Tag: MSPs

How MSPs help grow startups

How MSPs help grow startups

When you think of Managed Service Providers (MSPs), you probably think of companies that provide IT services for small and medium sized businesses, but these companies can be more than that. They can help grow startups too. That’s because MSPs...

/ April 15, 2019
Your local restaurant might be an IoT hotspot

Your local restaurant might be an IoT hotspot

What telecommuter hasn’t used McDonalds or Starbucks as an office away from the office? I know I’ve spent plenty of hours under those famous golden arches while on the road. The unsecured guest Wi-Fi flows as smoothly as the coffee,...

/ March 20, 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
Automation challenges for MSPs to overcome

Automation challenges for MSPs to overcome

Previously, we examined why MSPs should move on from manually documenting systems, in favor of automation. Manual documentation comes with far too many of its own challenges to justify a status of being the preferred method of documentation. In its...

/ March 19, 2019
Helping SMBs overcome their technology growth fears

Helping SMBs overcome their technology growth fears

When I started in IT support, most office networks consisted of a server room, some desktop computers, and maybe a few printers and scanners. This meant the default 192.168.1.X range was enough for more than a hundred staff. That’s far...

/ March 18, 2019 / 1 Comment
CompTIA survey finds IT spending trends among SMBs cut both ways for MSPs

CompTIA survey finds IT spending trends among SMBs cut both ways for MSPs

Not too long ago, it would have been safe for managed service providers to assume most small-to-medium business (SMBs) would be considered laggards in adopting new and emerging technologies. But a survey of 650 SMBs conducted by CompTIA, an IT...

/ March 7, 2019
IoT starts to emerge as major opportunity for MSPs

IoT starts to emerge as major opportunity for MSPs

The reality surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) may finally be starting to live up to the hype. A global survey of 1,758 businesses conducted by Vodafone finds that more than a third (34 percent) have implemented IoT, with 70...

/ March 5, 2019
A need to optimize cloud spending opens the door for MSPs

A need to optimize cloud spending opens the door for MSPs

The more business and IT leaders worry about cloud costs, the more relevant managed service providers become. As far as cloud spending is concerned, the level of financial oversight being applied by organizations is slim to none. In the name...

/ February 28, 2019
Opportunity for MSPs to plug 5G wireless networking gap emerges

Opportunity for MSPs to plug 5G wireless networking gap emerges

At the Mobile World Congress 2019 conference, many attendees are excited about everything related to next-generation 5G wireless networks. Not only do these networks promise to deliver several orders of magnitude of increased network bandwidth, but a wide range of...

/ February 26, 2019
As SaaS usage increases, managing it is a challenge

As SaaS usage increases, managing it is a challenge

Software-as-a-Service has many advantages for organizations. From a management perspective, it takes care of itself. The software updates automatically behind the scenes, as often as needed. Users don’t have to wait months or even years to take advantage of the...

/ February 19, 2019