Tag: IT modernization

Growth Hacking for MSPs: Fundamentals

Growth Hacking for MSPs: Fundamentals

The future of business is technical. From a marketing perspective, this theoretical strategy, known as “growth hacking” has bounced around Silicon Valley for almost decades with companies such as Dropbox, Zynga, and Instagram leading the way. As more tools are...

/ April 15, 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
IT modernization initiatives begin to gain momentum

IT modernization initiatives begin to gain momentum

Most business and IT leaders intuitively understand that legacy IT applications and infrastructure make their organization less agile. That’s become a significant issue because most of them are also keenly aware of the need to embrace digital business transformation initiatives...

/ March 22, 2019
Data center modernization is the top issue for most IT organizations

Data center modernization is the top issue for most IT organizations

There’s an old saying that posits the key to success is to discover where a customer’s pain points are and solve that problem. A survey of 218 IT professionals published this week by the research firm Futuriom suggests that the...

/ February 21, 2019
Digital business transformation drives IT modernization opportunities

Digital business transformation drives IT modernization opportunities

Rising investments in digital business transformation initiatives are starting to deliver some surprising dividends for IT services providers in the form of modernization opportunities. Spiceworks, on behalf of CenturyLink a provider of telecommunications and managed services, recently conducted a survey...

/ February 7, 2019
Selling managed services to the modern small business owner

Selling managed services to the modern small business owner

I recently took on a client who fits the description of an “old school” MSP business owner – someone who has been in this industry for years and has seen the landscape shift around them time and again. This particular...

/ February 6, 2019
MSPs need to find ways to stay relevant in the DevOPs era

MSPs need to find ways to stay relevant in the DevOPs era

The single most important thing for managed service providers (MSPs) to do is to align their technology skills with their customers needs. After all, most IT organizations are only going to look outside for help when they can’t do a...

/ December 4, 2018
AWS push into on-premises IT environments changes business model equation for MSPs

AWS push into on-premises IT environments changes business model equation for MSPs

It’s now officially the best and worst of times for managed service providers (MSPs). Most of the IT resources made available these days are delivered as a managed service by the cloud service provider. On the one hand, that clearly...

/ November 29, 2018
AWS unfurls global managed networking service

AWS unfurls global managed networking service

Amazon Web Services (AWS) made it abundantly clear this week that the cloud service provider intends to aggressively compete as a provider of managed networking services. This follows the launch of AWS Global Accelerator, a managed service based on the...

/ November 27, 2018
Modernization of IT services potentially cuts both ways for MSPs

Modernization of IT services potentially cuts both ways for MSPs

A major shift in terms of how IT services are monitored and managed that is being driven by a need to correlate events in real time creates both risk and opportunity for managed services providers (MSPs). A survey of 100...

/ August 16, 2018