Tag: Managed services

Service for tracking products specifically employed by MSPs enters beta

Service for tracking products specifically employed by MSPs enters beta

While there is no shortage of online sites that compare products for end users, the number of sites that provide a similar service for managed service providers (MSPs) has been comparatively slight. MSP Navigator is now beta testing a namesake...

/ January 9, 2020
MSPs as my co-pilot: How managed services are evolving

MSPs as my co-pilot: How managed services are evolving

With the rate at which workloads have been moving public clouds, it may not come as a surprise to managed service providers (MSPs) that capital spending in hyperscale environments is increasing. A survey of 200 IT decision makers published by...

/ November 5, 2019
How to build out your services as an MSP

How to build out your services as an MSP

Looking back can teach us a lot about our future. Just like many other MSPs, we have been on the journey of shifting from a value-added reseller to offering managed services. While we may be utilising different technologies now, we...

/ October 14, 2019
How to stay sane in managed services

How to stay sane in managed services

As a managed services provider (MSP), you are tasked with keeping track of multiple clients, projects, and technologies, all with multiple managers working with multiple internal and external resources. What’s the key to achieving this? You need to STAY ORGANIZED!

/ July 24, 2019
Reflecting on MSP Day 2019

Reflecting on MSP Day 2019

Now that it’s been awhile since MSP Day 2019, we’re allowing ourselves a sigh of relief, a pat on the back, and the chance to reflect on a successful second outing — and what an outing it was! Riding the...

/ July 9, 2019
Percentage of channel partners offering managed services achieves critical mass

Percentage of channel partners offering managed services achieves critical mass

It’s been a very long time coming, but it looks like there may finally be more channel partners offering managed services than traditional break-fix services. A survey of subscribers published this week by ChannelPro finds the number of partners offering...

/ March 19, 2019
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
IT equipment lifecycle
Extended lifecycle of IT equipment starts to force the managed services issue

Extended lifecycle of IT equipment starts to force the managed services issue

Most solution providers have added managed services to their portfolio to one degree or another. But, arguably far too many of them are still dependent on reselling products as their primary source of revenue. A new survey of 1,372 IT...

/ August 23, 2018
CompTIA CEO advises channel partners to mind the widening managed services gap

CompTIA CEO advises channel partners to mind the widening managed services gap

CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux is warning solution providers that have not yet made the transition to business models based on managed services will soon discover the gap they will need to cross to make that transition is only going to...

/ August 2, 2018