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.
MSP-FOCUSED MAGAZINE ARTICLES
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.
MSP-FOCUSED EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY
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.
5 Factors To Consider When Devising A Data Auditing Policy
In today’s world, satisfying external regulations is a necessity that we all must fulfill. Staying complaint with these regulations is only possible if every change to data — either by human or machine — is thoroughly recorded. Following are the factors involved in devising an effective auditing policy.
Why Should You And Your IT Customers Be In Compliance?
Compliances are playing a big role in today’s industry — and not just for security. The rules and regulations of compliances like PCI DSS, HIPAA, GLBA, FISMA, etc. let organizations be more responsible when it comes to the handling the data storing the information about their business, operations, products, employees, and consumers. Not only storage, the sharing and treatment guidelines for precious data could be clearly defined using compliances.
In 2014 Hacking Surge Wake, Survey Shows Network Security Priorities In 2015
While the security community was still roiling in the wake of the Target breach in late 2013, the continuing parade of breaches in 2014 cast a harsh light on inadequate security architectures and poorly implemented security practices.
Mobile Payments Approaches: Three Options For Banks
The mobile device creates a tremendous opportunity for the payments industry (and banks in particular) to deliver significant innovation in customer engagement — expanding customer relationships, building loyalty, and driving “top of wallet” status. There are three major mobile payments approaches ideally suited to banks that have one thing in common — they all rely on a major component that banks do not directly control.
MSP-FOCUSED WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES
How Fred IT Became One Of Australia’s Most Innovative Companies
When business is booming, we often learn to deal with frustrations rather than spend time establishing new processes. But as Fred IT learned, process is the key to capitalizing on growth.
5 Tips To Reinvent Your Pricing Strategy
Placing a value on your offerings as a technology service business can be difficult. But knowing whether the price is right shouldn’t be a guessing game.
Understanding The ROI Of Managed Patching For Both MSPs And Their Customers
As long as there are hackers willing to exploit software vulnerabilities and security breaches, patching will continue to be a critical element of the package offered by managed service providers (MSPs) to small-and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
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LabTech Ignite ®
Implementing new remote monitoring and management (RMM) software can take a significant amount of time and usually has a substantial learning curve. In response to partner feedback concerning these issues, LabTech has developed LabTech Ignite which provides faster implementation and a reduced learning curve.
An increasing challenge for today’s IT solutions providers is delivering and managing effective protection against online threats and malicious software attacks to clients with different antivirus products. Onboarding new client locations with or without an existing antivirus solution, administrative difficulties with separate antivirus consoles and a lack of automated best practices for security updates further complicates IT threat prevention, detection and management.
Partner Support Program Level Platforms delivers the deepest integration in the market, is 100% channel focused and will never sell to the end-customer. With this as part of our foundation, we provide MSPs one of the most comprehensive partner support programs in the industry. Your dedicated Partner Development Manager will ensure you have all the training and support you need to move your business to the next level. For more information please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CloudRunner And Essential IT-as-a-Service Solutions For SMBs
Become a one-stop shop for all your customers’ IT-as-a-service needs.
CloudFounders Equips MSPs To Offer Cloud Solutions
At Channel Transitions Midwest on October 7, 2014 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Chicago-Oak Brook, Jonathan Kos, VP of sales at CloudFounders, tells how managed services providers can leverage CloudFounders’ white-labeled products to offer privately hosted cloud solutions.
WorldPay Tells How Payment Solutions Can Lead To Recurring Revenue
At Channel Transitions Midwest on October 7, 2014 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Chicago-Oak Brook, Chester Ritchie, senior VP of strategic partnerships at WorldPay, displays payment solutions and discusses how solutions providers can establish recurring revenue streams.
GFI MAX Demonstrates Patch Management Feature
At Channel Transitions Midwest on October 7, 2014 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Chicago-Oak Brook, Nadia Karatsoreos, community manager for GFI MAX, introduces sales engineer Andrew Crihfield who demonstrates the platform’s patch management feature.
N-able Help Desk Manager - Overview And Demo
In this short video, we walk you through the powerful, full featured Help Desk Manager. Help Desk Manager delivers MSP-optimized, ITIL aligned, web-based help desk and ticketing at a price anyone can afford. Run it standalone or integrated with N-central - on premise or hosted. The choice is yours.