Welcome to the Auvik family, MetaGeek!

We got to know the MetaGeek team well over the past months and I can’t extend a warm enough welcome to their team. What resonated with me was their mission: “Your Wi-Fi should be Awesome”. The team developed a comprehensive set of products,…

Alex HoffApr 11, 2022

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

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

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

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
O’Reilly Report

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

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

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

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
Command Center (N-Able)

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

What is Edge Computing?

Data has become an incredibly valuable commodity for most businesses. With so many people…

Ryan LaFlammeSep 6, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

How to Build Strong Vendor Partnerships

Building strong relationships with your vendor partners is a hugely important factor in whether…

Richard TubbAug 25, 2022

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

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

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
Secure IT Ops

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

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

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

What is IT Outsourcing?

Outsourcing is a common business practice, and the IT industry is no exception. It…

Ryan LaFlammeAug 18, 2022

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

Networking Automation Software: Pros & Cons

As network growth increases—and complexity along with it—we’ll need efficient and scalable…

Steve PetryschukAug 17, 2022

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

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

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

The Employee Offboarding Checklist for IT Pros

Somebody leaving? Keep your network & data secure! Use this handy employee offboarding checklist…

Annette HynesAug 15, 2022

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
Vendor Diversity Report 2020

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

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

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 O'ConnellAug 3, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Tackle 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

Network Configuration Management: The Benefits & Importance

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

Kevin DooleyJun 27, 2022

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

What is ITAM? Guide to IT Asset Management

In the business world, information technology (IT) is everything. Without it, companies would…

Steve PetryschukJun 14, 2022

Network Basics: Spanning Tree Protocol

For new networkers, Spanning Tree Protocol can be intimidating. But don’t worry! In this…

Ethan BanksJun 9, 2022

Is it Time to Retire Your VPN?

Back to the question at hand: Is it time to move on from VPN? For an enterprise-wide greenfield…

Ryan LaFlammeJun 7, 2022
Triple-A Webinar

How to Draw Effective Network Diagrams (Infographic)

A network diagram is, simply put, a schematic or map of your existing network that illustrates…

Kevin DooleyJun 3, 2022

Find and Fix Network Loops

Network loops are one of those things that can have you tearing your hair out for days, burning…

Ryan LaFlammeJun 1, 2022

Identify Vulnerable Devices From Vendor Recalls and Security Notices

When network hardware vendors issue device recalls, field notices, or security alerts, the…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfJun 1, 2022

How to Troubleshoot a Broadcast Storm

Broadcast storms are a major pain point for network administrators. Learn more about what they…

Ray PatelJun 1, 2022

What is RMM? The Importance of Network Management

Remote monitoring and management (RMM) is software with a pretty simple mission: save IT pros…

John CrossMay 31, 2022

How to Troubleshoot Routing Problems

Routing problems tend to emerge when you're first setting up a new piece of network equipment,…

Kevin DooleyMay 30, 2022

The 5 Levels of MSP Operational Maturity

In this interview with Paul Dippell of Service Leadership Inc., we walk through the levels of…

Ryan LaFlammeMay 30, 2022

Are We In a New Age of MSPs?

As automation, cloud, data, and integration continue to affect every industry, the value and…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfMay 29, 2022

What is ITIL? IT Infrastructure Library Guide

What is ITIL? The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a framework of best…

Ryan LaFlammeMay 26, 2022

From Baud to Awed: The History of the Modem

While not nearly as sexy as the handset of a rotary phone plugged into an acoustic coupler, it…

Lawrence PopaMay 24, 2022

Better Network Visibility Can Add Thousands to Your MSP Bottom Line. Here’s How.

Better visibility, control & automation of network infrastructure can add up to thousands of…

Alex HoffMay 24, 2022