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Demonstrating Value to MSP Clients in a Deliberate and Meaningful Way

Have you recently taken a step back to ask yourself: “What am I doing to deliberately demonstrate the value that I work so hard to deliver to customers?" In the MSP world, “we don’t hear from them much” is simply not an acceptable way to explain an overall client relationship. 

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| Author Bill Taylor, Member Success Team Lead, tagged in IT process, vCIO, Customer Service, technology success

Why TAM and vCIO Communication is Beneficial in MSPs

While it’s important for all roles in an MSP to communicate well with each other, the Technology Alignment Manager (TAM) and Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) need to have very clear communication. They should be having meetings at regular intervals to discuss the Technology Success process regarding their shared clients for a variety of reasons.

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| Author TruMethods Member Success Advisor, Heather Caporaso, tagged in MSP, IT process, vCIO, MSP advice, reactive noise

How MSPs Can Avoid Extinction by Evolving

Without a doubt, the MSP space is evolving, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic still in effect. Anyone who has been in our industry for as long as I have will tell you that. The bad news is many MSPs are stuck in the past. They haven’t realized yet where our industry is or where it is heading — nor do they currently have the necessary tools, resources and mindset to survive. It’s time these MSPs come to terms with the following hard truth. They need to evolve or be left behind. 

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in IT process, MSP processes, vCIO, technology success, reactive noise

The Secret Weapon of the vCIO Process

Is your MSP a Technology Success Practice (TSP)? A TSP understands the challenges and opportunities for building a strategic relationship with clients and focuses on the client’s success through the proactive management of technology. The vCIO role is one of the more important parts of a Technology Success Practice. The reason for this is because clients will take recommendations from someone with which they have a business value-added relationship much more easily than from someone who they see as ‘just a techie’ or ‘just a salesperson’. But the vCIO can’t do all of this on their own; they need their secret weapon, aka the Technology Alignment Manager (TAM) role.

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| Author TruMethods Member Success Advisor, Heather Caporaso, tagged in IT process, MSP processes, vCIO, technology success, reactive noise

3 Steps To Building A Value-Based TSP

You’ve decided it’s time to become a Technology Success Provider (TSP), but you’re not sure where to begin — that’s okay. I’ll walk you through the initial steps. Be sure to always keep the following in the back of your mind: Your clients today need advice on how to navigate a more complex and technical environment. That’s where you come in as a TSP, and that’s where you as a business owner profit.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in IT process, MSP processes, vCIO, technology success, reactive noise

You're No Longer An MSP: Here's Why

Take a look around you: Core MSP services such as support, patch, spy, spam, backup and security are being commoditized. The average customer can no longer tell the difference between the experienced MSP and the inexperienced MSP. Simply stating you’re a “trusted advisor” is no longer enough (especially when most MSPs use the same tools and technology), so where does the industry go from here? There’s a new model I’d like to introduce you to, and that’s the technology success provider (or, to shorten it up a bit, TSP).

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in IT process, MSP processes, vCIO, technology success, reactive noise

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