Month: October 2017

building an msp
Stuart Crawford: How to build a multi-million dollar MSP in 3 years or less

Stuart Crawford: How to build a multi-million dollar MSP in 3 years or less

The other day, I was having a conversation with a trusted colleague of mine. We were talking about what makes some managed service providers SUPER successful, while others seem to wither away like a sad autumn leaf. After plenty of...

/ October 31, 2017
Managed security services
MSPs fight to gain ground with managed security services opportunities

MSPs fight to gain ground with managed security services opportunities

Managed security services clearly represent a significant opportunity for managed service providers of all sizes. The most immediate issue, however, is the timing, not the eventual size of the market. In fact, more organizations than ever are looking to rely...

/ October 31, 2017
Ask an Expert: How can I reach my target audience with social media?

Ask an Expert: How can I reach my target audience with social media?

Q: Our IT service business is in the UK, but we offer managed services to many businesses in the EU. How can we use social media to meet our international audience? Reaching your audience is essential to growing your customer...

/ October 30, 2017
ARPANET
Tech Time Warp: The ARPANET crash of 1980

Tech Time Warp: The ARPANET crash of 1980

A network-wide crash equals one of the worst work days ever, right? Hopefully you won’t be faced with one anytime soon, but if you are, take solace in the knowledge that they’ve always been a problem. On Oct. 27, 1980,...

/ October 27, 2017
Cloud 5: AWS revenue soars, Cisco and Google partner

Cloud 5: AWS revenue soars, Cisco and Google partner

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find. Before we jump into this week’s links, please have a look at one of...

/ October 27, 2017
managed security services growth
Managed security services revenues to exceed $18 billion by 2025

Managed security services revenues to exceed $18 billion by 2025

A report published this week by ReportLinker forecasts that the global managed security services provider (MSSP) market will grow 17.5 percent on a compound annual basis through 2025 to be worth more than $18 billion. As impressive as that sounds,...

/ October 26, 2017
Report finds Chinese companies dominate China’s cloud infrastructure market

Report finds Chinese companies dominate China’s cloud infrastructure market

Synergy Research released a report this week that concluded large, native Chinese companies are in firm control of the cloud and data center market in China, and will continue to be for the immediate future. This is in stark contrast...

/ October 26, 2017
MSP fears
Robin Robins: Let’s talk about what should REALLY scare you as an MSP

Robin Robins: Let’s talk about what should REALLY scare you as an MSP

Fears are odd things. I met a guy once who makes a living wiggling into tiny, dark crawl spaces under houses where mold, feces, poisonous spiders, snakes, rats, and other unsavory things abound, and he was impressed by my fearlessness...

/ October 25, 2017
PC-as-a-Service
PC-as-a-Service alters how endpoints will be managed

PC-as-a-Service alters how endpoints will be managed

Most managed service providers are aware that PC manufacturers, including Dell, HP Inc, and Lenovo, are trying to shift customers away from buying PCs to procuring them as a service. These PC-as-a-Service (PCaaS) programs enable IT organizations to treat PCs...

/ October 24, 2017
cyber liability
What cyber liability errors & omissions coverages you REALLY need

What cyber liability errors & omissions coverages you REALLY need

In representing more than 900 IT clients across the United States, I have personally experienced the fact that many IT business owners think their business insurance covers client data loss situations or network security failures. I have news for you —...

/ October 23, 2017 / 2 Comments