Our friend Gary Pica once said that building a successful managed service offering, is like baking the perfect chocolate cake. You don’t go into a bakery looking for ingredients, you go into a bakery looking for the final finished product — the cake itself. You rely on someone else’s expertise to deliver a mouth-watering chocolate […]
For IT businesses that operate mostly as break-fix providers or VARs, introducing or expanding a managed services offering presents a path to business growth that is hard to deny. On the hunt for increased monthly recurring revenue and profitability, IT solution providers are finding the managed services market to be ripe with opportunity.
For MSPs, cyber security is top of mind much more often than it is for your customers. With some SMB customers, it can be a struggle to not only illustrate the importance of this topic, but to explain that security is not a one-and-done type thing. Security requires a commitment from both sides to minimize […]
Based on a survey of 140 organizations conducted by Osterman Research, it’s estimated that as many as 44 percent of businesses were victims of an email attack from a compromised end user account in the past 12 months. These types of attacks can be devastating. The severity and prevalence of email-borne attacks are only increasing, […]
Domain Name System (DNS) server attacks are becoming a more prevalent threat than ever, and MSPs and their customers need to be prepared. According to a new study by EfficientIP, 77 percent of organizations surveyed reported experiencing a DNS attack thus far in 2018. The global frequency of these attacks is on the rise, as are the […]
I’m back in the office after an eventful visit to Orlando last week for the IT Nation conference. During our three days there, the Barracuda MSP team engaged directly with more than 700 MSPs, VARs, and other service providers. Between countless conversations with those looking for new ways to grow their businesses via security and […]