content this week, including a webinar analyzing how the CARES Act applies to VARs and ISVs. Follow these links to access this week’s new and updated content:

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 12:00 PM PT

MSPs are great with technology applications, but often lack a full-scale understanding of sales and marketing, including digital strategies for marketing to SMBs. In the post COVID-19 environment, digital marketing will be more important than ever in scaling your business.