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
“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
I hope to see you in Charlotte, NC!