Pros and cons of internal and external Security Operations Centre (SOC)

If you are reading this blog, you are not just seeking solace, but have realised that it is time to make a decision as to whether you should invest in an internal or external Security Operations Centre (SOC).

Breaches only happen to other people and other larger organisations! Right? No! Cyber attacks do not concern themselves with the size, scale, type, location or vulnerability of the host they seek to penetrate, they just seek a host and once exploited, wreak the damage they have evolved or been designed to cause.

Seven reasons why it makes sense to use Inbay for your projects

IT projects are complex and time-sensitive, often involving significant cost. It is vital that your MSP business has the right team in place to ensure your client’s projects are completed successfully and on-time.

Does your MSP business have the right staff to manage your client’s IT demands?

If you have managed to secure the right talent for your client’s IT needs then we would like to know your secret. CompTIA’s IT Industry Outlook 2020 states that MSPs are struggling to hire candidates with deeper expertise.

Partnering for NOC and Service Desk – it’s not all about reducing your costs

My previous blog looked at how partnering for low-value but high-importance tasks like NOC and Service Desk can help you to control the cost of service delivery through a pay-as-you-grow model that will ultimately benefit your bottom line. 

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How to personalise your marketing content to increase revenue?

Personalising your marketing efforts to your target customer persona reduces your acquisition costs by as much as 50% and lift revenues by 5% to 15%. (Smart Insights Ltd)

At the most basic level, businesses use ‘Firstname’ and variable subject lines to personalise emails. However, why stop there? More advanced businesses use personal information that includes; full name, industry sector and past purchases to create personalised customer experiences. “62.27% of customers feel happy and excited to respond to a specially tailored message from the seller”. (Smart Insights Ltd)

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Top tips for service desk optimisation. How happy are your customers?

When asked what sources of information people rely on when making purchasing decisions, 55% of people said through word-of-mouth. Delighting your customers should therefore always be one of your top priorities.

Luckily, the service desk is a place which should be all about delighting customers.

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Are MSP’s missing the perfect opportunity to engage with their target audience?

MSP’s were hit hard when the COVID-19 pandemic forced thousands of businesses to implement remote working conditions. Although the initial panic has subsided, MSP’s are continuing to Support clients with their remote capabilities, including those who are settling into this new ‘isolated’ way of life.
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MSP Customer Retention Strategies

The global Coronavirus pandemic has unexpectedly created a scenario of immediate reliance on remote working, home working and cloud IT systems.

Businesses have frantically had to respond and adapt to remote working solutions. As an MSP I’m sure you will have seen this first-hand. (more…)

The challenges of implementing an RMM and how to address them

Remote monitoring and management is great. It allows MSP’s and IT teams to shift from being reactive to proactive, monitor issues and take brisk action before errors develop. However, implementing an RMM isn’t without its challenges. Below we share 6 of the key challenges, have you faced any of these? (more…)

Do you have an effective NOC in place to support your growth?

Partnering for NOC is an attractive alternative to MSPs who are serious about scaling up.

Central to your ability to scale up, and underpinning your entire managed services operation, is the Network Operations Centre (NOC). It is the bridge of your ship, monitoring and managing your clients’ IT infrastructures to keep them running smoothly and efficiently – and enabling issues to be detected and resolved before they impact client business operations. (more…)