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Don’t ignore the basics: Pandemic patching and other musts for MSPs

Don’t ignore the basics: Pandemic patching and other musts for MSPs

Business models have been put into a blender and pulsed and pureed since the arrival of COVID-19 earlier this year. The resulting workplace environment has been unrecognizable in many cases with workforces hunkered down at home, businesses shuttered, and security teams...

/ July 2, 2020
Helping clients adjust to the new reality of working

Helping clients adjust to the new reality of working

The pandemic has pushed many businesses to close offices and move to entirely working from home. This has led to many adjustments in how people work and what they need from IT. While this may have been thought of as...

/ July 2, 2020
Satisfaction cuts both ways in the post COVID-19 era

Satisfaction cuts both ways in the post COVID-19 era

If the COVID-19 pandemic has done anything from an IT perspective, it’s been to expose a lot of flawed IT processes, even among managed service providers (MSPs). A survey of 519 IT professionals published by ManageEngine, a provider of IT...

/ July 1, 2020
The tale of two MSP realities

The tale of two MSP realities

Over the years, you have heard me talk about the tale of two MSP realities. In one reality, sales and marketing is hard, prospects refuse to pay higher prices, and the market determines your ability to succeed. In the other...

/ June 30, 2020
Q&A: The ‘Best Security Offering’ for MSPs in 2020

Q&A: The ‘Best Security Offering’ for MSPs in 2020

The evolving cyberthreat landscape has made security the top priority for businesses of all sizes. More than ever, it has become imperative for MSPs to incorporate managed security service offerings in their portfolio to continue to succeed and differentiate themselves...

/ June 29, 2020
Ask an MSP Expert: How can my MSP promote diversity?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can my MSP promote diversity?

Q: I am an MSP owner with a growing corps of technicians and support staff, but there is a definite lack of diversity. I want my employees to reflect the communities we serve. How can MSPs make their talent pools...

/ June 29, 2020
Tech Time Warp: Did you forget about the first iPhone?

Tech Time Warp: Did you forget about the first iPhone?

As ubiquitous as the iPhone is today (and as many competitors as it has inspired), it can be difficult to think back to June 2007, when the first iPhone went on sale. Disrupting the Blackberry world, the iPhone of 2007...

/ June 26, 2020
Aligning with the customer for a common cultural base

Aligning with the customer for a common cultural base

As we all know, customers come in all shapes and sizes. They have differing points of view on what they want and what you, as the MSP, can provide. This, unfortunately, creates a major issue. Your sales force is not...

/ June 23, 2020
SaaS players want to ease creation of digital workflows

SaaS players want to ease creation of digital workflows

With the pandemic forcing businesses to leave the office and work from home, chances are many organizations have turned to cloud services like Box to share files and collaborate. SaaS vendors recognize that customers are moving online much faster due...

/ June 23, 2020
Tech Time Warp: Meet Charles Babbage, the father of computing

Tech Time Warp: Meet Charles Babbage, the father of computing

After celebrating the dads in your life on Father’s Day, consider raising a glass to Charles Babbage, the 19th-century Englishman known as the “Father of Computing.” An independently wealthy man, Babbage was able to indulge in his fascination in mathematics...

/ June 19, 2020