LEADERSHIP LESSONS

  • The number of corporate cyber breaches continues to climb. As I write this, cyber breaches are up 14% over this time last year. Ransomware attacks, meanwhile, are growing at even a faster clip, up 71%. Given that the average ransomware payout is $1 million, we see the impact such crimes have on the health of a company, and the urgency to stop them.

  • As the global economic climate impacts budgets and forces organizations to pause or reevaluate their appetite for hiring IT roles, managed service providers (MSPs) can get stuck with the burden of maintaining systems with less support than in the past. Adding The Great Resignation and manual, repetitive tasks to the mix are surefire ways to burn out employees and leave the remaining ones stretched too thin. 

  • Recently at the RSA Conference, we (Gurucul) conducted a survey to discover what the attendees felt were the biggest threats to their security operations. We wanted to better understand the key challenges when detecting new and emerging threats, how long it takes teams to detect these threats, where the biggest threats emanate from, and more. Let’s dive into the results.

CASE STUDIES

  • Moving Business Forward With ASCII

    The concept of ASCII is simple. What sets The ASCII Group apart is that it is a community open to all independent IT practices – ranging in size and scope from a single person operation to large companies with many employees.

FEATURED SUPPLIERS

  • The ASCII Group is a vibrant community of independent MSPs, VARS and solution providers in North America. The organization offers members leveraged purchasing programs, education and training, knowledge sharing among peers, discounts on business services, and more. Founded in 1984 by Alan Weinberger, ASCII is the oldest and largest group of independent IT solution providers, integrators and VARS in the world.

  • Field Nation brings companies and service professionals together to do great work. By connecting technicians to organizations in one easy-to-use platform and mobile app, Field Nation solves a critical challenge all service leaders worry about: accessing skilled labor. Unlike traditional job boards and labor platforms, Field Nation is built specifically for quick-turn, onsite service work. Businesses can build their flexible workforce for any skill, scout potential workers in every postal code, and organize go-to service crews fast. Tech professionals can search for work that fits their schedule, build their reputation and get paid within days of project completion. Our mission is to match every contractor with the right job, and connect every service team to professionals who care as much about the work as they do.

  • Bigleaf provides a software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) solution built with a Cloud Access Network that enables you to ensure performant uptime for any Cloud-based technologies across all sites and users. 

  • IT Glue is an award-winning documentation platform that allows for efficient storage and retrieval of all the documentation you need to help your MSP run better. By integrating PSA and RMM data, we can help increase your efficiency, and reduce onboarding times by even more. By eliminating wasted time from your business, IT Glue gives you more time to focus on what matters - growing your business.

  • CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry.

  • RSPA stands for Retail Solutions Providers Association. We are the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry.  

     

EBOOKS

  • The MSP’s Guide To Building A Better Cloud Practice: Tips From MSPs For MSPs

    As small and medium businesses (SMBs) continue to shift their workloads to the cloud, managed service providers (MSPs) can take advantage of this trend by building a cloud practice. Offering cloud-based managed services enables MSPs to better support customers moving workloads to the cloud and create new revenue streams.

  • A Comprehensive Ransomware Protection: Detection, Response, And Recovery

    Ransomware attacks can have serious financial implications for businesses, and ransom payment is just one complication. The business downtime associated with an attack can cripple revenue generation and the reputational damage to an organization that has been breached can take years to overcome.

  • The MSP’s Guide To Business Continuity And Disaster Recovery On Azure

    As cloud adoption continues to grow among small and medium businesses (SMBs), Microsoft Azure has emerged as a popular option. When SMBs run workloads in Azure, they agree to a shared responsibility model. In this model, the cloud provider (Microsoft) assumes responsibility for the security and protection of the physical data centers, hosts, and network, while the user is responsible for everything else—including information and data, applications, and more.

  • BCDR Buyer’s Guide For MSPs

    When a client’s server goes down or is compromised in a cyberattack, managed service providers (MSPs) need an effective business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solution to restore data and operations quickly, without sacrificing margin. That means industry-leading recovery technology from a vendor that is there to support you 24x7x365, no matter what. Simply put, you need a solution you can rely on. One that delivers peace of mind—for you and your clients.

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