Michael Vizard

Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight, Channel Insider and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.
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Data Protection Business Model Requires Nuanced Approach for MSPs

Data protection has been a lifeline for many managed services providers (MSPs) during turbulent times brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. A rise in...

MSPs with Data Protection Expertise Are in Demand

Backup and recovery has historically been considered something of a chore within small-to-medium businesses that should be done if remembered. With the rise of...

Epiphany Systems Enables MSPs to Better Assess Security Risks

One of the major cybersecurity challenges faced by any managed service provider (MSP) is that the number of potential attack vectors that cybercriminals can...

Great Resignation Wave Will Hit Channel Hard

With more individuals being asked to return to the office on at least a part-time basis many people are opting to quit. Known as...

Starting an MSP Backup and Recovery Service: IT Partner Options

Backup and recovery has always been a critical IT issue but in the wake of a plague of crippling ransomware attacks, data protection is...

Cowbell Cypher Creates Insurance Opportunity for MSSPs

Cowbell Cypher, which makes use of AI to assess the cybersecurity liabilities of IT organizations before deciding whether to offer cybersecurity insurance, has expanded...

Aftermath of Kaseya Ransomware Attack Promises to Be Lengthy – And Costly

The Virtual System Administration (VSA) platform from Kaseya that so many managed service providers (MSPs) rely on to provide IT services to thousands of...

Sale of Ingram Micro Closes as Channel Evolves Again

Platinum Equity this week completed its $7.2 billion acquisition of Ingram Micro at a time when many of the business models that underpin the...