The N-able MSP Maturity Model

A business' success delivering managed services depends on its ability to improve the delivery of effective and efficient services to its customer base. Learn about ways that managed services providers (MSPs) can develop a higher-value business by improving their ability to attract and retain high-quality customers and provide IT services in an effective manner.

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MSP Guide: Generating Service Revenue from IT Monitoring

Managed service providers (MSPs) can monetize their investment in monitoring to enhance their services and increase profitability.

This document suggests ideas for adding IT monitoring services to a portfolio of offerings. It looks at monitoring all aspects of IT infrastructure, including servers, storage, network, security, and applications, in a unified manner that aligns with customer business services.

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