In this week’s news, data breaches and ACOs face barriers to IT implementation.
Product Comparison Update: PSA (Professional Services Automation)
If managed services are a part of your business model — or will be soon — you need a PSA tool. Here’s the latest on the leading options.
Multimarket Surveillance Sales Drive Double-Digit Growth
This LA-based security solutions reseller doesn’t discriminate by vertical, and it’s consistently achieving 20 percent annual sales growth.
Find Your Cloud Services Niche
This MSP’s client communication skills and intentional focus on cloud services are important keys to its projected 25 percent revenue growth this year.
From Peer Power: M&A As A Growth Strategy
Without a doubt, one of the hottest growth tactics in the IT market right now is the use of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as a strategy. Having done seven of these transactions during the time I owned an MSP, there is no doubt that I’m a believer in the tactic as a great approach to growth.
5 Ways MSPs Can Prepare For The Internet Of Things
For those not already familiar, according to Gartner the Internet of Things (IoT) is “the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment.” If you’re like most of the small business owners or managed services providers out there, you’re likely still trying to wrap your head around the hype and figure out what this actually means for your business.
Hiring In The IT Channel: Finding People With The Right Skills Is Just The Beginning
Recently, I was having lunch with the CEO of an IT security company and we were talking about what she really needs in IT staff. “Let me tell you what I don’t need,” she said. “I don’t need somebody who will work 9:00 to 5:00 and go home thinking that his or her day is done. I don’t need somebody who is going to hide behind a computer. What I do need are people who will give everything they have to my company and my end clients.”
Sales Is Still A Numbers Game
But, the numbers that you need to monitor and measure have changed dramatically, and I do mean dramatically. Back in my early days of selling for IBM, one of our management's mantra was “calls plus presentations equals sales,” and that worked.
The Way To The Cloud: 6 Ways To Find More Success In The Cloud
When it comes to making money, the way we see and approach opportunities has a tremendous impact on our success. So it makes sense, then, that we take a look at how we should approach the cloud industry if we want to start really making money in the cloud. We scoured the field and found six tips that do just that.
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NAS Vs. Server For Small Business
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Migrating From Tape To Business Continuity At The Oldest Waffle Flour Manufacturer
When you’ve been in business since 1937, change doesn’t always come easy. For one of the country’s oldest producers of pancake and waffle flour the decision to upgrade their backup technology didn’t happen overnight. However, one of New Carbon’s stated corporate values is “Accountability:
The Top 5 Sources for Lead Acquisition
From CEOs who aren’t using marketing to grow their business, we often hear the same reasons why: lack of time, lack of money, not sure where to start, stuck in the technical part of the business, wearing too many other hats, the list goes on and on. Coupled with not knowing where to start, the category of not having a list to actually market to, is a major complaint that we’ve heard from many an IT business owner. It makes a lot of sense really. You can have access to all of the content in the world, but if you don’t have any leads to actually market to, then there’s no point in marketing.
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F-Secure Details Security Solutions For Channel Transitions East Attendees
At Channel Transitions East on July 22, 2014 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport, Michael Wong, systems engineer for F-Secure, tells VARs and MSPs how they can provide security solutions to their customers through F-Secure.
RapidFire Tools Details HIPAA Compliance Module At Channel Transitions East
Mark Winter, VP of Sales for RapidFire Tools, answers questions about the company’s HIPAA Compliance Module for an attendee at Channel Transitions East on July 22, 2014 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport.
Webroot Discusses Security At Channel Transitions East
At Channel Transitions East on July 22, 2014 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport, Webroot’s NA Channel Manager Jim D’Espinosa tells how Webroot can help MSPs and VARs provide endpoint protection, web security, mobile device protection, and other services to their clients.
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.