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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: Is 24/7 monitoring necessary for MSPs?

Ask an MSP Expert: Is 24/7 monitoring necessary for MSPs?

Q: I’m the President of a small MSP in Wisconsin and I’m proud of our customer-service and problem-solving skills. However, my last tech goes home for the night at 11 p.m. and if a customer’s servers crash after that point,...

/ February 18, 2019 / 1 Comment
Ask an MSP Expert: How to create firewall policies for a company

Ask an MSP Expert: How to create firewall policies for a company

Q: With today’s evolving cyber threats, my IT service company is trying to offer our customers more proactive security measures beyond anti-malware and anti-spam filters. To really protect our customers, we want to offer a more sophisticated firewall solution. Once...

/ February 11, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: What content should I use in my monthly newsletter?

Ask an MSP Expert: What content should I use in my monthly newsletter?

Q: Now that we’re bringing on more customers at my MSP, we’re looking for new ways to keep them in the loop without having to call everyone to give each and every important update. We’re thinking about developing a monthly...

/ February 4, 2019 / 1 Comment
Ask An MSP Expert: Why should we take a segmented approach to email marketing?

Ask An MSP Expert: Why should we take a segmented approach to email marketing?

Q: Our MSP wants to take a different approach to its email marketing strategy. We have heard about the benefits of taking a segmented approach to email marketing, but we don’t know how to begin. Do you have any tips...

/ January 28, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: How do we protect our healthcare clients’ data?

Ask an MSP Expert: How do we protect our healthcare clients’ data?

Q: We have a growing number of healthcare clients. Maintaining their security used to be not that much different from our other customers, but with the explosion of IoT, there are so many more threats that they are susceptible to....

/ January 14, 2019 / 1 Comment
Ask an MSP Expert: What growth opportunities should we investigate in 2019?

Ask an MSP Expert: What growth opportunities should we investigate in 2019?

Q: In the new year we would like to expand our IT service business. What are some opportunities we should consider pursuing? The new year symbolizes a fresh start — which can be a new chance for your IT services...

/ January 7, 2019
Ask An MSP Expert: Any MSP marketing pitfalls to avoid in 2019?

Ask An MSP Expert: Any MSP marketing pitfalls to avoid in 2019?

Q: What are some MSP marketing mistakes that you see often and how can we avoid them in 2019? In the world of MSP marketing, there are many trends and practices that quickly become popular, and it will suddenly seem...

/ December 24, 2018
Ask an MSP Expert: How can MSPs strengthen their clients’ defenses from cryptominers?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can MSPs strengthen their clients’ defenses from cryptominers?

Q: I have some customers with fairly large networks, and one of them is a business college. It seems like all those latent CPUs would be an attractive target for cryptominers. We’ve been taking steps to protect them, but I’m...

/ December 17, 2018
Ask An MSP Expert: What are some MSP marketing musts for 2019?

Ask An MSP Expert: What are some MSP marketing musts for 2019?

Q: We recently hired a new marketing team member starting in the New Year. While we’ve done marketing for our IT service business in the past, it’s always been in fits and starts. I want to make sure our new...

/ December 10, 2018
Ask an MSP Expert: How can we be more efficient with our time?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can we be more efficient with our time?

Q: As we continue to grow our business, it seems like we have less time in the day to accomplish everything we need to get done. What can we do to save more time? No matter what type of business...

/ December 3, 2018