Month: April 2020

COVID-19 continues to impact the MSP community

COVID-19 continues to impact the MSP community

Up until mid-March, 2020 was shaping up to be a banner year for MSPs: a robust economy, new opportunity, and the typical menu of cyberthreats. What a difference a month or two makes! Now, much of an MSP’s fortune depends...

/ April 30, 2020
Q&A: An MSP’s perspective of the evolving managed services landscape

Q&A: An MSP’s perspective of the evolving managed services landscape

As Global MSP Day (held on May 21st) approaches, Smarter MSP is celebrating what it means to be a managed service provider in 2020 by sitting down with your MSP peers to get their feedback on the state of the...

/ April 30, 2020 / 10 Comments
Give your clients a smooth transition back to work

Give your clients a smooth transition back to work

Hopefully soon, many of us will be heading back to the office to resume what work was like pre-pandemic. While we all want to get back a sense of normalcy, for MSPs this time will be a little hectic. Just...

/ April 29, 2020
MSPs should prepare now for the ‘new normal’

MSPs should prepare now for the ‘new normal’

A survey of 305 finance leaders in the U.S. published this week by PwC offers some indication as to what degree working from home is about to become the new normal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly half...

/ April 29, 2020
A look back at the evolving trust in the MSP business model

A look back at the evolving trust in the MSP business model

Early MSPs were faced with a high degree of mistrust from the market. First of all, the failure of the application service provider market around the turn of the century made buyers wary of purchasing services that could disappear overnight....

/ April 28, 2020
Ask an MSP Expert: Caring about CARES

Ask an MSP Expert: Caring about CARES

Q: My MSP has several clients who are unable to pay because they now have customers who aren’t paying them. I’ve thought about applying for a loan through the CARES Act. Do you think this a good idea? Before we...

/ April 27, 2020
Tech Time Warp: Bill Gates and the blue screen of death

Tech Time Warp: Bill Gates and the blue screen of death

We’ve all been there: A big presentation in front of the boss is felled by tech trouble. The Wi-Fi goes down, the HDMI cable suddenly fails, an unfortunate video autoplays, etc. Next time this happens, all you need to do...

/ April 24, 2020
Cybersecurity: MSPs, healthcare clients, and COVID-19

Cybersecurity: MSPs, healthcare clients, and COVID-19

The American Medical Association (AMA) reports that during the current COVID-19 pandemic, many physicians are working from home, using their personal computers and mobile devices to help care for patients. Medical work from home (MWFH) can lead to all sorts...

/ April 23, 2020
IT’s priorities are changing quickly in the face of the pandemic

IT’s priorities are changing quickly in the face of the pandemic

Things are a bit crazy out there. Many of your clients have likely shut down their offices — where possible — and moved to work-from-home. Even businesses like restaurants have had to alter the way they do business — and...

/ April 23, 2020
MSP increases efficiency and wins new business with RMM

MSP increases efficiency and wins new business with RMM

Located in Brisbane, Queensland, Vertu Technology provides IT Managed Services to businesses in Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia. Founder and Principal, Alex Halim started Vertu Technology in the early 2000s, while working at another IT firm as a Technical Service...

/ April 23, 2020