Newsletter | September 18, 2013

09.18.13 -- Managed Service Myths Break-Fix VARs Believe

Business Solutions Newsletter

| Storage & General Computing Edition

In This Issue:


Epic Technologies Achieves Phenomenal Managed Services Growth
Epic Technologies had recently added IT managed services to their existing telecom business, but were experiencing efficiency and cost challenges in working with a number of vendors while trying to provide monitoring and support to clients on their own.
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Leveraging Reporting Tools To Prove Managed Services Value
Repeat customers are key to business success. For managed services providers, this translates to retaining clients at contract-renewal time.
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Managed Service Myths Break-Fix VARs Believe
By Douglas R. Grabowski, Jr.
ASCII member Douglas R. Grabowski, managing partner of Grabowski Group, tells why it’s not difficult to change your business from break-fix to managed services. He lists five common myths a break-fix VAR might believe — and the truth.
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Preventing Disasters In Tornado Alley
For an MSP in the heart of Tornado Alley, backup and disaster recovery tools are standard equipment
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Realize Business Continuity For Your Clients
Why deliver just backup, when data recovery and business continuity are the real keys?  Learn how Business Technology Partners restored data following client server failure, ensured all data was successfully backed up, and delivered business continuity.
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Evolving Your IT Services Offering In A Modern Mobile World

In this article, you’ll see how cutting-edge IT service providers are charting a course in the new world of mobility-driven IT services to meet the mobile device management needs of their clients through service and solution-oriented best practices.
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Executive Commentary

A Checklist For Your Managed Services Portfolio
By Dave Sobel

The more MSPs can monitor and manage, the more vital they become to customers’ operations — and far less likely to be displaced by a competing provider, as the MSP is able to show a considerable distinctiveness from the competitor.
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News Blogs

What You Should Know About Flash-Based Storage

Momchil Michailov, CEO and co-founder of Sanbolic, discusses flash-based storage, identifying benefits, applications, limitations, and misconceptions.


ConnectWise Announces Next Wave Of Innovations And Acquisitions

ConnectWise, developer of the leading service management software designed exclusively for IT service providers, VARS, ISVs, and MSPs, announced plans to continue building on its ModernOffice Suite through a series of innovations, integrations, and strategic investments/acquisitions.

Featured Webinars

Automating Your Microsoft World: Cloud Efficiencies

In this third webinar you will learn how you can leverage automation to save you hours of painstaking manual labor when managing cloud services and virtual infrastructure.


ConnectWise Educates POS VARs On Automation At RetailNOW 2013

Dexter Williams, vertical sales manager with ConnectWise, showed service providers at RetailNOW 2013 how ConnectWise software can “connect the power of data.”

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OKI Game Changer Tour 2013
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GFI Partner Summit
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October 23 to 25, 2013 | Scottsdale, AZ

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