MSPs: Where Are You on the Knowledge Curve?
In my experience working with managed services providers, I have seen that the most successful MSPs tend to have a systematic approach to accelerating their knowledge curve, considering education as important a component of doing business as, say, managing their books. These MSPs know that what they know and how much they know translates directly into client satisfaction and improved growth. They read, take advantage of classes, and develop trusted relationships with their suppliers, so that when they are ready to integrate new tools and technologies into their business, they’ve done their homework.
I’ve noticed that the standout MSPs aren’t running out and buying the newest technology just for technology’s sake (and listening to whoever has the biggest marketing budget). Instead, top MSPs focus on what will help them make the most from the tools they already own – making them more efficient. The MSPs I have had the chance to talk to say it’s easy to improve technician efficiency and productivity simply by getting more from the RMM tools they already own.
Leading MSPs are using management consoles by Kaseya, Level Platforms, N-able, and integration guides show how to leverage the advanced Intel vPro technology capabilities already in these management consoles. This helps improve their technicians’ productivity by allowing technicians to do more maintenance and repair tasks remotely. In some cases, MSPs using the Intel vPro technology capabilities already in their management console are reducing deskside visits by up to 90% per month.
“Our business model depends on efficiency and simplification. vPro-based PCs change the game,” one MSP told me.
By using management console-specific integration guides and PC model-specific configuration guides for Intel vPro technology-enabled PCs from Lenovo, Dell, HP, Toshiba, and more, MSPs get increased ability to monitor, manage, and repair PCs remotely —regardless of power state or operating system health. The step-by-step guides not only help you significantly streamline a number of key PC management tasks, they give you the knowledge you need to succeed in an ever accelerating business environment and help you deliver customer value you that will keep you ahead of the curve.
Eric Townsend is Director of MSP and SMB Marketing for Intel Corporation. You can contact Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org. Monthly guest blog posts like this one are part of MSPmentor’s annual platinum sponsorship. Read all of Townsend’s guest blogs here.