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The Seven Deadly Sins of BDR

1 hour 37 min ago
Fielder Hiss | Continuum How British Airways’ Recent Power Failure Highlights the Need for Effective Business Continuity Many businesses think they have a proper business continuity plan in place, but may be falling victim to one or more of seven deadly BDR sins that can cause significant problems when disaster strikes and data needs to be recovered.

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Show Me the Money: Autotask’s 'Sell With' Partner Model

6 hours 7 min ago
According to research firm Markets and Markets, the managed services market is growing at an 11 percent annual clip, putting it on track to top $242 billion in 2021, This is great news for IT Service Providers (ITSPs) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) because there are plenty of opportunities to grow.

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5 Ways to Protect Your Clients from the Ravages of Ransomware

6 hours 59 min ago
Do you remember where you were on Friday, May 12? Chances are, you were at the edge of your seat, watching the news of a rapidly spreading ransomware variant and hoping none of your clients would be hit.

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Top Security Trends to Watch

10 hours 53 min ago
Sponsored by SolarWinds If you want to learn how to keep your client’s business – and your own business – safe, you must tune into this fast chat.

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Firm Cuts Off Email Account to Hacker in Global Ransomware Attack

Tue, 2017-06-27 20:28
Though the action complicates the cyber criminal’s worldwide extortion scheme, it also makes it impossible for victims to pay the $300 ransoms or obtain decryption keys.

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The Doyle Report: Business Transformation Done Right

Tue, 2017-06-27 18:21

Atmosera, a fast-growing provider of managed services built around the Microsoft Azure platform, unveiled new capabilities on Tuesday, culminating a multi-year effort to transform the channel partner organization into a more robust technology company purpose-built for the digital services era.

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Global Ransomware Attack Cripples Networks – Again

Tue, 2017-06-27 15:45
The malware appears to be a sophisticated improvement on the exploit used in last month’s WannaCry campaign, which leveraged cyber weapons purportedly stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency.

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Is Your Email Protected for Cyber Threats?

Tue, 2017-06-27 10:05
If your organization is online it’s at risk, plain and simple. Cyber crooks don’t discriminate between large and small companies, public and private, for-profits and charities. To a hacker’s eye, they all represent opportunities to make a buck or make a point.

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How Automation Strengthens MSP Marketing Power

Tue, 2017-06-27 07:13
While automation can play a fundamental role in helping MSPs boost efficiency and enrich the quality and variety of their services, it can also deliver significant benefits in terms of enhancing sales and marketing effectiveness. Read how automation strengthens the customer relationships (and consequent steady revenue) underpinning every MSP’s profitability.

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The Doyle Report: Can Your Career Withstand the Coming Onslaught of Robots?

Mon, 2017-06-26 23:19

You heard a million times: there’s a robot coming for your job. I’ve written about it before. Several times.

New evidence suggests the reality is no joke.

The New York Times kicked the week off with a poignant story on the subject: “Indian Technology Workers Worry About a Job Threat: Technology.”

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5.5 Million Devices Still Operating with WannaCry Port Open... and Other MSP News

Mon, 2017-06-26 11:00
From product releases to perspectives in the field, here's a recap of top headlines from the week of June 19-23.

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Symantec Takes Stand Against Russian Source Code Review

Fri, 2017-06-23 23:08
IBM, Cisco, SAP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and McAfee allow Russia to conduct source code reviews of their products, which some U.S. government officials worry could enable foreign intelligence agents to find vulnerabilities.

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5.5 Million Devices Still Operating with WannaCry Port Open

Fri, 2017-06-23 18:50
Christine Hall | Data Center Knowledge While it's true that many of the vulnerable devices are in the hands of consumers who don't know any better, it's a good bet that the majority are servers running in data centers, under the care of sysadmins who should know better.

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Wal-Mart Prods Partners, Vendors to Leave AWS for Azure

Thu, 2017-06-22 20:35
One provider of big data management services said it opted to host applications on Microsoft Azure instead of AWS, expressly to win business from a tech firm with a Wal-Mart account.

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The Doyle Report: How Autotask Sees the World

Thu, 2017-06-22 17:43

If you want perspective on how the channel is evolving, you could do worse than talk to someone who engages with it every day.

This week, I had a chance to speak to Autotask CEO Mark Cattini, whose company provides PSA and RMM technology to partners worldwide. Based in East Greenbush, N.Y., Autotask does business in more than 90 countries and translates its software tools into seven languages.

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Oracle Revenue Blows Away Estimates on Surging Cloud Demand

Thu, 2017-06-22 16:23
Brian Womack | Bloomberg It benefited in particular with applications that help companies in areas such as human resources, customer relationship management and financials. Sales for that piece of Oracle’s business jumped almost 70 percent.

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MSP Fights to Hire Scarce Cloud Engineers

Wed, 2017-06-21 21:48
AWS Premier Partner CorpInfo’s plans to triple in size by the end of next year hinge to a large extent on its ability to find enough skilled technicians.

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The Doyle Report: Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Virtual CDO?

Wed, 2017-06-21 20:31

What do Nike, Warner Bros. and The Hartford all have in common?

For one thing, they all have Chief Digital Officers (CDOs).

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What Do Continuous Delivery Servers Like Shippable Mean for MSPs?

Wed, 2017-06-21 12:05
MSPs can provide the extra services required for organizations to achieve true continuous delivery.

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Cisco Introduces New ‘Network of the Future’ Solutions Set

Tue, 2017-06-20 23:24
In addition to exclusive technologies – like Encrypted Traffic Analytics which allows for detection of malware in encrypted traffic – the new products represent a clear doubling down on Cisco’s plans to rely less on income from hardware sales, in favor of software delivery.

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