This report comprised of statistics pulled from a survey of 1,400+ managed service providers (MSPs), our partners, and clients, around the world to provide unique visibility into the state of ransomware from the perspective of the IT Channel.
Taking a break from the slopes during his ski vacation, Erick talks with Rich about the surprising departure of Renee Bergeron from Ingram Micro, the rewards of saying “no” to customers sometimes instead of “yes,” and the death grip Windows 7 seems to have on the last PCs running it.
Prepare for some odd sights as Erick and Rich, who is visiting with ChannelPro technical editor and shameless prankster Matt Whitlock, discuss a foiled attempt to sell stolen MSP administrative credentials, the importance of getting liability waivers from your customers, and the ideal Valentine’s Day gift for that not-so-special someone.
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Some of the latest Microsoft TV commercials reflect scenes familiar to us all: stranded at airports waiting for crowded flights. In one spot, a couple is dismayed by the wait time for their delayed flight. How will they pass the time? “To the Cloud,” the man exclaims! He connects to his - Read More
A look at the week of November 22, 2010, in public advocacy for the IT channelThis week, the SBA is cracking down on contractors pretending to be small firms in order to qualify for government deals. The federal government adopted a new policy requiring agencies to default to cloud-based IT - Read More
Despite all the attention placed on the importance of health care records and patient confidentiality, U.S. hospitals say data breaches are a fairly common and expensive experience, according to a new report by the Ponemon Institute. The study, sponsored by ID Experts, released last week finds that - Read More
The good people of the Channel-Lands are growing tired of the calendar packed with vendor and industry channel events. The last thing many VARs want to do is climb on another plane to go to Las Vegas or Orlando for another confab. And that’s partly why Comdex returned this week as a virtual - Read More
Just when I thought every conceivable use for an iPhone had been devised, along comes another app to prove me wrong. I recently stumbled upon the ‘Fake Conversation’ app which lets me setup a bogus call along with a phony ringtone, display and voice feedback just to complete the - Read More
Last night at an event at the Seattle Music Experience, I met a couple of seasoned IT professionals – one a former head of security for a major (albeit defunct) bank. When I say they are “seasoned”, I mean their experience is matched by the number of gray hairs on their head. They - Read More
From time to time, CompTIA's Public Policy team invites elected officials who are leaders on IT issues to contribute to our blog. Congressman Cliff Stearns is a thought leader on privacy, data breach and other emerging technology issues.Stearns was elected in 1988 to the U.S. House of - Read More
Cloud computing is the much overhyped term reflecting businesses migrating their consumption of applications and IT infrastructure to services remotely delivered over the Internet. There’s no question that “the cloud” is transforming the way businesses use and pay for IT, as well - Read More
The dust is beginning to settle following the national mid-term elections on November 2nd. The results are known: Republicans regained control of the House of Representatives picking up 61 seats. Democrats retained control of the Senate, although their majority margin decreased by 6 - Read More