Today I began crunching the data from a Business Solutions reader survey on the topic of consolidation, mergers, and acquisitions in the channel. The special report will appear in our March issue. Let me tell you right now, we received some great feedback in the survey. Without spoiling the entire report, I did want to share a couple trends I’m seeing immediately.
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Create A Win-Win Managed Services Model
Fine-tuning its managed services program and consultation skills allows this MSP to continue its year-over-year double-digit growth trend.
Embracing The Burgeoning Digital Signage Market
This AV, digital signage, and IT integrator’s commitment to becoming a total solutions provider is leading to year-over-year double-digit growth.
How Good Is The Managed Services Business? Damn Good.
The results of Business Solutions’ latest survey of its managed services readers are in — and the data is compelling.
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Using Opportunities In Your PSA To Track Leads
The most common business issue we hear in serving our HTG peer group members is far and away: “How do we generate more business?” The marketing and sales functions are viewed as a necessary evil to people who get more excited designing, building, and fixing technology solutions. We all know the lifeblood of a business is generating new opportunities from prospects as well as our existing clients. It is critical to the success of the business.
Keep An Eye On Law Before You Move Data
The emergence of cloud storage and Big Data has made a significant impact on managing data in the business sector. We are at a transition period where companies have started moving away from traditional physical storage to shared and secured cloud storage with global access.
Four Steps To Casting A Clear Vision
Vision casting is one of those topics that most people tend to run from. It seems mystical to many. The reality is that not only is it a discipline, but a very important skill to have and implement if you want to succeed both personally and professionally. Scripture says it most clearly when it says in Proverbs 29 “where there is no vision, the people perish.” Many small businesses today flounder around because the vision has not been defined even by the leaders and certainly has not been shared with the team in a way that compels them to want to participate.
Ask Coach: Tap Into The Power Of Your Team To Set A Strategic Path
How do I set a strategic direction for the company? The “how” is a relatively simple process. The implementation of the process is the hard part — but more on that in a minute. Procedurally, I’d recommend something like the following steps:
Your Top 5 New HR Habits For 2015
Happy 2015! The start of a new year brings so much hope, promise and excitement for us all, both personally and professionally. And while many business owners and managers have spent the last few weeks focused on strategically planning execution of their 2015 business plans, I would suggest few have given much thought to their HR strategic plans. So here’s my shortlist of HR “habits” every leader and company, big to small, needs to incorporate into their 2015 plan (and every year thereafter).
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3 Differentiators Make A Big Difference In A MSPs Backup Offering
There are no doubt hundreds of backup vendors, offering various types of backup and recovery methods to Managed Services Providers (MSPs). How does an MSP know which offers the best solution for its customers, and the makes the best business sense as part of its managed services offering?
How Large Dental Office Found The Right Backup And Recovery Solution
“We want to serve our patients, not worry about IT,” says Lori Buchman, Practice Administrator with Lincoln Pediatric Dentistry in Lincoln, NE. The IT challenges for the growing dental practice, however, are many. With 34 employees in two locations, one virtualized host and four servers, not to mention HIPAA compliance, it’s imperative that their data be secure and systems are always on.
Diagnostics Firm Cuts Operating Costs And Increases Efficiency With Robust, Easy-To-Use BDR
GRIP I.T., a division of Global Resources Technologies Inc., founded in 1996, provides full-service IT service management for businesses of all sizes. With a focus on improving the functionality of their customers’ IT and business systems, all at a lower cost of ownership, GRIP I.T. seeks to serve their clients in all areas of I.T. The company is based in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
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Intronis Cloud Backup And Recovery
Designed specifically for the IT channel, Intronis Cloud Backup and Recovery helps MSPs offer their clients a hybrid solution for local and cloud backup, data security, and on-demand recovery. Intronis is committed to helping MSPs grow their business, delivering an intuitive solution that eliminates the time-consuming and costly manual administrative processes typically associated with backup and recovery.
Black Box Cold Front Data Center Cooling Solutions
Nothing cools like chilled water. Now you can harness the cooling power of liquid in your data center with Cold Front. Cold Front is the perfect solution for tightly packed server rooms or high-density enclosures.
Seagull Scientific Features BarTender Software At Smart VAR Healthcare Summit
David Rau, director of sales, Americas for Seagull Scientific, discusses BarTender software at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit held on May 6 in New Brunswick, NJ. The software enables data from EHR systems to be partitioned and added to a wristband or label — with the option of applying color.
Cognitive TPG Demonstrates Printing With Security Features
At the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit held on May 6 in New Brunswick, NJ. Joe Howe, business development manager for Cognitive TPG, his company’s printers’ ability to print special security features on plain, thermal paper.
MCL Technologies Demonstrates App Development Tool At Healthcare Summit
Susan Krusee, AMERICAS sales director for MCL Technologies, met conference attendees at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit held on May 6 in New Brunswick, NJ. She provides information about MCL-Designer, a rapid app development tool/mobile platform cloud computing tool.
Datalogic: Healthcare Providers Are Adopting, Upgrading Technologies
Gina Wilde, national manager, healthcare vertical for Datalogic, talks with an attendee at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit on May 6 in New Brunswick, NJ.