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Thoughts On Private Equity In The Channel

Now, I’ve spoken about private equity entering the MSP space before, but since then, a lot has happened, much of which is good news for MSPs. Think about it this way: PE firms only chase expanding addressable markets. The fact PE firms have been investing in the channel means they believe the potential customer bases for MSPs and vendors are growing rapidly. While PE firms investing in the channel is overall a good thing, there are some things for MSPs to consider this year.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in business success, msp vendors

What the Influx of Security Breaches Means for MSPs

With cybersecurity top of mind for business owners, MSPs have an extraordinary opportunity to become more than just IT providers in 2019. When executives review security vulnerability reports for their organizations, they’re forced to look at how breaches would impact overall business risk. This is where MSPs can insert themselves as not only cybersecurity experts but business risk professionals.

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| Author Bob Penland, TruMethods CTO, tagged in IT security

'Shadow IT Emerges Due To Unmet Needs': A Conversation With Adam Radulovic

Shadow IT isn’t going away anytime soon, so be sure to hold on tight. As managing shadow IT becomes a greater concern among business leaders at all levels, solutions to overcome challenges arising from this unfortunate phenomenon are accelerating. Those businesses already geared up to combat increased security threats from the widespread use of shadow IT are — you guessed it — MSPs. Even though there are many MSPs still unsure of how to control shadow IT effectively, a good bulk of them are making progress and protecting their customers from unintended side effects.

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| Author Gary Pica Jr., tagged in IT security, member interview

The Wheel of Life Goes Round and Round

Like a wheel, life goes round and round. Holding it all together is your framework, which you’ve been building up your entire life. If one spoke breaks, you weaken as a result. To keep the ride — your life journey — from getting thrown out of whack, strengthen your life’s spokes by growing and accepting.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in business success, personal success

What MSPs Should Know About Social Media Marketing

Many MSPs are struggling with promoting themselves on social media platforms, which isn’t a surprise: Marketing has always been a top challenge for MSPs. Over the years, more and more MSPs have become interested in deploying social media strategies to increase brand awareness and generate leads for their sales teams. Before making the jump, there are some things to consider first.

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| Author Sam Lieberman, tagged in msp sales, marketing

MSP Sales: What You Should Know About Reframing

Eighty percent of your MSP sales process should revolve around you assessing the results your prospects are getting today. You accomplish this by asking them technical questions, finding how much they're investing in technology and inquiring about their businesses. We do this so we can determine the best way to reframe their perspectives on technology and costs. With enough practice in reframing, you'll be overcoming sales objections and boosting your sales performance in no time.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in msp sales, sales

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