MSP Industry Insights

  1. How To Become A Documentation Evangelist
    8/21/2018

    Every MSP needs a documentation evangelist. If you’re trying to go from a culture with relatively minimal documentation maturity, to a culture where you’re leveraging documentation for competitive advantage in every way possible, you need someone to be the spiritual head of that endeavor. You need a documentation evangelist.

  2. Is The Tsunami Of On-Premise Mail Migrations Finally Over?
    8/15/2018

    Our company was one of the first IT service providers in our area to embrace the change from on-prem to cloud hosted email. It gave us a surprising advantage in the local market as prospects were itching to cut expenses and were already familiar with the concept of “the cloud” due to a tremendous amount of marketing around the subject.

  3. Running Fast, Effective Meetings In 4 Steps
    8/1/2018

    How about a quick show of virtual hands — who loves meetings? Immortalized in countless movies, poorly run meetings are the bane of anyone’s work day. Many meetings — even in small business — are boring, ineffective, and wasteful. The good news is we can fix this, together.

  4. Parsing The Distinction Between AI & Machine Learning
    7/31/2018

    AI and ML are not the same thing. Marketing campaigns and news articles oftentimes confuse people into thinking that they are—and my insistence on clarifying their nuance might be overkill—but I think it’s important to know the difference so you can understand how each can help make cybersecurity stronger.

  5. 3 Cyber Threats IT Providers Should Protect Against
    7/31/2018

    With cybercrime damages set to cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, a new bar has been set for cybersecurity teams across industries to defend their assets. This rings especially true for IT service providers, who are entrusted to keep their clients’ systems and IT environments safe from cybercriminals. These clients are typically small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), which are now the primary target of cyberattacks. This presents a major opportunity for the managed service providers (MSPs) who serve them to emerge as the cybersecurity leaders their clients rely on to help them successfully navigate the threat landscape.

  6. 8 High Value Checklists For MSPs
    7/31/2018

    SOPs, love ‘em or what? SOPs are actually great, because they allow someone to walk through a process they’ve never seen before without making any mistakes. But when you think of all the SOPs you’ve ever written, how many are used on the regular? And how many just sit there, collecting virtual dust?

  7. Why Checklists?
    7/17/2018

    Why checklists are the tool of choice highly efficient task management.

  8. What’s Your Documentation Maturity Level?
    7/17/2018

    Documentation is an area of your business over which you have full control, that delivers to you competitive advantage, if you know how to use it to its maximum potential.

  9. The Importance Of Planning For Tomorrow
    7/11/2018

    Many of us are surviving on a day-to-day basis. We barely have time to plan for what we’re going to do this afternoon so tomorrow seems overwhelming. It's a recipe for disaster but, somehow, we embrace this chaos! Many “gurus” out there use the word “hustle” as a badge of honor but us amateurs tend to embrace it as an excuse to get away with making stuff up as we go along. But why?

  10. The High Cost Of Password Reset Tickets
    6/22/2018

    Password reset tickets – who doesn’t love these? On one hand, they’re easy. On the other hand, they’re annoying. The time you spend fixing your clients’ password problems is time you could be spending solving bigger issues. How bad is it? Worse than you think.