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Joshua Oakes

Joshua is the Content Lead at IT Glue, and has written extensively about documentation. Joshua came to IT Glue following six years as a global nomad, and fifteen years building's content.
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6 Things MSPs Should Know About Checklists

Posted by Joshua Oakes on August 9, 2018


Getting things done is an essential part of being in business. But it’s not as easy as it sounds. Increased task complexity, combined with the need to delegate, creates situations where you have to trust others on your team to perform essential tasks.

At IT Glue, we’ve found that the best way to make sure that everything gets done, in the right order, is by using checklists. For those in the know, checklists are powerful tools. For those not in the know, they’re probably used mostly for grocery shopping. Let’s take a look at some things you might not know about the humble checklist.

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Topics: Business Development and Growth, Service Delivery and Operational Efficiency, Navigate 2018

6 Tips for Becoming a Lean MSP

Posted by Joshua Oakes on September 7, 2017

6 Tips for Becoming a Lean MSP

There are two main ways to improve your bottom line: increase your revenue or decrease your costs. For many managed services providers (MSPs) today, you’re busy dealing with tickets going up and head counts remaining flat, which makes it hard to find the time to develop new lines of business or aggressively expand your client base. Focusing on cost reduction is a great way to increase profits and address the issue of higher ticket counts, but where can you start? First, you need to adopt a lean philosophy. 

Lean philosophy was developed in manufacturing, but has been adapted to the service industry, and the principles that drive waste reduction in other lines of business can easily be applied to the MSP. Here are six tips that will help you create more value for clients with fewer resources and become a more lean organization.

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Topics: Business Development and Growth, Revenue Growth and Profitability, Service Delivery and Operational Efficiency, Navigate 2017

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