IT and Business Insights for SMB Solution Providers


Blog Entry
June 29th, 2022 | Karl Palachuk
Here's an idea to consider: The next time you get a pitch from a vendor, ask this a simple question: How does this product/service/solution map to CMMC processes and practices? - read more
Blog Entry
June 13th, 2022 | Karl Palachuk
Can IT the consulting industry regulate themselves? In the last post,  HERE, I talked about some lessons we can learn about industry regulation from automotive repair. In this post, I want to look at some lessons from transportation - specifically, taxi cabs and the Uber/Lyft/rideshare industry. - read more
Blog Entry
June 10th, 2022 | Karl Palachuk
The IT industry is being regulated. "Not being regulated" is no longer an option. Regulations come from many places, including state and federal agencies. Actual laws are a little ways down the road in most cases. But they're coming. - read more
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May 12th, 2022 | Karl Palachuk
 I'll repeat this and more on the NSITSP blog (, but this blog has more readers, so reporting here makes sense. - read more
Blog Entry
September 21st, 2021 | Karl Palachuk
CISA is giving advice about MSPs. Here are three things you should do about it. A few days ago I blogged about the advice CISA* is giving to your clients. Today I want point out some action steps you should take in response to these documents. - read more
Blog Entry
September 18th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk
The Government is Telling Your Clients How to Select an MSP - read more
Blog Entry
July 12th, 2021 | Karl Palachuk
Legislation and regulation are coming to our industry - fast. You no longer get to ignore this issue or put your head in the sand and pretend it's not happening. It's happening. Now you can choose to get involved and influence your future, or simply do nothing and let the legislators and bureaucrats decide your future. Obviously, I encourage you to get involved. - read more
Press Release
April 8th, 2021 | ChannelPro
2nd edition of annual report provides analysis of 2020 MSP security trends, and predictions and recommendations for 2021 - read more
October 15th, 2020 | Rich Freeman
In an interview during ConnectWise’s IT Nation Secure event today, Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin (pictured) discussed the origins and implications of the nation’s first regulation for MSPs and MSSPs. - read more
Press Release
February 13th, 2018 | ChannelPro
Should the US government regulate the use of IoT technologies in the workplace? - read more
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