Project Management has many highs and lows; often times with unexpected twists and turns, yet even with all the uncertainty accompanying a typical project, with the focus and the right skills, you can help steer your project to success. Being an effective project manager enables you to utilize your skills to be a problem solving and creative leader where you can foster synergy within a team to accomplish great feats. As the project manager you are the face of the project and how you present yourself and manage your team will have a huge impact on whether you succeed or fail. By definition, each project is unique, but it’s not difficult to find commonalities woven throughout all projects. Mastering these specific aspects of a project, can set the stage for successful projects moving forward.
If you are like many of our customers, you have asked the question “Why would I hire an MSP?” or you have considered hiring a managed service provider but not sure if it makes sense. Before we get into does it make sense or not, you need to know where you are at. To do that we recommend you ask yourself a few questions. Based on the answers to these questions you will have a better sense if you should consider a managed service provider. Let’s get to it!
Businesses are always looking for ways to save time and money while advancing their goals. A common way to do that is to outsource business tasks that are not at the core of the business. Making use of a network infrastructure managed service provider (MSP) is an excellent example of hiring out tasks that are not central to a business. There are five primary reasons to hire out the management of your company’s network infrastructure.
Cisco has rolled out a new way to allow customers and partners to manage software licenses. This new feature is called Smart Accounts, which lets you view and control access to all your Cisco software licenses and entitlements across your entire organization. Once you set up your Smart Account you will be able to create up to 200 sub accounts called Virtual Accounts, which allows you to organize and manage your licenses by departments, locations or types of licenses, throughout your organization. Smart Accounts allows you to have access to your licenses and software at all times, without having to rely on your provider to distribute. No more having to wait for a provider to deliver licenses and delaying projects, with your Smart Account, all your needed licenses and information are a click away.
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