Many MSPs rely on selling hardware as a way to generate additional revenue. While this source of revenue can help MSPs to boost their top lines, it can also create unwanted friction between them and their clients if they’re not initially straightforward about marking up hardware products. Continue reading
Networking isn't always effective, but when it is, MSPs benefit in the long run. They typically end up generating more business, finding new opportunities and educating themselves on emerging industry trends, which benefits not only them but their customers. Continue reading
For decades now, businesses have chosen to use terminal servers for employee client-side access to their data. With the rise of cloud computing, managed service providers have a number of new ways to put a different spin on this traditional solution.
When your customers are struggling, the best thing you can do is be supportive. During challenging times, your customers need you to help them stay afloat by providing them with options instead of roadblocks. If you can accomplish that, you’ll reap the rewards later. Continue reading
MSPs have always faced sales challenges. Overcoming sales objections isn’t something many MSP owners enjoy handling. They’d rather focus their efforts elsewhere. But here’s the good news: MSPs can overcome one of the most common sales objections by simply tweaking their approach to sales. Continue reading
SolarWinds Backup is a tool for basic backup and recovery scenarios. However, if you’re an MSP with more robust data backup and recovery needs, SolarWinds Backup may not cut it for you. It lacks flexibility -- in terms of multiple cloud storage options, broad operating system support, and more -- to enable sophisticated backup and recovery strategies. It is also less cost-effective than similar tools due to the limitations it imposes on where and how you store backup data. Continue reading
Imagine that you have just lost a customer. While this is not a reason for an immediate panic attack, customers leave and it’s the reality for every business, this is a sign that not all processes in your managed IT business are running smoothly.
Join David Gugick, VP Product Management at MSP360, and Scott Sanders, President & Founder IT Business Owners Group (ITBOG), for a discussion and adviсe on how MSPs can effectively manage their remote teams. Learn how you can keep your teams fully engaged and safe, manage your financials, and keep the lines of communication open with your customers. Continue reading
Archives and backups serve two separate functions. However, it is common to hear the terms used interchangeably in the context of cloud storage.
Businesses need to realize the differences between the two to make sure their data storage methodology meets their requirements in various key areas: Continue reading
Cloud storage market is well saturated. Though, the choice is typically spread between the 3 of the biggest cloud-services companies in the world - Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.
Details and specifics are too important for you to just wing it, especially when you’re dealing with long lists of configurations, server names, and other easily-forgotten information. That is the reason why SOPs are so popular and well-supported in the MSP community.