Can you believe that it's May already? Time flies when your blogs are fun; and we've had some fun ones this past month. With classic IT pranks, would-you-rather quizzes and even a way to create your own virus name, we covered a lot this month on the MSPblog. Because we had so much fun this month, we thought we'd recap our top blogs for you.

Here are our most read blogs from this past month.


Don't Let Technology Make a Fool of You: Hilarious IT April Fool's Day Pranks!

Posted by: Stephanie Moncayo
Apr. 1, 2015 at 6:00am ET

Now more than ever, April Fool's Day has evolved past Whoopee™ cushions and prank calls. What's to blame? You guessed it, technology! For one, social sharing has popularized pranks, leading to more that are executed or duplicated in hopes of going viral. Anyone else remember when Rickrolling blew up? Secondly, when so many of us rely on technology - be it our desktops or mobile devices - to function properly, the slightest hiccup can be aggravating. Prankers love to get underneath our skin! Between easy pranks that expose weaknesses in or violations of corporate security policy and lighthearted tricks involving office equipment, are you aware of the year's ultimate IT pranks? 

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Why Every IT Technician Needs to be CompTIA Certified

Posted by: Ben Barker

Apr. 9, 2015 at 6:00am ET

As the leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications in the world, CompTIA offers 16 certification exams in PC support, networking, servers, Linux, security and more. Dedicated to the channel, the organization is revered by many IT professionals who depend on CompTIA's exams to provide an industry standard for foundation-level skill sets. As business owners, MSPs know there's revenue gain in stellar service. You also know that the requirements for this level of service shift like the changing IT landscape. 

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Would You Rather MSP Edition: First Round of Brain-Busting Questions

Posted by: Stephanie Moncayo
Apr. 8, 2015 at 12:00pm ET

Some of you may remember playing the popular game, Would You Rather? with your friends back in high school. Need a refresher? In it, you take turns asking one another funny, outrageous and mind-boggling questions like:

  • Would you rather be really hairy or completely bald?
  • Would you rather be poor and work at a job you love or be rich and work at job you hate?
  • Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or 1 horse-sized duck?

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DDoS Attacks: An Overview of the Business-Crippling Cyber Threat All MSPs Should Watch For

Posted by: Mary McCoy

Apr. 7, 2015 at 12:00pm ET

We all want to drive more traffic to our websites to convert visitors into leads and then close those leads into customers. Unfortunately, not all traffic is good traffic. Traffic can also be used as a malicious tool against your website.

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What's Your Computer Virus Name? Play Along to Find Out!

Posted by: Mary McCoy

Apr. 24, 2015 at 6:00am EST

Heartbleed, POODLE and Shellshock ain't got nothing on you! Cross the firewall, and step on over to the dark side. It's time to wear a new hat, a black one. All day you shake your head, dealing with clients that clicked that unknown email link and are now wondering why their systems are infected with malware. Perhaps your eye involuntarily twitches every time someone says the word, Cryptolock...I'll stop right there.

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Well there they are, our top 5 blog posts from the month of April. Keep up with our blog as we bring you more great posts throughout the summer and beyond!

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