Articles By Stuart Crawford

The Internet of Things will save the PC

One of the best sentences to come out of Michael Dell’s mouth: “The PC isn’t dead.” Beautiful. It’s really easy to get caught up in the mobile craze right now and fixate on

Published on: May 6th, 2015 Stuart Crawford

Market Windows 8 to your customers before final release

by Stuart Crawford  The perfect storm is brewing and you have no excuse to get out in front of your clients, the marketplace or your industry associations and show off Windows 8. Stuart

Published on: June 8th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

So your small business is growing, what do you do next?

by Stuart Crawford Imagine this is you. You awake one morning to discover your small business has hit the big time, firing on all cylinders and demand for what you do seems to

Published on: May 24th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Are you a painter or mechanic?

by Stuart Crawford  Do you have a passion for IT? Back in November 2008, I lost my passion for technology.   The perfect storm of why I hated technology had been brewing for

Published on: May 14th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

PIPA and the Alberta IT firm

by Stuart Crawford Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) of 2009 is nothing like the Protect IP Act (PIPA) that folks in theUnited States railed against in January 2012.   Some may recall

Published on: May 2nd, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Is your MSP helping business with PCI compliance?

by Stuart Crawford Keeping customer information secure has always been a necessity. Not long ago, customer information got locked away in a file cabinet somewhere to which only a select few had a

Published on: April 23rd, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Why your competitors are your friends

by Stuart Crawford  Have you ever heard of the term – CO-OPetition? Before I define what this is, allow me to share a personal story with you. Back about 10 years ago, when

Published on: April 16th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

The power of feedback

by Stuart Crawford Wow, was all I had to say after reading some feedback from the Atlanta MSPU boot camp. I was shocked to say the least. I won’t get into the finer

Published on: April 4th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Are you ready for Facebook Pages’ new rules?

by Stuart Crawford By now, we all know the power of social media. A Facebook page is one of many “must have” tools for every business’ marketing toolbox. But just having a Facebook

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Keeping client passwords secure and under control

by Stuart Crawford In today’s world of heightened security, full body scanners at airports and CCTV watching every move, it is remarkable how passwords are still kept in the minds of our engineers,

Published on: March 12th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Countering artificial commoditization and poor pricing

by Stewart Crawford   I stumbled upon awesome white paper from my friend Larry Walsh and the teams from N-Able and Netenrich. As an experienced MSP consultant or MSP Coachwho has built a

Published on: December 20th, 2011 Stuart Crawford

How to preserve your cash flow

by Stuart Crawford Cash is King” was one of the first lessons I learned from a mentor early on in my life as an entrepreneur. “Never underestimate the importance of having a cash

Published on: December 1st, 2011 Stuart Crawford