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MSPs, Document Your Scripts for Good

MSPs, Document Your Scripts for Good

Automation tools have changed the managed service provider landscape forever. These tools have made it possible for network administrators to do what they never thought possible previously. This includes pushing out settings changes and sending updates to hundreds or thousands of users at once. The time saved thanks to these tools is truly priceless. Furthermore, automation tools also make unattended changes flow seamlessly. This makes it easier to make changes when most appropriate for the end user. Continue reading

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MSP Voice Episode 71 – “Longevity as a Startup” with Larry Bianculli

MSP Voice Episode 71 – “Longevity as a Startup” with Larry Bianculli

This week’s guest is Larry Bianculli, managing director,  with CCSI who provide MSP and MSSP services in the New York City/Long Island area. CCSI (which stands for Contemporary Computers Services) has been around since 1974. CCSI has always been focused on services, the founders coming from IBM. CCSI has a range of customers from SMB to fortune 500. They have customers around the US as well as overseas. Continue reading

Direct to S3 Glacier vs S3 Glacier Storage Class: Which Is Better for Data Archives

Direct to S3 Glacier vs S3 Glacier Storage Class: Which Is Better for Data Archives

Our clients who want to store backup data in Amazon S3 Glacier often ask us how best to back it up: Whether to place it in S3 Glacier storage directly, or instead to select S3 generic storage and configure S3 Glacier as the storage class. Although both approaches provide the same end result, there are reasons why you might prefer one method over the other. Keep reading for an overview.

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Backup Retention and Scheduling Best Practices

Backup Retention and Scheduling Best Practices

Backup is one of the most important practices for any business and should be approached with care and attention to detail. Your choice of retention and scheduling scenarios should be based on your business needs.

In this article we’ll talk about essential retention considerations and assets which will help you  set up your backups properly. Continue reading

MSPs: Selling the Cake vs. Selling the Ingredients

MSPs: Selling the Cake vs. Selling the Ingredients

Managed service providers encounter numerous challenges regularly. From business development and MSP marketing to IT automation and staff, business managers and owners must do it all. But one of the biggest debates brewing on the MSP front for the last couple of years is about the choice of selling MSP packages as a whole or the base and add-ons separately. Continue reading

PowerShell Remote Alerts for Firewall

PowerShell Remote Alerts for Firewall

December 2019 has witnessed three major ransomware attacks on MSPs and service providers (and we're only halfway through the month!). The data of more than 100 dentistry practices was encrypted via an attack on an MSP, one of the biggest US data centers provider was hit and the data of several non profit organizations was encrypted with ransom demands of around $500,000.

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What Dark Web Monitoring Means for MSPs

What Dark Web Monitoring Means for MSPs

The dark web doesn’t have to be a foreign concept to your clients. Look at it as an opportunity to provide additional value to them through your own dark web monitoring services. Unlike other services MSPs provide, dark web monitoring is still in its infancy, so differentiate your offering today.  Continue reading