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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

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

398: Know Where You're Going

4/20/2022
Uncle Marv's IT Business Podcast - Presented by NetAlly === Mentioned in this show PitchIT: Join the PitchIT Accelerator Program to share your innovation that solves a need in cyber security, finance, or another practice area. Modes Theory Assessment: The Mode Mindset combines how you define success, manage your service delivery offerings, lead your teams, build systems and develop partnerships. Techutainment: a word I made up to describe the podcast experience. Synology: Yes, I am...

Duration:00:59:13

397: Nerds Talk Nerdio

4/13/2022
Uncle Marv's IT Business Podcast - Presented by NetAlly === Mentioned in this show Nerdio: Ron is currently moving two clients to AWS using Nerdio. Synology: We talked about using Synology boxes as file servers and backup appliances. Snapshot Replication and Hyber Backup have been our applications of choice. I brought up using the Synology Directory Server package to setup domain services for a client. Techcon Unplugged: Join me for the 2022 Annual Conference this September in Chicago...

Duration:00:56:25

396: Datto, Kaseya and the Million Dollar MSP

4/12/2022
Uncle Marv's IT Business Podcast - Presented by NetAlly In this podcast, Stan shares some of his tips and philosophies to reaching his goals. === Mentioned in this show Kaseya to acquire Datto for $6.2 billion ASCII '22 MSP Success Summits: You can see Stanley live this summer at the ASCII events. Hear first hand how he grew his business to over $1 million in sales for the last two years as a Solopreneur. QuoteWerks: Stan uses this as his quoting tool. Techcon Unplugged: Join me for...

Duration:01:03:34

395: I Can't Ping the Copier... Please Advise

4/6/2022
=== Mentioned in this show Techcon Unplugged: Join me for the 2022 Annual Conference this September in Chicago hosted by techs for techs. NetGuard Plus - Cyber Liability: Find the different application and renewal forms The majority of this episode focused on the NetGuard Plus Application that businesses are now getting when they apply for or try to renew their cyber insurance. Intermedia: Our preferred VoIP provider, a full cloud communications provider. === Other links for this...

Duration:00:56:44

394: Uncle Marv Live - March 2022

3/30/2022
=== Notes from the show Techcon Unplugged: Join me for the 2022 Annual Conference this September in Chicago hosted by techs for techs. NetGuard Plus - Cyber Liability: The majority of this episode focused on the NetGuard Plus Application that businesses are now getting when they apply for or try to renew their cyber insurance. The form I referenced is available here... it's the first one in the list. PortableApps.com Platform: It looks like I'm behind on my version of this software. I...

Duration:00:42:53

393: Vendors... Gotta Love 'Em

3/23/2022
=== Notes from the show IT Glue: IT documentation N-Able: My RMM program. Other products include EDR, DNS Filtering, Passportal and more. Solutions Granted: I use them for firewall monitoring. They also offer SOC as a service and other services. === Other links for this episode WizTree: The fastest disk space analyzer that I have found. Faster than TreeSize!

Duration:01:00:48

392: I quit... now what?

3/9/2022
=== Notes from the show ** After the podcast, Dawn mentioned that she should have mentioned Western Governors University. WGU is an online university that focuses on competency-based education that allows you to work at your own pace. You are measured on skills and learning, not time in a classroom. Dawn Sizer is the C.E.O. at 3rd Element Consulting, a WBENC Certified, Woman Owned Managed IT Service Provider === Links for this episode Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!: A great...

Duration:00:49:10

391: Shanna Utgard, First!

3/8/2022
Shanna Utgard is the Success manger at Defendify. Defendify is an easy-to-use, all-in-one platform that makes managing cybersecurity simple. It streamlines cybersecurity assessments, testing, policies and training in one consolidated and cost effective solution. You'll want to hear the answer to my question at the 30:12 mark... "what is the biggest thing lacking among MSPs?" If you want to hear more about Defendify, check out Episode 381: $2 Million Cyber Security Education.

Duration:00:47:07

390: Fiduciary Duty, The New Legal Threat to MSPs?

3/2/2022
Brad's last two podcast episodes caught my attention. So I reached out to him to clarify what fiduciary duty means and why attorneys may be using it to sue us. Some quick points: We also answered a question from the chat asking how to handle a tech that leaves your business and undercuts you to take your clients. === Links for this Episode Guest: Bradley Gross, Law Office of Bradley Gross PA Brad's Podcast: The Technology Bradcast Episode 36. Avoiding the Biggest Legal Threat to...

Duration:00:47:17