Michael Fraser, CEO of Refactr and frequent contributor, is back for a lightening round update concerning security in Office 365. Topics this month include:
• Restriction of physical data center access.
• Ability to encrypt data at rest and over the network – a security nugget

Contributor Kew Dwight offers a deeper dive on MSPs as security targets by the “bad guys.” The whole point is that MSPs have been identified by ransomware hackers as attractive targets.

A new twist on security conversations with these topics. Cryptojacking (also called malicious cryptomining) is an emerging online threat that hides on a computer or mobile device and uses the machine’s resources to “mine” forms of online money known as cryptocurrencies.

Regular contributor Ken Dwight has out done himself this month! He’s reached into his rich content library to share a topic that applies to everyone – you as an individual and as a Managed Services Provider (MSP).

Here we go again. A set of Microsoft built-in end-of-support (EOS) deadlines commence January 2020 and the smart money is starting to plan for that now. First – we’re talking Windows, Windows Server and SQL Server. One of the greatest drivers for managed services providers (MSPs) is a statutory deadline.


What an amazing journey it’s been for Marvin Bee. Having entered the technology consulting and services business organically (starting with after hours work),Bee has grown a successful practice in Southern Florida (automotive, legal and other verticals).

This is the second installment of a three-part series on Linux. At SMB Nation, we have declared June to be “Linux Month.” Why? Because knowledge is power and knowing what the other side does/looks like brings us all together as a community.

Good golly – I just started a three-part lecture series on Linux! At the risk of losing my Seattle citizenship, I wanted the SMB Nation crowd to take a look at the “other side” and expand your horizons beyond Microsoft. Yes – there is another world out there.

One of the most impactful conversations at the recent Lenovo Accelerate conference was a 1:1 with Todd DeSaix, Sr. Product Marketing Manager / Segment Leader, IOT and Edge Solutions, Data Center Group at Lenovo. The idea of pushing IoT “to the Toddedge” is appealing to the adrenaline junkies inside the SMB Nation community.

Right here right now the new Acronis Cyber Platform was announced today from a resurgent Acronis. The platform solution is opening Application Programming Interfaces (API) plus a Software Development Kits (SDK) to developers and other stakeholders.

Our popular MSP Makeover contest has concluded and the winner is Dan Foote of DanTech in Alaska! Foote is a long-time managed services provider (MSP) and community member. He regularly attends community conferences