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Dec 4, 2018 | By Lee Badman
There are serious differences between smaller business and enterprise wireless environments. At the same time, defining “enterprise” can be tricky. For where we’re going in this piece, enterprise equals big as measured by client device counts and diversity, complicated when it comes to security, and critical when it comes to uptime and stability. That gets the conversation started in the right place. Now let’s get into the major areas to address when building an enterprise Wi-Fi system.
Nov 27, 2018 | By Richard Tubb
How well does the team within your managed solution provider business communicate? How much would you say the service desk team in your MSP talks to one another? For most MSPs, communication between members of a service desk team relies on the updates that are typed into a ticket, the casual conversations between taking support calls, and perhaps the occasional tap on the shoulder between engineers for specific issues.
Nov 20, 2018 | By Sarah Cunningham-Scharf
When network hardware vendors issue device recalls, field notices, or security alerts, the implication can be massive for MSPs. Take the 2017 clock signal issue, for example. That huge recall of Intel microchips was a large-scale vulnerability for tons of devices—and meant MSPs had to figure out which devices were affected on which client sites.
Nov 6, 2018 | By Sarah Cunningham-Scharf
In part two of our two-part series on MSP hyperspecialization, we share tips and examples of how MSPs can create their own extremely competitive niche. (Read part one on why hyperspecialization is such a high-margin opportunity.) So you get the business benefits of hyperspecializing your MSP to serve a particular business niche, and you understand the five criteria of niche expertise you need to do so. Awesome! You’re ready to jump aboard a high-margin opportunity. But… now what?
Oct 30, 2018 | By Sarah Cunningham-Scharf
Just like the goblins, ghouls, and ghosts that’ll be walking down your street tomorrow night, network management can be scary. If you’re not a network expert (and don’t have one on your payroll), it can be intimidating to make changes to clients’ infrastructure for fear of taking the network down. Small actions can have a big impact. In a 2017 study from Dimensional Research and Veriflow, the surveyed network professionals admitted that the vast majority of network outages are caused by human error.
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.
Nov 16, 2018 | By Auvik Networks
TruMethods president Gary Pica and Patrick Albert, AVP of Auvik Networks share proven methods for pricing and packaging your IT service offerings. How you approach your support offering is the most important decision most IT providers will make.
Oct 31, 2018 | By Auvik Networks
Network assessments are a crucial part of the MSP prospecting phase. To quote work accurately and prove you can effectively support an IT environment, you need to know what’s really on the network—not just what the prospect says is there.
Oct 12, 2018 | By Auvik Networks
We have a jam-packed product roadmap through the end of 2018 and beyond—and we want to give you a sneak peek. Patrick Albert, Auvik’s AVP product management, walks you through upcoming software integrations and exciting new features. You'll also see a quick demo of Talaia, a network traffic analytics system that Auvik recently acquired and will integrate into Auvik's network management system.
Sep 26, 2018 | By Auvik Networks
As business applications shift from living on-premises to the cloud, it may not always be necessary to enable communication between user devices. In fact, preventing your clients’ user devices from contacting each other—part of a zero-trust network approach—could prevent a malicious cyber attack from spreading and costing clients major data recovery fees.