Managed Services Articles

  1. From ASCII Chicago: MSP Opportunities In The Dental Vertical
    5/28/2015

    Solutions providers yearn for in-depth education at industry conferences, and those who listened to C.J. Ezell, CEO of managed services provider PointClear Networks, at the ASCII Success Summit in Chicago Thursday got what they were looking for.

  2. From ASCII Chicago: MSP Website Problems And Best Practices
    5/28/2015

    Every time I write about one of Herman Pool’s ASCII conference presentations, I describe him as “a whirling dervish and marketing master on stage.” And I’m dead-on correct every time.

  3. Top Day 1 Quotes From ASCII Chicago
    5/28/2015

    A crowd of nearly 100 channel executives enjoyed Day 1 of Wednesday’s ASCII Success Summit at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago. I wanted to share with you some the best quips and quotes from the day.

  4. From ASCII Chicago: 5 Hiring Don'ts
    5/27/2015

    I was honored to kick off the ASCII Success Summit today at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago with my hiring best practices presentation titled “Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer.” It’s always great to connect with solution provider executives and try to solve important small business problems.

  5. What Are Parents’ Perceptions Of The IT Solutions You Provide To Schools?
    5/27/2015

    A survey published by Marketplace Learning Curve let parents weigh in on the impact of technology on the quality of education, and found that 71 percent of those polled think that the digital classroom is doing good things for their children.

  6. Ponemon Study: Most Healthcare Organizations Have Experienced A Data Breach
    5/27/2015

    Ponemon has released its Fifth Annual Benchmark Study On Privacy & Security Of Healthcare Data, and it reveals what most of the industry already knows … healthcare organizations are under heavy attack from cybercriminals.

  7. Sell Your Business Or Keep It: Both Paths Are The Same
    5/26/2015

    While at Autotask’s recently held Community Live! conference in Miami, I sat in on a very interesting session run by Bruce Teichman, VP and partner of Cogent Growth Partners. The breakout concentrated on the topic of selling one’s business — the steps to take, how much money to expect, and when to start the process. Here’s a quick run-through of Teichman’s tips for how to run your business that will make it appealing to buyers. What I found most interesting was that Teichman’s advice was equally valuable to a VAR or MSP that isn’t interested in selling.

  8. MeriTalk Launches New FedRAMP 411 Site
    5/26/2015

    Federal agencies will spend more than $2 billion on cloud services during 2015, and cloud service providers are also spending millions to insure that their products and services are in line with governmental security standards as laid out in the FedRAMP regulations.

  9. The Number One MDM Practice You Can’t Afford To Get Wrong
    5/22/2015

    Some VARs and MSPs opt to take a hands off approach when it comes to bring your own device (BYOD) and mobile device management (MDM) opportunities. But, savvy resellers recognize three facts: First, your customers are going to use their personal mobile devices at work whether end users have corporate policies and solutions in place or not. And second, by not doing anything, your customers are at a greater risk of a data breach. And, finally, there’s money to be made in mobility.

  10. What MSPs Need To Know About The Impact Of Cloud Computing On Clients’ IT Departments
    5/21/2015

    As cloud computing has gained in popularity over the years, many within the IT industry have been understandably excited and wary about what it would mean for them.

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