An MSP Guide to Selling IT Security will give your organization new insight into selling IT security services to your customers and a path to becoming a modern Managed Services Security Provider (MSSP).
Take a look at our E-book “How to Price managed Cloud Services,” to discover how you can use the cloud to your advantage.
Learn how you can use an a la carte pricing model to bundle more services and drive more value for your customers and for your business. You can add a personal touch for your customers that no other IT service provider can give them – support, service and help when they need it.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
To free up staff resources to focus on strategic business initiatives, many IT leaders are considering engaging a partner to handle ongoing data center maintenance and optimization. But, too often, data center management services fall short of expectations. Standard care services may be limited in scope, and may not support the range of legacy hardware already in the data center. Conversely, complex managed or outsourced services may involve a costly, fully-customized engagement, in which costs are unpredictable, and control is wrested away from the enterprise. Finally—and perhaps most importantly—many data center management service providers seem to lack the innovative spark that will ensure continuous improvement to data center operations.
Published By: OpenText
Published Date: Mar 02, 2017
Market-leading research group Ovum recently conducted a comparison of B2B integration managed services providers. Get your copy for a full vendor comparison and see why OpenText™ is positioned as the leader in B2B integration managed services.
This paper explores why the older “all or nothing” kind of relationship between business organisations and information security services providers (ISSPs) is giving way to a hybrid model that security professionals can leverage to augment their operations and effectiveness.
The client, under a managed services contract for infrastructure services, was dissatisfied with the existing service provider due to stagnant quality of support, lack of innovation and inferior/ deteriorating end user. They wanted reduced downtime and optimal operational metric, and enhanced end-user experience. LTI helped in executing a series of interventions as part of the “Amplified Outcomes” support model.
a. 30% reduction in TCO
b. 65% reduction in alerts
c. 70% reduction in P1 tickets
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Mar 28, 2018
With Rackspace Managed Security and Compliance Assistance for GCP, Rackspace is now a leading managed security services provider that offers services on all of the major public cloud platforms. In IDC’s 2017 CloudView Survey of over 6,000 enterprise respondents, nearly 50 percent indicated concerns about security in the cloud, and about 40 percent cited superior security capabilities available from service providers as a major incentive to move to the cloud.¹ With RMS, Rackspace security experts help customers with strategic planning for best practice multi-cloud security, tactical day-to-day security monitoring and threat analysis to deter, detect and respond to potential threats around the clock.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Apr 17, 2018
Controlling cloud costs is a leading challenge for enterprises at each stage of their cloud journey.
Fortunately, companies utilizing a public cloud can benefit from the strategic partnership between Google and Rackspace. Google Cloud Platform is a state-of-the-art, cost-friendly public cloud, and Google has selected Rackspace as its first managed services provider for GCP, based on Rackspace’s vast cloud expertise and dedication to a fanatical customer experience.
With Managed GCP by Rackspace, companies can maximize their cost savings on Google Cloud while also saving on hiring, training and retaining top talent to operate their cloud operations. In this post we will focus on the ten most significant cost-saving opportunities.
"DNS has evolved from a set-it and forget it solution into a mission-critical layer of your online infrastructure. The capabilities of DNS go far beyond speeds, feeds and query resolution. Download this “Rethink DNS” eBook and discover smarter ways to use DNS to optimize performance, build resiliency and manage traffic across hybrid cloud environments.
This eBook covers:
• Why DNS is central to the user experience
• Costs and revenue impact of latency or outages
• Risks and challenges of in-house and managed DNS services
• Selecting the right DNS provider for your business
Switching to a managed services model where clients pay you a fixed monthly rate to manage their entire IT infrastructure. If done correctly, this transition can be a lifeline to reliable revenue in a shifting market. Making the transition from an unsteady break-fix model to a proactive managed services model will require a systematic plan with well-thought-out steps that range from understanding your target market to implementing essential automation. If you’re considering becoming a managed service provider (MSP), these six steps can help. As you read through them, keep in mind that the best strategy is to have a strategy.
For the managed services provider (MSP), service desk capabilities play a critical role in the level of service that customers receive and in the degree to which those services are delivered efficiently and
profitably. In short, the service desk can make the difference between a service provider’s success or failure. This paper offers some key principles MSPs should adopt in order to ensure their service desk fully supports operational efficiency, optimal service levels and business growth.
By choosing Savvis as a provider for all its infrastructure, Wall Street Systems is succeeding in the fiercely competitive SaaS marketplace by delivering reliable, scalable, mission-critical solutions to its highly demanding client base.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Mar 25, 2015
Expedient Data Centers, a leader in Managed and Data Center Services with locations from Cleveland to Memphis to Boston, unpacks the mechanics of how it consistently meets Service Level Agreements for its customers.
This whitepaper explores how service providers use VMTurbo to provide consistent performance across all workloads, as well as the three roles a responsible managed service provider (MSP) takes in order to accomplish that directive.
Published By: Mindtree
Published Date: Nov 01, 2016
Learn how to cut costs so you can self-fund growth initiatives. An expert Managed Services guide can help you map a smart path to streamlining processes, outsourcing services and rearchitecting systems. With a customized plan in place, your Managed Services provider can begin to optimize IT and increase efficiencies through continuous improvements.
Discover how Managed Services providers:
Guarantee savings every year so you can invest in growth opportunities such as digital and analytics
Optimize the run-the-business side of IT to accelerate innovation
Deliver continuous improvements to productivity, quality and time to market
Published By: Evident.io
Published Date: Nov 19, 2015
Collaboration services, email, managed services, and backups and disaster recovery are the most common current use cases for cloud services, according to the results of a new SANS survey on cloud security. The 485 IT professionals who participated in the survey reported using a variety of cloud providers and service models, including software-as-aservice (SaaS) cloud offerings, along with a fairly even mix of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) implementations. Most respondents said they are investing in both public and private clouds as needs dictate.
Published By: LogicNow
Published Date: Mar 10, 2016
Focusing your managed services business on cybersecurity creates several opportunities to increase margins; most significantly, by implementing layers of security at client sites you can reduce costly security-related issues. In this whitepaper we highlight the reasons why an effective cyberdefense strategy should involve multiple layers of technology and detail why customer disruption is a revenue killer in world of the managed service provider (MSP).
Kevin O'Sullivan, Security Service Director, Kinetic IT, explains how this Australian managed security services provider relies on McAfee Enterprise Security Manager to deliver visibility of risks and threats for its customers.
The business of taking care of remote hardware and software has never been bigger:-Managed systems and services for retail, point of sale, hospitality, and other distributed operations are a hot growth area.- Enterprise help desks manage an increasingly dispersed array of hardware and software.- Enterprise software providers are moving to managed services and other value added support offerings to preserve margins in the face of increasing price pressure.
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