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- The Rant – Feb 28, 2018
In this issue: The next MSP business model, highlights from CompTIA's Industry Outlook 2018 report, why now is the best time to be in the channel, 8 IT automation mistakes to avoid, why you should be ready for an uptick in ransomware on May 1 & the GaffGun
- The Rant – Feb 14, 2018
In this issue: The day when almost all workloads will be cloud-based is closer than you think, how's your work/life balance?, why Cisco's ACI is coming for the CLI, how to accurately predict the future (and get a free book to boot) & a robot valentine.
- The Rant – Jan 31, 2018
In this issue: All aboard the Polar Express, why PSK is (unfortunately) not going anywhere, challenges for MSPs who want to crack the mid-market, what the fax?, forecasted growth for managed IT services & Die With Me
- The Rant – Jan 17, 2018
In this issue: More places & faces, how to tune your Auvik alerts to optimize monitoring, 3 default switch settings you should probably never touch, the timeline for AI in the workplace, ConnectWise acquires HTG, using automation to increase innovation time & monthly slime.
- The Rant – Jan 3, 2018
In this issue: What lies ahead, 3 daily habits that lead to MSP success, the best of the 2018 tech predictions & bizarre cryptocurrencies
- The Rant – Dec 20, 2017
In this issue: Top Auvik blog posts of 2017, the importance of wireless network names, what 'network stability' means, the conversational future, what tech pros are looking for in a job, plus a white & furry joke
- The Rant – Dec 6, 2017
The MSP Nifty Gifty, Auvik use case #4, Amazon makes a workplace move with Alexa, making sure your business model isn't an accident, IT problems cause huge numbers of lost employee hours & smells like Winterfell
- The Rant – Nov 22, 2017
Gifts ideas for the techies in your life (including you!), why the network might be the enforcement point for IoT security, ammunition for your next client upgrade, video as the key to measuring network performance & alienzzzz
- The Rant – Nov 8, 2017
The importance of Network Time Protocol, what era of managed services are we in, Chuck Robbins gives the quote of the year, the marks of a good network, why the move to the cloud is great news for MSPs & LEGO House Airbnb
- The Rant – Oct 25, 2017
Why 10 years of device uptime issn't something to brag about, how the growth of IT "versatilists" will affect the channel, why removing the CLI is great for networking, Beth Burnside on doubling your MSP revenue [podcast] & Bizzy!
- The Rant – Oct 11, 2017
Auvtoberfest winners, the single biggest mistake MSPs should avoid, why we love podcasts, downtime is bad - slowness is worse, Jay McBain's top 5 channel trends, networking salaries go higher & the Wype
- The Rant – Sep 27, 2017
Frankly MSP, how service desk managers can affect an MSP's financials, networking innovations, edge computing explained, pricing strategies to profitably grow your business, why legacy networks are a drag on cloud deployments & the tech anxiety matrix
- The Rant – Sep 13, 2017
Auv-toberfest, the ideal tech-to-user ratio for MSPs, finding and fixing network loops, networks aren't like iPhones, how blockchain will change networking, fighting back against MSP market pressures & insane bitcoin facts
- The Rant – Aug 30, 2017
Harvey hits hard, finding your MSP focus with a 20-mile march, the challenges and opportunities in co-managed IT, who should be your next hire?, 10 bad habits network admins should avoid & the coolest door ever