Tech Data’s Azure Envisioning Series explores Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) go-to-market best practices for managed service providers
The opportunity for IT solution providers in the Cloud is huge, resulting in the expected total public IT Cloud spend to pass the $100B mark in 2017 (IDC). So it probably comes as no surprise that a bit of business transformation is required for a managed service provider (MSP) to capture their fair share of an exploding technology segment such as the Cloud.
International Data Corporation (IDC) research indicates that 69.7% of x86 systems were virtualized in 2014 and projected to hit 71.1% by 2018. This speaks volumes to the importance of having a solution that is optimized specifically for virtual machines. Furthermore, IDC research has found that application downtime costs exceed $100,000 per hour on average, and for others can be substantially higher.
A devious new technique is being used by cyber thieves that involve something called phone phishing. Most of us are on the defense when we receive an unsolicited call from someone posing as a representative of Microsoft’s Technical Support Department, wanting you to log on to a “special” website, or posing as an IRS auditor demanding immediate payment, or posing as a bank representative trying to confirm your account information for security purposes. What if the cyber thief convinced you to call them and give your information willingly? If you think this is not going happen to you, keep reading.
As a ConnectWise partner, you have the tools to build the foundation of your cloud service provider (CSP) business. The self-proclaimed Swiss Army knife for MSPs, partners running ConnectWise Manage and CloudConsole together are set up for success with Office 365 via the CSP program. To continue the path to profitable business, here are three tips to help you make the most of your efforts.