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MSP Voice Episode 72 – “Managed Defense, Detection and Response” with Yigal Behar

MSP Voice Episode 72 – “Managed Defense, Detection and Response” with Yigal Behar

This week’s guest is Yigal Behar with 2Secure out of the New York City area. Yigal came to the US from Israel where he had an IT consulting firm and also worked at a company providing security services. Taking his enterprise expertise to the US, he decided to open up a consultancy to help smaller businesses be more secure. Continue reading

MSP Voice Episode 71 – “Longevity as a Startup” with Larry Bianculli

MSP Voice Episode 71 – “Longevity as a Startup” with Larry Bianculli

This week’s guest is Larry Bianculli, managing director,  with CCSI who provide MSP and MSSP services in the New York City/Long Island area. CCSI (which stands for Contemporary Computers Services) has been around since 1974. CCSI has always been focused on services, the founders coming from IBM. CCSI has a range of customers from SMB to fortune 500. They have customers around the US as well as overseas. Continue reading

MSP Voice Episode 69 – “Self Made” with Andrew Lassise

MSP Voice Episode 69 – “Self Made” with Andrew Lassise

Andrew started off with a degree in finance in 2009. Unfortunately, because of the recession, he had to switch gears and focus on IT instead of finance. He found a position at a company doing break-fix remotely and then was approached by some friends about starting their own IT company. Continue reading

MSP Voice Episode 68 – “Clients, not Customers” with Thomas O’Brien

MSP Voice Episode 68 – “Clients, not Customers” with Thomas O’Brien

This week I welcome Thomas O’Brien with IDEOLITY to the show. Thomas is in the Kansas City area and has been in business since 1988. While it took Thomas and his partners about 3 years to settle on IT services, they have been going strong ever since. In 2008 they changed the name of the company to IDEOLITY to better reflect what they do and it’s also much shorter than the previous name. Continue reading

MSP Voice Episode 67 – “Predictable Success” with Phillip Poarch

MSP Voice Episode 67 – “Predictable Success” with Phillip Poarch

This week’s guest is Phillip Poarch with Tolar Systems out of Abilene, TX. Tolar has been in business since 1999 where they started with high-end consulting. In 2012 they switched over to the MSP model. Phillip has been with Tolar since 2012, the same year the changed their model. Continue reading

MSP Voice Episode 66 – “Open Book” with Eric Rieger

MSP Voice Episode 66 – “Open Book” with Eric Rieger

This week’s guest is Eric Rieger from Webit Services out of the Chicago area. In business since 1996, Webit actually started under a different, less fortunate name which Eric explains. Eric had a few different careers before starting Webit which helped him to prepare for running his own business. Besides MSP Webit also helps companies with business intelligence and analytics and has developers on staff. Continue reading

MSP360 at IT Nation Connect 2019

MSP360 at IT Nation Connect 2019

As “conference season” comes to a close this year, we’re looking forward to one of the biggest events of the year, IT Nation Connect in Orlando. The event runs from October 30-November 1 this year so it falls on Halloween. While we don’t have anything “spooky” planned, we do have some great plans and even a special guest! Continue reading

Think It’s Time to Fire a Client? Here’s What You Must Know

Think It’s Time to Fire a Client? Here’s What You Must Know

While it’s not always easy, ending a relationship with a client is sometimes necessary to continue growing your business. Many managed IT providers delay firing customers to avoid uncomfortable conversations; however, the longer they wait to speak to clients about canceling agreements, the more difficult the discussion will be for both parties involved — so act sooner than later. Continue reading

MSP Voice Episode 64 “Marketing with your Peers” with Esther Deutsch

MSP Voice Episode 64 “Marketing with your Peers” with Esther Deutsch

This week I am joined by Esther Deutsch from RCS Professional Services in New York City. Esther is the Operations Manager at RCS and she gives some great insights into her role and also about a peer group she’s forming aimed at MSP marketing professionals (more information on that down below). Continue reading