Newsletter | September 2, 2014

09.02.14 -- 3 Lies Break-Fix VARs Tell Themselves About Managed Services

Business Solutions

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3 Lies Break-Fix VARs Tell Themselves About Managed Services
By Jay McCall
By Jay McCall Despite the growing number of managed services success stories, many VARs are reluctant to make the switch, and here’s why. Industry experts from master MSP and HaaS (Hardware-as-a-Service) provider CharTec, PSA (professional services automation) vendor ConnectWise, and RMM (remote monitoring and management) vendor N-able by SolarWinds offer their perspectives on the three lies VARs tell themselves about managed services.
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Featured Articles
Selecting The Right SIP Phone For Your IP PBX
By Gary Audin
There are many session initiation protocol (SIP) phones on the market manufactured by IP PBX vendors and third parties. Selecting the best phone for your use is both a technical and a business decision. The selection process starts with the choice of SIP phones based on technical requirements.
Why You Need Backup And Recovery
Let’s get this out right here at the beginning: at some point down the road, your data is going to be in danger. It could be a machine error. It could be a virus. It could be a tornado the size of Nebraska. But sooner or later, you’re going to be in a situation where you’re at risk of losing some or all of your data.
The Top 5 Sources For Lead Acquisition
From CEOs who aren’t using marketing to grow their business, we often hear the same reasons why: lack of time, lack of money, not sure where to start, stuck in the technical part of the business, wearing too many other hats, and the list goes on and on. Coupled with not knowing where to start, the category of not having a list to actually market to, is a major complaint that we’ve heard from many an IT business owner.
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How To Preserve Your Data Protection Business With Customers Distracted By Shiny Baubles
By John Pearring
Since data protection remains one of the biggest issues for customers today — both as a recurring growth and upgrade product opportunity — resellers can unfortunately get derailed by “new” offerings on the market.
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