Managed Services Executive Commentary

  1. 3 Ways To Communicate The Value Of Managed Services
    6/6/2016

    Let’s face it, SMBs are cost-conscious by nature and will go to great lengths to save money. When it comes to managed IT services, for example, we’ve heard from our MSP partners that many of their SMB clients will choose to opt out of these services in order to save a few dollars in the short run. What they don’t often don’t is, after accounting for productivity losses, unscheduled maintenance fees, and even damage to their reputation, the decision not to engage in a managed services contract can end up costing them much more down the road.

  2. How Managed Service Providers (MSPs) Can Maintain Revenue And Relevance In The Cloud
    6/3/2016

    The move to cloud-based computing is disrupting a familiar and lucrative business model for managed service providers (MSPs) and value added resellers (VARS) who have built their businesses on implementing and managing computing infrastructure for customers with traditional on-premises data centers – services now in dwindling demand. How do MSPs and VARs maintain revenue and relevance as customers increasingly go directly to cloud service providers for management of their cloud-based compute resources?

  3. Make “Going Green” Easy With Cloud Computing
    6/3/2016

    Going green and reducing the corporate carbon footprint have been fairly recent trends among companies, but more often than not, profit is the deciding factor in business decisions. Usually moving to green or more eco-friendly procedures means an increase in cost for a company. However, with cloud computing, it’s likely your transition will keep more money in your pocket while also helping the planet.

  4. From Charity To Parity: Changing The Conversation About Gender Diversity In IT
    6/2/2016

    So much of the discussion around gender diversity in IT is about how tech companies need to reverse the discrimination against women in hiring, compensation, and promotion. It’s championed as the socially responsible thing to do. And, it certainly is that, but evidence is mounting that it’s also the financially responsible thing to do for your IT company.

  5. Reducing The Threat Of Stolen And Compromised Credentials
    6/1/2016

    Compromised and stolen credentials continue to be a thorn in the life of the health IT security professional. A recent Cloud Security Alliance survey found more than 65 percent of respondents believed compromised credentials would be the root cause of a security breach.

  6. Why Law Firms Need To Start Taking Advantage Of Cloud Computing
    6/1/2016

    Cloud computing means that the world is your office. When the world is your office, you can access your files, applications, calendar, and email wherever you are. In an earlier blog post, I wrote about which types of businesses are a good fit for the cloud. Law firms hit almost every item on that check list, therefore making moving to the cloud a smart investment.

  7. 6 Tips For Increased Meeting Productivity
    5/27/2016

    As CMO of a business communications company, and having spent the bulk of my career in the industry, it has been my top priority to find ways to transform and streamline the way businesses hold meetings. Meetings were developed to be an efficient way for employees to get together to discuss ideas, debate issues, overcome obstacles, and drive outcomes.

  8. What Is The Cloud?
    5/27/2016

    With the Cloud, you can simplify your office technology and completely eliminate the need to purchase and maintain expensive complex equipment. If you are interested in seeing if the Cloud is right for you, we can help connect you with a WebTop Certified Managed Service Provider for a free, no pressure, no obligation Cloud Readiness Assessment.

  9. Channeling Security: How To Talk With Clients About Skyrocketing Costs
    5/25/2016

    In today’s business climate, you can count on a security breach almost as sure as you can count on the sun rising and setting. That’s why being proactive about the challenges your clients face — including the spiraling costs of network protection — is essential. It all begins with communication.

  10. Unique, Original Ways To Provide Value To Your Customers
    5/25/2016

    Too often while walking a trade show floor, we’re caught up in the technology “price race to the bottom” — who has more megapixels, who can integrate with more partners, or who can manage the most access points. But in the race to be the best, many manufacturers can get caught up in the competition and forget about the main component in creating a successful business: customers. True service is rooted in the notion that organizations must provide significant value to customers in a number of ways.