Kick off Memorial Day weekend with a full week of channel news and blog posts! This week, we're talking all the latest MSP headlines. Are you in the know? Think we missed a buzzworthy story? Send us the article link in the comment section below! Without further ado, may we present your MSP weekly digest...
Continuum's Must-Read Blog Post This Week
In today’s increasingly-digital business landscape, everything is measurable. Whether it’s the ROI of a given marketing initiative, the effectiveness of an entire sales department, or an average cost of new customer acquisition, one thing is clear: businesses with a strong analytics program in place have a significant advantage over those that don’t. Read more »
"The breach compromised a database containing a list of encrypted passwords that, once released in the wild, could potentially be decrypted through publicly available tools."
The Hacker News, @TheHackersNews, Wang Wei
Industry Power Players
ComputerWeekly, @ComputerWeekly, Caroline Baldwin
“The traditional approach to security was from product perspective,” he said. “But security is far more than products and technologies, it requires the right set of people, analytics and capabilities.”
Key Studies & Findings:
"Forrester noted 43 percent of respondents said they believed shadow IT practices were major threats to their respective organizations. In addition, 46 percent of respondents said they believed SaaS providers make unrealistic or overstated claims."
Automated Trader, @automatedtrader,
A Number's Game:
Vala Afshar, @ValaAfshar
Before It's News, @beforeitsnews
"Each business should assess their own response and preparation for mobile security while also considering the level of security required for their specific needs. Some organizations like healthcare and financial require a higher level of security due to the sensitivity of information exchanged and the regulatory compliance requirements."
"Today, cloud computing has real momentum. Projects are beginning to ramp up, despite opposition around the use of public cloud resources. However, if a business pushes cloud computing onto an IT culture that simply won't have it, the project becomes so difficult that it is likely to fail."
PCWorld, @pcworld, Charles Ripley
Business Technology, @BizTechReport, Natasha Clark
"Employees don’t always have to be malicious to cause a security threat – many are unaware of the risks associated with their actions, and inadequate staff training could further increase this risk."
Windows IT Pro, @WindowsITPro