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December 6, 2019  8:57 PM

MSP automation taps PowerShell as multi-tool

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Automation, Channel, Managed Services, MSP, Powershell

PowerShell serves as the Swiss army knife of MSP automation. Indeed, Microsoft's PowerShell scripting language has become a highly versatile tool for managed service providers...

November 27, 2019  9:53 PM

Understanding co-managed IT services

Spencer Smith Spencer Smith Profile: Spencer Smith
Managed service providers, Managed Services, MSP

MSPs sometimes avoid prospective clients that already have internal IT staff, but by taking the co-managed IT services approach, they don't have to. That's according to Bob Coppedge, owner of Simplex-IT, an MSP based in Stow, Ohio. Co-managed IT services, or CoMITS, is a model for developing...


November 13, 2018  11:04 PM

Three highlights of IT Nation Connect 2018

Spencer Smith Spencer Smith Profile: Spencer Smith
Business model, ConnectWise, cybersecurity, IT services, Managed Services, MSP

Last week's IT Nation Connect event, ConnectWise's annual users conference, held in Orlando, Fla., hit on a few of the core trends that channel partners grapple with today. Trends included the need for partners to specialize their businesses, an imperative sparked by theĀ 


March 6, 2018  9:16 PM

Ease the MSP talent acquisition process with these tips

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Managed Services, recruitment, Staffing

For Eric Hobbs, the key to the talent acquisition process is to recruit prospective employees early and often. Hobbs is CEO at Technology Associates, a managed service provider (MSP) in Cary, North Carolina.


February 9, 2018  4:52 PM

Digital transformation initiatives engulf businesses, partners

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Business, Business Agility, Managed Services

The enterprise struggle with digital transformation initiatives isn't limited to the organizations seeking change. It's the channel partners' fight as well. Market research reports consistently depict


October 30, 2017  5:42 PM

Dataprise boosts efficiency with Kaseya automation tools

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Managed Services

IT services firms increasingly rely on automation tools to boost efficiency. SearchITChannel has followed this development over the past few months, covering the adoption of 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 19, 2017  5:32 PM

Former president Clinton shares advice at Autotask Community Live

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Autotask, IT services, Managed Services, MSP

At the Autotask Community Live 2017 conference this week, managed service providers got some words of advice from former president Bill Clinton. Clinton, the 42nd president who was in office from 1993 to 2001, delivered a keynote address at the Autotask event, discussing topics ranging from his...


March 31, 2017  4:29 PM

MSP marketing: Learn the fishing and farming methods

Spencer Smith Spencer Smith Profile: Spencer Smith
"Marketing and Advertising", digital marketing, Managed Services, MSP

Many technical-savvy MSPs will readily admit that marketingĀ is not their company's strong suit. At the MSPWorld 2017 conference, held this week in New Orleans, marketing...


December 16, 2016  5:37 PM

IoT business opportunity in 2017: Are channel partners ready?

Spencer Smith Spencer Smith Profile: Spencer Smith
Channel partners, Internet of Things, iot, iot security, Managed Services, SMBs

As channel partners mull over business moves for the upcoming year, many executives may consider IoT as a potential play -- and for good reason. "There is so much demand for IoT within SMBs [small and midsized businesses]," said Anurag Agrawal, CEO and analyst at Techaisle, a market research...


October 13, 2016  8:37 PM

IT documentation as vital as backups for MSPs

Spencer Smith Spencer Smith Profile: Spencer Smith
Documentation, Managed Services, MSP

IT documentation, explored recently in contributor Esther Shein's feature, has proven to be a vital yet sometimes neglected aspect of running a managed services business. For...


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