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The Ultimate Guide to Success in Managed IT Services

What are the fundamentals to building a profitable managed IT services business? Keep reading to discover the four key ingredients for success.

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How Do You Market, Call and Set an MSP Sales Meeting?

Posted by Lily Teplow on November 14, 2018

How Do You Market, Call and Set an MSP Sales Meeting?

If you want to accelerate sales and grow your MSP business, you can’t rely on leads coming to you and ringing your phones off the hook. You need to develop the relationship, ease them down the sales funnel and arrange a time to meet with well-suited prospects. However, it can be tough for MSPs to get your foot in the door and actually set this date.

Keep reading to discover tips on how to request onsite visits, what to cover during these appointments, and how to effectively follow-up to move the sale forward.

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Topics: Sales and Marketing, Client Acquisition and Management

4 Signs You Should Say “No” to a Prospect

Posted by Lily Teplow on November 13, 2018

4 Signs You Should Say No to a Prospect

I’ve written a lot of posts on how MSPs can generate new leads, improve close rates, and become more successful in sales and marketing—but I think it’s time to flip the script a bit. While the fact remains that you can’t effectively grow your business if you’re not acquiring new clients, that doesn’t mean that you should jump on every opportunity that comes down the pipeline. In fact, knowing when to say “no” to a prospect can be just as valuable as knowing when to say “yes.”

In this post, we’ll explore four red flags that could signal when it might make sense to pause (or even walk away from) a potentially bad deal.

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Topics: Sales and Marketing, Client Acquisition and Management

Explaining "The Cloud" to Your Clients [VIDEO]

Posted by Meaghan Moraes on November 12, 2018

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When it comes to solving the IT concerns of small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), “the cloud” is now a glaring contender. You’ve probably heard that the cloud has revolutionized business operations—because digital transformation is driving businesses to use multiple environments across on-premises and cloud. Yet, while it remains an industry buzzword, it’s not simple to explain what the cloud is to your prospects and customers that likely have many unanswered questions.

By clearly defining “the cloud,” demystifying common cloud misconceptions and offering recommendations for MSPs, this next video in our Explaining IT to Your Clients series will help guide you through those client conversations.

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Topics: Video, Explaining IT Series, Cloud Computing

Important Tips for Improving Password Security

Posted by Lily Teplow on November 8, 2018

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Sometimes it is the simplest or most obvious things that can be easily overlooked or taken for granted in life. The IT space is no different and many of the most basic elements, like password management, can oftentimes be overlooked. While it’s not the sexiest of topics, passwords are something we use every day and should be at the forefront of any security plan.

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Topics: Data Protection, Information Security, Cybersecurity and Threat Management

How to Leverage Product Demos When Selling MSP Services

Posted by Lily Teplow on November 7, 2018

How to Leverage Product Demos When Selling MSP Services

During the typical MSP sales process, countless hours can be spent talking to prospects about the value of your managed IT services. However, how can you actually show them said value?

The answer may be simple: product demonstrations. Product demos should be used throughout your sales cycle and even when cross-selling and upselling existing accounts. In this post, we’ll explore how MSPs can better leverage product demos and the benefits they can have on generating new and better business.

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Topics: IT Service Delivery, Client Acquisition and Management, Sales and Marketing

Where Does the Managed Services Market Stand Today?

Posted by Joseph Tavano on November 6, 2018

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In the last quarter of 2018, it should come as a surprise to no one that the managed services market is changing, and the catalyst for that change is cyber security. This year, market dynamics and emerging trends came to a head to cause meaningful disruption in the managed services in the industry. So, where does the managed services market stand today? To understand that, it’s important to see how we got here.

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Topics: Cybersecurity and Threat Management, Managed Security Services

4 Cyber Security Resources to Improve Your Go-To-Market Strategy: The Weekly Byte [VIDEO]

Posted by Brandon Garcin on November 5, 2018

The Weekly Byte Episode 117

Cyber security doesn’t sell itself, and your go-to-market strategy needs to be well-established before you begin engaging in sales conversations with clients and prospects. In this episode of The Weekly Byte, we explore four resources you can download and use immediately to help you enhance your security content library!

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Topics: The Weekly Byte, Sales and Marketing, Cyber Security

Understanding the Essential Eight: Multi-Factor Authentication and Daily Backups

Posted by Elliot Seeto on November 1, 2018

Understanding the Essential Eight: Multi-Factor Authentication and Daily Backups

As we near the end of our series on understanding the Essential Eight, we’re leaving the easiest strategies for last—but they’re no less important in the grand scheme of security best practices. In this post, we’ll cover how to limit access to sensitive information with multi-factor authentication, as well as how to ensure easy recoverability with daily data backups.

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Topics: Cybersecurity and Threat Management, Australia

The Top 5 MSP Blog Posts of October 2018: Halloween Edition

Posted by Lily Teplow on October 31, 2018

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Happy Halloween! It’s time to break out the cobwebs and the candy, because another month of managed IT services blog posts is on the books. To get you in the Halloween spirit, we’ve rounded up our spookiest, our scariest, and our most frightening blog posts of the past month.

See below for the top five blog articles our readers couldn’t get enough of.

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Topics: Cybersecurity and Threat Management

9 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas for MSPs

Posted by Lily Teplow on October 30, 2018

9 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas for MSPs

With Halloween right around the corner, have you figured out what you’ll be dressing up as? If not, don’t fret—this post contains nine tech-related costumes that are not only easy to put together, they’re sure to be a hit at the office party or out on the block trick-or-treating.

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Topics: IT Community

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