Newsletter | February 20, 2014

02.20.14 -- Quick Tips For Your As-A-Service Transition

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Quick Tips For Your As-A-Service Transition
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief
By Mike Monocello, editor in chief Many break-fix VARs tell me that they believe the as-a-Service model and more recurring revenue would be good for the health of their business, but they don’t know how to get started. Reading articles about established managed services providers can be overwhelming. We don’t assume the transition from break-fix is easy, but we do think it’s necessary, and so we strive to give you as much actionable information as possible on the subject.
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Troubled HealthCare.gov Launch Offers MSPs, VARs Many Lessons
By Manny Veiga
You may be tired of hearing the word "glitch" and how the deployment of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) HealthCare.gov website has been riddled with them. However, the troubled launch of the online marketplace continues to offer lessons for MSPs and VARs.
The Evolution Of Customer Service Social Care
By Gabe Ulloa
Each day, I do a little research in the morning to see what is going on in the social world. Going through my rounds, I came across an article in the Harvard Business Review talking about “Social Care.” It was a great article that talked about how companies are utilizing social media and their front lines for customer service.
RFID: Moving From Manual To Automated
As companies become increasingly aware of the liabilities and frustrations inherent in manually affixing RFID labels, commonly called “slap and ship,” they are investigating a transition to automated RFID tagging.
Critical Success Factors In For In-House NOC And Help Desk Operations
Providing NOC and help desk support services that are responsive to end customer needs while being cost effective to deliver is a key challenge faced by all managed service providers. Surprisingly few get this part of their business right. The inevitable outcome is lower customer satisfaction, higher customer churn rates, and reduced revenues.
Are Your SMB Customers Safe From Cyber Attack?
By Tim Gillen
Tim Gillen of Terrapin Networks and a member of The ASCII Group lists some measures MSPs can take to help protect their SMB clients from cybercrime.
BYOD Risks To Watch Out For In 2014
By Andreas Baumhof
Andreas Baumhof of ThreatMetrix explains the cybersecurity implications that BYOD has for businesses and consumers in 2014 and how to manage BYOD risks.
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