Survey shows SMBS need more curation and support to transition to cloud services. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
SMB MAGAZINE ARTICLES
The Smart Way To Sell Cloud-Based Services
An MSP replaces a biomedical device company’s on-premises legacy server with Microsoft Office 365 and finds multiple upsell opportunities along the way.
The Ideal Solutions Provider Exemplified
This MSP’s commitment to following smart business practices sets it apart from competitors and has led to nearly 10 years of year-over-year double-digit growth.
Don’t Let Ransomware Hold You Hostage
The combination of processes, endpoint security, and backup and recovery solutions secures this MSP’s customers from ransomware.
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TSP Sales Growth Starts With Ownership
Douglass Miller is the CEO of Straightedge Technologies. Like many MSPs, he was frustrated with his sales results. He had very few net new clients and sales to existing clients was uneven. In two-three years, he has doubled the size of his MSP; attracting one net new MRR client a month and growing his sales to existing clients by 3-4X. What changed? Douglass did.
Looking To Sell Your MSP Practice - Better Consider These Issues Now
The managed services market got its start as early as the 1990s as the recurring revenue business model sparked a new era of change in the technology industry. As managed service providers (MSPs) emerged, the market for their offerings grew, and it is expected to reach $193 billion by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 12.5%, according to Markets and Markets.
Read This Before Declaring War On Your Service Provider
Have you ever been frustrated with your service provider or wondered why they aren't making your life any easier? As a service provider, there are things I would like every IT team to know so we can work better together.
What IT Departments Should Know For 2017
Advances in technology have armed companies with more resources and power than ever before. Technology offers companies the ability to connect with customers and prospects whenever and wherever they want.
3 Ways Data Improves Customer Satisfaction
As most MSPs can attest to, building and maintaining a successful business means establishing your expertise and authority as a business partner. Doing that involves constantly showing the customer the value of the services you provide, communicating with them on a regular basis about the health of their IT assets, and not being afraid to have difficult conversations when they are warranted.
Speakers Announced For ISV IQ Live! Conference In Santa Ana
The Business Solutions ISV IQ Live! conference on February 28 at the DoubleTree Orange County Santa Ana Airport Hotel will include a speaker lineup of innovative software developer executives, investors, and channel thought leaders. A total of 16 speakers will be on stage at event to share their expertise on raising capital, marketing, pricing strategies, and building a reseller program.
Our gift card service is designed to help you generate new revenue, increase exposure of your brand, and manage gift card sales for one store or an entire chain.
Zebra QuikCard Solutions Bundles
Begin producing professional photo IDs in minutes – with no software expertise required. Ideal for small to mid-sized organizations, the Zebra QuikCard ID Solution contains everything needed for fast set-up, including a feature-rich Zebra ZXP Series 3™ full-color, single-sided or dual-sided card printer and CardStudio software with built-in templates.
Something as simple as a credit card terminal can make payments acceptance more meaningful. Even better, VARS, ISOs and Merchants can add value to their customers and local communities by supporting charitable giving. So we’re pleased to introduce DonateWiseNow – a revolutionary technology that enables micro-donations at the point of sale.
Meraki SD-WAN: Software-Defined WAN features For All MX Security Appliances
Software-defined WAN is a new approach to network connectivity that lowers operational costs and improves resource usage for multi-site deployments, allowing network administrators to use bandwidth more efficiently and ensure the highest possible level of performance for critical applications without sacrificing security or data privacy.
E-Myth Author Gerber Sounds Wake-Up Call For VAR, MSP Owners
In addition to being recognized worldwide as a small business guru, Michael Gerber is known for his straight talk. And he’s eager for solution provider owners to be candid with themselves and embrace their reality as well. In a recent interview with Business Solutions President Jim Roddy, Gerber said, “Until the straight talk happens, until somebody pulls the chain, until somebody says something that strikes (VARs and MSPs) so deeply that they can't avoid it or ignore it any longer, nothing's going to change for them.
Profitable Partnering For ISVs — 4 Expert Perspectives
If you were not able to attend the ISV IQ Live! conference on February 24 in Santa Ana, CA, you missed out on a day of outstanding education on partnering, raising capital, and marketing. Business Solutions invited a panel of channel thought leaders who spoke at the event to participate in this webinar so more of our ISV subscribers can learn about partnering best practices.
ISV IQ Webinar Series - Part 2: Raising Capital
Business Solutions recently launched ISV IQ: Education For Software Developers, an initiative to provide specific information to the 11,000+ ISVs who read the content in our magazine and on our website. We’ve spoken to and surveyed our audience about what topics could have the greatest impact on their business, and raising capital was near the top of that list.
3-Minute AVG CloudCare Product Demo
AVG CloudCare is the new simplified IT management system for the small business.