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MSPs: Selling the Cake vs. Selling the Ingredients

MSPs: Selling the Cake vs. Selling the Ingredients

Managed service providers encounter numerous challenges regularly. From business development and MSP marketing to IT automation and staff, business managers and owners must do it all. But one of the biggest debates brewing on the MSP front for the last couple of years is about the choice of selling MSP packages as a whole or the base and add-ons separately. Continue reading

PowerShell Remote Alerts for Firewall

PowerShell Remote Alerts for Firewall

December 2019 has witnessed three major ransomware attacks on MSPs and service providers (and we're only halfway through the month!). The data of more than 100 dentistry practices was encrypted via an attack on an MSP, one of the biggest US data centers provider was hit and the data of several non profit organizations was encrypted with ransom demands of around $500,000.

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What Dark Web Monitoring Means for MSPs

What Dark Web Monitoring Means for MSPs

The dark web doesn’t have to be a foreign concept to your clients. Look at it as an opportunity to provide additional value to them through your own dark web monitoring services. Unlike other services MSPs provide, dark web monitoring is still in its infancy, so differentiate your offering today.  Continue reading

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Backup Infrastructure Safety Considerations for MSPs

Backup Infrastructure Safety Considerations for MSPs

Managing one server can be complicated enough, but what if you have multiple platforms to protect? Multi-server platforms are more common as we transition to an environment of highly distributed, cloud-based platforms. As we move further, multi-tenancy is becoming the new black when it comes to digital ecosystems. 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

MSSP Is a Hard Nut. Think About the Alliance

MSSP Is a Hard Nut. Think About the Alliance

According to the 2019 Cost of Cybercrime Study report by Accenture & Ponemon, the world economy is at risk of losing $US5.2 trillion globally over the next five years to cyber attacks. To avoid becoming a statistic in today’s dangerous cybersecurity landscape, more and more businesses are seeking ways to improve their security posture. Continue reading

Database Backup Best Practices for MSPs

Database Backup Best Practices for MSPs

If you’re an MSP, backing up databases is a critical part of virtually every data backup and recovery plan that you provide to clients. It can also be a challenging part, because the approach required to back up databases differs in certain key respects from backing up other types of files. 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