Category: Better Business

Managed compliance services put money in the MSP bank

Managed compliance services put money in the MSP bank

A survey of 300 IT security professionals published this week by Telos Corp., a provider of IT services, finds organizations on average comply with 13 different IT security and/or privacy regulations and spend $3.5M annually on compliance activities. Over the...

/ October 14, 2020
Four first steps to hiring for your MSP business

Four first steps to hiring for your MSP business

Hiring is not the easiest task no matter what industry you work in. Add that to the fact that the MSP industry is full of people with a lot of technical expertise, but lacking some of the soft skills that...

/ October 13, 2020
Where do MSPs go next post-pandemic?

Where do MSPs go next post-pandemic?

COVID-19 has had a massive impact around the globe. Businesses across the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors have been hit badly, while a few (such as those in the healthcare and government sectors) have for the most part come through...

/ September 22, 2020
Survey yields new insights regarding reliance on MSPs

Survey yields new insights regarding reliance on MSPs

A survey of more than 1,000 IT decision makers in North America and Europe published this week by Spiceworks Ziff-Davis forecasts managed services will account on average for 16 percent of the total IT budget in 2021, a single percentage...

/ September 16, 2020
Focus your MSP on customer service, not software

Focus your MSP on customer service, not software

With so many choices when it comes to MSPs or competitive offerings, it’s easy for customers to pick up and leave when their needs are not being met, and they are left wanting more from their services investments. When customers...

/ September 1, 2020
Ask an MSP Expert: Should my MSP have its own company vehicles?

Ask an MSP Expert: Should my MSP have its own company vehicles?

Q: I’m an MSP owner and business is booming. In fact, I’m planning on hiring two technicians to assist me in servicing customers. Should I have them take their own cars on service calls or should I purchase company vehicles?...

/ August 31, 2020 / 1 Comment
Providing the perfect partnership

Providing the perfect partnership

In the constantly evolving world of the MSP, the need to partner with other providers continues to grow. Yet, gone are the days where a partnership was something agreed upon over a couple of drinks with a logo and link...

/ August 25, 2020
How your MSP business can thrive in a crisis

How your MSP business can thrive in a crisis

“If you can keep your head when everybody round you is losing his, then it is very probable that you don’t understand the situation,” goes the old saying. Well, we disagree. Staying calm in a crisis isn’t easy, but situations...

/ August 17, 2020
Importance of after-hours servicing in the MSP industry

Importance of after-hours servicing in the MSP industry

Twenty-four seven, after-hours servicing is a fact of life for most MSP teams. This level of service allows MSPs to address and resolve clients’ infrastructure issues regardless of the time of day. It’s necessary to provide this service since downtime...

/ August 12, 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