5 Tips for Reducing Time Waste In Your Business

Waste comes in many forms, and is epidemic in business today. Reducing waste helps MSPs to both increase margins and growth their businesses at the same time. So how do you effectively reduce waste in your organization? How do you create a sustainable infrastructure that allows you to get ahead of the game and stay there?

This e-book is designed to help you get started on the path to reducing waste. Focus on these 5 things as a starting point and you’ll be well on your way to reducing costs and minimizing waste in your MSP.

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The path to cloud-native applications

For the majority of organizations, digital business means pivoting to a culture of organizational agility, where the rapid pace of demand can only be satisfied by faster and more flexible development and delivery models. As most organizations do not have the luxury of completely rebuilding their technology foundation or immediately adopting new practices and mindsets, they are embracing gradual yet fundamental shifts in culture, processes, and technology to support greater velocity and agility. Learn 8 steps to guide your journey to cloud-native application development, including Red Hat® customer success stories.

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IDC – Business Value of JBoss Fuse WP

“The Business Value of Red Hat Integration Products” IDC whitepaper, six organizations discuss the benefits and value they’ve found in using Red Hat® Fuse for rapid app integration.

By integrating with Red Hat Fuse, these organizations achieved:

  • An average three-year ROI of 520%.
  • A payback time of six months.
  • 5.5x more apps integrated per year.
  • 31% better app performance.
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Agile Integration for Enterprise Architecture ebook

As applications and services become more central to business strategy, and as distributed methodologies like agile and DevOps change the way teams operate, it is critical for IT leaders to find a way to integrate their backend systems, legacy systems, and teams in an agile, adaptable way. This e-book details an architecture called agile integration, consisting of three technology pillars—distributed integration, containers, and APIs—to deliver flexibility, scalability, and reusability.
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How Utilities and Related Services Can Use Technology to Improve Operations and Save Money

Generally speaking, the utility industry has been somewhat sluggish in its application of technology to streamline operations and productivity. However, this attitude has been shifting in recent years as companies are becoming more attuned to the significance of meeting customer expectations. In this Playbook, you will learn:

  • Why many utilities are using mobile automated workflow tools to improve processes and save money.
  • About how one Monterey, Calif.-based company experienced explosive growth after adopting custom-built mobile technology.
  • The latest statistics and real-world examples related to how digital tools are helping utilities reap an array of benefits.
  • How one single-source provider in the energy sector recently reduced its number of employee safety incidents thanks to the implementation of digital technologies.

If your company would like to learn more about digitizing operations, download our new playbook today.

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Choosing Web Application Libraries In an Open Source World

Building robust, functional, attractive applications and components that perform well on all devices and platforms is a time consuming and costly undertaking. Developers need a comprehensive solution that includes a fully supported, pre-built component library to build applications quickly and efficiently, so that businesses can get their apps to market faster and with better usability. In many cases, commercial component libraries used in conjunction with open source frameworks offer the best of both worlds.

Learn top considerations for choosing your technology stack as it relates to developing enterprise-grade web applications today.

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Bitnami Stacksmith

In this illustrated white paper, you’ll learn how Bitnami’s flagship product, Stacksmith, modernizes your DevOps pipeline by automating the packaging of your applications for today's cloud and container platforms, and continuously maintain them so they stay up-to-date and secure.

Learn Stacksmith’s benefits for developers, IT ops, IT security, and DevOps teams, and how Bitnami Stacksmith is the simplest way to package applications and assets for today's cloud and container platforms, and automate the ongoing maintenance of these applications so they remain up-to-date and secure.

What is Stacksmith?

Bitnami Stacksmith is a single, standardized packaging and maintenance tool that generates deploy-ready, cloud-native assets in multiple formats for multiple cloud vendor platforms. Stacksmith provides two primary functions:

  • Automated packaging

Stacksmith’s automated packaging takes your assets – application code, configuration policies, and scripts - incorporates the platform dependencies, maps the cloud platform service integrations you specify (ie. Database), optimizes the results for your chosen platform(s), and delivers everything you will need to successfully deploy.

  • Ongoing maintenance

Stacksmith also simplifies the ongoing maintenance of your assets by continuously monitoring private repositories (for code, script or config policy updates) and trusted sites (for system package updates and Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs)), and providing manual (click ‘update’) and automated (supports continuous updating) methods for you to re-package your applications, ensuring they stay up-to-date and secure.

Bitnami now offers Stacksmith in three tiers:

  • Stacksmith Public - for individuals with open source projects and those using open source software. Free of charge.
  • Stacksmith Team – for groups to get applications packaged and in production, or get from VMs to containers, in a programmatic and cost-effective way. Starting at $800 per month.
  • Stacksmith Enterprise - for large organizations that require single-tenant delivery and directory integration. Contact us for pricing.

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The MSP’s 10-Point Guide to Success

Let’s face it. Not all small business owners are thrilled with the idea of moving their workloads to the cloud. They’ve invested a lot of money in their on-premises solutions and they really don’t see the need to change their infrastructure. They also have legitimate concerns about network security, downtime and availability. So, how do you convince them that it’s time to upgrade to a cloud platform like Microsoft Azure?

By presenting good arguments. We’ve prepared a simple guide that will help you get started. But first, we’d like to take a closer look at Microsoft Azure and the booming market for Infrastructure-as-a-Service.

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4 Great Ways to Make Your Customers Happy

In the eBook, Marketing Specialist Marc Gordon will give you four essential steps to selling happiness to your customers. With more than 25 years of experience in helping businesses grow, Gordon says you do not have to knock yourself out to get loyal customers. Just do the right things to keep them happy.

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The Field Guide to Board Orientation

Set up your board members for success. Download your FREE copy of The Field Guide to Board Orientation for Associations.

In it, you’ll discover foolproof ways to get new board members up to speed quickly and efficiently. Get useful tips on how to:

  • Structure your orientation
  • Prepare board meeting attendees for maximum payoff
  • Build a robust board book
  • Hold an effective orientation debriefing

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Social Media Survival

30 Social Media Ideas for Associations

Everyone will tell you WHY your association should be posting on social media. But when was the last time someone handed you a list of 30 great ideas for WHAT to post?

The time is now. Download Social Media Survival: Quick & Clever Social Media Posts -- a valuable infographic that will give you at least a year’s worth of ideas for social media content for your association.

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IT Glue 2018 Global MSP

2018 marks the first year of the IT Glue Global MSP Benchmark Report, and we received an absolutely fantastic response. So thank you!

This exclusive whitepaper, rich in business intelligence, represents a synthesis of your responses and our analysis. To that end, we've extracted critical insights as to what works and what doesn't in the MSP business.

In the Global MSP Benchmark Report, we introduce the concept of the Golden Quintile. In a world where only 20% of small businesses are successfully sold, it's critical that you know what a desirable acquisition looks like, in case you ever want to stop working.

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