There has been a string of coordinated attacks on MSPs recently. Large players like WiPro, Fujitsu, and IBM. As well as a number of smaller regional MSPs. Kyle Hanslovan (@kylehanslovan) of Huntress Labs joins me on the podcast to give us his expert viewpoint on the risks these attacks pose and how IT service companies should be securing their environments to avoid being the next victim.
Art Markman (@abmarkman) is a leading cognitive scientist. Art is a professor of psychology and marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the author of several books and hundreds of scholarly articles.
Today we discuss his new book "Bring Your Brain to Work. Using Cognitive Science to Get a Job, Do It Well, and Advance Your Career."
Art also has a podcast called "Two Guys on Your Head."
Chris is a well recognized member of the MSP channel, as the founder of IT Glue. IT Glue's remarkable growth curve and industry attention are unlike anything we've seen in the market. He recently exited IT Glue after selling to Kaseya. Now he's working with SaaS application entrepreneurs to provide capital and scaling strategies for their businesses.
In our discussion we catch up with Chris on the recent M&A activity of Glue and Fully Managed, the projects currently on deck at Top Down, and we discuss the current M&A madness in the MSP channel.
The products being managed by Top Down we mentioned
Mark is a Professor of Service Excellence at the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business. Mark is the author of "The science of service, the proven formula to drive customer loyalty and stand out from the crowd." Available on Amazon. Mark has spent years researching how to deploy high quality service.
Mark has done work with the government of British Columbia, Telus, Whistler Blackcomb and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Our conversation is a stimulating discussion on the evolution of the IT industry as we know it today and some exploration of what it may look like in the future. How you can remove bottlenecks in your in your organization and how you can grow the skills of your team to ensure everyone’s commitment and success.
Kevin is a co-author on several popular books including The Visible OPs Handbook, The Phoenix Project, and more. His industry expertise and insights are wide ranging and the discussion is fascinating and enlightening.