MSPs have spent the last year scrambling to adapt to the ever changing environment around them. While helping clients get set up to work from home, managing their own offices, and trying to keep everyone around them healthy it has been a year to remember. With things looking up and many people currently vaccinated 2021 will be the year of transition.
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I recently teamed with Janet Waxman at Leading Indicators and the Waxman Partner Panel to created the “MSP Products and Services: Panel Results” study that you can load HERE (summary results). One nugget you will read about is: “Challenges that partners face in transitioning to MSPs include adopting a new business model, overcoming clients’ resistance to the managed services model, competition with other MSPs, and technology issues.”
For most of us 2020 was tough, not only personally but professionally as well. With many businesses working from home, and making daily changing decisions about their business, it took a toll on many owners and CEO’s. Although 2020 came with it’s challenges 2021 is looking better.
When it comes to cybersecurity and MSPs, these ransomware attacks just became more real! In May 2021, the Colonial Pipeline suffered a massive ransomware attack reportedly by the criminal hacking group Darkside. This attack shutdown one of the largest pipeline operators in the US that provides roughly 45% of the East Coast's fuel, including gasoline, diesel, home heating oil, jet fuel, and military supplies.
As your MSP practice develops, you will handle everything from recruiting to terminating, advertising, seller relations, and developing your product offerings. Juggling all of these things and making customers happy is not just about fast, friendly service, because everybody says they can do that, but it's more about efficacy, and about inculcating a corporate culture or company culture
For more than a decade, the IAITAM Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE) has served as the premier event in IT Asset Management. This year’s IAITAM event will be held May 19th and 20th online and is focused on taking your IT Asset to the next level. Through this strictly educational conference, you will not only walk away with nuggets of information you can use right away,
Josh Weiss joins us to share his experiences with Ghost Policy. About two months ago Josh installed some Intune files that set up a bunch of baseline policies, that included it’s app locker policy (a Software Restriction Policy). After realizing this was to much for his company he deleted it from his tenant. He then spent two months trying to figure out why he couldn't install any software
Businesses are always looking for ways to improve, whether it is implementing new technology’s, offering new products, or streamlining procedures. In the current economic state a lot of MSPs and a lot of tech companies and shops, are looking to grow,
On February 4, 2021, House and Senate Democrats introduced the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act of 2021. This is followed by an earlier version of the PRO Act that passed in February of 2020. If this act passed it would be the most significant labor law reform in the United States since the World War II-
The past year has been a whirlwind of changes not only for organizations and businesses, but for life in general. With all of the changes that have gone on we have seen organizations mature, build amazing resilience, and come to grips with this new reality that people can actually be more productive from home. With the last year as a testing ground many companies have announced plans for post pandemic work life.
We almost hear daily about data breaches that expose sensitive information about businesses and people. These breaches and attacks are costing companies not only a lot of money, but time and their reputations. In attempt to win against these cyber attacks many companies are using layers of security and remote management to access their information.
Digital transformation is one of those industry buzzwords that has gotten tossed around like crazy. Throughout the industry, vendors all talk about digital transformation as a piece of hardware, a change of the way that you do your bandwidth, or a piece of software, when in actuality digital transformation is so much more.