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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.…

Lawrence PopaOct 19, 2021
NVDR Report
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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…

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…

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…

Trent CutlerNov 22, 2022
Command Center (N-Able)
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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…

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…

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…

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…

Marc MorinNov 1, 2022
Secure IT Ops
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Cybersecurity

What is Ransomware?

According to Veeam’s 2022 Ransomware Trends Report, less than 69% of data stolen during…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Ryan LaFlammeSep 20, 2022
Vendor Diversity Report 2020
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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Ryan LaFlammeSep 6, 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…

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…

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).…

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…

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…

Alex HoffAug 26, 2022
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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…

Richard TubbAug 25, 2022
Tackle 2021
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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Ryan LaFlammeAug 16, 2022
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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…

Ryan LaFlammeAug 16, 2022
Triple-A Webinar
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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Steve PetryschukJul 27, 2022
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Cybersecurity

Using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to Assess Your Clients’ Network Security

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework was intended to be used by internal IT teams, but its five major…

Ryan LaFlammeJul 27, 2022
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Network management

Help Desk vs Service Desk: How to Choose the Right One

An IT help desk is meant to be a single point of contact (SPOC) that employees and customers can…

Ryan LaFlammeJul 26, 2022
Protect & Streamline
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Managing an MSP

Think You’re a Proactive MSP? Think Again! Getting Proactive with TruMethods’ Gary Pica

MSPs generate more MRR (monthly recurring revenue) when they’re able to reduce reactive noise…

Gary PicaJul 22, 2022
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Network monitoring

Agent vs Agentless Monitoring: Which is Best?

Agent-based and agentless monitoring are the two main approaches network monitoring tools use to…

Ryan LaFlammeJul 21, 2022
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Just for fun

Going Online Like it’s 1989: Using an Atari Portfolio as a Terminal Emulator

Oops! You messed up. Big time. You’re working on a network device, making some major…

Lawrence PopaJul 19, 2022
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Network monitoring

Proactive Healthcare Network Monitoring: The Importance of Early Detection

Healthcare IT is simultaneously one of the most complex and sensitive networking systems there…

Lemna ManoharanJul 12, 2022
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Network management

Network Redundancy and Why It Matters

Complexity is an enemy to reliability. The more complex something is, the harder it is to…

Kevin DooleyJul 11, 2022
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Network monitoring

Embracing Shadow IT (Video)

Shadow IT. Many IT pros shudder at the term. For those who may not be familiar, shadow IT refers…

Alex HoffJul 7, 2022
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Network management

Regex 101 for Network Admins

Regex—short for regular expressions—is a way to describe a search pattern. They can be used…

Lawrence PopaJul 5, 2022
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Network protocols

Network Basics: What Is SNMP and How Does It Work?

While the SNMP architecture is simple, the data hierarchy the protocol uses can seem complicated…

Dana OrosJun 29, 2022
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Network management

The Auvik Network Device Buyer’s Guide

Buying the right network devices is an essential part of network design, and can have an impact…

Ryan LaFlammeJun 28, 2022
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Network configuration

Network Configuration Management: The Benefits & Importance

Configuration management is one of those network management topics people often neglect. It’s…

Kevin DooleyJun 27, 2022
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Leading an IT Team

When End Users Attack: Tips for Fixing a Hostile Work Environment

Hostile work environments are a real problem in tech and can be a significant driver of IT job…

Rebecca GrassingJun 21, 2022