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A Tale of Two Incidents

I have two stories to share today. Both are from individuals who contacted me about recent Cybersecurity incidents that their MSP had suffered. Both incidents were very different, and yet they share some common threads and lessons that I think we would be wise to heed. And this is all...
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Managed Services Opportunities within Microsoft 365

I still regularly receive questions from independent IT consultants as well as Managed Services Providers about Microsoft 365 in relation to "regular maintenance" tasks and the like, which can be translated into Managed Services opportunity. Everyone intuitively understands that something like this is possible, but they do not know where...
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Why you should take a real hard look at upgrading from Office 365 to Microsoft 365 this year

Readers of this blog are probably already familiar with the differences between Office 365 and Microsoft 365 plans. But I still run into plenty of folks out there who think these are the same thing, or who believe this is for "cloud only" customers, and there are still others who...
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Does Microsoft backup my data in Office 365? Do I need more or additional backup?

A new reader question came in, and frankly it's one that I hear a lot. I'm sure I have smatterings referring to this issue in other articles, but this one should stand to clear up the questions once and for all--this will be something I can point people to moving...
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Three Azure solutions to SMB problems: The first rule of Azure is you don’t sell Azure

Different MSP's out there embrace the cloud to more or less extent. Most providers are doing Office 365 nowadays, but Azure (or IaaS solutions like it) is still nebulous or even a little scary: Some providers feel threatened by services like Azure, because deploying and managing on-premises servers still makes...
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