Tag: MSPs

AWS follows Microsoft’s lead in raising the partner bar for MSPs

AWS follows Microsoft’s lead in raising the partner bar for MSPs

Whenever any IT product or service starts to become widely accessible at too low of a price, it’s usually not long before IT vendors look to constrain the number of routes to market to ensure profitability. After nearly a decade...

/ February 19, 2019
Coming to terms with offering managed security services

Coming to terms with offering managed security services

Cybersecurity has increasingly become table stakes for not just new projects, but also retroactively existing ones. Many managed service providers (MSPs) are now being required by customers to layer additional cybersecurity services on top of both new equipment and a...

/ February 12, 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
How the rise of big data and AI will impact MSPs

How the rise of big data and AI will impact MSPs

IT organizations are starting to signal their intent to consolidate all the analytics applications they need to support around a common pool of “big data” whenever possible. A recent report from Dresner Advisory Services finds 60 percent of respondents would...

/ February 5, 2019
Tight market for IT labor continues to hamper MSP expansion plans

Tight market for IT labor continues to hamper MSP expansion plans

The single biggest inhibitor of growth for most managed service providers is staffing. Without access to additional talent, MSPs not only find it challenging to extend the size and scope of the existing services they offer, it becomes next to...

/ January 31, 2019
Three system weaknesses MSPs should be watching out for

Three system weaknesses MSPs should be watching out for

In the pre-internet age, a virus was something that required a tissue and aspirin, phishing meant you followed around a grunge band, and patching’s tech definition was limited to putting through a phone call. Fast-forward to today, where viruses spread...

/ January 30, 2019
Shifting IT infrastructure landscape ultimately favors the MSP

Shifting IT infrastructure landscape ultimately favors the MSP

A new survey of 500 IT professionals published by INAP, a provider of managed services, suggests the rate at which application workloads will be shifting away from on-premises IT environments in 2019 is about to accelerate. The INAP survey finds...

/ January 8, 2019
You need to build a machine to take your IT business to the next level

You need to build a machine to take your IT business to the next level

If you are reading this, there is a good chance you are a techie, leader, or manager within an IT Managed Service provider or Tech business. The reason you started  your IT services business is because of your IT background...

/ January 7, 2019
Savvy MSPs track IT salaries to determine where to focus their efforts

Savvy MSPs track IT salaries to determine where to focus their efforts

The fundamental advantage any managed service provider (MSP) has is that they can aggregate the total cost of delivering an IT service across multiple customers. In contrast, an internal IT organization needs to absorb the entire cost for every full-time...

/ January 3, 2019 / 1 Comment
Edge computing emerges as major opportunity for MSPs in 2019

Edge computing emerges as major opportunity for MSPs in 2019

As the IT industry enters 2019, there’s a lot of excitement about edge computing. Of course, edge computing is not necessarily a new idea. IT organizations have been deploying applications in, for example, remote offices or on various classes of...

/ January 2, 2019