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3 Ways MSPs Make Mistakes with Creating Backups

3 Ways MSPs Make Mistakes with Creating Backups

While backups seem like a simple enough service offering to execute, there are a number of places MSPs make mistakes that will only cause problems in the future.

Whether you’re new to backups or have been offering them for some time, you’ve no doubt encountered customers that either already have backups running (likely from the last provider they used) or want you to do backups in a specific manner to accommodate their desires. Continue reading

How to Create MSP Documentation: Baseline Principles

How to Create MSP Documentation: Baseline Principles

Many administrators know their IT-infrastructure front-to-back. Some will even tell you stories about how they have dreams about the network layout. That’s great, but it can create problems when an admin moves on to a new job and leaves a company behind. The new admins are left scrambling to figure out how to administer the infrastructure, network, authentication and so on. Continue reading

The Comprehensive Guide to MSP Sales

The Comprehensive Guide to MSP Sales

Running a sales operation may not be the most exciting part of your work as an MSP. But the fact is that, for an MSP business to be successful it needs an effective sales plan, sales team, and strategy for tracking sales performance.

Keep reading for tips on how to implement each of these things for your MSP business, along with links to further reading with additional details on each topic.
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The Basics of Managing Your Linux System

The Basics of Managing Your Linux System

If you’re already used to Windows systems, it’s fairly understandable that Linux might feel like Quantum Mechanics or advanced Calculus. For starters, its interface (or lack of interface) doesn’t look anything like Windows. And secondly, the underlying system framework runs its processes very differently.  Continue reading

Guide to Starting a Managed Service Provider Business

Guide to Starting a Managed Service Provider Business

Starting a managed service provider business is hard work, and it requires careful planning to be carried out successfully. It can be tempting to dive right in and start offering technical services -- after all, that’s what you know best if you have worked in IT before -- but it’s important to ensure that you start your MSP business properly by defining your offerings effectively, establish an appropriate pricing strategy, set up the right workspace and start off on the right foot with your first clients. Continue reading

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Overview for MSPs

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Overview for MSPs

When it comes to backing up and restoring data, MSPs can offer two distinct services. The first, and most basic, is Backup as a Service, or BaaS. A more sophisticated and potentially more profitable offering is Disaster Recovery as a Service, or DRaaS. This article explains what DRaaS is, how it is different from BaaS and how to go about developing a DRaaS offering.

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