Not a business today exists that doesn't require the services of an IT professional.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

July 9, 2020

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As more and more businesses slowly reopen and others commit to staying fully remote, many IT providers are looking for simple ways to attract new clients post COVID-19.

Whether you’re an IT professional in an internal department who was let go, an MSP or an IT business owner, what you’re about to read can help you get the work and clients you need. What’s more, this can happen in virtually any economic environment.

Ari Sherbill, Atera‘s lead evangelist, offers 10 tips for IT businesses to rebuild and prosper post COVID-19. Atera provides remote monitoring and management (RMM).

“Before we get into these 10 tips, let’s start with some very true and good news,” he said. “Not a business today exists that does not require the services of an IT professional. This is true today more than ever before in history.”

Technology Adoption Accelerates

Also, technology adoption is at an all-time high in our personal and professional lives, Sherbill said. From network connections and setup, to malware attacks to password fatigue data recovery, “if you’re an IT provider, your services are in high demand,” he said.

Keep up with resources for supporting partners and customers during the COVID-19 crisis.

“IT will always be needed in increasing levels of dependency and urgency,” he said. “So, to tap into that, understand you’re the priority of value. With that undercurrent of focus, coupled with implementing these 10 tips, you’re on a clear path forward to absolutely, positively succeed in virtually any environment.”

Worldwide IT spending should reach $3.4 trillion in 2020, down 8% from 2019, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. CIOs are prioritizing spending on “mission critical” technology and services over initiatives aimed at growth or transformation. That’s because of the pandemic and the global economic recession.

Scroll through our slideshow above for Sherbill’s 10 tips for IT business success.

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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