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June 11th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I've had a Cloud Readiness Checklist available - for free - since 2010. I updated it about five years ago. And again this month.Of course you can buy the new book - Cloud Services in a Month - and get the checklist there. But you can also download the newest version for FREE at SMB Books.Here: - Read More
 
June 8th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I am extremely pleased to announce that we have made a deal with Erick Simpson - one of the founders of the Managed Services business model - to distribute his best books and training materials over at SMB Books.In fact, we have a special section just for Erick's Stuff!AND we've got a special new - Read More
 
June 6th, 2019 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
Download the content from the Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit(click Download and select Windows 10 Version 1903 and Windows Server Version 1903 Security Baseline.zip).Note that Windows Server version 1903 is Server Core only and does not offer a Desktop Experience (a.k.a., “full - Read More
 
June 5th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
How to Get New Clients - Especially if You're Starting Out or Starting OverA new mini-class by Amy Babinchak and Karl W. PalachukOver in the Small Biz Thoughts Community, we have a new class coming up next week. It was inspired by a conversation Amy and I had about how we like to attract new - Read More
 
June 5th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I got a note from ID Agent about their May events. Check out one near you.I do have to say, every time I see these guys present, it makes me want to get back in the MSP business. I love the concept of using this tool to educate clients.From ID Agent:We're headed your way! All our events in MayLearn - Read More
 
June 3rd, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I am currently in the middle of a customer service disaster - as the customer.I have a minor plumbing problem that has been dragging on for three months. So far, I've had three visits from technicians and two missed appointments. Actually, all three visits were missed appointments as well (they - Read More
 
May 31st, 2019 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
    Docker is a well known application that uses operating-system-level virtualization to develop and deliver software in packages called containers. Senior software engineer Aleksa Sarai discovered a flaw that affects all versions of Docker, that could allow an attacker to gain read - Read More
 
May 30th, 2019 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I'm a HUGE advocate of pushing as fast as possible into a new future. In fact, I'm a huge believer that you can help create the future as it unfolds - and make a lot of money doing so.See, for example, the new Killing IT Podcast I've launched with Dave Sobel and Ryan Morris. https://killingit. - Read More
 
May 30th, 2019 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
    The end of last month at Black Hat Asia 2019, Mark Ermolov and Maxim Goryachy from Positive Technologies gave a presentation titled “Intel VISA: Through the Rabbit Hole”. Slashdot characterized the presentation as researchers had discovered and abused new and - Read More
 
May 30th, 2019 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
    Researchers at Blackberry’s Cylance Labs have discovered novel techniques utilizing steganography, the practice of concealing a file, message, image, or video within another file, message, image, or video, to load malware payloads onto victims’ machines.    - Read More
 

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