Category: Better Business

The increased need for auditing

The increased need for auditing

The best and the worst thing about modern IT platforms is that they are flexible and change can happen extremely rapidly. So, why do the same capabilities create such diametrically opposite issues?

/ November 11, 2019
MSPs as my co-pilot: How managed services are evolving

MSPs as my co-pilot: How managed services are evolving

With the rate at which workloads have been moving public clouds, it may not come as a surprise to managed service providers (MSPs) that capital spending in hyperscale environments is increasing. A survey of 200 IT decision makers published by...

/ November 5, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: How do I create service level agreements as an MSP?

Ask an MSP Expert: How do I create service level agreements as an MSP?

Q: We recently transitioned to the managed services model, and want to make sure we’ve covered our bases when it comes to monthly contracts. Are there any best practices you can offer for creating a Service Level Agreement (SLA)? Service...

/ November 4, 2019 / 1 Comment
Why you should make time to attend MSP conferences

Why you should make time to attend MSP conferences

The IT conference season is a very busy period when dozens of conferences aimed at IT Solution Providers and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) take place worldwide. Wherever you are in the world, there will be an MSP-focused conference near to...

/ October 21, 2019
Survey suggests large portions of IT budgets are being wasted

Survey suggests large portions of IT budgets are being wasted

A new report on IT spending trends for the coming year suggests there is a significant opportunity for managed service providers (MSPs) to help organizations get a better handle on where and how IT budgets are being allocated.

/ October 17, 2019
Survey uncovers massive digital business transformation gap for MSPs to fill

Survey uncovers massive digital business transformation gap for MSPs to fill

A global survey published today in advance of a FutureStack event in London hosted by New Relic, provider of a platform for monitoring applications and infrastructure, suggests the rise of digital business transformation is likely to be a boon to...

/ October 16, 2019
How to build out your services as an MSP

How to build out your services as an MSP

Looking back can teach us a lot about our future. Just like many other MSPs, we have been on the journey of shifting from a value-added reseller to offering managed services. While we may be utilising different technologies now, we...

/ October 14, 2019
Big hat, no cattle: Walking the walk as an MSP

Big hat, no cattle: Walking the walk as an MSP

It’s easy to have lofty ideals in the MSP space without sticking to them. Texas even has a phrase for people like that: “Big hat, no cattle.” The expression comes from the days when herding cattle was a common way...

/ October 7, 2019
Spending survey indicates MSPs are holding, but not gaining, ground

Spending survey indicates MSPs are holding, but not gaining, ground

One of the first IT spending forecasts for 2020 contains both good and somewhat disappointing news for managed service providers (MSPs). Based on a Spiceworks survey of 1,105 IT leaders in the U.S. and Europe, spending driven by the need...

/ October 1, 2019
The power of peer groups

The power of peer groups

I was recently asked by a Managed Service Provider (MSP) owner what the one thing is that would help him build a successful IT Solution Provider business. I think this particular business owner was expecting me to share a book...

/ September 30, 2019 / 2 Comments