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December 7th, 2018 | VAR Staffing | IT Staffing Insights
With the year-end and holiday season upon us, timing could be ideal to add your next impactful staff member to your team. Many of VAR Staffing’s clients use December to get a head start accelerating their success in the coming New Year. Here are just a few of our observations made over the - Read More
December 5th, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
As a security professional, I understand the importance of using data classification to protect a company.  The day of believing that the firewall will protect you is unreal.  Today lots of companies treat computer security like a tomato, “secure” on the outside but leave - Read More
December 5th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Starts Thursday. FREE to Small Biz Thoughts Community members.Only $99 for others.Introducing the all newTune Up Your YouTube Channel – 3-Week Mini Class.Following up on the very popular mini-course on maximizing your Client Roadmap Process, this class is focused entirely on using YouTube - Read More
December 4th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Please check out my next FREE Webinar:The Five Greatest Challenges of Larger MSPs and Growing MSPsWednesday, December 19th9:00 AM Pacific / Noon EasternMost small business start out with one or two people and often stay at the one-two-three level for many years. But we've seen a great deal of - Read More
December 2nd, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Ta-Daaa!It's finally done. I just posted Volume Four of the Managed Services Operations Manual in the Small Biz Thoughts Community. This is the audio book version.That means you can download the entire 4-volume set in the SOP series as audio books.. . . And that takes us to more than a dozen books - Read More
December 2nd, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
Dropbox recently revealed three critical security vulnerabilities in MacOS that would allow execution of arbitrary programs on a target machine triggered just by visiting a webpage. The vulnerabilities were found by the cybersecurity firm Syndis, who were hired for red team exercises on Dropbox - Read More
December 1st, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
For just over a year now, we have been making regular contributions to provide clean drinking water to families in Cambodia. It's amazing what you can do for a few pennies here and there. We provide these contributions through a program called B1G1 - Buy One Give One.As of December, we are adding - Read More
November 30th, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
This is an article from Microsoft that i thought was intresting..On Nov. 27 and 28, over 100 local India law enforcement officials from Gurgaon and Noida raided 16 call center locations identified as engaged in tech support fraud by Microsoft, resulting in 39 arrests so far. These call center - Read More
November 30th, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
30 November 2018 Marriott values our guests and understands the importance of protecting personal information. We have taken measures to investigate and address a data security incident involving the Starwood guest reservation database. The investigation has determined that there was unauthorized - Read More
November 29th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
This morning I posted a new SMB Community Podcast with Dave Sobel, Senior Director of MSP Evangelism at SolarWinds MSP. It's the third installment in a six-part series entitled Remote Control Deep Dive: Build and Grow Your Business.In the series, we're talking about how to get the - Read More