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Building a Managed Services Business

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Managed Services Business model has been a much researched and discussed topic in the IT industry over the past few years. While it is no longer new, it seems that many organisations are still grappling with how to successfully transition their business models across to a Managed Services Business model and how to identify the most critical aspects of this transition.

ARN recently published an article on exactly this topic with significant input from Moheb. The article distilled down what a successful Managed Services business looks like by outlining how they understand their target market, what their customer requirements are and what their employees need to do in order to meet these requirements. ...Read More

Top 17 Tech Trends for 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

At this time of year it is always interesting to see what is predicted in terms of trends for the year ahead in our industry. The cloud was of course highly evident in the recent years, along with the Internet of Everything and Cyber Security.

So what does 2017 hold? In this article from Forbes, the journalist Sarwant Singh identifies what he believes to be are the top 17 tech trends for the year ahead and in doing so he extracts some common themes. ...Read More

Lessons For MSPs From a "Free" Phone App

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Author: Moheb Moses
I’m fascinated by some of the games available on phones nowadays (which is kind of interesting given that I don’t play them). But what I find interesting is not the game itself, but rather the business model behind how it makes money for its developers. 

One of my favourites is Candy Crush - a “free” game that was generating annual revenues of $1.8 Billion before it went public in 2014 for just over $7 Billion (yes, that’s Billion with a “B”). And while there may not be many Service Provider businesses that can ever hope to reach such dizzy heights, there are a few valuable lessons from Candy Crush that can be applied to any business with a subscriber base.
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Making Partner Advisory Councils Work

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Author: Cam Wayland
We are often asked by vendors about if (or when) they should conduct a Partner Advisory Council (PAC). The reason for this question is due to the fact that many have had mixed experiences or success with PAC’s in the past. In this article we look at some ideas around how a PAC can work most effectively, both from a vendor and a partner perspective.

As a starting point we need to look at the role or function of a PAC. Why would a vendor want one and why would a partner want to participate in one? ...Read More

The Top 6 Ways to Build a Profitable Managed IT Services Business

Friday, September 30, 2016

The proliferation of as-a-service offerings has changed the face of the IT channel. In this ARN article, Moheb Moses presents a checklist (based on the recent findings from CompTIA) of the top 6 things you need to do in order to build a profitable MSP business. With so much change taking place in the channel and with technology delivery, this list and the associated explanations is particularly valuable. ...Read More

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