Managed service provider (MSP) business model News
November 11, 2016
The adoption of cloud services among traditional channel partner companies was a key theme at this year's IT Nation conference, hosted by ConnectWise.
June 30, 2016
A new CompTIA report shows service providers continue to struggle with cloud adoption, while they battle perennial issues such as margin pressure.
June 27, 2016
Managed service providers can now sell a channel-oriented firewall from Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda, Barracuda Networks' MSP brand.
April 04, 2016
Although IT security has emerged as a top growth area for managed service providers, MSPWorld speakers warned against plunging headlong into the market.
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The managed services model is better -- and more lucrative -- than the break/fix model because it represents an alignment between your goals and your customers' goals. Continue Reading