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New Trends to Help Grow Your Managed Services Business In 2019

Posted by Joe Schiavone on Dec 4, 2018

As an HTG Gold Member, we were honored to attend their November meeting in Orlando. This year’s event was especially significant for several reasons. Firstly, the HTG peer groups are now officially a part of ConnectWise events for MSPs all over the world - IT Nation Evolve. Secondly, this event highlighted some new trends and dramatic transitions most Managed Service Providers have to go through in order to preserve and grow their business.

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Topics: Channel trends, Tip of the Month

CompTIA Podcast with Martin Tracey of LANtelligence

Posted by lantelligence on Nov 20, 2018

Finding Your Place in the UCaaS Space

As we at LANtelligence were preparing for our second annual UCaaS as Part of Managed IT Services Business survey, we've got a call from CompTIA's Managed Services Community manager Lisa Person. Lisa wanted to discuss the findings from the first survey we have conducted at the end of 2017 and learn about the changes we have seen happening in the MSP community throughout the year.

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Topics: Channel trends, UCaaS

Tip of the Month October 2018

Posted by Joe Schiavone on Oct 30, 2018

Activate Your Sales Team to Drive New Business

In this article, we’ll be continuing to explore executive vision and the strategic acquirement of new business by Managed IT Services Providers. We’d like to share some more advice on distributing this vision down to the sales teams as they are a moving power  for any new business for their companies. 

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Topics: Channel trends, Tip of the Month

Tip of the Month September 2018

Posted by Joe Schiavone on Oct 4, 2018

Trade Show Action Plan For MSP

Do the trade shows still serve the same purpose for your sales department as they did 10 years ago? Certainly, in IT and Telecom, there have been a lot of changes in how the biggest industry trade shows perform, what audience they target and even their formats and names. Some of these shows evolved into purely vendor-to-vendor shows, while others focus on education and hands-on training. For most, the cost of attending has skyrocketed due to high fees for the full-access passes and the travel and accommodation expenses associated with “destination events.” This has made it more difficult for MSPs to send multiple attendees from sales and supporting departments.

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Topics: Channel trends, Tip of the Month

Tip of the Month August 2018

Posted by Joe Schiavone on Sep 5, 2018

Share Your Vision With Your Team

As someone whose main job is to develop a good solid channel, I’m dedicated to our Partners’ success. My goal is to meet with the CEOs or Presidents of our MSP Partners and help them define a vision or goal for their companies and share it with their employees. I do this successfully, because I am usually sitting in front of someone who is more concerned with working ON their company’s future than IN their company’s day-to-day activities. 

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Topics: Channel trends, Tip of the Month

Tip of the Month July 2018

Posted by Joe Schiavone on Jul 31, 2018

 Find your Vertical Market

Rarely do I find a Managed Service Provider (MSP) that does not know the vertical market in which they excel. If you don’t know yours, then you need to assess what you are good at, decide which deals were enjoyable and profitable, and set a plan in motion to own that market in your area.

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Topics: Channel trends, Tip of the Month

How do your sales reps spend most of their time?

Posted by Joe Schiavone on Jul 2, 2018

How to get the most optimization and efficiency from your sales team.

In the last five weeks, I have attended three National Trade Shows in the US and Canada, during which I spoke with at least 200 Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and found one common thread.

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Topics: Tip of the Month, Channel trends, Sales Best Practices

MSP Marketing How-To #3

Posted by Galina Marcus on Jun 12, 2018

A Quick “Do It Yourself” SEO Guide

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of the most frustrating terms for marketing departments in the small-to-medium business sector. It is tricky and difficult, and it is a game where rules are changing almost weekly. 

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Topics: How-to, Marketing, Channel trends

Managed Services Providers Prepare as SD-WAN Hits the Mainstream - #3

Posted by Chris Poupart on Jun 7, 2018
This three-part blog series looks at why MSPs need to aggressively engage in the exploding SD-WAN market, ongoing vendor consolidation, the competition from carriers, and how MSPs can partner to reduce their risks while speeding time to market.
Read Part 1 and Part 2

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Topics: Channel trends, SD-WAN, Insider

Managed Services Providers Prepare as SD-WAN Hits the Mainstream - #2

Posted by Chris Poupart on May 31, 2018

This three-part blog series looks at why MSPs need to aggressively engage in the exploding SD-WAN market, ongoing vendor consolidation, the competition from carriers, and how MSPs can partner to reduce their risks while speeding time to market.

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Topics: Channel trends, SD-WAN, Insider