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Aug 26th, 2014
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GMS Live Expert / MSP Helpdesk Part one of this series focused on identifying the best prospects for your managed services testimonials and getting the right people involved in the process. While those steps are often the most difficult part of client endorsement projects, what comes after it isn’t always easy for an MSP. They’ll […]...
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Jul 28th, 2014
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GMS Live Expert / MSP Helpdesk IT services providers who complain about the value of social media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook may simply not understand the value of networking. Some simply can’t find a way to separate their business from their personal relationships, so they rarely engage in meaningful discussions or add […]...
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Jul 8th, 2014
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GMS Live Expert / MSP Helpdesk There is no real secret to catching a trophy-quality fish. You simply need to find that right lure or the proper bait that will attract its attention and then use a swift but firm motion to sink the hook and finish the deal. Regardless of size of the catch, […]...
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May 26th, 2014
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GMS Live Expert / MSP Helpdesk Many business owners seem to be looking for that one special ingredient or that single, unique step that will help them accomplish their greatest goal (or goals). Whether that desire is to be richer than Bill Gates or to simply land the largest local employer as a client, their […]...
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Apr 21st, 2014
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GMS Live Expert / MSP Helpdesk Entrepreneurship is definitely not as glamorous and exciting as many people believe. There are definitely perks, including the freedom of being your own boss and the unlimited profits when things go as planned. But in the MSP community, for example, the workload and stress of supporting many clients’ business-critical […]...
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Mar 17th, 2014
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GMS Live Expert / MSP Helpdesk How many of your friends and acquaintances in the IT industry would be willing to jeopardize their businesses by making uncertain or dangerous investments? Even though they operate in a rapidly changing and often high pressure environment, most services providers are typically a risk-adverse group. Rather than gambling future […]...
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Feb 18th, 2014
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GMS Live Expert / MSP Helpdesk A few years ago, the U.S. government issued a mandate that some industry pundits suggested would basically set the Health Care IT world on fire. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act included financial incentives for healthcare providers and other medical facilities to implement (and demonstrate a meaningful use for) […]...
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Jan 15th, 2014
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Brian Sherman / MSP Helpdesk Does any business owner ever intend to fail? Of course not! No sane entrepreneur would start out with that intention, but in fact, 50% of small businesses never enjoy a five year anniversary according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. The reasons behind that high failure rate are too numerous […]...
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Dec 16th, 2013
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GMS Live Expert / MSP Helpdesk What can MSPs do to readily improve the flow of information, remedy communications fears and focus their communications on attracting new business? Train, train, train: every IT services company should be focused on continual improvement Helping its employees’ strengthen their customer relationship skills. Your marketing needs to st...
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Nov 15th, 2013
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GMS Live Expert / MSP Helpdesk Uncover the Truth with an Effective Communications Strategy   Assumptions can be dangerous to the long-term success of a managed services organization—or to any business. Without a clear understanding of their clients’ needs, issues and thoughts related to quality of their systems and service levels, providers have no fir...
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Sep 9th, 2013
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GMS Live Expert / MSP Helpdesk                 With August in full swing and the third quarter of the sales year well underway, it’s a great time to reflect back on the major channel events of 2013 and take some time to ponder what’s ahead for managed services providers. […]...
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Jul 8th, 2013
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GMS Live Expert / MSP Helpdesk You see the quote in every press release, how the sale of an IT channel vendor won’t negatively impact its partners and other relationships. It’s the standard line created years ago by some long forgotten public relations expert who thought a few words would provide comfort to the greater […]...
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Jun 6th, 2013
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GMS Live Expert / MSP Helpdesk No matter how much joy you get from running your own business, everyone needs a little time away from it all once in a while. The routine can get tiresome and the pressure associated with managing employees and dealing with difficult clients builds over time, and conversations with even […]...
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Apr 24th, 2013
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GMS Live Expert / MSP Helpdesk No matter what business you’re in, the term “cost-effective” has likely become an important descriptor for your operations and a standard part of the company’s vernacular. Lean isn’t just a word used by marketing consultants! The average helpdesk/tech support specialist earns between $54,000 and $59,000 annually, according to the [&hellip...
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Mar 28th, 2013
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GMS Live Expert / MSP Helpdesk Despite the plethora of new technologies and services that are making life a lot easier for the business community, the linchpin to any organization’s success is still the quality of its people. From the capabilities of its employees to the honest nature of its clients, few companies will survive, […]...
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Jan 30th, 2013
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Brian Sherman / MSP Helpdesk Virtually every business goes through periods of stagnation, from flat-lining revenue or client acquisition to a static service or product portfolio. Some of the most successful organizations go through periods where they plateau, when profits or sales may still be growing but the operations seem to be on autopilot. It’s […]...
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Jan 17th, 2013
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Robert Dutt / MSP Helpdesk There are still challenges around implementing and executing around a managed services business model, but even a decade after managed services became a common concept, the model continues to grow. According to a new study on Trends in Managed Services Operations from industry group CompTIA, half of all channel firms […]...
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Dec 19th, 2012
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Stuart Crawford / MSP Helpdesk As the year comes to a close, it affords us time to sit back and take stock of the lessons we have learned. Each day I am very fortunate to work with some of the best managed services providers around the globe. We learn from each other and I don’t […]...
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Dec 6th, 2012
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GMS Live Expert / MSP Helpdesk In today’s internet-enabled and computer driven society, there are few business issues as critical as a network outage or system failure. Just take a look around any office and watch how employees respond when their ISP connection slows to a snail’s pace or goes down completely. Productivity drops just […]...
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Nov 20th, 2012
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Robert Dutt / MSP Helpdesk When the clouds of Hurricane Sandy finally stopped wreaking their destructive havoc on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, along with tragic destruction, they left with them a great deal of spilled ink about how the cloud – the metaphorical one we talk about in IT, not the real-life […]...