Enter the Vampire Vendor: The MSP’s New Enemy and How to Beat Them

The MSP’s New Enemy and How to Beat Them

For today’s MSP, the road to success is long, bumpy and full of suspicious hitchhikers who’ll rob you the second you let them into your car.

This isn’t anything I haven’t said before. I and the rest of Wildix have talked a lot about “enemies” in the marketplace — competitors for Partners and Wildix ourselves.

Surprisingly, these familiar, unpleasant faces are still around to bother us: there’s the old, outdated Walking Dead Vendors; the young, mismanaged VoIPTruz; and the gigantic, yet otherwise unremarkable Carriers. Continue reading

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What Does It Take to Activate Smart Working in a Company, from a Technical Standpoint?

Activating smart working in a company in just one working day — is it technically possible, or it is just another marketing trick?

In the recent weeks and months, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many companies around the world have been struggling to provide their employees with tools that can enable them to work from home while maintaining the same level of productivity and availability.

This is especially true for those companies who never had the practice of remote working in place before the outbreak. Just a few months ago, smart working was simply “nice to have”, and was used only by a small percentage of companies. Today, it is no longer optional; it has become a must-have capability for every business as a means of survival.  
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“Too Small for Smart Working”? Think Again!

Business Continuity is Essential for Every Company

Despite all the ways that smart working has come to dominate the conversation in office work, for many small businesses, the practice still seems a bridge too far.

Sure, governments and private citizens alike are clamoring for quarantines and social distancing. But that doesn’t always translate to localized players deciding to start smart working themselves.

It seems a risky investment, for one thing, as the ROI on it is unclear. For another, smart working still carries a certain connotation of high-earning salespeople or companies set up with a scenic view of the downtown skyline — painting the picture of a luxury that more humbly sized teams can’t afford. Continue reading

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Staying On Track When You're Working From Home

Staying On Track When You’re Working From Home

Staying On Track When You're Working From Home
Now more than ever before, employers are asking their staff to work from home. While at first glance there’s nothing better than smart working, we also know there are many pitfalls when it comes to working out of a home office. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best ways to maximize your productivity at home while avoiding distractions, or worse, burnout. Continue reading

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Craft the Perfect Work-from-Home Policy

Key Guidelines for Managers

When setting up a remote team, technology isn’t the only hurdle a manager has to overcome. To make sure you have all your ducks in a row, you’ll also need a solid work-from-home policy.

Sound hard? Getting the fine details down may be difficult, but fortunately, creating a basic outline for your agreement is actually quite straightforward. Just focus on the following principles and you’ll be able to craft a transparent and fully compliant policy. Continue reading

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