5 Steps For MSPs and VARs To Future-Proof Their Business

Benchmark your best business practices. If you are not running on best business practices, then you are simply not operating as efficient as you can be. This makes you less effective which puts you at a disadvantage to competitors. You can test your best business practices at Best Managed IT Companies, for free. Connect with the right business coaches to ... Read More »

How to Become a Better Listener

The cacophony of opinions screamed into the world on social media, in meetings, at conferences, and in classrooms provides ample evidence that it is a human need to be heard. But with all this yelling going on, who is listening? Great leaders have learned to listen carefully to feedback from their staff, their customers, their vendors, and any other stakeholders ... Read More »

What are you doing on June 28-29 in the UK?

Want to get some inspiration and deep insights on building a smarter Managed Services Provider business? We have assembled 10 of the best channel business coaches and experts who are preparing to come to Milton Keynes on June 28-29 to help you in ways that you will only appreciate when you experience the live event. Come one or both days! ... Read More »

Rise of the new ChannelNEXT 2.0

As the attendees started streaming into Collingwood on June 5th, there was a high level of anticipation in the air as we knew something magical was about to happen. The delegates quickly realized that the agenda was packed with a lot of business coaches and independent speakers that would either provide valuable information about the IT industry or actionable tips ... Read More »

Selling Happiness

At the upcoming ChannelNEXT event on June 5-6, Marc Gordon will be speaking on selling happiness to create customer experiences that inspire loyalty and encourage referrals. Every VAR, MSP and Vendor want to foster customer loyalty. A case can be made that customer loyalty may be the ultimate measurement in business success. How is your customer experience and loyalty? Do ... Read More »

RapidFire Tools in the NEWS

RapidFire Tools have come out with an incredible new tool called Detector SDS System. If you think of Cyber Security nowadays, 80% of what happens is internal. As you put up your outside control such as anti spam or anti virus, you need something to clean all of these up. The Detector sits inside the firewall and looks for anomalies, changes ... Read More »

Bluestar and its partners embracing change

Since the theme of this event was about change, I thought I would first give you my two-cents on “to change or not to change”… Most everyone in the IT channel has experienced some significant changes and challenges. Unless some crazy thing happens in the World (which is quite possible), change seems highly likely to continue for the foreseeable future. ... Read More »

Datto in the NEWS

Datto has acquired OpenMesh and is now offering management networking services. It enables MSPs to generate monthly recurring revenue from networking. “We now offer our partners discounts on hardware, with monthly fees. That enables them to have cloud management. It is meant for small SMBs” Datto has also partnered with RapidFire Tools to offer an assessment tool that can run automatically on ... Read More »