MSPmentor Blog http://mspmentor.net/blog/8622/feed en Global Security Report: End of Year 2016 http://mspmentor.net/blog/global-security-report-end-year-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body">Botnets are making malware and spam campaigns more accessible than ever, notes AppRiver's 2016 Global Security Report.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/global-security-report-end-year-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/global-security-report-end-year-2016#comments Guest Bloggers AppRiver botnet cyber aggression Global security Internet of Things IoT malware mobile malware smart phone smart watch MSPmentor Blog Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:13:00 +0000 74731 at http://mspmentor.net 4 Tips to Help MSPs Become Lead Generation Experts http://mspmentor.net/blog/4-tips-help-msps-become-lead-generation-experts <div class="node-body blog-body">Lead generation is an incredible marketing method for stimulating and capturing interest in your products and services to help develop your sales pipeline. However, for MSPs, lead generation can be a tough process because many shops lack the time and resources to dedicate to sales and marketing efforts.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/4-tips-help-msps-become-lead-generation-experts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/4-tips-help-msps-become-lead-generation-experts#comments Guest Bloggers Datto email marketing facebook inbound marketing lead generation LinkedIn newsletter outbound marketing social media marketing twitter MSPmentor Blog Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:51:00 +0000 74651 at http://mspmentor.net How Machine Learning Makes MSPs Smarter http://mspmentor.net/blog/how-machine-learning-makes-msps-smarter <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s painfully obvious that the threat landscape continues to evolve in speed, sophistication and persistence of attacks—and it’s equally clear that traditional security solutions can’t keep up. See how machine learning employs advanced mathematical algorithms to help endpoint protection vendors prevent breaches from striking your clients’ businesses.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/how-machine-learning-makes-msps-smarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/how-machine-learning-makes-msps-smarter#comments Guest Bloggers endpoint protection endpoint security machine learning malware viruses webroot MSPmentor Blog Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:59:00 +0000 74591 at http://mspmentor.net MSPs: 5 Simple Steps to Automate Your Business for Profitability http://mspmentor.net/blog/msps-5-simple-steps-automate-your-business-profitability <div class="node-body blog-body">Delivering superior services is key to ensuring customer satisfaction and the consequent long-term relationships that enable MSPs to lock in predictable, recurring revenue. What's the best way to deliver superior service? One word: automation. But, how and where should an MSP get started? </div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/msps-5-simple-steps-automate-your-business-profitability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/msps-5-simple-steps-automate-your-business-profitability#comments Guest Bloggers automation backup cloud-based automation services disk cleanup reporting service quality ticketing webroot MSPmentor Blog Mon, 30 Jan 2017 11:04:00 +0000 73871 at http://mspmentor.net 3 Ways MSPs Can Capitalize on the SMB Virtualization Trend http://mspmentor.net/blog/3-ways-msps-can-capitalize-smb-virtualization-trend <div class="node-body blog-body">Now that many SMBs have virtualized their servers, it’s a good idea to make sure your business follows suit by adopting operations, policies, and a business plan to support that change.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/3-ways-msps-can-capitalize-smb-virtualization-trend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/3-ways-msps-can-capitalize-smb-virtualization-trend#comments Guest Bloggers analytics Backup and Disaster Recovery BDR Intronis managed routing smb value-added virtualization virtualization WAN optimization MSPmentor Blog Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:51:00 +0000 73861 at http://mspmentor.net 5 Things to Expect from SDDCs in 2017 http://mspmentor.net/blog/5-things-expect-sddcs-2017 <div class="node-body blog-body">The SDDC is a natural evolution from server virtualization, but it increases exponentially the level of flexibility, scalability and cost savings that virtualization can provide. And companies challenged today to meet increasingly dynamic marketplace demands need all of the flexibility, scalability and cost savings they can get—and more—in order to rise above the competition.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/5-things-expect-sddcs-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/5-things-expect-sddcs-2017#comments Guest Bloggers SDDC security virtualization VMware MSPmentor Blog Wed, 25 Jan 2017 20:51:00 +0000 73621 at http://mspmentor.net 2017 Strategic Plan Checklist: Make Sure You Do This ASAP http://mspmentor.net/blog/2017-strategic-plan-checklist-make-sure-you-do-asap <div class="node-body blog-body">Now that you’re back from the holiday season, it’s important to take a breath before you dive into your 2017 to-do list. Take some time to look back on what worked and what didn’t work last year, then, using that insight, develop a 2017 strategic plan or blueprint.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/2017-strategic-plan-checklist-make-sure-you-do-asap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/2017-strategic-plan-checklist-make-sure-you-do-asap#comments Guest Bloggers kaseya psa RMM strategic plan 2017 support requests win/loss analysis MSPmentor Blog Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:35:00 +0000 73601 at http://mspmentor.net Raising Your MSP’s Prices Like a Professional http://mspmentor.net/blog/raising-your-msp-s-prices-professional <div class="node-body blog-body">Every year, the cost of doing business for MSPs grows. Whether it’s the cost of rent, salary increases, or heightened prices on technology, your overhead doesn’t stay flat year-over-year. Yet, despite inflation, it can be uncomfortable asking your clients for a raise. You might be nervous you’ll lose the business—or you simply want to avoid potential conflicts during the conversation.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/raising-your-msp-s-prices-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/raising-your-msp-s-prices-professional#comments Guest Bloggers objection handling raising prices raising rates SolarWinds MSP MSPmentor Blog Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:26:00 +0000 73591 at http://mspmentor.net Why 2016 Was the Year of the SDDC (and How 2017 Will Follow Suit) http://mspmentor.net/blog/why-2016-was-year-sddc-and-how-2017-will-follow-suit <div class="node-body blog-body">The software defined data center has been on the horizon for several years, but in 2016, technology and business needs aligned in a way that pushed the SDDC from viable proposition to a requirement in the digital economy.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/why-2016-was-year-sddc-and-how-2017-will-follow-suit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/why-2016-was-year-sddc-and-how-2017-will-follow-suit#comments Guest Bloggers SDDC VMware MSPmentor Blog Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:01:00 +0000 73571 at http://mspmentor.net AppRiver’s New Email Marketing Tool for Partners http://mspmentor.net/blog/appriver-s-new-email-marketing-tool-partners <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s much easier to keep an existing customer than create a new one. It’s also considerably easier to sell a new service to an existing customer than to a new one. Unfortunately, marketing isn’t so easy for SMBs, making communicating these new offerings a big pain point.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/appriver-s-new-email-marketing-tool-partners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/appriver-s-new-email-marketing-tool-partners#comments Guest Bloggers AppRiver email campaign email marketing existing customer new customer MSPmentor Blog Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:41:00 +0000 73381 at http://mspmentor.net Back up Physical and Virtual Workloads--Maximizing the Profitability of Each of Your Customers http://mspmentor.net/blog/back-physical-and-virtual-workloads-maximizing-profitability-each-your-customers <div class="node-body blog-body">As a managed service provider, a primary business concern is whether your current portfolio is sufficient for meeting all of your clients' IT needs. Customers are, after all, demanding more from their providers to keep Availability for their enterprises Always-On. Today’s increasing demands mean managed service providers must be a one-stop shop for all IT needs.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/back-physical-and-virtual-workloads-maximizing-profitability-each-your-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/back-physical-and-virtual-workloads-maximizing-profitability-each-your-customers#comments Guest Bloggers BaaS backup backup as a service Cloud disaster recovery as a service DRaaS Linux physical workload replication Veeam virtual workload virtualization Windows MSPmentor Blog Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:21:00 +0000 73091 at http://mspmentor.net Your Clients Need Backup and Recovery for Office 365 Data http://mspmentor.net/blog/your-clients-need-backup-and-recovery-office-365-data <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s an Office 365 world after all. With 60 million commercial customers currently using Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity suite, Office 365 has gained a lot of traction since its introduction in 2011. But even though the suite's built-in protection is undeniably valuable – and necessary – it doesn’t prevent users from making mistakes.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/your-clients-need-backup-and-recovery-office-365-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/your-clients-need-backup-and-recovery-office-365-data#comments Guest Bloggers backup and data recovery Backup and Disaster Recovery BDR Exchange Office 365 OneDrive SharePoint Skype StorageCraft MSPmentor Blog Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:04:00 +0000 73051 at http://mspmentor.net 3 Tips for Hiring IT Staff at Your MSP http://mspmentor.net/blog/3-tips-hiring-it-staff-your-msp <div class="node-body blog-body">Hiring qualified employees is crucial for all businesses, which is why those that can afford to do so invest heavily in recruiting. Smaller businesses, like MSPs, don’t typically have the resources to dedicate to such efforts as do larger companies. As a result, many MSPs struggle to bring in the talent they need to grow their businesses.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/3-tips-hiring-it-staff-your-msp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/3-tips-hiring-it-staff-your-msp#comments Guest Bloggers Datto IT hiring LinkedIn MSP networking recruiting talent management MSPmentor Blog Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:58:00 +0000 73031 at http://mspmentor.net What's Ahead for the Cloud & IT in 2017 http://mspmentor.net/blog/whats-ahead-cloud-it-2017 <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s that special time of year again! No, I’m not talking about the holidays, but rather the time of year when cloud and IT professionals take out their own lists of priorities and predictions and check them twice before planning for the year ahead.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/whats-ahead-cloud-it-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/whats-ahead-cloud-it-2017#comments Guest Bloggers Backup and Disaster Recovery BDR Cloud cloud infrastructure cloud security data management hybrid cloud IT NaviSite on-premise IT private cloud public cloud security MSPmentor Blog Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:13:00 +0000 72941 at http://mspmentor.net Stand Out from the Partner Crowd with a Global Partner Innovation Award http://mspmentor.net/blog/stand-out-partner-crowd-global-partner-innovation-award <div class="node-body blog-body">Nominate your organization for an opportunity to stand out among your peers and get recognized for outstanding achievement in the VMware partner ecosystem.</div> <p><a href="http://mspmentor.net/blog/stand-out-partner-crowd-global-partner-innovation-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://mspmentor.net/blog/stand-out-partner-crowd-global-partner-innovation-award#comments Cloud Services Guest Bloggers Global Partner Innovation Award SDDC VMware MSPmentor Blog Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:58:00 +0000 72901 at http://mspmentor.net