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12 Movie Quotes You've Probably Said As An MSP

Posted August 5, 2014by Ben Barker

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Everyone loves a good movie quote. Whether it’s a hilarious Will Ferrel line from Step Brothers or a dramatic delivery from Al Pacino in The Godfather, movie quotes are applicable to everyday life. We decided to take some of the most prominent and recognizable quotes of all time and apply them to a world you know all too well, the world of managed IT services! We know these are cheesy, but everyone needs a little pick-me-up during the 9-5 MSP grind, so enjoy!

Be sure to play the clips below too for added entertainment! 

 

You shared your own quotes, and we listened! Check out this companion SlideShare presentation to the movie clips below!


“Houston, we have a problem.
” - Tom Hanks, Apollo 13
 

There's no doubt you've heard this before as an MSP. "HELPPPP MY OUTLOOK WON'T OPEN!"



“I
’ll be back.” - Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Terminator

The break-fix mantra that should be terminated. We're sure you're technicians have said this after leaving a client’s office, knowing he/she will be forced to go back to fix a menial issue in the future. 


“I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse.” - Marlon Brando, The Godfather

How you feel when you hop on a call with an SMB prospect, knowing he/she won't turn down your promise of data protection and business continuity.


“You've gotta ask yourself a question:
Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?” - Clint Eastwood, Dirty Harry

What you say when your clients tell you they don’t feel like they need to buy your BDR solution.


“Say hello to my little friend!
” - Al Pacino, Scarface

Your response when talking to MSP peers about IT staffing. You've got a highly-skilled Network Operations Center (NOC) with hundreds of experts in your arsenal. 


“Surely you can't be serious.

“I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.” - Robert Hays & Leslie Nielsen, Airplane!

What you say to your client after they click on that phishing email from a Nigerian prince...a Nigerian prince who conveniently needs to give away his entire inheritance. 


“Just when I thought you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this... and totally redeem yourself!
” - Jeff Daniels, Dumb and Dumber

How you respond when the same client who neglects to encrypt his/her devices tells you he/she FINALLY migrated from Windows XP. 


"You don't understand! I could
’ve had class. I could’ve been a contender. I could've been somebody…” - Marlon Brando, On the Waterfront

Managed IT services can be a struggle, and you may oftentimes feel like this. Don't give up. It's never too late to transform your business!


"There's no place like home.
” - Judy Garland, The Wizard of Oz

We know your day is a grind. Sometimes, it's just nice to kick back and relax when you get home. Wouldn't that be nice once in a while?...


“If you build it, he will come.” - Lee Garlington, Field of Dreams

What every MSP thinks when launching his/her business. There's no shortage of IT concerns. The customers will come in due time. 


"Here's the thing. It will give us so much extra space in our room to do activities!" -Will Ferrell, Stepbrothers

This is what your client says after finally moving his/her in-office servers to the cloud.


Ok, so the line technically happens in the scene before, but who doesn't want to see John C. Reilly wreck a bunk bed??

"Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” - Al Pacino, The Godfather

Our partners deciding to register for Navigate 2014, Continuum's first user conference. Haha just kidding!


So there you have it, some of the film industry’s most memorable moments translated upon the world of managed IT services. Next time you’ve settled in on your couch with a bowl of popcorn to watch a classic film, remind yourself that your life is as epic as any blockbuster! 

 

Are there other quotes that should have been included here? Let us know in comments below!

 


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Ben is a graduate of Emerson College and a huge Boston sports fan.

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