Build processes, make a good first impression, manage your numbers, make it easy for people to find you and your services, and set SMART goals.
What is the ‘real’ definition of a Managed Service Provider?
As our market becomes more and more saturdated with “Managed Service Providers” I find myself struggling to believe that a one-man shop can be a true managed service provider.
“IF WE CAN’T MEASURE IT, WE CAN’T MANAGE IT.”
6% of all PCs will suffer an episode of data loss in any given year. Given the number of PCs used in US businesses in 2003, that translates to approximately 6.6 million data loss episodes. At a conservative estimate, data loss cost US businesses $17.8 billion in 2003. (The Cost Of Lost Data, David M. Smith) 30% of all businesses that have a major fire go out of business within a year. 70% fail within five years. (Home Office Computing Magazine)
Ol’2010 has already turned into an exciting and challenging year.
I find myself struggling to keep a healthy balance between work, family, and personal time.
Almost 15 years have gone by since I started AndersonPC. With many transitions we have made from online hardware reseller, to VAR, to break-fix contract services, to Managed Service Provider the techniques we have used to sell our products or services have drastically changed.
Yesterday morning Google announced plans to roll out a region and possibly national project to bring up to 1 Gigabit speeds to the home and office.
Remaining Innovative Is a Key to Business Growth
Whether you are launching a start-up, or several years into operating your business, you need to continue to maintain an innovative mindset that will allow you to grow your business creatively.
Information Technology services are essential to the success of every organization, large or small. With increasingly competitive business environments, CEOs and small business owners are under great pressure to maintain a highly qualified staff and to make sure their technology is obtaining a better ROI than their competitors’. These goals are not easily achieved, particularly for young or small businesses with less financial resources and time available. Having your own successful information technology department can eat up too much of the company’s budget and time resources, and eventually cause a loss of its competitive edge. These disadvantages of maintaining an in-house IT department are why companies of all sizes have turned to using managed service providers to either assist their existing IT department or become their virtual IT department, handling all of the technology involved in keeping their businesses running at optimal levels. The benefits of using a managed services solution are numerous, but the top 5 benefits of managed services for business include: Benefit from the expertise of a specialist, without having to spend time and financial resources training your staff to become experts. Decrease your technology risks. Your company doesn’t have to worry about losing and trying to replace trained staff members, or about repairing, implementing or replacing complex technology solutions. Enjoy access to the most up-to-date, sophisticated technology solutions without having to invest in expensive equipment. Experience ultimate control over your business technology without having to manage an information technology department. This gives you the time you need to focus on what you do best: your business functions. Reduce stress and improve efficiency of your staff. When you make good use of managed service resources, your staff isn’t tied up with IT concerns [...]
Windows 7 is by far their most stable OS release in as many years as I can remember from Microsoft, and it does wonders for making windows easy to use and graphically appealing.