Leadership

Leveraging Customer Success in Managed Services
Leveraging Customer Success in Managed Services

In managed services, one of the top business challenges facing our members is sales. In fact, this is easily the service business challenge (SBC) that we spend the most time on when conducting on-site workshops with TSIA managed services members. And when we do, most of the focus of the managed service provider is on the “land” motion within the TSIA LAER (Land, Adopt, Expand, Renew) framework.

  • The GDPR: Separating Fact From Fear
    The GDPR: Separating Fact From Fear

    Most articles on GDPR are written by people who have neither read the entire GDPR nor have any historical knowledge of the scope and enforcement of privacy laws in the EU or U.S. This column by Bradley Gross is not that. Want to know whether you should be sweating--or ignoring--GDPR? Read this. 

  • Client Vs. Customer
    Client Vs. Customer

    As an industry, we’re moving in the right direction. But we have a long way to go if we want to be considered a real profession, the likes of doctors, lawyers, and CPAs. FPA Technology Founder and CEO Craig Pollack says the first step is recognizing that you have clients, not customers.

  • Profit By Upending The SMB Channel
    Profit By Upending The SMB Channel

    Why does an IT channel filled with engineers and economists continue to act as if vendors can get end users to move closer to them by pushing on the distributors and resellers who are the strands of its channel string? Here, Dr. Richard Chambers of America's Return looks at how all parties can pull together to succeed in the SMB channel.

  • Four Keys To TSP Business Growth
    Four Keys To TSP Business Growth

    Management advice from a $300 million, 3,000-employee technology solutions provider

  • Client Engagement & vCIO Collaboration
    Client Engagement & vCIO Collaboration

    Over the years, as the market has matured, the notion of the vCIO has become a key component of MSP services. MJ Shoer, Director, Client Engagement, & vCIO at Onepath, argues that vCIO and client success are inextricably connected.

  • Why A Veteran Is Your Next Hire
    Why A Veteran Is Your Next Hire

    MSSP BLOKWORX’s CEO Robert Boles offers a strong argument for hiring veterans into IT careers. His experience-based opinions are backed by the stats. The blazing hot security services market, in particular, is poised to benefit from veterans' experience.

  • The Right Start To Security Consulting Success
    The Right Start To Security Consulting Success

    While the market for cybersecurity is getting better all the time, Breadcrumb Cybersecurity CEO Brian Horton says selling it requires more than a partner program with a security software vendor — it requires consultancy.

  • Customer Success & The vCIO
    Customer Success & The vCIO

    Dataprise, Inc.’s Mick Shah eschews the notion of a customer success officer. Customer success, he says, is everyone’s job, and it starts with the vCIO. Here’s how the 300-employee Rockville, MD-based MSP marries vCIO-as-a-Service to its customer success strategy.

  • 3 Must-Knows Before You Sell Your Business
    3 Must-Knows Before You Sell Your Business

    Selling a business is never easy; however, the rewards can be great and life-changing. Here are 3 things you must think about before selling your IT company.

  • Avoid Data Security Liability
    Avoid Data Security Liability

    Your customers aren’t the only ones who expect you to be not just a technology service provider, but also a cybersecurity provider. The law expects it, too.

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