Month: October 2017

Blockchain is the cloud’s latest obsession

Blockchain is the cloud’s latest obsession

Every year it seems, the cloud gets obsessed with a shiny new toy. Last year it was artificial intelligence and machine learning. This year, it’s blockchain and the various cloud platform companies are competing for your attention. With Platform-as-a-Service, a...

/ October 5, 2017
Fueling digital business transformation
Gartner: Digital business transformation to fuel IT services spending increase

Gartner: Digital business transformation to fuel IT services spending increase

The more things change, the larger the opportunity for managed services providers becomes. At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017 conference this week, Gartner predicted that not only will worldwide spending on IT increase 4.3 percent in 2017, but spending on IT services will...

/ October 5, 2017
The MSP’s Bookshelf: The IT Survival Guide for Business Owners

The MSP’s Bookshelf: The IT Survival Guide for Business Owners

No matter what industry you’re in, every business owner ultimately wants to set their business up for success and differentiate themselves from their competition. So, what does a successful managed services business look like to you? Does success mean adding...

/ October 4, 2017
Cloud migration costs
Cost of cloud migrations limiting adoption

Cost of cloud migrations limiting adoption

Helping migrate applications into the cloud has been a boon to managed service providers. But a new survey of 500 IT decision makers conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Virtustream, the cloud service provider arm of Dell Technologies, suggests...

/ October 3, 2017
Ask an MSP Expert: How can we get more referrals—without asking?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can we get more referrals—without asking?

Q: We ask our customers for referrals on a yearly basis—usually after they renew their contracts. We’ve found this process to be very helpful in scaling our IT service business, but we’re looking to ramp up our outreach. What are...

/ October 2, 2017