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Cost-Effective IT Staffing Options Support Digital Transformation

By |2021-01-12T15:03:08+00:00January 12th, 2021|IT Management, IT Outsourcing, Managed Services|

The COVID-19 pandemic is amplifying the global IT skills shortage. As companies accelerate digital transformation initiatives in order to support massive numbers of remote workers, they are finding it increasingly difficult to hire and retain employees with the skills to implement new technologies. More than two-thirds of companies say they have been impacted by the [...]

How an Outsourced Backup Solution Enhances Data Protection

By |2021-01-05T21:00:07+00:00January 5th, 2021|Backup Recovery, Managed Services, Security|

A backup failure on Oct. 1 forced the Tokyo Stock Exchange to halt all trading for the entire day, leaving frustrated investors unable to capitalize on surging stock prices. Economists have suggested the outage creates uncertainty that may ultimately drive many foreign investors out of the world’s third-largest equity market. Sadly, such backup failures are [...]

5 Reasons Why Co-Managed IT Is a Great Option for Firms with IT Staff

By |2020-12-10T23:57:51+00:00December 7th, 2020|IT Management, Managed Services|

For most small organizations, the decision to outsource IT functions to a managed services provider (MSP) is typically easy. It doesn’t make economic sense to hire an IT professional to manage and maintain the organization’s systems and network. Outsourcing provides access to IT expertise and responsive support, ensuring that staff stay productive and focused on [...]

Why Managed Services Is a Great Fit for Today’s Business and IT Environment

By |2020-09-08T18:45:53+00:00September 8th, 2020|Cloud computing, Managed Services|

There has been a long-running debate regarding the relative benefits of in-house IT vs. managed services for user support. While there continue to be pros and cons on both sides, the growth of remote work and changes in the way IT services are delivered have put more “pros” in the managed services column. Organizations with [...]

SSD Technology Partners Ranked Among Most Elite 501 Managed Service Providers

By |2020-07-30T01:36:46+00:00July 30th, 2020|Managed Services|

Annual MSP 501 Identifies Best-in-Class Global MSP Businesses & Leading Trends in Managed Services JULY 28, 2020:SSD Technology Partners has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers and one of the top MSPs in Delaware on the prestigious 2020 annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings. For the 13thyear, MSPs from around the [...]

How Your MSP Can Help with Regulatory Compliance in the Age of Remote Work

By |2020-07-15T17:54:28+00:00July 15th, 2020|Managed Services, Regulatory Compliance, Security|

Many organizations have done a remarkable job of transitioning to remote work — virtually overnight. IT teams who may have had limited experience working with remote workers found themselves grappling with virtual private networks (VPNs), collaboration platforms, and cloud-based applications and data storage. They deserve a giant pat on the back for keeping their organizations [...]

4 Ways Managed Services Providers Support Remote Work Requirements

By |2020-06-19T02:41:01+00:00June 12th, 2020|Managed Services|

The sudden transition to remote work has created hardships for employers and employees alike. Few businesses were sufficiently prepared for the technical challenges of supporting a remote workforce, and their employees typically lacked some of the tools they needed to remain connected and engaged. In many cases, managed services providers (MSPs) have provided a lifeline [...]

7 Remote Security Strategies for Small to Midsize Businesses

By |2020-05-28T01:43:56+00:00May 28th, 2020|Backup Recovery, Managed Services, Security|

The sudden shift to remote work has led many small businesses to adopt practices that may be creating considerable cybersecurity threats. For example, several surveys find that as many as half of remote workers are potentially exposing sensitive company information by using unsecured applications and endpoint devices. The Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity division has [...]

Strategic IT Investments Will Drive Success in Post-Pandemic World

By |2020-05-21T18:26:27+00:00May 20th, 2020|Cloud computing, Collaboration, Managed Services, SMB Strategies|

Like the dot-com crash of 2001 and the global recession of 2007, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic falls into the category of Black Swan incidents — extremely rare and unpredictable events that cause catastrophic economic damage. Although businesses must scramble to remain operational during a Black Swan event, their long-term survival often depends on what they [...]

Managed Services Reporting Sheds Light on Infrastructure Mysteries

By |2020-03-09T20:43:06+00:00March 9th, 2020|Managed Services, Network Infrastructure|

Offloading IT functions to a good managed services provider (MSP) creates a lot of value for organizations by allowing them to improve operations and better manage their technology expenses. An often-overlooked benefit of this arrangement is the enormous amount of information and insight that can be gleaned from regular MSP reports on the IT environment. [...]