Channel News

The Biggest MSP Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Today there are a significant number of partners in the market that made the leap to becoming Managed Service Partners (MSPs) and have been running successfully for some time. While we have seen so much about what a services business model needs to do to be successful, nothing is more powerful than hearing from successful MSPs first hand. Understanding what they felt were their biggest mistakes and what the impact of these mistakes were on their business is incredibly helpful for those still working on making that transition or who are building their MSP business from the ground up. 

This article by Brad Howarth talks to several well-known MSPs in the Australian Channel about their most valuable lessons and experiences in transitioning to a Managed Services business model. From these discussions Brad identifies 6 key areas where these partners made mistakes and learnt from them, ensuring the ongoing success of their respective businesses. Read the article to find out what these mistakes were, you may just be able to apply their learnings to your own business. 

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CompTIA July Community Meeting and Meetup Wrap

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The 10th CompTIA ANZ Channel Community meeting was held in Sydney on July 25th and the very first MeetUp was held in Melbourne on July 24th. Discussion topics at the Sydney meeting centred on cybersecurity as well as emerging opportunities for channel businesses. The guest speaker was Roger Heyes, business information security officer, Equifax A/NZ. Equifax suffered a high-profile data breach in the USA and UK last year, so it was a valuable reminder for the attendees regarding the importance of maintaining strong security from someone who experienced it first hand.

The rest of the meeting was mainly built around interactive sessions and group discussions. This included a game regarding notifiable data breaches (NBD) scheme compliance, with teams sharing different experiences and scenarios and discussing different roads and processes to take in the event of a breach.  ...Read More

A Sydney Meeting and a Melbourne MeetUp

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

July is a busy month for CompTIA here in ANZ. Not only are we hosting a Sydney Community meeting on July 25 but we are also holding our first MeetUp in Melbourne on July 24th.

For the Sydney meeting we have made some adjustments to our usual format based on feedback from you, our community members. We have a fabulous key note speaker Roger Heyes, talking about Security and then an entertaining and engaging group activity. Following this will be a variety of discussion groups for you to choose from to participate in. This will all be concluded with our usual networking drinks.

At the Melbourne Meet up we look forward to meeting some of our Melbourne based community members for the first time. We will be sharing our recent activities and initiatives in addition to facilitating a discussion around industry trends. And afterwards you’ll get a chance to network with colleagues and partners over drinks and canapes. ...Read More

CompTIA Webinars and Community Meetings

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The year is racing by and CompTIA is showing no signs of slowing down in terms of the activities and programs for the ANZ Community. We've got four events over the next 2 months to keep you engaged, informed and entertained:

 * Webinar #1 - Risk Management and Threat Hunting
 * Webinar #2 - Corporate Culture and Growing your MSP Business
 * Melbourne Channel Meetup - Melbourne
 * Channel Community Meeting - Sydney ...Read More

Sydney Community Meeting Wrap Up

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The CompTIA Sydney Community meeting took place on April 10 in Sydney. With a theme of MSPs Thriving in 2018 and Beyond, the meeting was well attended by over 100 community members. The speakers received excellent feedback from attendees and the panel moderated by Steve Kiernan was both informative and engaging. To take a look at the presentations and other resources from the meeting, simply click here

If you were not able to attend CompTIA will be running a best of webinar in June. Keep an eye out for an invitation and details on who from the meeting will be presenting their session on the webinar.

In addition to all of this activity there were announcements made around community initiatives including the Mentoring Program, new localised Legal Templates, and upcoming activities. The Executive Council are always working on new things for the member community so stay tuned for information on everything we are doing as it becomes available. If you would like to learn more about the CompTIA community or become a Premier Member and enjoy the host of benefits available to you,
click here for more information. ...Read More

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