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Jun 11, 2019 | By Scott Tyson
To grow your MSP’s revenue and business performance, the best sales tool isn’t a selling platform or a ninja-rockstar-unicorn sales hire. It’s documenting and optimizing your sales process. Just like your favorite sports team follows a game plan to win, your sales team needs a playbook to close more business.
Jun 4, 2019 | By Annette Hynes
“What have you done for me lately?” It’s an honest question that doesn’t always have an easy answer. Fact is, you’re doing a lot of proactive work behind-the-scenes to prevent network disruptions and unnecessary downtime. But if you’re not heroically putting out fires in front of your clients, they might think they’re paying you for nothing.
May 28, 2019 | By Annette Hynes
“Oh, they’ll never pay for that.” It’s a phrase Leigh Wood, the Director of Node IT Solutions, hears a lot from his fellow MSPs. It’s easy to understand why. When you’re used to hearing price push-back on every contract, selling something beyond your basic managed services agreement seems impossible.
May 21, 2019 | By Annette Hynes
There seems to be a smart version of everything these days. From coffee machines to aquarium thermometers, if you can think of a device that can benefit from an internet connection, it probably already exists. It’s not really a surprise. The IoT market is on the brink of explosion, as Intel projects 200 billion IoT devices will be added to our networks by 2020, up from 15 billion in 2015. And they’re not all for personal use.
May 14, 2019 | By Annette Hynes
All over the internet, there are ominous rumblings that “768K Day” is on its way—and it’s likely going to happen before May is over. And while some ISPs think this BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) milestone is being overhyped like Y2K and Cisco assures us the sky isn’t falling, that doesn’t mean we’ll all be left unscathed. If you’re an MSP who hasn’t heard about 768K Day yet, brace yourself—you could be in for a serious connectivity headache.
Sep 1, 2018 | By Auvik
As a network administrator, it’s vitally important to have a detailed understanding of your topology. Whether you’re troubleshooting, building out a network expansion, or showing management how your network design protects the business, an accurate and readable map is a must.
Selling cloud services is an opportunity to shift clients away from on-premises infrastructure towards a more scalable network architecture. But if you’re moving clients to the cloud, you better make sure they can always access the cloud. That means having deep visibility and control over network infrastructure so you can provide proactive service and keep clients connected. But not all network equipment or cloud solutions offer the same level of visibility.
Conducting a network assessment is a great way to fully understand a new client's network, and to provide tangible proof when you recommend improvements—like upgrading out-of-date infrastructure. Many steps in the assessment process can be automated, but sourcing warranty and patch information about each network device has traditionally involved MSPs looking up serial numbers one by one.
May 30, 2019 | By Auvik Networks
Bmore IT is a managed service provider based in Gothenburg, Sweden. We're at a LAN party. In essence, everything is all about technology. It's about connecting people together, not only by our interests, but also by technology and by computers. So in essence network is everything.
May 7, 2019 | By Auvik Networks
The key to MSP success is the ability to add new MRR customers every month. Unfortunately, many MSPs struggle when it comes to MRR sales. Gary Pica is widely regarded as the definitive expert in the managed services sales process. Gary teams up with Rob Auld, SVP of Sales at Auvik, to share the key ingredients that will allow you to achieve your sales goals.