Channel Business How-To

Writing an IT service-level agreement

Executive Summary

An IT service-level agreement (SLA) could make the difference between your success and failure as a managed service provider (MSP). Verbal agreements or handshake deals can often end in financial disaster. Even though an SLA clearly defines your roles and responsibilities in managing all or some aspects of your customer's IT infrastructure, too few MSPs have SLAs in place. In this Channel Business How-To, you'll learn what an SLA is and how to draft one that protects both you and your customers.

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This was first published in February 2008

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