Month: August 2020

Your biggest client might not be the most profitable

Your biggest client might not be the most profitable

As the owner of an IT Solution Provider or Managed Service Provider (MSP) business, if I asked you who was your biggest client, you’d probably be able to tell me. Our thoughts immediately jump to the client who brings us...

/ August 11, 2020
IT documentation platforms are an MSP’s best friend

IT documentation platforms are an MSP’s best friend

If you’re a managed services provider (MSP), this might sound familiar. You log into one platform for IT documentation, another for tracking, and yet another to run analytics. You’re constantly toggling between these different platforms to keep everything running smoothly....

/ August 11, 2020
Managing by the numbers: 3 KPIs for your MSP sales process

Managing by the numbers: 3 KPIs for your MSP sales process

Are you trying to decide whether or not you would like to engage with a sales and marketing vendor? Are you considering hiring a telemarketer, hiring a social media manager or hiring a sales rep? Maybe you are trying to...

/ August 10, 2020
Tech Time Warp: AppleLink sends first emails from space

Tech Time Warp: AppleLink sends first emails from space

Here’s a bit of trivia for your next cocktail party or Zoom happy hour: The first email sent from outer space was delivered via a long-forgotten Apple venture that could rightfully be called the precursor to the Genius Bar or...

/ August 7, 2020
MSPs must watch out for TrickBot

MSPs must watch out for TrickBot

The history of malware is littered with viruses that were created solely to obtain banking information. One of the best known in recent years has been TrickBot, and lately, it has re-emerged with increased intensity. Since at least 2016, TrickBot...

/ August 6, 2020 / 8 Comments
Second half of 2020 looks cloudier for MSPs

Second half of 2020 looks cloudier for MSPs

Now that managed service providers (MSPs) have weathered the initial economic storm brought on by the downturn in the global economy caused by COVID-19, many MSP leaders are wondering what’s next. There’s no doubt in the first half of the...

/ August 5, 2020
Unified communications: pointers for a permanent remote workforce

Unified communications: pointers for a permanent remote workforce

As COVID-19 stay-at-home orders are gradually lifted and states begin to return to some semblance of everyday life, we shouldn’t assume an automatic return to the office. Businesses across the globe have learned during the pandemic that their workforce is...

/ August 4, 2020
How can my MSP demonstrate its value in the current climate?

How can my MSP demonstrate its value in the current climate?

Businesses of all kinds have been faced with new challenges due to the unique circumstances that 2020 has presented so far. Luckily, most MSPs have positioned themselves well – demonstrating the value of and the average SMB customer’s need for...

/ August 3, 2020
Tech improvements for your MSP during the pandemic

Tech improvements for your MSP during the pandemic

The pandemic has revealed that MSPs and IT organizations are more essential than ever. It’s hard to imagine what it would have been like, trying to move an entire workforce to a remote environment without the help of MSPs and...

/ August 3, 2020