The year is winding down, making this a good time for tech providers to review their business over the past year and think of what they want to accomplish in the coming year.
We asked a couple of your fellow tech providers about the past year — and what they’re looking forward to in 2018:
Ransomware attacks have dominated the news this year, particularly the Petya and WannaCry attacks of a few months ago.
As tech providers who serve the SMB market, your customers are particularly at risk, as we’ve documented here on Tech Provider Zone time and again.
The problems are obvious: Valuable data is at risk, and it can cost thousands of dollars to get it back.
Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update started rolling out to Win10 PC users worldwide on Oct. 17, starting with newer machines. What do technology providers make of the new release of this PC operating system?
Solution providers serving the SMB audience need to keep both eyes on virtual reality. The technology and commensurate partnerships are changing rapidly.
Industry watcher Gartner predicts that by 2019 — that’s less than 2 years away — 1 in 5 large enterprises will have evaluated and adopted augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) solutions.
Ransomware is a big problem, but just how big? We didn’t know — until now.
New numbers from Datto’s State of the Channel Ransomware Report illustrate the size and scope of the ransomware problem facing your small and midsize business (SMB) customers.
Datto found that between last year and this year, SMB ransomware victims will pay ransomware hackers an estimated $301 million.
Hurricane Harvey carved a path of destruction in Texas in late August, resulting in 81 fatalities and damage to nearly 700 businesses.
We wanted to know how it impacted solution providers in the Houston area. How much damage did they sustained? How well prepared were they for a disaster? How is the recovery going? And what lessons did they learn?
One of the highlights of this year’s XChange 2017 conference, held last week in Orlando, Fla., was the keynote discussion led by The Channel Company’s CEO, Robert Faletra.
XChange, if you haven’t attended in the past, is an annual gathering of the IT channel’s premier solution providers and technology vendors.
Do you build gaming systems, offer services to gaming customers, or offer other types of high-performance systems such as PCs for video editing or VR? If so, then memory is important.
The more memory you include, and the faster that memory is, the better. Your gaming PC will be able to quickly access files and run multiple instructions simultaneously without lagging. More memory, and faster memory, leads to a better gaming experience.
It’s a hot summer afternoon. The air conditioning is working overtime, and so are you.
The difference is, the AC knows what its customers need: cool air. You, on the other hand, aren’t so sure.
We're here to help, with an assist by IDC. The market watcher recently published its latest Worldwide Semiannual IT Spending Guide. The report offers a detailed look at which IT market segments are expected to grow — along with the segments you might worry about.
Here are some highlights:
Six weeks ago, I wrote about the WannaCry ransomware attack and what you can do to help your clients protect themselves against, or recover from, similar malware attacks.
In that post, I listed 8 tips and suggestions to share with your clients. Many of them — including update your operating systems, back up your files, and install patches — remain valid.
But it’s becoming increasingly clear that my last suggestion — pay the penalty — is now a bad idea.
Why? I’ll explain in a minute. But first a little background.
Ransomware’s wide reach