Newsletter | June 3, 2014

06.03.14 -- How To Objectively Evaluate Potential RMM Automation Solutions

Business Solutions
 

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Savvy MSPs Take Role Of Outsourced CIOs
By Dave Sobel, director of partner community for GFI MAX
By Dave Sobel, director of partner community for GFI MAX As solution providers have evolved along the services spectrum, their method of engagement has also changed. Many IT providers started life as resellers. In the early days of the channel, manufacturers would provide a product that IT providers would resell, making a healthy margin.
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Featured Articles
How To Objectively Evaluate Potential RMM Automation Solutions
Read 94 "must ask" questions for choosing a complete RMM automation solution that meets the specific needs of your managed services business.
As-A-Service Part 4: Adapting Your Sales Strategy
When it comes to selling as-a-service, selling value is more important than the products themselves. In Part 4 of The Ultimate Guide to As-A-Service, you'll find tips for adapting your sales strategy and getting your sales team motivated to sell managed services.
Secrets Of The BDR Sale
The true workings of a network are rarely seen and should not be heard. This, in particular, goes for a BDR. The only unfortunate part of this reality is that it is one of the precise reasons why it’s so difficult to sell a BDR solution to a new client.
Opportunities In Public Health Reporting And IT Systems
By Megan Williams, contributing writer
The discussion around EHR (electronic health records) has gone well beyond documenting patient encounters. Records are being used to track trends not only in individual patient health, but also to document and anticipate public health trends.
Top 5 Trends In Managed Services For Architecture, Engineering, And Construction
By Brian Robins
During the last 18 months we have seen a steady increase in the number of requests that we have received from architecture, engineering, and construction companies to manage their software applications. The scope includes project design collaboration and work-sharing applications through to construction work packaging and asset management.
Leveraging Big Data In Manufacturing Predicted To Become "Price Of Entry"
By Trisha Leon, contributing writer
Analysts predict that the global market for Big Data in manufacturing will experience significant growth within the next several years. The wealth of information contained in Big Data holds vast potential to deliver better productivity to manufacturers.
MSP Delivers More Responsive Proactive IT Services With RMM Solution
When Steve Cabrera set out to replace Computer 1 Products of America's (C1P) existing remote monitoring and management (RMM) tool in late 2011, he wasn't planning on deploying new network operations center (NOC) and help desk services.
Security-As-A-Service 101: An 8 Minute Primer You Can't Afford To Skip
By Jeremy Merrick, F-Secure North America
At Business Solutions, we’ve made it our mission to educate our readers — VARs still on the break-fix model and new MSPs — on recurring revenue solutions they could be adding to their portfolios. Security-as-a-Service is a great one and our discussion topic in this podcast.
Webinar — The Modern Retailer & You: Finding New Paths To Profit
Serving the needs of today's modern retailers can't be done with yesterday's business model. In this RSPA webinar, ConnectWise Product Marketing Manager Mark Sokol and retail solution provider Chris Rumpf of Rumpf Computer Services discuss whom the modern retailer is and new service offerings POS VARs should consider to earn recurring revenue by solving their needs.
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