The Top 5 MSP Blog Posts of December 2015 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! With a proper greeting out of the way, and only a couple hours of 2016 under our belts, is it still acceptable to reflect on last year? Before we settle into that exciting new year mentality, let’s take a moment to recap our top blog posts of this past month. We covered a variety of topics this December, including an IT twist on a classic Christmas story, the do’s and don’ts of writing a sales email, top security threats to look out for in 2016, the worst data breaches of 2015, and much more!

Just in time to ring in the New Year, here are last month's top five blog posts!


VIDEO: An IT Christmas Story


Posted by Tim Lewis on Dec 18, 2015 12:00pm EST

It's that time of year again, you'll be watching 24 hours of this movie on TBS all day on Christmas day. You're probably sick of it, right? Well, I bet the IMDB fanboys didn't tell you about the exclusive director's cut of the movie, "An IT Christmas Story". This rendition centers around Ralphie, a small boy who dreams of owning a Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) product of his own. However, he wishes for the worst kind of BDR product: one that is a self-managed backup platform with no DR support, private cloud storage and a long-term contract! You'll lose your data, kid! Check out the trailer now!

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How NOT to Write a Sales Email


Posted by Nate Teplow on Dec 9, 2015 6:00am EST

I receive a number of sales emails and correspondence throughout any given week. Some pique my interest, some I just brush off and ignore. But I received one the other day that was just plain BAD!

Upon first glance, the email copy may not seem as horrendous. Below, however, I share and dissect the message to show MSPs how NOT to write a sales email and provide tips for your next prospect send!

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Written in the Star Wars: Top Security Threat Predictions for 2016


Posted by Joseph Tavano on Dec 17, 2015 6:00am EST

In just a few days, the most-anticipated movie of the century—Star Wars: The Force Awakens—will hit theaters, and is poised to be the biggest movie of all time. Naturally, the buzz is palpable; from supermarkets to big-box stores, you’ll find Star Wars everywhere right now, so when we asked our friends at Webroot about the top security threats to look out for in the upcoming year, my mind couldn’t help but wander to scenes from my favorite film series. Take a look.

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Play MSP Would You Rather - Cyber Security Edition!


Posted by Mary McCoy on Dec 14, 2015 6:00am EST

What lengths would you go to to protect client data from the most dastardly of cyber threats? In a previous edition of Would You Rather, we learned that 73% of respondents would prefer to get hit with a shovel than with CryptoLocker. Ouch! Would you endure physical pain to prevent your customers from becoming the latest victims of malware or phishing schemes? What would you do to avoid data loss or a data breach?

Find out in this cyber security edition of MSP Would You Rather!

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Top 10 Worst Data Breaches of 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]


Posted by Mary McCoy on Dec 25, 2015 6:00am EST

Doesn't it seem like just yesterday that we were analyzing the implications of the POODLE and Bash Bugs of 2014? It's hard to believe a full year has gone by! Instead of discussing the breach of Home Depot or attack on JP Morgan, we've got a whole new collection of data breaches to uncover in our latest infographic recapping the ten biggest hacks of 2015.  Perhaps the disasters that occurred in healthcare catalyzed you into making sure your business and clients are 100% HIPAA compliant. Maybe you still haven't gotten over the media frenzy surrounding Ashley Madison's tawdry affair. Whichever data breaches stuck with you - see if they made our list!

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Well, there you have it folks! I hope you've enjoyed these top posts from December. Be sure to subscribe to our MSPblog to get instant updates as we bring you more great content throughout the rest of the New Year and beyond!

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