Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Survive and Recover: Why You Need to Expand Your Offering

The numbers are in: consumers are saving more than they're spending, and that spells trouble for businesses. This means the recovery will likely to be slow because businesses will continue to be cautious on IT spending due to consumer cut backs.

Unlike the March period, when no customer segment was spared, SMB and public sectors improved somewhat while large accounts continued to deteriorate,
according to the latest report from Raymond James.

However, instead of focusing on the bad news, service provider should take into consideration that small businesses will continue to embrace the hosted service model, or the "cloud." The days of large capital expenses (CAPEX) are gone and the new way of doing business is the monthly pay-as-you-go (OPEX) SaaS model.

If you're a VAR or a MSP, ask yourself this: How are you staying competitive with enhanced services or new product offerings? What are you doing to lower the cost of your customers' IT costs?

Contact us if you're interested to learn more about our Total Outsource Solution or our private label hosted services will help you expand your offering.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Strong Growth for Consumer and Business Hosted Email Services

Radicati released a new study on hosted email projecting the hosted email market to grow to 564 million mailboxes by 2013.

Driven by increased broadband internet availability, lower prices and better bundling of premium services, this is the perfect time for VARs and MSPs to add hosted enterprise email like our Hosted Microsoft Exchange.

More importantly, businesses are taking renewed interest in hosted business email solutions as a way to reduce costs in a tight economy. This is reinforced by the increased availability of low-cost, full-featured messaging and collaboration suites from Microsoft, Google and others.

If you're a VAR, MSP or a IT service firm, offering hosted email is a great way to add immediate value to your core professional services. It allows you to create a wider breath of products and services without any upfront costs. Plus we have an unique private label program and a powerful control panel to make it simple and easy.