5 Ways to Get More from Your Managed Services Partnership

As part of your strategy to tap into the benefits of technology and protect valuable data assets, you have engaged the services of a managed services provider (MSP). You did your research, choosing an experienced provider that offers the services you need. Now, consider the following tips to help you get the most out of your managed services partnership. 1. Define Expectations Up Front From the very beginning, take time to discuss your business needs with your MSP. Better yet, involve your provider in assessing your IT infrastructure. Are there certain processes that absolutely must stay in place? What IT…

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Top Ranked Retail MSP eMazzanti Delivers Powerful Retail Technology Solutions

Once again, eMazzanti has secured its position as the top ranked retail-focused MSP on the ChannelE2E Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs list. The list honors the foremost managed services providers (MSPs) in multiple industries, including retail, healthcare, not for profit, manufacturing, and additional market segments. “After Nines Inc. congratulates this year’s Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs,” said Amy Katz, CEO of After Nines Inc., the digital media parent of ChannelE2E. “Businesses worldwide depend on the Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs for cybersecurity, automation and revenue-generating technology services – especially amid the coronavirus pandemic.” In addition to ranking highest among retail…

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Remote IT Support Delivers Proactive Solutions

With information technology and cybersecurity threats both evolving daily, organizations struggle to secure vital assets and maximize productivity. A widening cybersecurity skills gap further complicates the scene. Harnessing the power of remote IT support allows even small businesses to benefit from enterprise-grade solutions. Flexible Options to Meet Varied Business Needs Managed services providers (MSPs) offer a wide variety of solutions customized to specific business demands. For example, an organization with an established, in-house IT department may contract with a service provider to support a specific software platform. Alternatively, the MSP may provide communications services or facilitate cloud migration. Additional services…

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Why it’s Unwise to Pay too Much but Worse to Pay too Little

Many business leaders today readily accept the lowest bid. But is it prudent to do so? In this post, we present some reasons why it’s unwise to pay too much but worse to pay too little. John Ruskin, a prominent social thinker, philosopher, and philanthropist of the Victorian era, wrote the following often quoted explanation: “When you pay too much, you lose a little money—that’s all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a…

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eMazzanti Named One of the Best B2B Service Providers Globally!

Determining which IT managed services company to select for your retail, legal, manufacturing, distribution, or local government organization can be challenging. Fortunately, Clutch has done much of the work for you. They conducted a thorough assessment and identified the best B2B service providers in the world. Important news for small and mid-sized businesses, eMazzanti Technologies was just named to the Clutch 1000, the third annual ranking of the best B2B service providers globally. This is the most exclusive award offered by the platform! The Clutch 1000 is a trusted resource for business leaders to find and qualify top B2B companies…

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4 Critical Questions to Ask When Choosing an Outsourced IT Provider

Managed services providers (MSPs) offer significant benefits, including improved security, enterprise-level expertise and up-to-date technology without prohibitive capital expense. But not all MSPs deliver the same level of service. Make sure to ask the right questions when choosing an outsourced IT provider. Businesses who report dissatisfaction with their current IT provider list response time as the number one reason for changing providers. Additional top reasons for moving to a new provider include cost and competency. Doing your homework in key areas will help to ensure that you find the right fit for your business needs. 1. What Response Time Will…

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eMazzanti Technologies Makes Clutch’s Annual List of Top IT Firms in New Jersey

Our team at eMazzanti Technologies just got off the phone with Clutch! They called our offices to tell us that we had just been named one of the top IT firms in New Jersey! Hiring an outside provider is a smart business move in many ways, and hiring IT consultants is even more essential. That is why we are so honored to be one of Clutch’s top firms for 2020. Clutch is located in the nation’s capital city, just steps away from the White House in the District of Columbia. Their team of highly trained analysts takes the time to…

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MSPs Empower Remote Work with Flexible Solutions

By summertime, nearly half of the U.S. workforce reported working from home full-time. Even after the pandemic, many employees will continue to work remotely at least part-time. Managed services providers (MSPs) help make that possible. By providing increased security, cloud services and collaboration tools, MSPs empower remote work. Long before 2020, work-at-home numbers began a steady climb. Remote work benefits businesses by reducing overhead costs and allowing hiring managers to seek talent without regard to location. On the other hand, workers benefit from increased flexibility, often reporting greater productivity when they work from home. At the same time, remote work…

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4 Ways Managed Services Improve Cyber Security

Business life in 2020 has experienced a perfect storm of cyber security threats. Remote work expands the attack surface. Meanwhile, cyber criminals grow increasingly sophisticated, while a shortage of cyber security professionals leaves many businesses without adequate protection. Fortunately, managed services improve cyber security in several critical areas. Expertise at Your Fingertips In late 2019, (ISC)2, a major nonprofit organization of cyber security professionals, conducted a study of the cyber security workforce. The study showed that the skills gap continues to widen. In fact, to adequately meet the data security needs of American organizations, the cyber security workforce would need…

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How to Choose an MSP or vCTO to Take Your Business to the Next Level

Like thousands of organizations, you have decided to tap into the many benefits of managed services. But not all MSPs are created equal. You need to choose an MSP or vCTO (virtual Chief Technology Officer) that will complement your business and deliver on promises. Experience and Services to Match Your Business Requirements Before you choose an MSP/vCTO, take time to define the business problems you want to solve. For example, do you simply need a provider to take over the day-to-day IT functions for your organization? Do you need help migrating to the cloud or implementing new technology? Or do…

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