Guest Contributors

  1. 9 Proactive Security Best Practices For MSPs
    7/19/2018

    For MSPs, the traditional approach to cybersecurity focuses on defense and prevention, but as cybercriminals get bolder and more sophisticated, that’s no longer enough. What’s needed is a proactive security posture that MSPs can enforce with their clients using these nine best practices.

  2. Don’t Expand Your MSP Repertoire Without Consulting Your Current Vendors
    7/11/2018

    When MSPs seek out new tools and capabilities to add to their portfolio of managed services, they shouldn’t overlook the opportunity to benefit from the advice of their current vendors. Many, from my experience, still don’t. This is a marketplace small enough that many of us know one another very, very well. Successful vendors inevitably learn the lay of the land and get to know their neighbors, with most participating at the same annual MSP events around the country (which, even before a expo hall cocktail, have collegial atmospheres). Because of this, they usually possess a particularly deep knowledge of who operates out of the same wheelhouse as their own, but also – importantly – those vendors that offer adjacent and complementary solutions that will save MSPs (and their clients) headache down the road.

  3. 3 Reasons MSPs Are Moving To A Multi-Cloud Sales Strategy
    5/8/2018

    It may be easier in the short-term for an MSP to standardize on one cloud provider, but a multi-cloud sales strategy is the more lucrative option in the long run.

  4. Why Security Is The Biggest Tech Opportunity For MSPs And VARs
    3/14/2018

    Doug Grimm sat down with MSPinsights and VARinsights to talk about the biggest tech opportunity for MSPs and VARs.

  5. MSPs: Stop Making This Common Pricing Mistake
    3/14/2018

    Jim Hocking sat down with MSPinsights to talk about MSP pricing and the most common mistake he sees MSPs make when it comes to pricing their services.

  6. 10 Warning Signs You’re Using The Wrong Channel Management Solution
    2/26/2018

    Dreading your company’s annual kick-off because you can’t really show how your channel is performing – and suffering from a lack of ideas on how to truly accelerate your indirect revenue?  You’re not alone.  These are common symptoms of having selected the wrong channel management solution.

  7. What Not To Sell: Three Rules Of Engagement For MSPs
    2/15/2018

    When IT service providers become MSPs, the transition isn’t always easy. It requires a fundamental change in the way business is done. What you sell—and what you shouldn’t sell—needs to be clearly considered if success is part of your plan.

  8. Project Cycles, Patience And Productivity
    1/30/2018

    Have you ever been responsible for taking a new complex project from inception to completion when time is scarce, you are already responsible for multiple projects and your new project is considered high priority and urgent? If you are like most people, your anxiety level increased after reading the prior sentence. In addition, you might be feeling the urge to speed up to fulfill the challenge of your additional responsibility. Paradoxically, this is the exact opposite of what is called for. When you experience the pressure to speed up, what is actually called for is patience and intentionally slowing down to optimally address six interconnected project stages.

  9. The Internet Of Things Is Not The Next Big Thing, It’s THE Thing
    12/20/2017

    Seven reasons resellers and MSPs should consider adding IoT solutions to their portfolio.

  10. 5 Essential Steps To Adding New MSP Services
    12/14/2017

    In today’s fast-paced market, MSPs need to anticipate customer demands and stay ahead of, or at least in line with, new technology and trends. One way to ensure this happens is by adding new managed services and keeping existing ones, such as managed security, current. Yet with so many new technologies and business services to choose from, the challenge is less about whether to add new services and more about which services to adopt. If you’re not sure where to start, here are a few pointers to get you going.