Managed Services Executive Commentary

  1. Advice For The IT Channel: 4 Ways To Market Your Business
    5/27/2015

    If you ask CEOs to name the most difficult aspect of their businesses, most will say the greatest challenge is reaching and retaining customers. The best way to educate your customers about your brand and the services you offer is through a strategic and coordinated approach to marketing.

  2. The Top Objections To Cloud Security — And How To Overcome Them
    5/27/2015

    Using the cloud for business is still an unknown frontier for many businesses. Regardless of their size or the markets they operate in, very few organizations understand the cloud well enough to leverage it to their advantage. That may also explain why IT providers run into so many objections relating to its security. People don’t trust what they can’t see, especially with data breaches jumping onto the priority list of most managers and owners.

  3. 5-Second Rule: Why Prioritizing Web Protection Shouldn’t Take A Moment Longer
    5/22/2015

    Malware is more menacing than ever. While antivirus and patch management are known needs, an equally critical third component for defending your IT clients is required. As MAXfocus Security Lead Ian Trump explains, it’s time to incorporate a security, monitoring and filtering solution.

  4. 10 Things Effective Leaders Do
    5/21/2015

    Here is a list of things I find effective leaders doing — and doing well. See how many make your list of accomplishments.

  5. The Top 3 Components Of A Business Continuity Solution For SMBs
    5/20/2015

    When it comes to technology, small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs) want many of the same things as large enterprises. For example, they want to invest in cloud technologies to increase agility and reduce costs, and they want to leverage big data to drive growth and innovation.

  6. Time Is Money: How Project Management Can Make Or Break Your IT Business
    5/20/2015

    Professional services firms are rapidly growing and show no sign of slowing down. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, professional services firms accounted for 29 percent  of all new jobs in April in the U.S.

  7. The Top 5 Trends That Show Training For Your Employees Should Be A Priority
    5/20/2015

    An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. ~ Benjamin Franklin -- You’re not likely to find many people that disagree with Ol’ Ben, but when it comes to providing education for employees, a lot of companies earn a failing grade.

  8. Lessons From Sports Coach Phil Jackson: “Obsessing About Winning Is A Loser’s Game”
    5/20/2015

    How do you lead a community … be it a business association, a sports team, or even a country? I founded The ASCII Group over 30 years ago and it has remained the oldest and largest community of computer integrators, MSPs and solutions providers in the world.  While we are a respected and long-established community, I am constantly looking at how I can be the best leader possible, both to my staff and our solution provider community.

  9. Features, Cost Savings, Industry-Specific Products, Increase Confidence In The Cloud
    5/18/2015

    Over the past decade cloud has grown from a new technology into one that is successfully being used across industries by companies big and small all around the globe. With the evolution of this technology has come the evolution of its reputation, one that has stood firm in the face of fear mongering to emerge into a necessary component of many businesses.

  10. Helping Your IT Clients — And You — Achieve Inbox Zero With Big Data Analytics
    5/18/2015

    More money, more problems. As you move up the workforce ladder, you can pretty much expect one thing to be true: your email inbox is going to explode. More than you thought was possible. With all of the talk around Big Data, I thought it would be an interesting experiment to see if I could use Big Data analytics to figure out how to combat (or at least better prepare myself for) the inevitable.

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