Newsletter | December 20, 2013

12.20.13 -- 2013 State Of Cloud Backup: MSPs Missing The Mark

Business Solutions Newsletter

| Networking & Managed Services Edition

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Opportunities To Sell Managed Print Services In The Education Vertical
By Jackie Paralis and Michael Garofola
Jackie Paralis and Michael Garofola, OKI Data Americas provide an example of how MPS allowed for the integration of new technology into a mid-western school district and how this delivered a win-win for the dealer and the school district.
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Set Your IT Business Up For Success: Achieving Client Satisfaction In The First 30 Days
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2013 State Of Cloud Backup: MSPs Missing The Mark
Solution providers continue to miss a significant opportunity to protect their clients and boost their bottom lines with cloud-based backup and recovery services, according to the new State of Cloud Backup survey from channel consulting and research firm The 2112 Group and Business Solutions magazine on behalf of cloud backup provider Intronis.
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How To Deal With A Perfect Storm Of Disruption In The Managed Services Business
By Mike Cullen
A personal perspective on the challenges facing the managed services industry and the strategies you can use now to survive and thrive transformational change.
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How To Get Staff Buy-In For The As-A-Service Model
By Bernadette Wilson, associate editor

Almost daily, Business Solutions magazine hears from industry experts and from subscribers that to survive in the channel, a business must find a way to build a predictable revenue stream and maximize profitability. For changes in your business to result in success, however, everyone has to support the transition.
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Case Study

Managed Service Provider Attributes Growth To The ConnectWise Community

Growing an IT services business in an unstable economy is challenging, but for one MSP, the key to success was the right partnership and business support from a group of peers.
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Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, And Networking News

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