Managed Services Executive Commentary

  1. Tips For Using Storage To Enable A Business
    8/11/2014

    In industries with some of the biggest data storage challenges — broadcast, media, retail, geospatial, and many others — many companies don’t refer to their data as “data” anymore.  They refer to it as “content,” “assets,” or “information.” 

  2. Best Practices For Professionals: Working Smart Vs. Working Hard
    8/11/2014

    I wish that being successful in business and life was as simple as working harder. If that was the case, a lot more folks would get a lot more of the things they wanted out of life. The reality is that most people spend most of their time focused on things that will never get them closer to their goals. They justify this by thinking or telling other that those tasks “have to be done.”

  3. The Current IT Industry Sales Model Is Officially Broken
    8/11/2014

    I surely have not been alone in watching the demise of the IT sales model over the past several years, and I believe the time has come to officially declare it broken and possibly beyond repair in its current state.

  4. The Real Difference Between Business Tools And A True PSA
    8/8/2014

    When it comes to tools to run your business, it boils down to a total of two: an accounting package and a PSA (professional services automation) package.You can use your accounting package for taxes, bill paying, and payroll — and your PSA for everything else.

  5. 10 Ways To Supercharge Your Sales Team
    8/7/2014

    Leads are worthless without closers. That’s why you need to build, train, and grow effective sales champions. A carefully selected and savvy sales team can supercharge your revenue potential. We’ll share 10 actionable tips for hiring, onboarding, and expanding your sales team. And if you’re craving more, you can access our secret weapon.

  6. Why Sharing — Not Managing — Is The Key To Leveraging Data
    7/31/2014

    Full, comprehensive, 100 percent-accurate data is a fairy tale that all organizations are sold by large software vendors. Everyone wants to believe. The reality is that an organization is an organic, dynamic, and ever-changing entity. Chasing this myth paralyzes companies from sharing information so we are stuck in a cycle where the information flow just stops. 

  7. You’re Fired – Knowing When To Call It Quits With Clients Part 1
    7/31/2014

    “You’re fired!” A phrase made famous by Donald Trump on the popular TV show The Apprentice, but also one of the more difficult tasks that a business owner has to perform.

  8. Why Your Desktop Should Be Born In The Cloud
    7/30/2014

    Technology historians tell us that the idea of cloud computing dates back to at least the mid-’90s. That may be true, but the term’s more likely been in vogue since Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud hit the market 10 years later. In the years since, there’s been a steady and ever-growing migration to this model.

  9. The Cloud: Nemesis Or New Business Opportunity?
    7/30/2014

    With its ability to provide infrastructure access, make applications more affordable, eliminate implementation cost and complexity and increase speed, the cloud is becoming the primary delivery platform for businesses. 

  10. The Automation Imperative: Three Steps To Success For MSPs
    7/30/2014

    The future of managed services is as bright as it has ever been. A study by consulting firm MarketsandMarkets projects the industry to jump from $14.75 billion in 2013 to $265.05 billion in 2018. That’s about a 1700 percent increase. While this is incredible news, dramatic growth predictions like this often change the dynamics of an industry, making it much more competitive. And for managed service providers (MSPs), the dynamics are changing fast.

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