Information is the lifeblood of any organization, particularly when it is used to create valuable business insights or provide a competitive advantage. It is therefore essential that data – in whatever form it takes – is stored securely, but is also instantly accessible when needed. Continue reading
Michael Wayland is a managing director in Byte-Werx, Houston. He has a BBA from the University of Houston in Marketing and MBA in Enterprise Resource Planning and Logistics from Lamar University. He likes reading, video-games, Slack and is our guest on the 5th episode of MSP Voice. Tune in! Continue reading
The foundation of a successful business is effective decision-making. From operational decisions that are made on a day-to-day basis and tactical decisions which are undertaken by mid-level managers to strategic decisions that are executed by members of top management, it is imperative to weigh the cost and benefits of any option before making a decision that can impact productivity and the bottom line. Continue reading
Currently working as a Technical Architect at the UK based VAR, Chess ICT. Focusing on both pre-sales design a post-sales implementation, finding himself working most days in the virtualization field. Also a general geek with a passion for technology as a whole, which has led him to be nominated as a VMware vExpert, Veeam Vanguard, and Cisco Champion multiple times. Outside of this, he tries to improve his culinary skills and find that ultimate Indian curry recipe.
Join our free joint webinar where Doug Hazelman from CloudBerry and Jim Donovan from Wasabi Technologies will discuss storage and backup solutions, aimed towards Managed Services Providers. Continue reading
Ross Wimmersberger is the owner of 4cIT based in Indianapolis, IN. He’s been in business for several years and is now transitioning to an MSP model. He got his start in banking and moved up the corporate ladder to eventually become CTO. Ross also works with several not-for-profits in his area who share his values.
A cybercriminal could be just one email away from gaining complete access to your data. One phishing email can bypass most of your cybersecurity protocols and take over your networks, stealing all your most valuable data.
Cybercriminals have numerous tricks to convince potential email readers to open an attachment, click a link, or provide confidential information. From creating spam websites to uploading a harmful virus into your systems through emails, their tactics are constantly evolving, and it has become more difficult to counter these kinds of attacks with standard cybersecurity protocols. Continue reading
When it comes to backing up and restoring data, MSPs can offer two distinct services. The first, and most basic, is Backup-as-a-Service, or BaaS. A more sophisticated and potentially more profitable offering is Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service or DRaaS. By providing both types of services, MSPs can maximize the comprehensiveness of their managed service offerings, as well as their revenue streams.
This article explains what DRaaS is, how it is different from BaaS and how to go about developing a DRaaS offering. Continue reading
In a dynamic and highly competitive IT services industry where companies can choose from hundreds or even thousands of managed service providers (MSPs) to cater to their end-user systems and IT infrastructure requirements, it is crucial for MSPs to have well-documented principles and policies to guide successful delivery of service.
Before finalizing a business partnership, it is important that the client and the company clearly define the ultimate goals that the collaboration should achieve, and this is precisely where the role of a Managed Services Service Level Agreement or MSP agreement comes into play. Continue reading
Managed service providers (MSPs) need to consider whether to implement the Internet of Things (IoT) as part of their portfolios. IoT software is becoming standard across virtually all applications and networks, so MSPs should possess at least a cursory knowledge of the IoT to better suit client needs. Adopting IoT technology into a portfolio can present an excellent growth opportunity for MSPs, but it can also come with drawbacks. Carefully weigh your options before making a decision. Continue reading