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How the Cloud Delivers Greater ROI than On-Prem IT Solutions

Deciding whether to stick with an on-premise IT infrastructure or move to the cloud can be a stressful decision. There’s much to consider. From migration fees to ramp-up time, making the move requires you to invest time and money. However, instead of focusing on the initial hassle, it’s important to project the long-term return on investment (ROI) you can expect […]

How to Make Public Cloud Easy

Not all public cloud products are created equal. Some are notoriously long, eating into precious productivity and revenue. To ramp up recurring revenue with public cloud solutions, it’s important for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to select products their organization can adopt quickly. According to a recent ScienceLogic survey of 1,100 IT professionals: 31% didn’t feel they had the right skills […]

The Hidden Cost of Vendor Lock-In

When most business owners think of selling their business, they imagine all their hard work, sound investments, and sacrifices will add up to a strong valuation. But a few small mistakes can dramatically reduce the value of your Managed Services practice to potential buyers. At the top of that list is vendor lock-in. While your reasons for committing to a […]

Why MSPs Shouldn’t Ignore AI

Interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) is growing, with 81% of IT leaders currently investing in, or planning to invest in, AI. To meet this demand, the AI startup space is rapidly expanding. In just the past two years 1,100+ new AI companies entered the marketplace, bringing the total number to well above 2,200, according to angel.co. IDC predicts this market […]

5 Ways SMBs Can Benefit from Big Data

Big data might be a trending topic, but few companies have created the processes necessary to fully capitalize on the storehouses of digital information at their disposal. Case in point, a 2016 Gartner survey found that while 48% of companies invested in big data solutions, only 15% reported deploying those solutions into production. Before we go any further, let’s define […]

How Intelligent Cloud Infrastructure Can Minimize Shadow IT

The cloud has simplified the lives of many, enabling individuals to quickly gain access to the services they need, but there are a few drawbacks. In their quest to turn on mission-critical services faster, corporate employees have taken matters into their own hands, going directly to cloud service providers instead of directing requests to the IT department. Referred to as […]

3 Ways the Cloud Simplifies Cost Management & Consumption

  As organizations across the globe seek to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and grow their bottom line, the public cloud is becoming an attractive alternative to traditional data center setups. Instead of requiring companies to invest in building expensive, state-of-the-art servers, storage, and security safeguards, they can simply rent the best infrastructure available at a fraction of the cost. For […]

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