Pedro Pereira

Pedro Pereira

Pedro Pereira is a Massachusetts-based writer who has covered the IT channel for more than two decades. Recognized as one of the first journalists to cover managed services, Pedro continues to track, analyze and report on the IT channel and the growing MSP partner community.

Even the CIA Outsources IT Functions: Why Private Businesses Should Too

Most businesses have a hard enough time staffing up for core functions, never mind trying to find qualified professionals to run IT operations. Technicians are expensive, and as the technology constantly evolves, recruiting individuals with…
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World Backup Day: Do You Have Reliable Power Backup?

March 31 is World Backup Day. Yes, that’s a thing now. Wedged between International Whiskey Day and Manatee Appreciation Day (also April Fools), World Backup Day is meant to remind anyone who uses a computer…
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World Backup Day: Perfect Time to Talk Reliable Power

March 31 is World Backup Day. Yes, that’s a thing now. Wedged between International Whiskey Day and Manatee Appreciation Day (also April Fools), World Backup Day is meant to remind anyone who uses a computer…
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Spring Cleaning: Is It Time to Rejuvenate IT Networks?

Regardless of where you live, whenever spring approaches, the weather brightens, days grow longer, and we start thinking about “spring cleaning,” when we remove the winter’s clutter, open the windows for fresh air, and watch…
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Get Ahead of the Forecast: Preparing End Users for Power Outages Caused by Extreme Weather Events

Devastating floods in Northern California and Houston. Tornadoes in New Orleans. Blizzards in the Northeast. That’s just a sample of the natural disasters that have struck so far this year. And if 2017 is anything…
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Ticket to the Future: MSPs Need a Cloud Strategy Now

As the Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing gain traction, MSPs should be positioning themselves to seize new revenue opportunities. The problem is too many still lack a cloud strategy, and without one, it…
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Managed Services Matters- A Practical Guide to Succeeding in Managed Services

When Darwin spoke of “survival of the fittest,” he was referring to the evolution of biological species. The most successful, he argued, leave copies of themselves in the generations that follow. The same argument applies…
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Up your Cyber Security Game – Using Predictive Analytics to Create a Defense Plan

Cybersecurity has become a frustrating game of whack-a-mole, with new threats constantly showing up in new and unexpected places every time you beat back the last one. At times it feels as if security vendors…
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The Year of Big Decisions: Five Trends IT Solution Providers Should Watch in 2017

As 2017 kicks off, the IT channel finds itself in transition as clients continue to adopt cloud strategies and start assessing emerging trends such as the Internet of Things and edge computing. This requires MSPs…
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Edge Computing Driving Evolution in Brick-and-Mortar Shopping Experience

The average shopper was expected to spend $936 on gifts in the 2016 Holiday season, but at least during Black Friday weekend, a bigger share went to online stores than brick-and-mortar retailers. It’s estimated that…
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