Cybercriminals are now attacking managed services providers typically hired to protect business assets from cybersecurity attacks. For one reason or another, many IT shops aren’t properly securing their own systems — and this oversight is not only damaging reputations but costing them money. Continue reading
Many backup and disaster recovery (BDR) vendors in the market host backups in their own clouds. While this doesn’t sound like a big deal, it can be, especially when considering control, security, and pricing.
This week is a special episode where I have a security expert, John Kulas, join me to talk about security. John has spent a lot of time on the security side working for different companies. While he doesn’t work for an MSP he does have some great tips for MSPs (and others) when it comes to security. Continue reading
Dawn owns and runs 3rd Element Consulting in central Pennsylvania and she’s expecting some big growth this year. Some of the verticals they focus on are law enforcement and legal. Having spent time in the male-dominated tech industry, Dawn decided that it was time for her to start her own company almost 14 years ago. Continue reading
Not every business is large enough to have its own CIO, so instead of employing someone, an MSP or a contractor is oftentimes hired to fill the role. While MSPs are properly trained in the services and offerings they provide, they aren’t always well equipped to tackle the business challenges CIOs face daily. By understanding how CIOs transform businesses, managed services providers can improve the ways in which they manage technical environments and deliver business results effectively as vCIOs. Continue reading
This is our 1 year anniversary week for the MSP Voice podcast!
And this week I was thrilled to have Tom Lawrence back on the podcast. Tom was our first guest and also our most popular. We calculated our top 10 episodes/guests for the first year and Tom came out on top!
It’s never been more important to back up business data.
Data breaches are happening every day, and there aren’t any signs of attacks slowing down anytime soon.
Even though there are numerous ways to back up data, using cloud-based storage is becoming increasingly popular among businesses. Continue reading
Last week we learned that Carbonite is acquiring yet another disaster recovery company, Mozy. While other acquisitions that Carbonite has made, like Evault and Doubletake, helped them round out their technology portfolio, what does Mozy give them? Carbonite and Mozy have long been competitors in the small business/home office backup market so at first, it appears that Carbonite just acquired its biggest competitor. I have no special insights as to what Carbonite plans with Mozy but I do have some speculations. Continue reading
Since I started here at CloudBerry one of the questions I kept asking was “why don’t we have our own forum?” The answer was that we used to have a forum several years ago but that was before we had a lot of customers. Participation was low and it wasn’t deemed as a necessary resource at the time so the forum was closed. Continue reading
When I left Veeam back in April 2017 I announced that I was taking the summer off to focus on myself and staying home for a bit. The summer turned into Fall and then Winter but I’m happy to say that I’m back in the game again working with CloudBerry and their great set of products. You may notice that CloudBerry has some relation to Veeam, most notable is that Ratmir Timashev (Veeam co-founder) is on their board. Continue reading