Managed Services Executive Commentary

  1. Four Leadership Lessons I’ve Learned From Baseball’s Joe Maddon
    3/14/2014

    If you follow Major League Baseball, chances are you’re familiar with Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon and his unorthodox approach to managing the game … not to mention his team. Joe’s famous (or infamous, depending on where you’re standing) for mixing things up, taking players out of their standard positions and testing their skills in new ways.

  2. The Ultimate Cloud Sales Strategy
    3/14/2014

    During a recent new client strategy meeting and a session where I had a chance to interview their entire sales team I came away with a break through idea regarding their sales efforts. I think it is pertinent to almost every past client and all future clients. I just had to share it with my many readers.

  3. Education And Security Are Key To Monetizing BYOD
    3/14/2014

    Practically everyone has been taking their mobile phones to work since they infiltrated our lives a few decades ago. Initially they stayed in our coat pockets or bags, or rested quietly on our desks, but they’ve since evolved beyond a means for simple voice or text conversations. Back then our mobile phones were personal and not for work. But as the devices themselves have changed, times have changed as well.

  4. Differences Between A World-Class MSP And A Typical MSP
    3/13/2014

    “World-class” is used to explain “of the highest order.” Here’s how to ensure your company is performing better than everyone else.

  5. Business Continuity 101: How To Get Back To Business
    3/12/2014

    10 Tips to Avoid Costly Downtime in Today’s Data Center.

  6. 5 Ways To Make Implementing Vendor Management Easier
    3/11/2014

    There are many benefits for both you and your clients by bringing vendor management into your professional services stack. For your business, you can control the scheduling of outside IT projects, meaning no more surprise calls about the new T1 line going in.

  7. Five Reasons VARs Should Focus On Manufacturing
    3/10/2014

    To stay competitive, all companies have to continually place bets on where to invest their time and resources; assess how to strengthen solution offerings; and innovate around them. We are all evaluating the industry sectors that deliver the most promise and provide the biggest opportunities for business growth. If manufacturing isn’t on your short list, it definitely should be.

  8. Will Windows XP’s End Of Life Be The End Of Compliance For Your Customers?
    3/10/2014

    The inevitable fate of Windows’ legacy OS presents a serious potential industry violation threat to your customers operating in regulated industries — and the perfect opportunity for you to save the day.

  9. What Do You Know About Team Collaboration SaaS Apps?
    2/21/2014

    What’s new and what’s next for cloud-based workplace collaboration apps.

  10. Prepare For New Competition From Big-Box Retailers, Copier Companies
    2/18/2014

    For most of us, we began our journey in managed services for one main reason: the guaranteed, recurring, monthly revenue stream. Over the years, the managed services industry as a whole has been lucky enough to keep the hands of big business out of the money pot, allowing us little guys a chance to stake our claim. Well guys, I hate to say this, but the secret’s getting out.