Managed Services Articles

  1. 5 Tips For Moving From Break-Fix To MSP
    5/21/2019

    Moving from break-fix to managed services can seem overwhelming at first. However, once you dig in, you’ll find the work is well worth it. Managed service provider (MSPs) build steadier recurring revenue from clients than their break-fix counterparts.

  2. How MSPs Can Build Recurring Revenue
    5/21/2019

    MSP leaders often spent a good part of their careers working as a VAR and in the systems integration business, where revenue often comes in large but sporadic doses. Transitioning to a recurring-revenue MSP model can be tough for these people since monthly services income can feel more like a trickle than a fire hose—and it can create pretty painful cash-flow challenges.

  3. Transitioning From Break-Fix To Managed Services: Shifting The Mindset
    3/27/2019

    Gone are the days of simply fixing your clients’ tech and waiting for the next frantic phone call. With the state of technology today, your clients can’t afford even a hint of downtime. For many businesses, this means that the break-fix model is no longer a viable solution for providing the necessary level of consistency and reliability customers need. Managed service providers (MSPs), on the other hand, are all about that consistency.

  4. Transitioning From Break-Fix To Managed Services: Sales & Marketing
    3/27/2019

    Transitioning from the break-fix business model to managed services might feel like an entirely different ball game. That’s because it likely is. But now that you have the right MSP mindset in place, it’s time to address the sales and marketing components. For managed service providers (MSPs), having a sales and marketing strategy isn’t optional. It’s critical. Both your sales and marketing help build brand awareness, facilitate long-term customer relationships, and drive growth in your business. Let’s take a deeper look.

  5. Now Is The Time To Move From Break-Fix To Managed Services
    3/27/2019

    Pretty much all segments of the IT service industry are growing, and projected to continue to do so for the next several years. When things are going well, it can be tough to convince yourself to go through the trouble of shifting your business model. But if you’re doing a lot of break-fix, it might be time to explore a transition to managed services. Here’s why.

  6. Transitioning From Break-Fix To Managed Services: Pricing & Operations
    3/27/2019

    The biggest shift in the transition from the break-fix business model to managed service provider (MSP), comes down to your pricing and operations. In other words, how much are you going to charge for your services, and how are you actually going to operate in order to provide these services. Consider the following.

  7. What Are The Benefits Of Outsourcing Your MSP Or NOC?
    3/25/2019

    Be an IT champion for your clients by using an outsourced sidekick that grants you the opportunity to boost your business.

  8. How RMM Solves Break/Fix Problems
    3/18/2019

    Despite the rise of managed service providers (MSPs), many IT companies still operate on a break/fix model. But the proactive managed services model is far easier and more cost-effective—and helps you provide a much stronger level of service to your clients. If you’re still providing services on a break/fix basis, a remote monitoring and management (RMM) tool can help you make the transition to managed services.

  9. How Your Customers Can Help You Measure Your Business Success
    3/18/2019

    When you evaluate the health and success of your business, there are several KPIs to measure. Are you tracking your tech utilization? Are you evaluating your overhead costs? Are you leveraging automation as much as possible?

  10. Remote Access: What You Should Know
    3/18/2019

    In the prehistoric age of computers, when they took up entire rooms in tall buildings, remote support was just a twinkle in the eyes of early engineers. Fast-forward several decades to the 1980s and the advent of the World Wide Web and voila! Remotely servicing machines was no longer a wishful thought, but an actual possibility.