Advice on integrating 3D printing is in the news this week, as well as disruptive forces affecting manufacturing — including 3D printing and cloud computing.
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Say “No!” To Unprofitable Customers
This $7 million MSP walked away from 90% of its prospects while still growing revenue 9%.
Merging Break-Fix And Managed Services
A successful MSP and VAR merger leads to a projected 100% revenue growth this year.
Network Assessment Lands Client, Leads To Add-On Sales
When an office furniture company began questioning its current MSP’s service, TechGuides was able to step in and take over.
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4 Ways To Optimize Data Protection In Virtual Environments
When it comes to virtual machines (VMs), it’s no secret that a more robust backup and disaster recovery (BDR) approach is required — compared to what you might deploy in a traditional physical server environment. From data protection policies that are based on VM replication, to increased levels of performance to support database-driven business applications and higher I/O workloads, there’s a lot to keep in mind.
What Banks Can Learn From Recent Data Breaches
It’s good to learn from your own mistakes, but it’s better to learn from someone else’s. In the case of banks — and those in charge of their IT security — it’s much better to learn from the mistakes of JPMorgan and other recent high-profile victims, as opposed to making similar mistakes yourself.
Don’t Throw The Data Out With The Bathwater: Why BYOD, MDM Security Policies Need A Revamp
According to IDC there will be some 1.3 billion mobile workers by 2015 and as many as 328 million employee-owned smartphones on the job by 2017. Enterprise IT needs to seriously consider its bring your own device (BYOD) and mobile device management (MDM) policies to ensure that they can protect corporate data while also supporting their employees’ need to work when and where they want in the age of the mobile worker.
Stop Training Your Sales Team!
The headline of this article may sound like blasphemy from a sales trainer who has more than 38 years of experience training salespeople, but it is a heartfelt suggestion. When many CEOs and business owners see revenue problems, they default to a statement like, “Let's get some sales training going.” Whereas, in reality, I believe the same CEO will realize a far greater improvement when he/she trains their company to sell.
3 Tips To Help Your Clients Take The Sting Out Of Microsoft Licensing
With the release of SQL Server 2012, Microsoft transitioned from a per-processor to a pre-core licensing model. One might suppose, that with the advent of ever-larger core-count processors, Microsoft saw an opportunity and took action. While this change may not have hit your clients’ radar screen yet, it will in a few months, and when it hits — it will hurt.
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The Essential Guide To Selling Managed Endpoint Protection
An MSP's handbook for building recurring revenue through managed endpoint protection.
Developing The Right Price For Your Services
These days there’s a lot of pressure to get your price points perfect. Ask too much, and you’ll limit your customer base. Ask too little, and you’ll hurt your profitability or client perception. Learn the factors that really matter when developing your prices.
How One MSP Leaned On A Community Of Peers To Transform Their Business
Growing an IT Services business in an unstable economy is challenging, but for one MSP, the key to success was the right partnership and business support from a group of peers. See how Wisconsin-based ITConnexx leveraged ConnectWise and their engaged community to transform their business from break-fix to managed services.
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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.