2015 Year in Review – The Best of the Intronis Blog

Posted by Anne Campbell on Dec 31, 2015 11:53:26 AM

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2015_year_in_review.jpg2015 has been an exciting year here on the Intronis Blog. We launched our Ask Intronis advice column, kicked off Recipes for Success and the Remix! With Chef Adam LaRock video series, and introduced a number of expert guest bloggers like Carrie Simpson, Robin Robins, Gary Pica, Stuart Crawford, Raj Khera and more.

As we get ready to ring in the New Year, we were feeling a little nostalgic and wanted to take a look back at our most popular posts of 2015. Here are our top 10 posts of the year. Check them out and share your favorite on social media.

1. CryptoWall returns for another round with CryptoWall 4.0

Paul Hanley, a partner support engineer and our resident ransomware expert here at Intronis, breaks down what’s new about the latest version of CryptoWall, which has become the gold standard in ransomware. Tweet: CryptoWall returns for another round with CryptoWall 4.0: One of the top stories of 2015 @intronisinc http://ctt.ec/zLfj4+

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2. 6 Websites every managed service provider should be reading

In this post, we share the list of websites we think IT service providers should be reading every day to stay up to date on the latest tech trends, security news, and business advice to help improve your MSP. Tweet: 6 Websites every managed service provider should be reading: A 2015 top story @intronisinc http://ctt.ec/btcXW+

3. A closer look at our new journey with Barracuda Networks

Intronis celebrated a big milestone in 2015, announcing in September that we would be acquired by Barracuda Networks. This post offers Intronis exec Rick Faulk’s take on the exciting news and the journey ahead. Tweet: A closer look at Intronis' new journey with Barracuda Networks: A 2015 top story @intronisinc http://ctt.ec/gNdhc+

4. Ask Intronis: How to convert break-fix customers to a managed service contract

This installment of our weekly advice column offers tips on how to prepare your argument and educate your remaining break-fix customers about the benefits of making the switch to managed services. Tweet: Ask Intronis: How to convert break-fix customers: A 2015 top story @intronisinc http://ctt.ec/lg014+

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5. Cold calling tips for MSPs: How to respond to “We already have that”

Carrie Simpson, founder of the lead generation firm Managed Sales Pros, shares her advice on how to handle this common objection, which IT service providers often run into when making cold calls. Tweet: Cold calling tips for MSPs: How to respond to

6. How do I write a business plan

Rick Faulk, VP & General Manager MSP Business, breaks down how to write a useable business plan that will help you set goals for your MSP —and achieve them. He also explains why it’s crucial to keep your plan to just one page. Tweet: How do I write a business plan: A 2015 top story @intronisinc http://ctt.ec/p5BYL+

MSP business plan template

7. A very Intronis Valentine’s Day

We celebrated Valentine’s Day with a love song about cloud backup. Seriously. Written and performed by Intronis’ own Garry Dumas and Miguel Leonor, “Intronis Is Always There” was our Valentine to our Partners. Give it a listen! Tweet: A very Intronis Valentine's Day (the cloud backup love song): A 2015 top story @intronisinc http://ctt.ec/J292d+

8. Oracle doesn’t find the cloud funny anymore

Veteran tech journalist Ron Miller shares his take on Oracle embracing the cloud in a big way seven years after its chairman famously mocked the cloud at fashion-driven gibberish. Tweet: Oracle doesn't find the cloud so funny anymore: A 2015 top story @intronisinc http://ctt.ec/ydeqN+

9. Ask Intronis: How to explain malware to my customers

Ask Intronis turns to partner support engineer Paul Hanley to get his tips on how to teach your SMB customers about malware and how to help keep them safe from this data loss threat. Tweet: Ask Intronis: How to explain malware to my customers: A 2015 top story @intronisinc http://ctt.ec/6GpDq+

10. 4 Ways MSPs can build more recurring revenue

Gary Pica, president of TruMethods and an expert in the managed services field, shares four simple steps that MSPs can take right now to start growing their recurring revenue. Tweet: 4 Ways MSPs can build more recurring revenue: A 2015 top story @intronisinc http://ctt.ec/Y6J94+

A special thanks to all our blog subscribers. We look forward to providing you with more interesting and informative content in 2016. We have big plans in store for the blog and can’t wait to share the journey with you, our readers.

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