10 Top Cybersecurity Predictions for 2023

“MFA will be ubiquitous and nothing should be externally available without it,” said Chip Gibbons, CISO at Thrive, a provider of next-gen managed services.

14 lessons CISOs learned in 2022

“The Log4j vulnerability was a wake-up call for a lot of people in the industry,” says Chip Gibbons, CISO at Thrive.

Thrive to shift managed service M&A focus to Southeast, Midwest, and abroad, CEO says

Thrive Operations, a private equity-backed IT managed services and consulting provider, is in
active conversations with four targets as it focuses on new domestic and international
geographies, said CEO Rob Stephenson.


A Nottingham-based IT support company has been snapped up by US cybersecurity and digital transformation specialist Thrive.

Thrive’s Acquisitive MSP Strategy Jelling With Custard Technical Buy

‘It’s the wild, wild West in terms of managed services and managed security services,’ says CEO Rob Stephenson after his firm’s acquisition of U.K. firm Custard Technical Services.

Thrive Acquires Custard Technical Services to Further Extend Dedicated U.K. Services

Thrive, a premier provider of Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation Managed Services, announced today that it has acquired Custard Technical Services, a leading U.K. IT support company based in Nottingham, England that specializes in managed services in the East Midlands and surrounding areas. The acquisition will enable clients of Custard, including manufacturers, charities, and insurance groups, to benefit from Thrive’s next-generation managed cybersecurity, Cloud services, and automation platform.

Thrive Purchases Custard Technical Services

Thrive, a provider of cybersecurity and digital transformation managed services headquartered in Massachusetts, has purchased Custard Technical Services, an IT support company based in Nottingham, England and focused on managed services.

Cybersecurity M&A Deal: Thrive Adds Managed Services Expertise with Acquisition of Custard Technical Services

Thrive, a provider of cybersecurity and digital transformation managed services, has acquired Custard Technical Services, a U.K. IT support company, for an undisclosed sum.

Thrive Acquires Custard Technical Services to Expand U.K. and Global Footprint

Thrive, number 50 on the Channel Futures MSP 501 list, has acquired U.K.-based Custard Technical Services. Custard specializes in managed services in the East Midlands and surrounding areas. The acquisition is designed to allow clients of Custard to benefit from Thrive’s managed cybersecurity, cloud services, and automation platform.

How to Optimize Desktop and End User Support

For many companies, desktop and end user support can be costly and time consuming. Especially if you have multiple computing environments with a variety of desktop applications and PCs of different models and ages.  Although desktop PCs are relatively inexpensive the cost for maintenance and end user support can be as much as five times the cost of the computer.

In the early years of computer technology, costs for desktop and end user support were reduced through (more…)