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Tubbservatory Round-Up #13 – January 2023

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Tubbservatory Round-Up – Tools and Resources for Your MSPTubbservatory Round-Up #13 – January 2023

Each week Richard throws a spotlight on five resources Managed Service Provider (MSPs) business owners should take note of in the IT industry. The Tubbservatory is a weekly video broadcast featuring useful articles, podcasts and events that bring value to IT business owners.

Tubbservatory Round-Up #13 – January 2023 is a recap of all of the Tubbservatory episodes made during the month of December. It’s edited together for you to watch at your convenience. The items are summarised below, with links to the resources mentioned in the video at the end of this article.

This month’s topics include: Cybersecurity, Marketing, Industry Trends and we look at the forthcoming events for MSPs and IT Professionals.

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Tubbservatory: The January 2023 Round-Up Video

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Tubbservatory Round-Up #13: January – Week 1

 

#1 Marketing Podcast Network’s Podcast Library

Marketing is top of mind for most MSPs this year, and so I wanted to bring your attention to the Marketing Podcast Network, the brainchild of social media expert Jason Falls.

Whether you’d rate your marketing level as expert or newbie, The Marketing Podcast Network contains shows that will educate you on how to make 2023 your MSP best year yet for new business!

#2 SuperOps Win 17 Awards in G2’s Winter 2023 Report

I’m a big fan of shining a light on the fast-growing challengers in the Managed Services space, so huge congratulations are to RMM/PSA platform SuperOps, who have won 17 awards across categories from the prestigious G2 platform in its Winter 2023 report, reports Manish Balaji of SuperOps.

Winning awards such as Best Support and Best ROI means that SuperOps officially steps into the High Performer quadrant in G2’s Winter 2023 announcement.

MSPs, if you’ve not taken a look at SuperOps.ai lately, now is the time to check them out!

#3 The Tech Tribe’s Growably Platform

More marketing news, as the illustrious leader of The Tech Tribe, Nigel Moore, recently announced how Tribal MSPs can build an amazing MSP website in 60 seconds (kinda!).

The Tech Tribe has released a brand-spanking new feature in their Growably platform that allows MSPs to build awesome-looking websites – fast!

And if you’re not a member of The Tech Tribe, check out The Tech Tribe for a 40% discount!

#4 Learn and Test DMARC

MSPs know email security is key to preventing cybercriminals from breaching your client’s systems, but setting up email security such as SPF, DKIM, and DMARC can be… challenging.

Thanks to MSP expert Todd Kane for sharing the excellent Learn and Test DMARC website which makes the process easy, holding your hand through each stage.

#5 The 2023 Awesome List of Events for MSPs

If you’re looking for some ideas of MSP events to attend in 2023, then look no further!

At Tubblog, we’ve put together ‘The 2023 List of Awesome Events for MSPs’, which is already filling up fast!

If you have any events you think should be included in our list, then get in touch!

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Tubbservatory Round-Up #13: January – Week 2

 

#1 How to Add Vertical Specialties to Grow Your Cybersecurity Practice

The riches are in the niches — so says Ronan McCurtin of Acronis with advice for MSPs on ‘How to add Vertical Specialties to Grow your Cybersecurity Practice.’

Build on current strengths, seek specialised vendor partners and develop a focused marketing approach are just three of the tips McCurtin gives to MSPs.

If you’re looking to define your MSPs niche in 2023, then this article is an excellent guide.

#2 Dark Data: The Dirty Secret of the ICT Sector

Dark data is “The dirty secret of the ICT sector”, so writes Tom Allen of Computing.

Poor storage practices are a massive drain on the world’s resources.Tubbservatory Round-Up Jan 2023

Storing unstructured and unused data generates millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases every year, as well as consuming huge amounts of water and taking up vast swathes of land; but businesses and data centres can make a major and immediate difference with one simple step: taking control of data storage.

It is up to everyone – especially IT leaders, with control over business data – to take the iniatitive with storage.

The benefits are not purely on environmental. Better storage and archiving practices mean less time, energy and money spent retrieving data - Tom Allen, Computing.com Click to Tweet

#3 An Essential Cloud Security Checklist (and Best Practices)

Keeping your clients’ cloud data secure is imperative, so here’s an Essential Cloud Security Checklist (Plus Best Practices) from Alternative Cloud Provider, Linode.

And if you want to try this guide out in real-time, Linode are offering a $100 credit for any new accounts.

#4 Video – Barracuda SOC: Understanding Emerging Cyberwarfare Attacks

Talking of Cybersecurity, if you want to understand the Emerging Cyberwarfare Attacks expected in 2023, then the Security Operations Centre at MSP specialists Barracuda have an excellent video to explain more.

In this video, the Barracuda SOC team discusses the effect of the world affairs that are impacting the cyberthreat landscape and how your MSP can prepare for the cybersecurity year ahead.

#5 TruMethods Schnizzfest 2023 Returns on 23rd – 25th January 2023

If you’re looking for the first event of 2023 to attend, then the world famous MSP Schnizzfest takes place on Jan 23-25th in Pheonix, Arizona.

MSP Legend Gary Pica will be bringing the TruMethods community together with 3 days of:

  • Thought Leadership
  • Interviews
  • Panels
  • Special Content Tracks, and
  • Networking Opportunities

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Tubbservatory Round-Up #13: January – Week 3

 

#1 Pax8: These Five Trends Will Shape the IT Channel in 2023

These Five Trends Will Shape the Channel in 2023, says Pax8 in this intriguing blog post.

Growth in cloud tops the list of 2023 trends, and despite the gloomy economic outlook, smart MSPs will find pportunities to grow and defy macroeconomic forces.

This article is definitely worth a read to gauge the pulse of the MSP channel for the year ahead.

#2 SMB Community Podcast: What’s on Our Radar?

If your ears crave MSP podcast listening this year, then check out the SMB Community Podcast which has been rebooted!

Host Karl Palachuk is now joined by MSP veterans Amy Luby, Amy Babinchak and James Kernan.

Could you pack any more smarter minds into one podcast? Listen and find out!

#3 Zomentum Reveals Acronis Cyber Cloud Integration for its PSA

News that MSP revenue platform Zomentum now integrates with the Acronis API to obtain licence information and update your MSP contracts daily. The result? You can save time and resources by avoiding manual re-typing and improving profits with accurate billing.

This is a welcome step to help MSPs avoid the dreaded revenue leaks.

Zomentum MSPs can find out how to enable this new feature at the Zomentum website.

#4 Video: Google My Business for MSPs

Did you know that up to 50% of local businesses have not claimed their Google My Business profiles?

This seems crazy, so our friends at Pronto Marketing have put together a ‘Google My Business Video Guide for MSPs’.

If you haven’t got your Google My Business profile claimed and set up for your MSP, watch this video now!

#5 The Cyberdrain Capture the Flag Event for MSP Professionals

The annual CyberDrain Capture The Flag event for MSP Cybersecurity Professionals will take place between 14th Feb and 23 Feb 2023!

This event is an initiative by MSP Cybersecurity Expert Kelvin Tegelaar to help technology professionals gain new skills in a playful and competitive way. Judges from MSPGeek will be lending their expertise too!
Check this event out to sharpen your cybersecurity skills and win prizes!

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Tubbservatory Round-Up #13: January – Week 4

 

#1 The MSP’s Guide to Selling Network Solutions

You may have heard me get on my soapbox about why MSPs should be selling clients their own networks solutions. I believe not doing so is leaving money on the table.

Well, if you need some help, The MSP’s Guide to Selling Network Solutions by James Sullivan at Pax8 is an excellent resource.

Connectivity is a Solution, NOT a commodity, says Pax8, and I couldn’t agree more.

This is definitely a guide to check out.

#2 E-Book: The 7 Point Checklist for the Ultimate Sales Pipeline

MSP revenue generator platform Zomentum are offering MSPs the ultimate guide to creating powerful sales proposals that win!

If you’re searching for ways to make your MSP sales proposals look appealing without sacrificing your soul and sanity, then this book is for you.

#3 Scrape and Monitor Data with Browse.ai

Most MSPs would love the opportunity to monitor their competition. Right?

Well, that’s exactly what the tool Browse.ai can do!

Jason Kemsley at Uptime Solutions recommended Browse.ai by saying it can export information from competitors’ websites to ensure you are up to date with what/how they are sharing or doing online that is helping their success.

#4 The YouTube for Business Community

Coming into 2023, video marketing is huge! But if you’re struggling to get your MSP’s video strategy in place, then this training might be for you.

Matthew Hughes, aka King of Video, is a former IT rofessional who has launched the YouTube for Business community.

The goal is to teach you to discover how to strategically launch, grow and monetise your YouTube channel.

#5 The MSP Rescue Roadshow – 17th February 2023

On February 17th 2023, MSP legend Harry Brelsford will be hosting the MSP Rescue event live from Chicago, Illinois.

This one-day event focuses on success factors ranging from uncovering internal operational efficiencies to hedging your services, solutions and client offerings that include counter-cyclical elements.

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Links to the Resources Mentioned in this Round-Up

 

From Week 1

  1. Marketing Podcast Network’s Podcast Library
  2. SuperOps win 17 Awards in G2’s Winter 2023 Report
  3. The Tech Tribe’s Growably Platform
  4. Learn and Test DMARC
  5. The 2023 Awesome List of Events for MSPs

Mentioned in Week 2

  1. How to Add Vertical Specialties to Grow Your Cybersecurity Practice
  2. Dark Data: The Dirty Secret of the ICT Sector
  3. An Essential Cloud Security Checklist (and Best Practices)
  4. Video – Barracuda SOC: Understanding Emerging Cyberwarfare Attacks
  5. TruMethods Schnizzfest 2023 Returns on 23rd – 25th January 2023

Week 3

  1. Pax8: These Five Trends Will Shape the IT Channel in 2023
  2. SMB Community Podcast: What’s on Our Radar?
  3. Zomentum Reveals Acronis Cyber Cloud Integration for its PSA
  4. Video: Google My Business for MSPs
  5. The Cyberdrain Capture the Flag Event for MSP Professionals

And Week 4

  1. The MSP’s Guide to Selling Network Solutions
  2. E-Book: The 7 Point Checklist for the Ultimate Sales Pipeline
  3. Scrape and Monitor Data with Browse.ai
  4. The YouTube for Business Community
  5. The MSP Rescue Roadshow – 17th February 2023

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How You Can Help

That’s all from the Tubbservatory Round-Up for January 2023!

Are you aware of a useful tool or resource you think we may be interested in?

Please let us know in the comments.

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I'm the MSP Community Manager for Tubblog. A small business owner, technical writer and blogger, with 15 years experience in corporate IT. I frequently attend MSP peer groups and create content relevant to IT service providers and business owners.

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