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Business Advice: Exhibit "Technology Humility"

It’s easy for solutions providers to get caught thinking they’re smarter and better than their customers. However, just because you have more IT knowledge than your customers, doesn’t mean you’re better. Have some humility. That was the advice of Jason Etheridge, president and CEO of Logic Speak, who spoke at the recently held GFI MAX Customer Conference in Orlando. During his presentation on technology humility, he provided a handful of tips for solutions providers...

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    A few years ago, one of my vendors held an online event with author Randy Schwantz as guest. Schwantz had written two books about using “The Wedge” to displace your competitor’s and win more clients. After an hour on the phone, I was hooked. The very next week I used some of these techniques in a prospect meeting to ultimately get my competition fired and land the client’s entire business — a client from which I am still making monthly recurring revenue. I have used these techniques ever since with great success.

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     “How satisfied are you with the service you received?" It’s an age old question companies ask their customers year after year. But, as a consumer, does it really mean anything to you? More importantly, does it make you feel like the company actually cares about you?

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    There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and the same goes for technology. You get what you pay for.

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    As electronic health records and other forms of healthcare data become more prominent, data security for healthcare organizations grows more and more important.

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    When we talk to Managed Service Providers both big and small, new or mature, the question of automation often comes up. All MSPs want to run their companies efficiently, and automation frees up time spent on repetitive tasks so they can focus on growing their businesses.

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