Matthew Opyd got started in break/fix on his own when he was 16 years old and then went to work for an MSP when he was 19. Now several years later, he’s the service manager overseeing over 30 techs and the project team. Proven started out in 2002 selling copiers as Proven Business Systems and moved into offering MSP services about 3 years ago. Proven IT is based in the Chicago area with several offices. They still offer copier and business services as well as MSP. They server multiple verticals rather than specializing in just one.Continue reading “MSP Voice Episode 31 – “From Copiers to MSP” with Matthew Opyd”
Joseph Landes from Nerdio will be joining me to discuss their Cloud IT management platform for Microsoft Azure. Nerdio for Azure is the first IT automation technology that delivers easy packaging, pricing, provisioning, ongoing management, and cost-optimization of IT environments in the Microsoft cloud.
Nerdio Simplifies the un-simple…
We all know it can be somewhat challenging (daunting, time-consuming, and complex) when migrating to Azure. It also often requires a good deal of expertise. Luckily, Nerdio for Azure solves all of these problems. It’s completely turnkey and automated, and so results in faster deployments, easier management, and overall just happier days – remember those?
Gil Vidals from VMRacks will be joining us to talk about solutions they provide for HIPAA compliant hosting.
VMRacks Managed HIPAA Compliant Cloud Solutions simplify HIPAA Compliance – we constantly monitor, maintain and secure your servers, reducing the complexity of maintaining your cloud environment and freeing up your time to work on your business. We do all of this and still have the lowest cost solutions in the HIPAA hosting industry!
All HIPAA Hosting Plans include:
Isolated Web Server, Database Server, Web Application Firewall
Red Carpet On-boarding and 24/7 Technical Support
Business Associate Agreement (BAA)
Pay monthly even with longer-term pricing discounts.
IQ Interactive provides solutions for digital signage and point-of-sale. Rather than managing a customer’s IT infrastructure, they manage digital signs (equipment) and they also have a content management system that they’ve developed. Omer started off in IT pretty young and worked for a few companies before starting IQ Interactive. They also partner with other “traditional” MSPs who provide the IT stack while IQ Interactive handles the digital signage.
BestRX is an MSP/Software company who supports independent pharmacies across the US. Typically when we think of a pharmacy we think of the big ones like CVS and Walmart but there’s actually a number of independent pharmacies all over the US. These independent pharmacies need IT and software just like any other small business and BestRX has software and support to help them meet their needs.Continue reading “MSP Voice Episode 29 – “Prescription For Success” With Bart Rogacewicz”
Tim has been an MSP Pioneer since the 90’s. After leaving a value added reseller in 1991 Tim started his own company because he saw the future in network services. In 1996 Tim and his partner realized that they need to provide their services for a fixed fee…hence pioneering the managed services model.
I was very happy to have Katie Wallace from MindMatrix join me for our first webinar in the MSP Voice Webinar Series. Katie walks us through their MSP-IT Advantage Program, helping MSPs ramp up their marketing and sales efforts.
As Katie goes through their program, I ask some questions and we have a nice back-and-forth. To find out more about MindMatrix, please visit their site: http://www.mindmatrix.net/
John Watkins, who is an engineer by heart, started right out of high school in IT and later teamed up with a local break-fix shop that had multiple locations in the Tampa Bay area. After about 3 years they transition to full MSP and have been growing steadily ever since. As John says , “You’ll never learn more than working for an MSP”.
Krunal is in the UK and he and his company support the hospitality industry (hotels, coffee shops, etc). They’ve been in business since 2009 after Krunal saw some opportunities to consolidate IT services for hotels and retail outlets and provide a one stop shop. Since many hotels are owned by a franchisee Krunal and his team have carved out a great niche for their company. They’re usually involved from design through build and outfitting. Continue reading “MSP Voice Episode 26 – “Hospitality as a Vertical” with Krunal Patel”