You’ve seen the headlines. The economy’s teetering on the edge of what very well could slide into a recession. Inflation’s making everything a little more expensive. Paychecks can’t seem to keep up with what gas stations and grocery stores are charging. But for small business owners, those paychecks pose a new problem with new measures aimed at raising minimum wages from one side of the country to the other.
- 5 Ways To Prepare Your Company's Finances For A Possible Recession
- Everything You Need To Know About Integration Systems
- How SaaS Startups Can Overcome Regulatory Compliance Challenges
- Redefining Cash? It’s More Than Bills And Coins
- 5 Ways To Harness The Power Of Urgency In Selling B2B Software
- ASCII Insight: MSPs Share Their Thoughts On Cyber Insurance
- 8 Key Tips For Mastering Migration
In our ongoing quest to provide you with the best business advice possible, we’ve partnered with The ASCII Group and their members who are going to share their thoughts on timely topics or best business practices. In this article, six ASCII members answered our questions about quiet quitting.
A VAR's job isn't easy. Between decreasing margins, mergers & acquisitions, and difficulty finding and retaining talent- it seems sometimes you can't win. Then, unexpectedly, one more overwhelming problem appears making all the other problems seem small by comparison such as; Solutions providers sunsetting products, then forcing VARs to offer cloud solutions they themselves can no longer service and support (snatching away future opportunities).
We discussed the problems VARs face when their solutions provider sunsets a product, leaving them with no choice but to offer solutions they don't want to because of a lack of support, the inability to service and support their clients, or any other reasons. We discussed alternative solutions then and, in this Q&A with nightclub/restaurant owner Tino Roncone, we explored what your clients are looking for when they are vetting you.
- Why Sell Self-Service Solutions In A Tough Economy
- VARs ‘Backup’ Their Business Model By Transitioning To Managed Services
- How SaaS Startups Can Overcome Regulatory Compliance Challenges
- Strengthening IT Security To Manage Remote Workforce Vulnerabilities
- Is Hyperautomation Just Hype Or Could It Help Companies Innovate Their Way Out Of Recession?
- How To Help Your Clients Ensure Cybersecurity In 2023
- A Peek Into 2023: How Will Cyber Look Tomorrow?
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Data Breach Response Planning Guide
The same things that make you valuable to your client as a managed service provider make you a target for a security breach. Your expertise in storing, accessing and maintaining sensitive information draws the attention of cybercriminals. Your connections to multiple platforms, vendors and clients are enticing for bad actors looking for one-stop shops for their own black market supplies: credit card information, social security numbers, personal information, internal contacts and other sensitive information.
ASCII Peers Mean Business
A common tagline that is used by The ASCII Group is, ‘Leverage the power of an interactive community’. For the past 30 years, The ASCII Group has celebrated the solution provider and heralded the benefits of working within a community by offering over 70 programs that provide innovative business building strategies and extensive peer networking.
Total Touch Point of Sale is an integrated point of sale system designed to help Restaurant & Bar Owners increase sales and manage their business. It’s also designed to help Point of Sale Resellers maximize business growth and recurring revenue potential.
The ASCII Group is a vibrant community of independent MSPs, VARS and solution providers in North America. The organization offers members leveraged purchasing programs, education and training, knowledge sharing among peers, discounts on business services, and more. Founded in 1984 by Alan Weinberger, ASCII is the oldest and largest group of independent IT solution providers, integrators and VARS in the world.
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry.
RSPA stands for Retail Solutions Providers Association. We are the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry.
At apg® we believe that brick-and-mortar retail connects people to their community, to each other, and drives business success. For more than 40 years, we have been supplying your communities and their retail and hospitality businesses with cash drawers through various partner channels.
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VAR INSIGHTS NEWSLETTERS
- 03.28.23 -- The Surprising Truth About POS Integrations And The Value They Bring To Merchants And Resellers
- 03.21.23 -- VARs Should Offer Broader Solutions To Cannabis Dispensaries
- 03.14.23 -- Strengthening IT Security To Manage Remote Workforce Vulnerabilities
- 03.07.23 -- Sick Of Residual Revenue Compression Costing You Money? There's A Better Way!
- 02.28.23 -- How To Help Your Clients Ensure Cybersecurity In 2023
Each year, the members of CompTIA’s Emerging Technology Community produce a Top 10 Emerging Technologies list that reflects what key players in the industry see as the new technologies that are poised to be the most impactful to their businesses.
The MSP’s Guide To Building A Better Cloud Practice: Tips From MSPs For MSPs
As small and medium businesses (SMBs) continue to shift their workloads to the cloud, managed service providers (MSPs) can take advantage of this trend by building a cloud practice. Offering cloud-based managed services enables MSPs to better support customers moving workloads to the cloud and create new revenue streams.
A Comprehensive Ransomware Protection: Detection, Response, And Recovery
Ransomware attacks can have serious financial implications for businesses, and ransom payment is just one complication. The business downtime associated with an attack can cripple revenue generation and the reputational damage to an organization that has been breached can take years to overcome.
The MSP’s Guide To Business Continuity And Disaster Recovery On Azure
As cloud adoption continues to grow among small and medium businesses (SMBs), Microsoft Azure has emerged as a popular option. When SMBs run workloads in Azure, they agree to a shared responsibility model. In this model, the cloud provider (Microsoft) assumes responsibility for the security and protection of the physical data centers, hosts, and network, while the user is responsible for everything else—including information and data, applications, and more.
BCDR Buyer’s Guide For MSPs
When a client’s server goes down or is compromised in a cyberattack, managed service providers (MSPs) need an effective business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solution to restore data and operations quickly, without sacrificing margin. That means industry-leading recovery technology from a vendor that is there to support you 24x7x365, no matter what. Simply put, you need a solution you can rely on. One that delivers peace of mind—for you and your clients.