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Amazon S3 vs Microsoft Azure Transfer Pricing Comparison

Amazon S3 vs Microsoft Azure Transfer Pricing Comparison

Bandwidth and data transfer pricing can have a significant cost on your cloud-computing bill. And unlike the basic pricing of cloud-computing instances, data transfer costs on clouds like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure can be difficult to compare, because each cloud provider uses a somewhat different model for data transfer pricing. Continue reading

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MSP Voice Episode 30 – “I Saw The Sign” with Omer Choudhary

MSP Voice Episode 30 – “I Saw The Sign” with Omer Choudhary

IQ Interactive provides solutions for digital signage and point-of-sale. Rather than managing a customer’s IT infrastructure, they manage digital signs (equipment) and they also have a content management system that they’ve developed. Omer started off in IT pretty young and worked for a few companies before starting IQ Interactive. They also partner with other “traditional” MSPs who provide the IT stack while IQ Interactive handles the digital signage. Continue reading

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MSP Voice Episode 28 – “MSP Pioneer” with Tim Shea

MSP Voice Episode 28 – “MSP Pioneer” with Tim Shea

Tim has been an MSP Pioneer since the 90’s. After leaving a value-added reseller in 1991 Tim started his own company because he saw the future in network services. In 1996 Tim and his partner realized that they need to provide their services for a fixed fee...hence pioneering the managed services model. Continue reading

Amazon EC2 vs Amazon S3: Difference and Use-Cases

Amazon EC2 vs Amazon S3: Difference and Use-Cases

If you want to make the most of the AWS cloud, then, Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3 are both important services to understand. This article explains what each service does, how you can use them together and which additional AWS services (such as EFS and EBS) you might wish to use in conjunction with EC2 and S3.
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MSP Voice Episode 27 – “Learn More With MSP” with John Watkins

MSP Voice Episode 27 – “Learn More With MSP” with John Watkins

John Watkins, who is an engineer by heart, started right out of high school in IT and later teamed up with a local break-fix shop that had multiple locations in the Tampa Bay area. After about 3 years they transition to full MSP and have been growing steadily ever since. As John says, “You’ll never learn more than working for an MSP”. Continue reading

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MSP Voice Episode 26 – “Hospitality as a Vertical” with Krunal Patel

MSP Voice Episode 26 – “Hospitality as a Vertical” with Krunal Patel

Krunal is in the UK and he and his company support the hospitality industry (hotels, coffee shops, etc). They’ve been in business since 2009 after Krunal saw some opportunities to consolidate IT services for hotels and retail outlets and provide a one stop shop. Since many hotels are owned by a franchisee Krunal and his team have carved out a great niche for their company.
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MSP: Do You Need RMM, PSA or Both?

MSP: Do You Need RMM, PSA or Both?

Does an MSP Need RMM, PSA Software, or Both?PSA (Professional Services Automation) and RMM (Remote Monitoring and Management) tools are both created to boost a service provider’s business, but they are aimed at different spheres.

Using PSA can help build business processes, while RMM is all about the ‘fine tuning’ of an internal technical support. In this article, we are going to help you choose the right tool first. Continue reading