Being Tardy to The Party Sometimes is Best

 

Dot-coms that were just before their time

 

 

Ever had a great idea and before you realize it, someone else has already made it a reality? Well, these companies were the first to bring it to the market during the dot-com boom and sadly they were just way too early to the party. Timing is everything, and usually the first to market wins out; unfortunately, these dot-coms were just too forward thinking for their time. Now, their original ideas are killing it! Take a look at one of the few times forward-thinking was at fault…

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Pendello Solutions, Inc. Ranked Among Top 501 Global Managed Service Providers by Channel Futures

11th Annual MSP 501 Identifies World’s Most Forward-Thinking MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services

June 26th, 2018: Pendello Solutions, Inc. ranks among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed service providers (MSPs), according to Channel Futures 11th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings.

 

The MSP 501 is the first, largest and most comprehensive ranking of managed service providers worldwide. This year Channel Futures received a record number of submissions. Applications poured in from Europe, Asia, South America and beyond.

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What's Mike digesting? The antithesis to: What's Eating Gilbert Grape

 

June's Edition of:

A monthly look at what Pendello President, Mike Jackson is reading or listening to:

 

 

Who By, Geoff Smart and Randy Street

 

What is the hardest part of running and growing a business? As an initial reaction, many people believe the most challenging part of running a business is sales, but in reality, the number one issue that companies run in to is hiring! Did you know that the average hiring mistake can cost a company $1.5 million or more a year? 

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Today’s Tricksters Aren’t Using Whoopie Cushions They’re Stealing Millions!

FBI announces arrests of 74 involved in a massive phishing scam

Gone are the days when getting tricked merely involved a whoopie cushion or maybe an exploding cigarette. Today the tricks are severe and can include thousands of dollars! Last week, the FBI announced that after a six-month investigation, they had made 74 arrests across seven different countries (including the US) and broke up a significant phishing ring! This Nigerian originating ring targeted mid-sized businesses and tricked these unsuspecting victims into believing they were sending money to business partners! The same type of email phishing scams that stole money from Google and Facebook!

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Crouching Rat, Hidden Cobra

The North Korean Edition of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Security is at the forefront of everyone's mind these days and for an excellent reason. Attacks are genuinely coming from every angle. In fact, the FBI has just released a warning about an infamous operation in which the US government has given the code name, Hidden Cobra. These North Korean government-linked hackers have been using two strains of malware to remotely penetrate global systems with the intent to steal passwords and other sensitive data. The tools they are using to gain access are, the remote access tool (RAT) Joanap RAT and the Server Message Block (SMB) worm Brambul and have potentially been using these tools with the same intent since 2009. Remember the 2014 attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment and the WannaCry malware attack….this was the same group.

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Phishing, We're Not Talking Carp or Catfish!

 

What is "Phishing" and how do you stay safe?

Phishing isn't one of these new words the "kids" are changing like changing "Fat" into "Phat" for a whole new meaning! Instead, it is referencing a type of cybercrime. Most all of us have received a "phishing" attempt but you may have not even known what it was! Knowledge is the biggest defense when it comes to phishing. If you know what to watch out for, you'll know what not to click on or respond to and hopefully, you can avoid the misfortune of falling victim to these criminals.

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Bionic kids: Office 365 and Limbitless are building mechanical limbs through collaboration

Office 365 is bringing the technology of tomorrow to the creators of today. For any organization, collaboration is the key to success. It's certainly behind the success of The Limbitless Project that makes affordable 3D printed bionic limbs for kids. The Limbitless Project uses Office 365 to bring the necessary people together to make these little miracles happen. How will your organization collaborate with Office 365?
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