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Ask an MSP Expert is a weekly advice column answering common questions from MSPs and IT service providers. It covers topics ranging from pricing and selling to marketing and communications—and everything in between.

Ask an MSP Expert: Should I outsource my cybersecurity?

Ask an MSP Expert: Should I outsource my cybersecurity?

Q: Our MSP is known for its robust and affordable cybersecurity. I’ve heard, however, that MSPs should outsource their own cybersecurity. What are your thoughts? MSPs have recently suffered a spate of cybersecurity glitches that have cast a spotlight on...

/ September 21, 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
Ask an MSP Expert: How can I convince customers to add cloud backup?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I convince customers to add cloud backup?

Q: As an MSP owner, I know how cloud backup serves a vital purpose for protecting my clients Microsoft Office 365 environment. How can I best convince my customers that cloud backup is required for Office 365 even if retention...

/ August 17, 2020 / 3 Comments
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
Ask an MSP Expert: Should I monitor my employees?

Ask an MSP Expert: Should I monitor my employees?

Q: Due to the pandemic, my MSP’s employees are now working remotely. I don’t like the idea of “spying” on my employees, but I also miss being able to pop my head in someone’s office to chat and check on work....

/ July 27, 2020 / 1 Comment
Ask an MSP Expert: How can an RMM tool help my MSP business?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can an RMM tool help my MSP business?

Q: I am a relatively new MSP, with two technicians who are keeping up with the demand of several customers. My techs have been asking for a remote monitoring and management tool. Is this necessary, and how can an RMM...

/ July 20, 2020
Helping technicians deliver onsite IT support during COVID-19

Helping technicians deliver onsite IT support during COVID-19

Q: As an MSP owner, what can I do to help my technicians deliver IT support during COVID-19 safely, while still meeting client needs? As many workers continue to be fully-remote, IT service companies are finding themselves forced to send...

/ July 13, 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
Ask an MSP Expert: How can we streamline our patch management process?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can we streamline our patch management process?

Q: With the increase of cyber attacks and the growing remote workers, what are some best patch management practices to better protect my customers? Patch management serves as a key defense against cyber threats and is also required to ensure...

/ June 8, 2020 / 3 Comments
Ask an MSP Expert: How can an RMM automate security offerings?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can an RMM automate security offerings?

Q: I have heard that adding an RMM tool can improve delivery of our managed security services offering for customers, specifically through automation. How can an RMM tool do this? If the new situation that MSPs and their clients find...

/ June 1, 2020 / 4 Comments