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Deep Insights Tailored to Your Industry

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Business-Aligned IT Strategy

Understand the capabilities and focus areas required to meet your industry’s needs and enable value creation.

2

Top Industry Trends

Identify resource, process, and environmental trends impacting your industry. Implement strategies to mitigate specific risks and take advantage of all relevant opportunities.

3

Industry Benchmarking

Reveal the true state of your IT services, processes, spend, and staffing levels to align your priorities and resources. Benefit from peer data to get a reference point for how well you stack up.

4

Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection

Arm yourself with everything you need to provide the right solutions to meet the needs of your business stakeholders.

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Business-Aligned IT Strategy


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Technology Service Provider Industry Business Reference Architecture

  • Identify the kinds of applications and processes that would be impacted by changes.
  • Prioritize having the capabilities mapped.
  • After mapping the capabilities you can use the reference architecture to train your staff.
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Catalog Your IT Consulting and Managed Services

  • It is clear whether you need a consulting service catalog or a managed service catalog, or both.
  • Your staff have a resource to help explain what you do and what value your customers will get from you.
  • Customers are clear on your product.
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Meaningful KPIs in IT Consulting and Managed Services

  • Make use of a framework within which to categorize the goals and corresponding KPIs of a professional services or technology services business.
  • Discern a few key KPIs that provide insightful information using metrics you’re probably already measuring.
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Build a Cybersecurity Services Offering

Customers buy services that replace or uplift a function within their organization. Your job is to clarify which function you’re serving, and specificallywhat that function will do. In this research, we help you do just that.

  • Determine the functional role your service offering will play within the customer’s organization
  • Develop the activities within that role based on a well-known cybersecurity framework.
  • Standardize the activities so that they can be performed consistently by your entire delivery team.
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Improve Incident and Problem Management of MSPs

  • Build a skilled incident and problem management team
  • Improve and standardize processes/workflows
  • Deliver better customer satisfaction and experience
  • Increase profitability and business growth
  • Leverage your incident and problem management offerings to differentiate and stay competitive among peers in the market
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Standardize the Service Desk of Managed Service Providers

  • Increase profitability and business growth.
  • Deliver better customer satisfaction and experience.
  • Improve your service desk in three areas: people, processes, and technology.
  • Build a tiered service desk model based on the customers and market.
  • Differentiate your service desk offering and stay competitive among peers in the market.
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Offer “The Rapid Application Selection Framework” as a Service

  • Deliver huge value: Info-Tech's repeatable and scalable software selection framework delivers enormous value to your clients. This framework employs a data-driven business stakeholder collaboration and contract negotiation approach to select the right application for an organization in 30 days.
  • Reduced Effort and Boardroom-Ready Deliverables: Info-Tech Partners report that the laborious effort of creating customized deliverables for each client is alleviated using standardized deliverables in this blueprint.
  • Increased Credibility: You increase your trust and credibility with your clients and prospects when you show them aa repeatable, implementable, and data-driven framework to select applications for businesses. Leverage Info-Tech’s brand power as a research and advisory firm to bolster your customers' confidence in you.
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Priced to Win: Build an Optimized Pricing Strategy

  • Optimize profitability, business growth, and customer satisfaction
  • Align with strategic priorities, market share growth, and expanded margin
  • Determine the right price for offerings based on the customer and market
  • React to supply chain issues or changes in consumer demand 
  • Stay competitive among peers in the market
  • Maintain and improve profit margin, a 1% improvement in pricing can increase 11.1%
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Develop a Virtual CIO Service Offering

The IT Leader's role is indeed well-defined, which leaves no reason why it can't be offered as a service. Our approach to this is the following:

  • Use our research to determine the specific activities and deliverables needed to refine your virtual CIO offering.
  • Standardize these activities and deliverables in order to scale the delivery and make it easier to sell.
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Deliver a Cloud Strategy Engagement

  • Save Time: Info-Tech partners report saving at least 50% of their time spent when incorporating Info-Tech’s tools, templates, and repeatable methodology into a Cloud Strategy engagement.
  • Reduce Effort: Info-Tech partners report that the laborious effort of creating customized deliverables for each client is alleviated using the standardized deliverables in this blueprint.
  • Informed Decisions: Info-Tech partners describe that they did not have to start from scratch to build high-quality boardroom-ready deliverables, which results in saving a lot of time and focusing on the result- or outcome-driven discussion with the stakeholders or management team.
  • Increased Credibility: You increase your trust and credibility with your customers and prospects when you show them who is standing behind you. Leverage Info-Tech’s brand power as a research and advisory firm to bolster your customer’s confidence in you.
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Deliver an IT Strategy Engagement

  • Save Time: Info-Tech Partners report saving 40-70% of the time when incorporating Info-Tech’s tools, templates, and repeatable methodology to an IT strategy engagement.
  • Reduce Effort: Info-Tech Partners report that the laborious effort of creating customized deliverables for each client is alleviated using standardized the deliverables in this blueprint.
  • Boardroom Ready: Info-Tech Partners describe that they did not have to start from scratch to build high-quality boardroom-ready deliverables, which results in saving a lot of time and focusing on result- or outcome-driven discussion with the stakeholders or management team.
  • Increased Credibility: You increase your trust and credibility with your customers and prospects when you show them who is standing behind you. Leverage Info-Tech’s brand power as a research and advisory firm to bolster your customers’ confidence in you.
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Technology Services/MSP Business-Aligned IT Strategy

  • Learn about the ecosystem factors that are impacting the Technology Services/MSP industry and how your IT team is set from a PESTLE and SWOT perspective, with expert insights and takeaways to update your IT strategy.
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Technology Services/MSP IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook

  • With input from our research and analysts and your peers, identify new or updated initiatives for your IT strategy.
  • Working with our team, update your IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook.
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Technology Services/MSP Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template

  • Once you’ve completed the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook, it’s time to pull it all together and share with your organization’s leadership team.
  • Use the Technology Services/MSP Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to highlight the key findings from the business-aligned analysis you’ve done.

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Top Industry Trends


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Technology Services/MSP Technology Vendor Consolidation Report

  • The MSP software market is now made up of supermarket vendors, not point solution vendors. When a customer chooses a solution from a vendor, they are choosing the whole family. This makes it hard to select a partner in the first place and switch vendors later on.
  • Learn about how technology vendor consolidation affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Technology Services/MSP Continued Rise of Ransomware Report

  • Ransomware is the leading IT security threat, exacerbated by the increase of people working from home and the proliferation of vulnerable endpoints.
  • Learn about how the continued rise of ransomware affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.

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Industry Benchmarking


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Benchmarking Report: A Cross-Industry Comparison of IT Stakeholder Satisfaction

  • Every industry has unique characteristics that can hamper progress or facilitate success in satisfying IT stakeholders. Reimagine your strategy by shifting the definition of who your peers really are.
  • Discover which industries achieve high stakeholder satisfaction across 13 core IT services.
  • Learn the characteristics that different industries have that can help or hinder IT success.
  • Understand what your industry has in common with others that you can leverage to improve stakeholder satisfaction and overcome your own institutional barriers.
Peer Benchmarking
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Technology Services/MSP IT Stakeholder Satisfaction Benchmarking Report

  • IT leadership needs to understand where their stakeholders are unsatisfied with the quality of service they’re receiving from IT.
  • Understand important common focus areas to address and gain insights into how your team aligns with other Technology Services/MSP IT teams.
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Technology Services/MSP IT Staffing Benchmarking Report

  • Many IT departments are already running lean, struggling to keep pace with never-ending demands from the business.
  • By taking the IT Staffing Diagnostic and participating in our unique IT Spend Benchmarking, you will gain critical information to understand how to position your IT team to be more effective.
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Technology Services/MSP IT Management & Governance Benchmarking Report

  • Understanding your IT team’s perception of what’s important and how well they’re doing is central to identifying strengths, weaknesses, and potential misalignments with business priorities and expectations.
  • Learn about how IT departments in your industry assess the importance and effectiveness of 45 IT processes to gauge your own alignment and identify select processes for targeted improvement.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection


Core Industry Technologies
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Buyers Guide: Professional Services Automation

  • Understand the market segments and find PSA solutions that are appropriate for your industry.
  • Evaluate PSAs for the true value they offer in the backend, rather than what may be more visible in the frontend.
  • Avoid costly mistakes during the implementation phase after purchasing a PSA.
Core Industry Technologies
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Technology Services/MSP Remote Monitoring and Management Report

  • Remote monitoring and management (RMM) tools are becoming more critical than ever because they consolidate many features that were once deployed individually. Expanding from the core feature of proactive monitoring and alerting, the modern RMM now handles backups, remote control, and endpoint security features.
  • Learn about what remote monitoring and management is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Technology Services/MSP Professional Services Automation Report

  • Technology Services/MSP firms are comprised of a series of project and service delivery workflows that need to fit together seamlessly. This is where professional services automation (PSA) comes in.
  • Learn about what PSA is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.

Latest Technology Services/MSP Notes

Short, tailored research notes aimed at providing you with timely insights, relevant to your industry. Hot off the press, these notes will be published regularly and pair great with your morning coffee.

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Meet the Professional Services, Real Estate and Property Management, and Technology, Media, and Telecom Executive Services Leadership Team

Date published

November 7, 2023

Authors:
  • John Kemp

  • Reiaz Somji

  • Neil de Ridder

  • Richard Treglown

  • Justin St-Maurice

In today's dynamic business environment, industries are undergoing remarkable changes. Whether you're in the Professional Services sector, where we guide you through economic shifts and evolving client expectations, or in the dynamic Real Estate and Property Management industry, influenced by market dynamics and tenant preferences, Info-Tech serves as your trusted ally. We offer tailored research, coaching, and mentoring services that enhance service quality, client satisfaction, operational efficiency, and overall business growth.

Cloud Service Provider Partner Program Comparison

Date published

December 9, 2021

Authors:
  • Fred Chagnon

  • Brijesh Kumar

In this storyboard, we have compared the partner program of the top three cloud service providers (AWS, Microsoft, Google), helping IT service providers to choose the partner(s) that aligns most with their business objectives and strategy and client requirements.

What To Keep in Mind When Looking To Secure ARP Funding for Modernization

Date published

May 28, 2021

Author:
  • Brittany Lutes

With the announcement of the American Rescue Plan (ARP), new funding has become available for technology modernization. Know what you need to prepare and do to successfully apply for funding.

How MSPs Can Benefit From the Fight for Freedom and Democracy Within Data Analytics and AI

Date published

September 7, 2018

Author:
  • Ken Weston

MSPs and outsourced service desks will be disrupted by improvements in data science, business intelligence, data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Prepare now by improving your CMDB and your data.

Help Your Road Warriors With Citrix ShareFile

Date published

March 20, 2018

Author:
  • Ken Weston

Make road warriors’ and client-facing workers’ lives easier with ShareFile.

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