Managed Services Executive Commentary

  1. 5 Ways To Make Implementing Vendor Management Easier

    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.

  2. Five Reasons VARs Should Focus On Manufacturing

    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.

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

    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.

  4. What Do You Know About Team Collaboration SaaS Apps?

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

  5. Prepare For New Competition From Big-Box Retailers, Copier Companies

    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.

  6. 4 Steps to Building a Profitable Services Business

    Justin Crotty of NetEnrich offers best practices that help you avoid common obstacles to building a profitable IT services business.

  7. 5 Reasons MSPs Should Sell Microsoft Office365

    Some managed services providers (MSPs) are still on the fence about Microsoft Office 365.  Here are five reasons for them to take the leap — sooner rather than later.

  8. Are Your SMB Customers Safe From Cyber Attack?

    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.

  9. 6 Important Things To Consider When Evaluating A BDR Vendor

    David Maffei of Carbonite lists important factors channel partners should consider when selecting a data backup and disaster recovery vendor for their clients.

  10. BYOD Risks to Watch Out for in 2014

    Andreas Baumhof of  ThreatMetrix explains the cybersecurity implications that BYOD has for businesses and consumers in 2014 and how to manage BYOD risks.