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Red Flags to Watch for After Your MSP Has Been Acquired

Mergers and acquisitions have become common in the managed IT service provider industry. Owners often choose to sell their companies for various reasons, such as retirement, access to additional resources, or the desire to cash in on their investments. While acquisitions can bring benefits like increased financial stability, expanded service offerings, and access to new technologies, they can also pose significant challenges that may negatively impact the quality of service provided to clients. It’s important that business leaders recognize the signs that their managed service provider’s (MSP) acquisition might not be going as smoothly as intended. By understanding these potential […]

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Hungry to Learn – Spotlight on Andy

There is no standard day for Andy, a Project Engineer at Bellwether Technology Corporation. One day he’s working from home on a new SharePoint rollout, and the next he could be loading 100-pound battery backups into a network rack at a client site. Andy is ready for whatever the task the day calls for, whether it’s putting in a couple of hours’ drive time to work onsite, or sitting comfortably at his desk. Andy’s career at Bellwether began more than 10 years ago when he started out as a Service Desk Technician shortly after he finished college. He spent a […]

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Bellwether Technology Corporation is a New Orleans Top Workplace 2019 – 2024 

(New Orleans, Louisiana, June 23, 2024) – Bellwether Technology Corporation is recognized as a Top Workplace by The Times-Picayune and The New Orleans Advocate for the sixth consecutive year. This award is determined entirely by employee feedback collected through a third-party survey that assesses crucial elements of employee experience, including feelings of respect and support, opportunities for growth, and empowerment in their roles. “Being recognized as a Top Workplace is a significant achievement because it comes directly from the voices of our employees,” said Steven Ellis, CEO of Bellwether. “We strive to be a place where talented professionals want to […]

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The Business Case for Upgrading to Microsoft 365 Business Premium 

Have you been hesitant to upgrade your organization’s Microsoft 365 subscriptions from Standard to Premium because you’re not sure it’s worth the extra cost? It’s understandable to be cautious about spending more. However, it might be time to reevaluate the long-term value and return on investment (ROI) that the Premium subscription offers, especially in terms of security. Understanding the Difference Between Standard and Premium Microsoft 365 Business Premium includes advanced security features designed to counter modern cyber threats. In contrast, the Standard subscription offers only basic protection, which may not be enough against today’s sophisticated cyberattacks. Upgrading to Premium better […]

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Start Planning Now for Windows 10 End of Support

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will reach its End of Life (EOL) in October 2025. EOL refers to the date when Microsoft officially ends support for the operating system (OS), including software updates, security patches, and technical assistance. After the EOL (or end of support) date, Windows 10 systems will no longer receive these vital updates and services. The implications of Windows 10 EOL are significant for businesses still running the operating system. Without continued support, Windows 10 will become increasingly vulnerable to security threats as new weaknesses are discovered. Additionally, businesses may encounter compatibility issues with newer software […]

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Visualize Microsoft Copilot in Action: Practical Applications for Your Team

Understanding that Microsoft Copilot can make work faster and more efficient is valuable, but it’s the practical, real-world applications that truly demonstrate its usefulness. The application of this advanced AI within your team’s daily tasks is where the abstract concept of AI meets the concrete reality of improved workflows and productivity. Microsoft’s familiar tools—Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint—might be commonplace across desks, but Copilot’s integration with these applications shows up differently depending on the user’s role. This article offers a glimpse into how your team can harness Copilot in ways that matter most to their specific duties. We’re sharing these […]

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Crafting Prompts for Microsoft 365 Copilot

Crafting Prompts for Microsoft 365 Copilot

Have you ever wished for an assistant who understands your needs perfectly and helps with your daily tasks? That’s exactly what you get with Copilot for Microsoft 365, the AI-powered partner integrated right into your Microsoft environment. It’s designed to understand and respond to your instructions as naturally as you’d talk to a person. To make the most out of Copilot, there are a few simple strategies you can learn to engage with it. Prompt engineering is the term that has been coined to describe the process of interacting with AI tools such as Copilot. It refers to the thoughtful […]

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Bellwether Technology Corporation Named to CRN’s 2024 Managed Service Provider 500 List

(New Orleans, April 2, 2024) – Bellwether Technology Corporation, a leading provider of managed IT services, announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named the company to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category for 2024. This marks the 11th consecutive year BTC has been selected for this prestigious list. The MSP 500 list annually honors managed IT service providers who have demonstrated their ability to successfully deliver IT solutions that empower clients to improve their operations and fuel overall growth. Bellwether has built a business model focused on providing comprehensive managed […]

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Stop Lateral Movement with Managed Detection and Response

Stop Lateral Movement with Managed Detection and Response

Cyber threats continue to evolve with alarming sophistication. The unsettling reality is that cyber intruders may already be navigating through your network undetected if you don’t have Managed Detection and Response (MDR) as part of your cybersecurity strategy. Consider this scenario: an employee clicks on a seemingly innocent email link, leading them to a cleverly disguised login page. Believing it to be legitimate, they input their username and password, and think nothing of it. What actually just happened is that they gave their credentials to a cyber-criminal. Once an intruder gains access to an individual’s corporate account they enter the […]

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Bellwether Technology Corporation Recognized on the 2024 Tech Elite 250 List

Bellwether Technology Corporation Recognized on the 2024 Tech Elite 250 List

(New Orleans, LA – March 18th, 2024) Bellwether Technology Corporation is on the 2024 Tech Elite 250 list published by CRN, a brand of The Channel Company. This annual list highlights solution providers across the U.S. and Canada who excel in delivering cutting-edge IT solutions, standing out for their top-tier certifications and specializations from leading technology vendors in infrastructure, cloud, and security domains. At Bellwether, the earning of company and individual certifications represents the team’s depth of knowledge, skill and commitment to staying up to date with the latest technology advancements. While the certifications are an important acknowledgement of our […]

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