Tag: IT management

Meeting strategic IT goals while staying in budget

Meeting strategic IT goals while staying in budget

Ambition in driving customer facing innovation is often dimmed when organizations are faced with the pragmatic reality that their IT budget is consumed by required security projects, “keep the lights on” operations, and desperately needed technology upgrades. Innovation is often...

/ July 28, 2020
MSPs need to focus on IT management consolidation

MSPs need to focus on IT management consolidation

The need to consolidate the management of IT has never been more acute. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic organizations of all sizes will be moving to reduce IT costs as much as possible. A survey of 1,300 IT...

/ May 6, 2020
MSPs need to get closer to customers in 2020

MSPs need to get closer to customers in 2020

This time of year, most managed service providers (MSPs) are trying to discern what issues are top of mind for their customers as they gear up to head into the New Year. A recent survey of 500 IT professionals conducted...

/ December 18, 2019
Winterizing your IT

Winterizing your IT

From a cybersecurity standpoint, cold and snow don’t make the top 10 list of concerns. Unless snowflakes and sleet pellets become WiFi-connected, winter weather poses little threat. Still, the onset of winter requires some basic preparation for MSPs. Just like...

/ November 20, 2019
Survey finds increased appreciation for external IT service provider expertise

Survey finds increased appreciation for external IT service provider expertise

Far too many leaders of small to medium businesses (SMBs) still don’t appreciate the strategic role IT can play in the success of their organizations. However, a survey of 250 business executives at organizations with $5 to $50 million in...

/ September 26, 2019
The disconnect between cost of email security and effectiveness of internal IT

The disconnect between cost of email security and effectiveness of internal IT

The single biggest challenge in selling a managed IT service has very little to do with the technology involved. Rather, it’s usually the pride of the internal IT organization that gets in the way of a more rational decision business...

/ August 1, 2019
Increased complexity pushes internal IT teams closer to the breaking point

Increased complexity pushes internal IT teams closer to the breaking point

The decision to rely on a managed service provider (MSP) often comes down to the IT skills, or lack thereof, any organization has at hand. The more complex the IT environment, the thinner the level of expertise that can be...

/ May 30, 2019
MSPs need to embrace more agile approaches to managing IT

MSPs need to embrace more agile approaches to managing IT

A survey published this week by Google suggests that the rate of change in IT environments that managed service providers (MSPs) will need to absorb in the years ahead is about to significantly accelerate. The global survey of 1,100 business...

/ March 28, 2019
Your MSP doesn’t need to be the end-all be-all

Your MSP doesn’t need to be the end-all be-all

As an MSP, you probably have your deep area or areas of expertise that you are rightly proud of. If you provide managed security services, then you understand security. If you provide ERP, then you will be proud of your...

/ February 8, 2019
The case for micro-segmentation

The case for micro-segmentation

A recent report by BCC Research shows that the MSP market in the United States will grow from $62.0 billion in 2017 to $94.5 billion in 2021. While banking, insurance, and financial industries continue to dominate an MSP’s clientele, the...

/ January 23, 2019