Archive for the ‘MSP Business’ Category

What Are 5 Things an MSP Business Can Do to Improve the Value of an M&A Deal?

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

MSP businessFacilitating More Streamlined Mergers and Acquisitions

Your MSP business is going to have many different phases. It’s going to have rich ones and poor ones. Some phases will last longer than others. But your goal should always be upward growth, profitable expansion, and continued sustainability. Retaining continuously sustaining operations requires multiple strategies. Sometimes, you’re going to have to acquire other companies to help expand your business offerings. Sometimes, you’re going to need to be involved in a merger— this could predicate selling your business. In order to sell, to buy, or to merge— actions which are traditionally abbreviated in the term “M&A”— there are several best practices worth observing; five of which are characterized below. (more…)

You Can Overcome the Objection That Your MSP Business Isn’t Local!

Monday, May 8th, 2017

MSP BusinessTo Be Local or Not To Be Local? That’s An IT Question!

It’s generally understood that an MSP business will have more clients when said clients are sourced locally. For the most part, this is true, but at the same time, many MSP owners end up branching out beyond their locality for a variety of reasons, chief among them other MSP offices who become competitive. When another office opens up or there’s already an established MSP solution “on the block,” as it were, it becomes necessary to branch out beyond traditional ranges. Here’s the thing: this doesn’t doom you to losing any marketing battles. (more…)

Is The “Cloud Security Readiness Gap” Affecting Your MSP Business?

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

MSP BusinessEvery MSP business is currently focusing on creating a culture of security, thanks to the widespread security awareness. All these debates about data security make sense. Furthermore, Gartner estimated the market value of Internet of Things (IoT) to be $20.8 billion by 2020. Advancements in the IT sector come with new opportunities and concerns for companies, as the demand to safeguard and securely manage their data increase tremendously. The most valuable practice for all MSPs is to employ strategies that will reduce the risk of cloud security gaps within their businesses. (more…)

Are You a True Believer in Your Own MSP Business Like Ray Kroc?

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

MSP businessHow “The Founder” Developed Strategies Leading to Worldwide Success

Your MSP business requires the same kind of passion seen from Michael Keaton’s Ray Kroc of McDonald’s fame. If you’re not familiar, Ray Kroc was the visionary business pioneer who led the fast food restaurant into a globally trans-formative phenomenon. He didn’t just revolutionize the fast food industry— he revolutionized marketing in general, as well as real estate… and to a large degree culture. There were changes in the sociological winds in those days, and Ray’s integral assembly-line approach to food preparation was one front of a technological revolution that’s made it so today you can run an entire business from a smartphone— provided you’ve got the right IT. (more…)

Learning to Master the Execution of MSP Business Service Delivery

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

MSP BusinessEstablishing Protocols

The value of an MSP business is determined by proper delivery of service and efficient implementation of protocols. Consider the latter: when technicians go into a situation performing a service they’ve done before, do they completely reinvent the wheel or is there a system of categorization in place to help diminish the time spent implementing solutions? (more…)

Can Your MSP Business Be Found on Google Places?

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

MSP BusinessDon’t Miss Trafficking Opportunities

The web traffic of your MSP business may not always work the way you expect it. Oftentimes, a small MSP will have available advertisement means that they can take advantage of, which go unused. It can be hard to pin down where the disconnect is, but two common areas where MSP business marketing commonly misses the mark involve:

• Google Places
• Google Reviews (more…)

Cybercrime as a Service: It’s Real and You Need to Be Prepared for It

Monday, March 13th, 2017

cybercrimeCaaS and Consequences

The term Cyber-crime as a Service (CaaS) describes a rapidly developing technology and ecosystem, including a marketplace where cyber criminals can rent malware kits. And it is this industrialization of hacking that should worry all IT professionals.

Cyber-criminals face a very bipolar situation. Companies have either installed multiple protection layers that leave little room for cyber criminals to push past them. Or they have a bare bones IT security system in place, that provides plenty of openings for cyber criminals to compromise systems. But whatever the case may be, the effort to launch a cyber-attack remains the same and it can literally be hit or miss. (more…)

Is VR Technology Becoming The Next Big Thing For MSP Business?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

MSP BusinessIt’s nearly 2017 and technology is still rapidly evolving. One notable trend is the increasing popularity of VR, or virtual reality. One would think VR would be meant for an immersive video gaming experience, but VR technology can even be brought in for professional use in the MSP Business. Offering a way for techs and engineers to enjoy a more hands-on and engaging experience for tech products, virtual reality can really spice up life during work. (more…)

Sometimes You Have to Shrink by Firing Clients to Ultimately Grow Your MSP Business

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

IT Support San JoseRegardless of how “on fire” you are when you begin your MSP business, not everything goes as planned. In fact, many companies experience significant growth and client demand upon opening and offering services. However, the problem is, many businesses simply aren’t equipped, staffed, or ready to handle or accommodate this demand. While this is a scenario that is often seen when a business first opens, it may also occur down the road. (more…)

A Look at the Authentication Processes Available to Protect Your Network Security

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

MSP BusinessThose who own, manage or work for an organization in any capacity should be concerned with network security. Safeguarding user identities, passwords, and sensitive data is central to every organization’s success. A data breach has the potential to result in improper access to confidential files, the theft of valuable information and even the sale of such secrets to competing groups. (more…)