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MSP Corp raised $35 million in new capital to acquire and or invest in MSPs in late September.   MSP Corp is a Canadian based company who acquires and partners with high-performing Managed Service Providers in Canada and the United States to provide resources, technology, and business support to empower exceptional MSP teams. 

Today’s challenges with keeping up with compliance policies, standards, rules and laws can be exhausting.  Especially when you are trying to prepare your organization for the CMMC compliance (to do business with the U.S. Department of Defense) and or any other government agency.    Preparing yourself for these compliance and checklist can cause some anxiety and apprehensions. 

In late September Spiceworks Ziff Davis (SWZD) published its annual report, 2022 State of IT, providing insight into IT budgets, and tech adoption plans.  Spiceworks Ziff Davis has been doing this research for about 10 years, and every year they interview more than 1000 IT professionals to come up with the future trends and data included in the report. 

With the oil and gas industry being the largest component of Alaska’s economy,  Alaska has had to look at how they will be effected with the transition to renewable energy.  As renewable energy becomes more more competitive and fossil fuel becomes less necessary many Alaskans are already making the transition to adapt to technology by using its experience, 

Harry here in the zoom town of Crested Butte, Colorado, and I wanted to make a few quick fourth quarter predictions. The year has gone awfully quick, I hope you're feeling the same way. It's already q4 2021. And I'll keep it short and sweet. I'm predicting,  we are going to have some real supply chain issues more than we've experienced in the past because of the pandemic.

As we wrap up Q3 and head into Q4 2021 the SMB space has shown some major changes as well as some uptick.    Harry shares with us his Q3 analyst report with some insight to what happened in Q3.

Most businesses today recognize the importance of continued education not only to keep up to date on product knowledge, but to maximize staff potential and keep your competitive edge in the marketplace.   As MSPs keeping current on the latest updates, patches, risks, and saving money techniques can be hard. 

Touchscreen technology has revolutionized the way we go about our day to day lives.  From smartphones, to touchless applications to manage customer interactions, and even streamlining operations, touch screens are appearing more and more in our lives.  With the Covid 19 pandemic accelerating self-checkout it does not appear that touch are going away. 

Data Centers are a critical resource that many businesses depend on.  From storing, processing and distributing data applications, these facilities house many organizations critical assets.  These assets many times are vital to an organization’s day to day operations. 

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As our industry enters the 3rd wave of the cloud, it's both an exciting and a challenging time to be an MSP focused on the cloud. Partners are seeing even higher volumes of cloud adoption, a differentiated focus on security and the mainstreaming of hybrid work models. Accelerated SMB demand in this wave will also drive ITSPs to rapidly expand cloud support, administration and data protection models.