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Are you a System Administrator, Managed Service Provider, or even a Solo Tech running your own IT Service Company? Tune in for products, stories and tips to help you run your business better, smarter and faster!

Are you a System Administrator, Managed Service Provider, or even a Solo Tech running your own IT Service Company? Tune in for products, stories and tips to help you run your business better, smarter and faster!

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United States

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Are you a System Administrator, Managed Service Provider, or even a Solo Tech running your own IT Service Company? Tune in for products, stories and tips to help you run your business better, smarter and faster!

Language:

English

Contact:

954-719-1172


Episodes

418 Tech Marketing Engine - Road to Chicago

8/13/2022
Get a clean and professional website for your IT business. Tech Marketing Engine has a complete toolbox to help with your organic online marketing as well. Website: https://www.techmarketingengine.com/ ===== Join us in Chicago for Techcon Unplugged: September 16-18, 2022 Tech Marketing Engine was last year's Swag Winner. Can they defend their title? Techcon Unplugged: https://techconunplugged.com/ Use discount code ITBP75OFF and save $75 off the ticket price.

Duration:00:14:06

417 On the Road with Dark Cubed

8/13/2022
Dark Cubed provides automated threat detection and blocking for your clients. Dark Cubed: https://darkcubed.com/ Schedule a demo here: https://darkcubed.com/schedule-a-demo-2 Bigfoot Festival: https://hockinghillsbigfoot.com/ ===== Matt Lee's Beard Challenge: https://cybermattlee.com/shave-that-beard Donate here – https://go.cybermattlee.com/gofundme ===== Join us in Chicago for Techcon Unplugged: September 16-18, 2022 Techcon Unplugged: https://techconunplugged.com/ Use discount...

Duration:00:11:50

416 Network Monitoring for MSPs

8/10/2022
It's been two years since JB Fowler has been on the show. There have been a lot of new features and integrations added, making Domotz a force in the channel for MSPs. Some of the new features: ===== Links Domotz Website: https://www.domotz.com/ Domotz Github Community: https://github.com/domotz Techcon Unplugged: https://techconunplugged.com/ Use discount code ITBP75OFF and save $75 off the ticket price.

Duration:01:00:04

415 Techcon Unplugged Preview with Matt Lee

8/6/2022
Pay attention to Matt's "two sentence response" about his upcoming session at this year's event. We also have a nice chat on cybersecurity and insurance. Do you know anyone else in the industry that gets this excited about actuarial data? And finally, someone explains the MSP world with a great sports analogy. Hockey stick vs. Asymptote? Techcon Unplugged: https://techconunplugged.com/ Use discount code ITBP75OFF and save $75 off the ticket price.

Duration:00:15:16

414 Summer Tech Series: Texas Style

7/27/2022
Local Circuit is a Denton, Texas-based managed service provider specializing in small business technology management and security. Some items in their stack include Cisco Meraki, Unify, Cylance, Mail Protector, Solutions Granted, Synology, Synchro and Pax8. Check out the post-show on YouTube as they share some of their work with municipalities and local police departments. === In the News Apple will no longer help you setup a dial-up modem on your Mac:...

Duration:00:42:51

413 Stand Your Ground

7/20/2022
Little Meta Sues Big Meta: https://tinyurl.com/3ubxb2eb Florida Man Sued for Using Umbrella at the Beach: https://tinyurl.com/2smtmcw4 === Links from last weeks show: 412 Document How Things Get Done | IT Business Podcast Website: https://www.sweetprocess.com/unclemarv LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sweetprocess/ === Other links for items mentioned in this show Techcon Unplugged: Use discount code ITBP75OFF and save $75 off the ticket price.

Duration:00:37:24

412 Document How Things Get Done

7/18/2022
Guest Owen McGab Enahwo explains how documenting all those repetitive tasks can free up your time, reduce errors and re-dos. Getting them out of your head and documented gives your business the systemization it needs to scale and grow. Stop doing everything yourself. If you have to do it twice, document it! Website: https://www.sweetprocess.com/unclemarv LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sweetprocess/ === Other links for items mentioned in this show Techcon Unplugged: Use...

Duration:00:32:59

411 Estimate vs Job Quote vs Statement of Work

7/13/2022
In some cases, it means a great deal how you word your proposal to a client. Calling your proposal an estimate, job quote or statement of work (SOW) can mean different things to the client, and to the law. Freshbooks - Quote vs Estimate Your Traderbase - Estimate vs Quote Bradley Gross does a much better job of explaining these than I do. Check out two of his podcasts on this topic. Technology Bradcast 41 - Quotes: How Long? How Detailed? How Terrifying! Technology Bradcast 21 - Quote...

Duration:00:41:47

410 Customer Red Flags... And I'm Not An Attorney

7/6/2022
I recently gave a client their second strike. One more and we are done. Here's a short list of my customer red flags: Law Office of Bradley Gross – Business Technology Law The Technology Bradcast (podbean.com) Jacksonville man arrested after police say he killed neighbor’s pet rooster – Action News Jax === Other links for items mentioned in this show Techcon Unplugged: Use discount code ITBP75OFF and save $75 off the ticket price.

Duration:00:58:28

409 Don't Check Or Test Your Backups

6/29/2022
In response to the show title being terrible advice. Here is some real things to put on your backup checklist. Magnus Box Website Florida Man Robs Victim Who Wouldn't Buy Him Wendy's Chicken Nuggets === Other links for items mentioned in this show Techcon Unplugged: Use discount code ITBP75OFF and save $75 off the ticket price.

Duration:00:44:00

408 Everything As a Service

6/28/2022
When Jay McBain speaks, people listen! As Chief Analyst at Canalys, Jay continues his legendary thought leadership at the world's leading analyst firm with a true focus on channels, partnerships, alliances and ecosystems. We only touched on a few of his predictions: Listen to the full list of Jay's Channel Predictions For 2022 on the Channel Journeys Podcast with Rob Spee Follow Jay on Linkedin Check out A Few thoughts on Jay's personal website. === Other links for items mentioned in...

Duration:00:55:31

407 I bought a Mac

6/22/2022
If you ever have connection issues with a device, use Domotz to check for any packet loss and see the historical ping range. It helped me pinpoint a cable issue that we that was a firewall issue. Whew! Get a Domotz box from Amazon. I installed Uplevel's Secure Remote Gateway at my house over the weekend. It was much easier than I thought it would be and should be a pretty good option in you have client's with remote workers that need a good connection from their home. My next goal is to...

Duration:00:43:56

406 Synology RT2600ac Router Review (Sort of)

6/15/2022
Other reviews have claimed that the RT2600 is one of the fastest Wi-Fi routers on the market. My quick review puts the Synology router up against two access points: the Ruckus R710 and an Engenius EWS377APv3. It's not very scientific, but it works for me to quickly access how a wireless access point works here in south Florida. === Links for items mentioned in this show Synology RT2600ac 4x4 Gigabit Wi-Fi Router Techcon Unplugged: Use discount code ITBP75OFF and save $75 off the ticket...

Duration:00:42:19

405 Phishing Training & Simulation For Your MSP Clients

6/1/2022
As managed service providers (MSPs), we know what phishing is. We know that we should be helping our clients get the proper training to prevent a successful phishing attack. Phin Security helps us get past the challenge of training and make training easier and more pleasant for our clients. === Links for items mentioned in this show Phin Security Website: Channel Only Security Awareness & Phishing Simulation Contact Connor: Email, Twitter, LinkedIn Florida Man killed in possible...

Duration:00:56:20

404 Florida Men Unite! with John Dubinsky

5/26/2022
Ever wonder how Amazon determines when you get your packages? Do you want to get Amazon bucks added to your account simply by changing the days of your delivery? John shares his behind the scenes tips as an Amazon delivery driver. Oh... and make sure the numbers on your house are legible! === Links for items mentioned in this show Amazon Rewards Chase Visa Card: Endorsed by Paco Lebron smile.amazon.com: Amazon will donate to your favorite charity with purchases done using this...

Duration:00:59:10

403 Network Discovery Tips with Domotz and EtherScope nXG

5/18/2022
This episode expands on what I mentioned last episode where I helped a fellow MSP with a network discovery audit. I used both the NetAlly EtherScope nXG and a Domotz box to scan the network. We do a deep dive into my audit and what I provided my client afterwards. For prospects, you can assure them that you won't need a password to "see" their network. With the EtherScope you can do all this in just a few minutes: === Links for items mentioned in this show Techcon Unplugged: Use discount...

Duration:01:05:16

402: A Positive Florida Man Story

5/11/2022
How do you bill a client when they ask you to be available all day, but then you only are onsite with them for a few hours? I explain how I used the Netally Etherscope nXG to help another MSP with a network discovery audit. Please give me your advice for running a virtual server and file server on the same Synology NAS. I also want to mix solid state and NAS drives for each storage pool. Please let me know what you've done. Let me know by using the Message App on the website or using the...

Duration:00:31:27

401: Recycling for MSPs and IT professionals

5/4/2022
If you don't have a local recycler, give MSP Disposal a try. They offer pickup just about anywhere in the lower 48 states and make it easy with the new FedEx Freight Box Program. Just like a moving pod, you get a box delivered to you, pack it then arrange for pickup at your leisure. For reference, MSP Disposal works with Kaseya, Broadcam and hundreds of MSPs. They also supply "rage rooms" with inventory. What is a smash room you ask? In simple terms, it's a place where you can go and break...

Duration:00:49:48

400: Side Hustle Entrepreneurship - Akarsh Vinod

4/28/2022
Akarsh shares his journey that was inspired in 2017 and has finally resulted in his speakers being produced and ready for shipment this year. A major difference in bringing a consumer hardware item to market is the amount of work that goes into creating the concept, coming up with a prototype, and approaching the big boy manufacturers to help produce it. Some of Akarsh's tips to getting started include: Want to contact Akarsh? Email him at akarsh@dioconnect.com. === Links for items...

Duration:00:49:46

399: Uncle Marv Live, April 2022

4/27/2022
We start with the joy of a client visit where we brought in a cable tech to help cleanup a server closet and move about 30 cables from one side of the room to another. Ugh! The show received email from Tom and Diana asking about Synology. Tom wanted to know if Synology could be monitored through N-Able RMM and Diana wanted to hear about Synology features to replace an on-premise server. Looks like I got spammed by Podstatus, a website that monitors reviews and rankings of podcasts. The...

Duration:00:46:12