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Meaghan Moraes

Meaghan Moraes is Continuum's Blog & Social Media Manager, managing the MSPblog and Continuum's social platforms. With several years of inbound and content marketing, B2B tech marketing and corporate social media management experience, Meaghan specializes in engaging and nurturing audiences with strategic and creative digital content. In her spare time, she enjoys writing poetry, playing the piano, boxing, and exploring Boston’s best restaurants.
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Explaining "Incident Response" to Your Clients [VIDEO]

Posted by Meaghan Moraes on March 11, 2019

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79 percent of small businesses today do not have an incident response plan, leaving them ill-prepared for advancing cyber attacks—especially since there is currently a lack of in-house security expertise. That leaves the responsibility to proactively build an effective incident response plan on the MSP, and requires the right tools, processes and communication.

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Topics: Explaining IT Series

The Top 5 MSP Blog Posts of February 2019

Posted by Meaghan Moraes on February 27, 2019

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Having defined processes in your MSP to drive business forward. Understanding how to explain the value of your services rather than just listing them on your website. Finding the right opportunities to have cross-sell conversations with clients. These were just a few of the topics discussed on our blog this month that resonated most with readers.

Check out our roundup below of the top five MSPblog posts of February to explore the key themes buzzing in the MSP community right now!

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Topics: Business Growth, Sales and Marketing, RMM

Seize the Security Opportunity with Continuum’s Global Cyber Security Roadshow

Posted by Meaghan Moraes on February 22, 2019

Introducing Continuum’s Global Cyber Security Roadshow

Dealing with today’s threat landscape can put a burden on most IT and security service providers. There are serious, complex issues you need to solve for your SMB clients—including phishing, brute-force attacks, the dark web, and much more. Without the proper knowledge, technology, and enablement materials, the promise of building an enduring security line of business could be shattered. 

To provide MSPs with everything they need to emerge as cyber security leaders, Continuum is bringing its Global Cyber Security Roadshow to IT service providers around the globe! Keep reading to discover what you’ll learn, where we’re heading and why you’ll want to be there.

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Topics: Cyber Security

Explaining "the Value of Your Services" to Your Clients [VIDEO]

Posted by Meaghan Moraes on February 11, 2019

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When you’re doing work for your clients behind the scenes acting as a remote managed IT services provider, it’s easy for them to overlook the value of your services. That’s why constantly reminding clients of the value you provide and making a strong case for your service delivery is so important. Here are some key points to focus on to get firm grasp on the value of your services and be able to explain them to your clients.

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Topics: Explaining IT Series

The Top 5 MSP Blog Posts of January 2019

Posted by Meaghan Moraes on January 31, 2019

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What are the keys to selling security services? Which tools should MSPs take advantage of? Where is the managed IT services market headed? We answer these questions and more in our roundup of the MSPblog's most popular posts of January 2019.

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

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Topics: Sales and Marketing, Cyber Security

Explaining "Your Security Value Proposition" to Your Clients [VIDEO]

Posted by Meaghan Moraes on January 14, 2019

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As a growth-oriented MSP emerging as a cyber security leader, it’s crucial that you know your security value proposition like the back of your hand. More specifically, you need to be able to effectively articulate your security value prop to your clients and prospects.

Since your SMB client-base is now the primary target of cyber attacks, they require the utmost protection with advanced tools and protocols. And, that’s exactly what they rely on you for—in fact, that may assume that their level of cyber security has been “good enough” for years.

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Topics: Cyber Security, Explaining IT Series

Exciting IT Channel Progress: What the CMIT Acquisition Means for MSPs

Posted by Meaghan Moraes on January 10, 2019

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2019: what a time to be in the managed services industry. With the rise of cyber security, the quest to solve the skills gap, and increased investment in mergers and acquisitions to name a few, there's been a lot of fascinating movement as of late—and Continuum and our partners are here for it. 

The recent acquisition of CMIT Solutions by private equity firm Craftmans Capital speaks to this exciting time. Read on for more details on this new development and advice for MSPs working to find that secret recipe for success in this market.

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Topics: Business Growth, IT Services, Cyber Security

Breaking: Hackers Target MSPs to Infiltrate SMB Data

Posted by Meaghan Moraes on January 3, 2019

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Data Resolution, a managed services provider (MSP) in California was hit by a Ryuk ransomware attack—the same malware strain that recently infected printing and delivery operations for multiple major U.S. newspapers—on Christmas Eve. As of August 2018, Ryuk ransomware had netted attackers over $640,000.

While Data Resolution, which has between 11 and 50 employees, assured customers that their managed enterprise resource planning (ERP) databases were safe, it’s unclear how much data was allegedly impacted. 

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Topics: IT Services, Cyber Security

5 Cyber Security Realities that Didn’t Exist 5 Years Ago

Posted by Meaghan Moraes on January 3, 2019

5 Cyber Security Realities

A lot can change in five years. Think of where we are today—now flash back five years to 2014. What was happening? The Winter Olympics in Sochi, the Ice Bucket Challenge, and we were only on iPhone 6. The world looked a bit differently then, and business concerns and priorities were different too—especially for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

In 2014, customer acquisition and retention and business growth were top goals for SMBs, top IT priorities were social media and mobility solutions, and within the top five challenges for SMBs was data protection, recovery and business continuity. It’s interesting to compare these areas to SMB budgeting priorities for 2019.

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Topics: Cyber Security

New Year, New Blog Manager! [VIDEO]

Posted by Meaghan Moraes on January 2, 2019

Blog-Intro

Introducing Continuum's new MSPblog manager, Meaghan Moraes (this post's author)! Check out the video above for a personalized message from me to you.

To note: Our blog subscribers will receive my emails with the latest tech tips, business-driving best practices and insightful articles from the blog. Bonus: Subscribers will also get exclusive content—templates, how-to guides and more—at the beginning of every quarter, simply because we value your readership and partnership. 

The Continuum team would like to sincerely thank you for following the blog! Be sure to share all the knowledge you'll gain with colleagues and connections as you grow your MSP business, one blog post at a time. 

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Topics: Sales and Marketing, IT Services

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