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10 Managed Services Predictions for 2009

On behalf of Kaseya I would like to wish the entire MSPmentor community and The VAR Guy (MSPmentor’s sister site) a healthy and prosperous new year! Looking forward I would like to offer the following predictions…

10 Managed Services Trends for 2009

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Are You A Green Managed Service Provider?

A recent survey by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) of hundreds of professionals reveals work station drainage poses a prevalent power consumption dilemma. Every day, workstations consume power for hours on end, devouring millions of dollars worth of energy. In addition, survey respondents report that 69% of them use more than one workstation and 24% stated that they keep their stations powered on around the clock.

Using Managed Services to Navigate Tough, Troubled Times

Historical analysis of past economic downturns have shown that outsourcing services, including IT support and services, actually increase as companies are less likely to hire new staff or spend money to train existing staff in new products or initiatives. Given, the current state of the global economy, it’s safe to say that there is a […]

Fulfilling the IT Mandate to Automate

When it comes to automation, it may seem as though IT departments are like the barefooted cobbler’s children. Much time and effort has been spent automating Finance, HR, Manufacturing and services. But little has been spent on automating IT. That’s changing. Here’s how.

It Can Be Easy “Being Green”

Environmental and energy conservation issues are popular topics in the business world — and in the managed services world. Increasing energy costs and their impact on international affairs combined with increased concern about global warming and other environmental issues have shifted the social and economic consciousness of the business community. Last year the Environmental Protection […]

The Top Three Challenges Facing MSPs

According to Ziff Davis Enterprise (Bright Future for Managed Service Providers, 2007), the top three issues facing MSPs today include: determining SLAs, pricing and transitioning customers to managed service. Fortunately, MSPs can turn to key resources to help hone their skills, keep abreast of industry trends and learn from the experts. The unique needs of […]


MSPs: Maintaining Growth During A (Potential) Recession

It’s no secret that economic indicators point to a possible US recession in 2008. Financial markets have recently declined, driving key stock indexes to their lowest levels in more than a year. In an economic downturn, some businesses are more vulnerable to recession than others. When times get tough, people tend to tighten their belts […]