Hannah Manning

Journalism student at UMass Lowell and Managing Editor of the UMass Lowell Connector.
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Choosing a managed services provider: Proactive vs. Reactive services

Posted by Hannah Manning on Mon, Jul 31, 2017

In our first post about choosing a managed services provider (MSP), we spoke about one of the major differences between several providers and suggested that you formulate a list of questions that will guide you through the selection process.

We also discussed, briefly, two business models that dominate the MSP field: reactive and proactive services.

While these two models do accomplish a common goal in helping a company with their IT needs, there is a world of difference between the two.

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Topics: Managed Services, IT Services, BostonIT

Choosing a managed services provider: Money matters

Posted by Hannah Manning on Wed, Jul 26, 2017

It’s hard to know which managed services provider (MSP) is best for your company when the pool to choose from is really more like an ocean.

If you find yourself, say, stranded on a flimsy raft in the middle of said ocean you may feel a considerable amount of confusion and even fatigue over how these MSPs are different from each other.

Sure, no wave in an ocean is the exact same as another – but they all look alike and they all do the same thing. Right?

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Topics: Managed Services, IT Services, BostonIT

How does net neutrality affect me?

Posted by Hannah Manning on Tue, Jul 18, 2017

If you’ve logged onto Reddit, Twitter, Tumblr or several other social media websites in the past week you may have noticed banners or splash pages urging you and other users to take action against something called “net neutrality.”

Sounds kind of serious, huh? You might be wondering why all hands seem to be on the digital deck this week.

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Topics: Social Media, BostonIT

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