Tip Tuesday: How to reduce your overhead costs

Posted by Lauren Beliveau on Oct 17, 2017 8:32:00 AM

Running an IT service business can be expensive, and chances are, most of your cost is coming from employing your IT technicians. A recent U.S. Salary Report published by LinkedIn showed that the average salary in the IT software and service industry is $104,700. This might have you looking for ways to cut back on your spending elsewhere—or increase your customer base. Our MSP tip this week comes from one of our Partner Success Managers, Kristen Cassidy. 

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Topics: Growing Your MSP Business, Tip Tuesday

Tip Tuesday: Identity theft, password protection, and data loss aren’t a joke

Posted by Lauren Beliveau on Oct 10, 2017 8:28:00 AM

This week’s tip comes from our recent webinar with Brent Fairbanks from Electronic and Computer Specialties Inc., and Dan Wensley from Passportal. With customers and their end-users dealing with so many passwords that are constantly expiring, Brent has capitalized on this pain point by using password management as a gateway to onboarding more SMB customers to managed services contracts. Dan Wensley is the current president of Passportal, a company designed to ease today’s password woes. Based on their webinar, How Password Security Paired with Data Backup Can Help Your Business, here is our advice:

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Topics: Growing Your MSP Business, Tip Tuesday

Tip Tuesday: Overcoming common problems

Posted by Lauren Beliveau on Oct 3, 2017 8:31:00 AM

To help you effectively grow your business one step at a time, we are introducing Tip Tuesday. This is a weekly feature designed to show you one area of your business that you can improve.

This week’s tip comes from Daniel Lutz, one of our partner support engineers. Daniel communicates with our partners on a daily basis and often helps them overcome their challenges. Here is Daniel’s advice for partners:

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Topics: Growing Your MSP Business, Tip Tuesday

Webinar: Managed firewalls and more for MSPs

Posted by Anne Campbell on Sep 29, 2017 1:06:50 PM

With National Cyber Security Awareness Month just around the corner (not to mention the recent Equifax breach), we've got cyber security on our minds more than usual here at Barracuda MSP. And we know we're not alone. A recent study conducted by The 2112 Group and Barracuda MSP shows that although only 15 percent of the IT channel companies surveyed currently offer security services, 62 percent are looking to add or expand those services in the next 12 months.

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Topics: Events and Webinars, Cyber Security

Video: The State of European Managed Services

Posted by Anne Campbell on Sep 28, 2017 9:40:00 AM

The State of European Managed Services, is a new report from The 2112 Group and Barracuda MSP, and it shows more European organizations are turning to the IT channel for help in the form of managed services. Fear of falling victim to a cyberattack and concerns about compliance and regulations, such as GDPR, are two of the main drivers behind this trend.

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Topics: Cyber Security

New brand, new ECHOplatform enhancements, and more!

Posted by Anne Campbell on Sep 13, 2017 8:56:00 AM

For the past two years, our team has been the MSP-dedicated business unit of Barracuda. In that time, we’ve expanded our solution set — adding backup appliances; next-generation firewalls; and email security, archiving, and backup for Office 365 environments — and entered the European market. Every step we’ve made along the way has been driven by our focus on helping our MSP partners protect their customers’ data and build successful businesses.

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Topics: Announcements

Video Testimonial: Onepath on Intronis Backup

Posted by Anne Campbell on Aug 23, 2017 2:51:34 PM

I recently got a chance to visit the Massachusetts office of Onepath, a longtime Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda partner. Their recently completed office in a converted mill building in North Andover is truly impressive, from the equipment on display as soon as you walk in the door to the NOC buzzing with activity. 

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Topics: Cloud Backup and Recovery

Introducing replication to AWS for Barracuda Backup – Intronis MSP Edition

Posted by Anne Campbell on Aug 15, 2017 8:59:50 AM

According to a recent Barracuda research report, 83 percent of the companies surveyed said they use public cloud for storage, and 62 percent use it for data recovery. As more organizations embrace the public cloud, the managed service providers they work with are looking for data protection and storage solutions that fit with a public cloud approach.

That’s why we’re excited to announce that IT service providers using Barracuda Backup – Intronis MSP Edition now have the ability to choose to replicate data securely and efficiently from an on-premises physical or virtual backup appliance to Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage.

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Topics: Announcements

Highlights from a Texas-sized week at CompTIA ChannelCon 2017

Posted by Erin Shaw Crowley on Aug 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Last week I get to spend time in Austin, Texas for the first time ever, which is a little shocking considering that as the event marketing manager for Intronis MSP Solutions I've been to 35 states and Texas more times than I can count.

Austin was a great city to visit with delicious food and lots to explore. While it sounds like a vacation, I was there to attend CompTIA ChannelCON, visit an MSP Partner, and host an Intronis Local Lunch. It was a very busy week, and I want to share the highlights!

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Topics: Events and Webinars

New study finds managed IT security services as growth catalyst for MSPs

Posted by Anne Campbell on Jul 31, 2017 12:49:25 PM

Recurring revenues, especially those tied to managed IT security services, are the primary catalyst for market relativity, business viability, and growth according to a recent study from Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda and The 2112 Group.

The State of North America Managed Services research, conducted in May 2017, found the average channel partner earns up to 30 percent of its revenue and as much as 20 percent of its profit from managed services. Furthermore, managed services are identified as the greatest growth driver for any channel company, outpacing even professional and value-add services in growth contributions.

State of Managed Services North America

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Topics: Announcements

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