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Have You Gotten Your “Cloud” On Yet?

If you haven't begun your due diligence around the Cloud and how it may impact your and your clients' businesses, you'd better get after it…

Notwithstanding the high-visibility outages and intrusions experienced by some well-known Cloud providers recently, the Cloud is here and your clients are beginning to receive the start of what's certain to be a full-scale marketing barrage from Cloud vendors seeking their direct business.

What are your options? If you're like many of our Managed Services partners, you may still be trying to figure out what the Cloud really is, its benefits and risks, and how to properly position conversations around the Cloud proactively to your clients as their trusted business advisor.

The worst thing that can happen is for your clients to begin asking you questions about the Cloud and its suitability for their business before you introduce the topic to them – you're operating from a reactive, and perhaps uninformed position when that occurs. 

You need to prepare for and deliver these discussions proactively, and re-evaluate your clients' needs to see if there are Cloud products or services that may align with their overall business strategy and needs, with an educated perspective on the risks as well as the rewards, and how to mitigate one while leveraging the other.

The good news is that MSP University is here to help you navigate this thing called the Cloud. We have developed the best live Cloud training available in the Channel with absolutely no strings attached. That's right – we do not charge for our Cloud training, and you and your team can learn what you need to know by attending our next Boot Camp Cloud Track on July 20th-22nd, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Our Cloud Track Agenda Includes:

  • The Cloud Defined
  • Leveraging the Cloud to Create Competitive Advantage
  • Cloud Deployment Models
  • Choosing a Cloud Platform
  • Migrating Desktops to the Cloud
  • Effective Cloud Sales & Marketing Strategies
  • Transitioning Your MSP Services and Clients to the Cloud
  • Creating Your Cloud Practice Business Plan
  • Defining the Hybrid Cloud Service Provider
  • The Importance of What Is Left On Premise When Leveraging the Cloud
  • Hybrid Cloud and Onsite Considerations
  • Hybrid Cloud Pricing and Profits

Click here to register for the Cloud Track at our Charlotte, NC Boot Camp in July

Cloud Track

“Your boot camp excelled in the three E's. It was Energetic, Entertaining and most importantly Educational. It was easy to learn things that I didn't know. I now have to take the time to use the new tools.” – Chris McCune, CGM Technologies

“MSPU is real. They are giving all the tools necessary to create and maintain a proactive approach for supplying IT solutions to small businesses. Highly recommended if you have been doing this for 20 years or just starting out.” - Dan Fusco, InnerPC

"Being in one place surrounded by not only struggling MSPs, but the best in class as well was a wonderful experience. Tons of knowledge in a very short amount of time and I am truly grateful that MSPU does what it does.” – Russell Hale, Hixart Technologies

Click here to register for the Cloud Track at our Charlotte, NC Boot Camp in July

I hope to see you in Charlotte, NC!

Erick Simpson
MSP University
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MSP University Boston Boot Camp – Wrapped!

We’d like to thank all of our Boston, MA Boot Camp attendees and those of you that joined us virtually through our live streaming sessions – it has been our distinct pleasure to provide you best practices in IT and Managed Services Practice Operations, Marketing, Sales, Security, Service Delivery and Cloud, deliver informative Expert Panels on Service Delivery, Marketing and the Cloud and introduce you to valuable Sponsor relationships that can help you take your business to the next level. 

We started day 3 of our Boot Camp Erick Simpson’s Million Dollar IT Practice Accelerator sessions on Sales and Sales Engineering as a Team and Determining Your True Cost of Service Delivery and Margins, followed by the final sessions in our CEOMarketing, Sales, Service Delivery and Cloud tracks. Next we had an informative Cloud Expert Panel Session with panelists Stuart Crawford of Ulistic, Chris Amori of Virtual Administrator  and Michael Proper from ClearCenter. We closed out our full agenda today with Erick Simpson’s Million Dollar IT Practice Accelerator session on How to effectively On-Board New Managed Services Clients For Maximum Efficiencies and Customer Satisfaction

We closed out our full agenda today with Erick Simpson’s Million Dollar IT Practice Accelerator session on How to effectively On-Board New Managed Services Clients For Maximum Efficiencies and Customer Satisfaction

Special thanks go out to the industry leaders that delivered valuable presentations and content to our Boot Camp attendees and our Expert Panel participants: Barbara Dove from Dove Help DeskStuart Crawford from UlisticKent Erickson from ChannelCloud, Chris Amori from Virtual Administrator, Chris McQueen from SynergyLen DiCostanzo from AutotaskMichael Proper from ClearCenterMichael Campion from Level Platforms and Lester Keizer from Xilocore

And an extra-special thank you to our valued Sponsors and Instructors, without whom we would not be able to provide you the quality experience you have come to expect from MSP University Boot Camps: 

Platinum:Autotask 

Gold: Cornerstone Backup, eFolder, StorageCraft, M5 Networks, Level Platforms

Silver: Xilocore, Allstate Capital, ConnectWise, CharTec, LabTech, Ingram Micro, NetEnrich

Bronze: Virtual Administrator, Fortinet, Synergy Global Solutions 

Instructors: Action Business Partners, ChannelCloud, ClearCenter, Dove Help Desk, Shields Technology, Ulistic

We invite you and your staff and colleagues to participate in our Charlotte, North Carolina Boot Camp on July 20th-22nd, 2011 – register now at www.mspu.us/bootcamps

Erick Simpson
MSP University
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Attend Our Next Boot Camp FREE
Download Our Best Selling Books FREE

 

Posted in: Boot Camps, Cloud, General Business, Industry Trends, Marketing, Million Dollar IT Practice Accelerator, Sales, Sales & Marketing, Secrets to improving an I.T. Services Practice, Service Delivery

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