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Why RMM is a Managed Services Must Have

Without the ability to remotely monitor and address IT issues — in addition to justifying your value — you’re missing the point of managed services.
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The ASCII Group Awards Pax8 the 2018 ASCII Cup

Winners are voted upon by ASCII members at regional events, and the Cup and awards were presented at the ASCII Success Summit

Becoming an MSSP: Is it Worth the Risk?

The quantity of Internet-borne threats is on the rise but protecting your customers with layered security and common-sense policies is still a winning strategy.
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Endpoint Security Comparison: Avast, Bitdefender, Sophos

Kicking off our endpoint security series, we compare the latest offerings from Avast, Bitdefender, and Sophos that VARs and MSPs can deliver as a service.

Q4 2018 Security Update: Want Access to an IoT System? Try 123456

Insights that can help you provide solutions with more value for your customers by helping to secure their systems and their data.

Compliance as a Service: Help MSPs Better Serve Customers, Drive Revenue

MSPs must evolve from the role of a simple technology provider to that of an advisor helping clients navigate the complex challenges of security-specific compliance.

Selling Business Continuity in an Uncertain World

Business continuity solutions are more than BDR. They provide your clients with an answer to the question, “How do I get back to business if something happens?”
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Timely Tips for Financing Your Retail As-a-Service Business Move

There are many benefits to building a recurring revenue business — especially if your financial plan can account for a dip in your cash-flow during the short-term and help mitigate your risk.

Product Comparison: BDR (Backup and Disaster Recovery)

Which of these eight data protection solutions is the best fit for your clients?

The Solutions for Your Issues with Recruiting/Selecting Sales Reps

RetailNOW breakout session recap, presented by Chelsey Paulson, director, human resources, North Country Business Products.

Transitioning from Break-Fix to Managed Services: Step 5 — Sales Hiring, Compensation and...

Even if you’ve done everything right up to this point, there’s one obstacle that if overlooked will bring your transition to a halt — your salespeople. I’ll never forget what former Gartner VP and...

Transitioning from Break-Fix to Managed Services: Step 4 — Seven Surefire Marketing Tips

Here are 7 tips garnered from top MSPs that will help optimize your marketing strategy.

Transitioning from Break-Fix to Managed Services: Step 3 — Operational Planning

Follow this advice concerning your SLAs, contract terms, payment terms, and details related to your service delivery and support.
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Transitioning from Break-Fix to Managed Services: Step 2 — Determining Which Services to...

Here are the initial core IT services VARs and MSPs can offer, which serve as a foundation and springboard for dozens of other add-on services.

Transitioning from Break-Fix to Managed Services: Step 1 — Financial Planning

In part 1 of our series on transitioning from break-fix to managed services, we discuss the financial challenges you'll face, including cash flow, KPIs, initial investments, and more.

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