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Thoma Bravo Acquires ConnectWise: Some Thoughts On The Deal

A few weeks ago, I published a blog post on the rise of private equity money in the channel. Recently, Thoma Bravo, a private equity investment firm, which also owns Continuum and is a major investor in both SolarWinds and Barracuda, acquired ConnectWise (a deal estimated to be worth $1.5 billion). Somehow, this feels like a seminal moment for MSPs.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in world class msp, strategic relationships

5 New Year's Resolutions For IT Providers In 2019

It’s that time of the year again. Many of us are looking back on the past year to assess it to determine what we could do better in 2019. While it’s important to take time to reflect on 2018, it’s just as important to dedicate a portion of our days to creating a business plan for 2019. If you’re unsure of where to begin, outlining a list of New Year’s resolutions is a good start — and there are some you should consider adding to your list.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in world class msp, msp operations, technology success

Become A Strategic Partner, Not A Trusted Advisor

Without a doubt, “trusted advisor” is one of the most overused and misused terms in the industry. We’ve all used it at some point or another. It’s how we’ve pitched ourselves to potential clients, right? “Think of us as your trusted advisor,” we’d say. It’s how we’ve been carrying out business for many years, but it’s about time we change our approach.

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in world class msp, vCIO

Are You A Coaster Or A Virtuoso?

Not everybody’s cut out for awesomeness. Deciding to become awesome (or a virtuoso, someone who’s at the top of his craft) is the first step to leading a better life — and that’s good for business. While the journey to awesomeness is different for everyone, there are things all TruMethods members should consider before transitioning from coaster to virtuoso.

 

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| Author Gary Pica, tagged in top managed service provider, world class msp, business success

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