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Auvik

Expanding the Definition of the Network with Saaslio & Boardgent

Welcome to the last mile of the office network! I’m thrilled to extend our warmest welcome to two new additions to the Auvik family—Saaslio and Boardgent. Combining their product feature set and industry expertise with Auvik, will extend our…

Alex HoffOct 12, 2022
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Troubleshooting

Top SysAdmin Tools (That Aren’t Software!)

This might not be quite as fun as making things run DOOM, but it’s probably just as important. Here’s my list of non-software tools…

Lawrence PopaOct 19, 2021
NVDR Report
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Trends, forecasts & research

The 2023 Network IT Management Report Part 1: Network Management Needs

In part one, we’ll detail the overarching needs network professions across all industries have in common.

Rebecca GrassingJan 31, 2023
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Auvik

The True Cost of Switching to Auvik

In the day-to-day grind of IT, getting lost in the details can be easy. Taking a systems view of your network and understanding how it…

Ryan LaFlammeJan 24, 2023
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Auvik

Auvik Roadmap Webinar – Q1 2023

Auvik Q1 Product Roadmap Update, Jan 2023 There has been a lot of growth happening at Auvik and we’re excited to share what you can…

Jamie AndersonJan 20, 2023
Command Center (N-Able)
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Network management

IMPRESSIVE: Can Auvik Quake?

I’m going to show you a fun way to (safely and legally) get OG Quake up and running inside your instance of Auvik.

Lawrence PopaJan 17, 2023
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Network management

The “New Last Mile” of the Office Network

IT is constantly evolving, and our tools must as well. As the need to enable new methods and locations for work and productivity…

Glenn GrayJan 10, 2023
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Auvik

Live Webinar Registration

Fast-track your evaluation of Auvik’s network monitoring and management software at our next live group demo. 30 mins or less | Hosted…

Teresa WilliamsJan 3, 2023
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Tech industry

5 Networking Trends IT Admins Need to Know for 2023

A new year can only mean one thing: it’s time to break out the lingo bingo cards and take a look at networking trends in the year to…

Ryan LaFlammeDec 27, 2022
Secure IT Ops
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Auvik

Auvik’s Top Ten Blog Posts of 2022

We published a finger-aching 73 articles this year, with topics ranging from Networking 101,to Navigating to IT career, to how to play…

Ryan LaFlammeDec 20, 2022
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Financials

9 Tips to Reduce MSP Costs From (and with) Auvik

Like any business, management service provider firms are always looking for ways to reduce MSP costs and improve profits. MSPs provide…

Sam SteevesDec 13, 2022
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Managing an MSP

Top MSP Books for 2023: 10 Recommended Books for Growing Your MSP Business

We asked leaders from IT channel companies and MSPs which book they’ve read that left them with actionable learning. Here are their top…

Ryan LaFlammeDec 8, 2022
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Financials

Land, Expand, Retain: Three Ways to Profit with Auvik

Auvik is a trusted and tested solution by thousands of MSPs, with an intuitive user interface, valuable and usable monitoring data,…

Hao ZhangDec 6, 2022
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Auvik

The 2022 Auvik Holiday Gift Guide for IT Pros!

It's that time of year. We’ve scoured the internet, and plumbed the depths of our company Slack channels, to bring you a round-up of…

Ryan LaFlammeNov 29, 2022
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Cybersecurity

Cybercrime Trends and the Economy

It’s no secret that there is a lot of money involved in cybercrime. With McAfee estimating the annual global cost of cybercrime at just…

Destiny BertucciNov 24, 2022
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Network management

8 Wi-Fi Mistakes Everyone Makes

Rolling out enterprise level Wi-Fi to your organization—across an office, or across multiple campuses—has quickly become a standard…

Trent CutlerNov 22, 2022
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Managing an MSP

MSP Fails, and How to Avoid Them!

“All happy successful MSPs are alike—each MSP fail is a fail in its own way.” That IT spin on the Anna Karenina principle pretty…

Sam SteevesNov 15, 2022
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Network management

Network Documentation Best Practices: What to Create & Why

Everybody agrees network documentation is extremely important, but there tends not to be a lot of agreement on what that documentation…

Kevin DooleyNov 9, 2022
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Managing an MSP

MSP Sales: Close the Deal Every Time

Try Googling “Ways to up your sales game” and you’ll find thousands of articles from experts touting claims that their MSP sales…

Sam SteevesNov 8, 2022
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Auvik

Time to Log Out of Auvik

How It Started Alex Hoff, David Yach, and I share a running joke about the origin of Auvik. While we all agree on HOW it happened — a…

Marc MorinNov 1, 2022
Vendor Diversity Report 2020
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Cybersecurity

What is Ransomware?

According to Veeam’s 2022 Ransomware Trends Report, less than 69% of data stolen during ransomware attacks in 2021 was ever…

Destiny BertucciOct 27, 2022
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Just for fun

Network Nightmares, Vol. 2

The time has come, friends... We asked you for your most frightening tales of networks gone amok! Of cabling that keeps you awake at…

Ryan LaFlammeOct 25, 2022
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Tech industry

IT Asset Lifecycle Management: Why Is It Important?

IT assets are a crucial part of any organization, and IT asset lifecycle management of performance and efficacy throughout helps ensure…

Ryan LaFlammeOct 20, 2022
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Network monitoring

The Future of the Network is End User Experience. Are you Ready?

Don’t get me wrong—the world still absolutely needs all of the physical network devices, cabling, access points, etc. that connect us…

Steve PetryschukOct 18, 2022
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Cybersecurity

What Is Phishing? Insider Risk & How to Prevent It

When it comes to security, phishing is one of any IT team’s biggest concerns—as it targets the weakest link in the security…

Destiny BertucciOct 13, 2022
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Just for fun

Going Online Like it’s… Lego?

Rather than using retro tech like its modern counterparts, we’re going to get some modern tech to behave like retro. What that means…

Lawrence PopaOct 11, 2022
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Managing an MSP

Data Center’s Need MSPs

A recent Honeywell survey reinforced something many in the MSP world already knew: data centers need managed service providers. 96% of…

Sam SteevesOct 4, 2022
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Cybersecurity

Virtual CISO Services: A New Revenue Stream for MSPs?

This is a highly specialized job that requires a great deal of attention, focus, and delicacy. A cybersecurity incident or a full-blown…

Alex HoffSep 27, 2022
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Tech industry

8 Secret Struggles Today’s MSPs Are Dealing With

While MSPs are willing to share industry trends they’re taking advantage of, they’re not always willing to talk about the ones…

Annette HynesSep 22, 2022
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Client relations

An MSP’s Guide to Quarterly Business Reviews

Quarterly business reviews (QBRs) are one of the best tools you can use when it comes to being transparent and keeping your clients…

Susan PerezSep 22, 2022
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Just for fun

Network Nightmares Vol. 2: Open Call for Submissions

Auvik wants your nightmares (your network nightmares)! Our open call for Network Nightmares, Vol. 2 is here! Spooky season is back, and…

Ryan LaFlammeSep 20, 2022
Tackle 2021
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Managing an MSP

Make Your MSP a Recession-Proof Business

Many believe we’re either in a recession or on the brink of one. It’s a familiar cycle: high inflation, international strife, supply…

Ryan LaFlammeSep 20, 2022
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Network protocols

What is DHCP?

In the early years of the internet, it was common to simply use a spreadsheet to manually assign and track IP addresses. We’d be given…

Ryan LaFlammeSep 13, 2022
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Managing an MSP

5 Success Tips for a Winning MSP Business Plan

How do you grow your MSP business? Here are five tips from the experts at the MSP Growth Summit to fuel your business growth.

Lindsay Windover-KroesSep 8, 2022
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Managing an MSP

Why Your MSP Needs a Network Infrastructure Tool

As a new or growing MSP, discovering tools and processes that will let you do more with less is a prime focus. But do you really need a…

Alex HoffSep 8, 2022
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Network configuration

What is Edge Computing?

Data has become an incredibly valuable commodity for most businesses. With so many people connected to the internet, the data we generate…

Ryan LaFlammeSep 6, 2022
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Auvik

Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Issues with Tonic (Webinar)

Ryan Woodings and Trent Cutler, a Senior Product Manager share what Tonic is, who it's designed for and how Tonic bridges the gap between…

Neema AmadalaSep 2, 2022
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Network assessments

7 Ways to Slam Dunk Your Next Network Assessment Using Auvik

Here are 7 network assessment tasks Auvik can help you easily complete. Armed with this information, you’ll land some quick wins with…

Ray PatelSep 1, 2022
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Managing an MSP

10 Ways MSPs Can Punch Above Their Weight

Being a small MSP doesn’t mean you can’t compete—you just need to be smarter and more efficient than the other guys. Here are 10…

Alex HoffAug 31, 2022
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Network management

Enterprise vs. SMB IT: What’s the Difference?

Enterprises have always had more money to spend on IT than small-and-medium businesses (SMBs). This has traditionally resulted in a…

Rebecca GrassingAug 30, 2022
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Events

15 Business-Boosting Conferences for MSPs in 2022 & 2023

Attending conferences is a small investment that can yield huge results for your MSP. Which events should you attend in 2020? We’ve…

Ryan LaFlammeAug 29, 2022
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Network management

Network Blind Spots Are Endangering Your Business

Network blind spots are the things you can't see and don't know about — and they can be deadly dangerous. Learn more about the most…

Alex HoffAug 26, 2022
Triple-A Webinar
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Managing an MSP

How to Build Strong Vendor Partnerships

Building strong relationships with your vendor partners is a hugely important factor in whether your IT business grows quickly or becomes…

Richard TubbAug 25, 2022
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Sales & marketing

How to Generate Client Referrals as an MSP

Every MSP wants to find new clients, but that doesn't necessarily mean you have to cold call all your prospects. Instead, start asking…

Richard TubbAug 24, 2022
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Managing an MSP

Building Auvik Into Your MSP’s SOP (Video)

Standard operating procedures—more commonly known as SOPs—are written, step-by-step instructions that describe how to perform a…

Annette HynesAug 24, 2022
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Managing an MSP

What’s the Perfect IT Support Staff Ratio?

What's the tech to user ratio in your MSP—and what should it be? We dig into the numbers.

Ryan LaFlammeAug 24, 2022
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Network management

What Does SASE Mean (for VPN)?

The basic idea is great: all your security and network services are on one platform. The problem comes when you get into the specifics.…

Ryan LaFlammeAug 23, 2022
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Tech industry

IT Asset Disposition: An MSP Opportunity That’s Anything But Trash

Managing old gear is the bane of many an MSP’s existence. But why not turn that problem into a revenue stream by offering end-of-life…

Ryan LaFlammeAug 19, 2022
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Network management

How to Manage a Network: 10 Essential Steps

Managing a new network? Check out this list of 10 easy to follow steps from the experts at Auvik Networks to help you get started and be…

Steve PetryschukAug 18, 2022
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Leading an IT Team

What is IT Outsourcing?

Outsourcing is a common business practice, and the IT industry is no exception. It shouldn’t be a surprise that companies are…

Ryan LaFlammeAug 18, 2022
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Auvik

Getting Started With Syslog in Auvik

Auvik centralizes syslog data for all your network devices, allowing you to search & filter to get to the root cause of network issues.

Enam RabbaniAug 18, 2022
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Network management

Networking Automation Software: Pros & Cons

As network growth increases—and complexity along with it—we’ll need efficient and scalable ways to handle it. You simply won’t…

Steve PetryschukAug 17, 2022
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Cloud

Sustainable Technology: Can Clouds Save The Planet?

Sustainable technology has become a hot topic in the tech world over the past few years. From the escalating environmental impact of heat…

Ryan LaFlammeAug 16, 2022
Protect & Streamline
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Tech industry

The Big -aaS List of As-a-Service Offerings

If your head is spinning with all those cloud acronyms, don’t worry—you’re not the only one. To help, we’ve pulled together a…

Ryan LaFlammeAug 16, 2022
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Cloud

What does Cloud Computing Mean, Really?

What is cloud computing? If you’ve been asked this question by a client, you know there isn’t an easy answer. Until now.

Annette HynesAug 15, 2022
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Network management

The Employee Offboarding Checklist for IT Pros

Somebody leaving? Keep your network & data secure! Use this handy employee offboarding checklist to make sure you disable & disconnect…

Annette HynesAug 15, 2022
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Managing an MSP

What is an MSP SLA? Everything You Need to Know

As a managed service provider, your success depends largely on the satisfaction of your customers. If they’re happy, they’ll…

Ryan LaFlammeAug 9, 2022
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Managing an MSP

Stress Management Tips for IT Business Owners

Being an IT business owner can be rewarding but, if you don't set rules, it can be very stressful. So how can you grow your IT business…

Richard TubbAug 8, 2022
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Network configuration

Networking 101: What is a VLAN?

Do you really want all of these devices on the same LAN— all having equal access to the same set of resources? Should the IoT devices…

Steve PetryschukAug 4, 2022
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Managing an MSP

Improve Your Employee Utilization Rates & Boost Your MSP’s Bottom Line

For MSP business owners, figuring out how to improve your bottom line is an ongoing game of tug of war. Do you raise your rates, or do…

Dennis OAug 3, 2022
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Systems & process

IT Project Management Like a Pro

It can be very hard to plan ahead at an MSP—especially at a smaller shop—as your days are pretty consumed with putting out fires and…

Rebecca GrassingAug 2, 2022
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Managing an MSP

What is a Service Margin and How Can it Help My MSP?

Hear Rex Frank explain the 4 service margin levers in our Frankly MSP podcast interview. Breakout your spreadsheets, Rex Frank is here to…

Rex FrankJul 30, 2022
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Network monitoring

5 Reasons to Add Network Monitoring to Your Budget

Allocating money in your IT budget for network monitoring in 2021 may be more important than ever. Here are five reasons why.

Steve PetryschukJul 27, 2022