Tips for Generating Managed Services Client Referrals

I speak to a lot of MSPs every day, and I’m always asked for advice on meeting new prospects. Finding new clients is one of the biggest challenges they all face. “Have you tried asking your existing clients for referrals?” is my stock answer, and with good reason—prospects referred to you by an existing client are four times more likely to buy than any other opportunities you’ll chase. Here are my tips on supercharging your referrals and winning new business.


Think You're a Proactive MSP? Think Again!

MSPs generate more MRR (monthly recurring revenue) when they’re able to reduce reactive noise and dedicate their resources to more proactive MSP tasks. This is because proactive tasks are predictable. They’re scheduled into our days (e.g., regular technology alignment visits, business impact and strategy meetings, centralized services, and projects). We know how much they cost and how long they take to complete. We know the margins on proactive tasks (if we price them properly).


Using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to Assess Your Clients' Network Security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework—NIST Cybersecurity Framework for short—is a set of best practices to help companies better identify, detect, and respond to cyberattacks. While the framework was intended to be used by internal IT teams, its five major themes—identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover—can be used to create a handy network security assessment tool for MSPs.

Introducing ServiceDesk Plus MSP 10.5: The all-in-one MSP Business Software

The latest update to #ServiceDeskPlusMSP brings a refreshing new UI and exciting new features empowering your #servicedesk with capabilities that will help you take your business to the next level, and provide an enhanced service experience to your customers.

Improve Your MSP's Employee Utilization Rates to Boost Your Bottom Line

For MSP business owners, figuring out how to improve your bottom line is like an ongoing game of tug of war. Do you raise your rates or do you make your service staff more productive? Raising rates may seem like the easier option, but at the risk of upsetting existing clients and losing prospects to competitors with better rates, it may not be your best bet. Instead, you should focus on improving service efficiency and productivity within your MSP.


Ransomware, interrupted: Sodinokibi and the supply chain

Last month, the Elastic Security Protections Team prevented an attempted ransomware attack targeting an organization monitored by one of our customers, an IT Managed Service Provider (MSP). We analyzed the alerts that were generated after an adversary’s process injection attempts were prevented by Elastic Endpoint Security on several endpoints. Adversaries often attempt to inject their malicious code into a running process before encrypting and holding the victim’s data to ransom.


Revisited: How to Run a 247 MSP

As 2019 comes to an end, OnPage would like to re-inform MSP teams about the value and importance of offering a 24×7 support service. Twenty-four seven support ensures that client issues are quickly resolved by an after-hours support team. Though 24×7 support is a must-have offering, MSPs must first re-work their internal workflows and policies, ensuring that after-hours servicing is a pain-free venture.