A Christmas Carol for Modern MSPs

You’re probably familiar with the classic Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol, as it surfaces in one form or another every holiday season. There are many great versions inspired by the original, indeed!

Maybe you’re like us and your favorite rendition is, of course, A Muppet Christmas Carol?

At least it was our favorite. Until George Mellor, President and CEO of KloudReadiness, shared this version on ModernMSP.com…

On a frigid and foggy Christmas Eve, a shrewd, hardworking, good-spirited businessperson named Vincent Andrew Reseller, his friends used to call him VAR, works meticulously in his counting-house. 

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Take the Guesswork out of Azure Migrations

BitTitan Presents: Daring Azure Migrations Demos with Darrell…and Jethro!

Turn Azure migrations from guesswork into science with Microsoft MVPs and BitTitan experts! Watch as Darrell and Jethro experiment with HealthCheck for Azure, turning data into powerful assessments and cost effective migrations for customers!


Looking to #KickSomeAzure? Check out our Azure Workshop Assessment Guide for best practices when introducing Azure to customers and creating the right Azure action plan.

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Partner Spotlight: BlumShapiro Consulting & Concierge

Meet BlumShapiro Consulting

PrintBlumShapiro is the largest regional business advisory firm based in New England, with offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. The Consulting service lines provide services across a wide spectrum, including management consulting, technology consulting, project and portfolio management, and software and business process outsourcing.

As a Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) and Gold Partner, the technology consulting arm of the company is focused on growing its cloud business, including Office 365 services.Read more

7 Things You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know about MSPComplete

Wow, 2016 has been busy. We’ve had to remind ourselves that we only launched MSPComplete earlier this year! Since then, we’ve introduced a lot of improvements, updates, and new features to help you execute your projects more smoothly and make the cloud more profitable.

Let’s raise a glass to 2016 approaching its end, and take a look at seven things you can do in MSPComplete to help you improve your business. 

  1. Create end users once and use them across all projects.
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Why Modern MSPs Invest in Azure

What does it mean to invest in Azure?

In this new ModernMSP video, IT professionals from around the world share how Azure brings value to their business and to their customers. Watch and learn how choosing to invest in Azure leads to new partnerships, services, and business opportunities!

 

Ready to introduce and invest in Azure for your business? Run your own four-week marketing campaign with the Kick Some Azure Campaign-in-a-Box. Educate and connect to customers with blog posts, emails, social media, and more!… Read more

Overcoming Privacy and Security Hurdles and Growing Cloud Adoption in Europe

Europe is feeling safer in the cloud with major changes

For those in Europe, privacy concerns and little education around how cloud providers manage and protect data have kept many businesses from moving to the cloud. That, plus a lack of in-region cloud infrastructure to meet compliance needs. However, we’re starting to overcome those hurdles, and more businesses in Europe are shifting to the cloud. We can only expect this trend to continue.

Microsoft cloud data centers doubled in the past year

To date, Microsoft has invested nearly €3 billion to build new data centers in Europe.… Read more

Driving Azure Profitability: HealthCheck for Azure FAQ

Last week we hosted a webinar that explored Azure assessments powered by HealthCheck for Azure. If you aren’t familiar, HealthCheck for Azure is an amazing infrastructure assessment tool that provides detailed readiness reporting, cost analysis, and planning tools to help your customers make the most informed decisions when considering a move to Azure.

We had a boatload of great questions from webinar attendees, and wanted to share the answers with you in this FAQ. Check it out!… Read more

Get Moving: An Interview with Microsoft MVP, Kelsey Epps

It’s time to make a move!

kelsey eppsRecently, Kelsey Epps, a BitTitan Partner Technical Strategist and a Microsoft Office Servers and Services MVP, sat down with Mitch Tulloch at windowsnetworking.com to talk shop and examine the best tools for Azure migrations!

Aside from a look at changing trends, they dove into the difficulties, value, and advantages of making the switch and how MSPs can best navigate the changing IT landscape.

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What Kind of MSP Are You? (Part 3)

“Be different: Bundle Like a Boss”

Last week, we looked at MSP Persona #2: Established as a Modern MSP. This week, we’re focusing on Hosting and Large Service Providers looking to differentiate their business and streamline their processes.

When you have support, processes, and a workforce in place, it’s hard to figure out how to stay fresh in the marketplace. With quality services and a strong reputation, how do you decide what to focus on?… Read more

What Kind of MSP Are You? (Part 2)

“It’s always easiest to stop a problem before it starts.”

Last week, we looked at MSP Persona #1: New to being a Modern MSP. This week, we’re focusing on MSPs that generate recurring revenue and are ready to work on their service delivery.

When growing your business, there are always competing priorities: Expanding your services, increasing revenue, and finding new customers.

For an MSP that’s reached these milestones, it’s easy to wonder “what now?” To truly differentiate your business and improve your workflow, the next step is becoming a proactive MSP.… Read more