This report comprised of statistics pulled from a survey of 1,400+ managed service providers (MSPs), our partners, and clients, around the world to provide unique visibility into the state of ransomware from the perspective of the IT Channel.
Live from Santa Barbara, Calif., Erick and Rich discuss Auvik’s plans to add IoT device detection to its network management solution, why upgrading your personal network (of friends) can help you achieve your goals, and some new playlists from Spotify…for your pets.
Erick and Rich are back from the holidays and raring to dive back into hot topics like Veeam’s $5 billion private equity deal, the importance of having a unique value proposition, and the dangers of tweeting about the lame Christmas gift your boss gave you.
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#1 Question: Is it too late to become a Managed Service Provider?Short Answer: No!In fact, what we call "managed service" is really just the way technology support will be delivered from now on. We're going to use great tools, sell network-managed solutions, and focus on preventive maintenance and - Read More
Great New Mini Class: Supercharge Hiring, Team Building, and Sales with DiSCLong time author, trainer, coach, and community builder Erick Simpson is teaching a great new 3-part mini course in the Small Biz Thoughts Community on DiSC personality profiles. Many of us use DiSC profiles at some point - Read More
You may have missed it with the end-of-year hub-bub, but Google has announced the demise of Google+, the social media "start up" that never flourished. Now, I know it's easy to make fun of Google+ because they have never really been successful when measured against Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, - Read More
Some days I feel lazy. Then I sit down to look at what really got accomplished in the first month of the year. For me, it was quite a bit.I'm grateful to have had such a productive kick-off for 2019.Over at my YouTube Channel, I posted ten videos:Interview with Erick SimpsonSmall Biz Thoughts - Read More
If you're new to the Small Business IT world, you may not have bumped into Susan Bradley's content. If you HAVE been around much as all, you are pretty much guaranteed to have found her blog. Why? Well, she answers so many questions, that her blog turns out to be the answer for many technical - Read More
After many trials and tribulations, the German language edition of Managed Service Provider in 1 Monat is available!I am eternally grateful to my readers in other countries who have purchased my books in English. Of course, many people in Germany speak English extremely well. But my bet is that - Read More
I sometimes mention my four-step process for standing up at a client's office. I casually mentioned this in a class I was teaching Tuesday when someone asked me where they could find the article or blog post on this. And I realized: I don't think I've actually posted it before.Here's the setup:1) - Read More
Woot!My friends at ASCII asked me to pass this along.Note: All of these event dates are in my weekly newsletter calendar. Now you know who the speakers are:- - - - -Keynote Speakers and Content Announced for 2019 ASCII IT Success SummitsBethesda, Maryland – December 20, 2018 -- The ASCII - Read More
Small Biz Thoughts Community Members:SBT Community Monthly Meeting - Send Your Questions and Join Me FridayOne of the benefits of your membership is the monthly get-together Community Meeting.Please note that there is one link and one password for the entire year - 2019. This get-together repeats - Read More
I am hosting an all-day Massive Coaching Mastermind event at the end of March in Sacramento, CA.Here's the basic timing:• Fly / Travel on Thursday, March 28th• We'll gather for drinks and networking Thursday evening• Mastermind Breakfast on Friday, March 29th• Meet / Mastermind - Read More