Articles written by Alex Hoff

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Auvik

Welcome to the Auvik family, MetaGeek!

We got to know the MetaGeek team well over the past months and I can’t extend a warm enough welcome to their team. What resonated with…

Alex HoffApr 11, 2022
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Cybersecurity

Virtual CISO Services: A New Revenue Stream for MSPs?

This is a highly specialized job that requires a great deal of attention, focus, and delicacy. A cybersecurity incident or a full-blown…

Alex HoffSep 27, 2022
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Managing an MSP

Why Your MSP Needs a Network Infrastructure Tool

As a new or growing MSP, discovering tools and processes that will let you do more with less is a prime focus. But do you really need a…

Alex HoffSep 8, 2022
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Managing an MSP

10 Ways MSPs Can Punch Above Their Weight

Being a small MSP doesn’t mean you can’t compete—you just need to be smarter and more efficient than the other guys. Here are 10…

Alex HoffAug 31, 2022
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Network management

Network Blind Spots Are Endangering Your Business

Network blind spots are the things you can't see and don't know about — and they can be deadly dangerous. Learn more about the most…

Alex HoffAug 26, 2022
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Network monitoring

Embracing Shadow IT (Video)

Shadow IT. Many IT pros shudder at the term. For those who may not be familiar, shadow IT refers to the devices, systems, and…

Alex HoffJul 7, 2022
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Financials

Better Network Visibility Can Add Thousands to Your MSP Bottom Line. Here’s How.

Better visibility, control & automation of network infrastructure can add up to thousands of dollars in monthly savings and revenue for…

Alex HoffMay 24, 2022
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Auvik

An Overview of the Cost Savings and Business Benefits with Auvik

Forrester Consulting Total Economic Impact™ study of Auvik Networks is now available for download. Here are some main points.

Alex HoffMay 4, 2021
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Managing an MSP

Streamline Your Service Delivery Without Scaling Your Team

Auvik automates many tedious network management tasks to rocket your team's efficiency. With Auvik in your tech stack, you can grow your…

Alex HoffOct 9, 2018
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Tech industry

Managing Network Vendor Diversity: The MSP Challenge

As an MSP that may manage anywhere from a handful of client networks to more than 100, you face a big challenge: high diversity in the…

Alex HoffAug 28, 2018
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Network management

Stop the Insanity! Quit Doing These 7 Manual Network Management Tasks

Finding a way to manage network infrastructure efficiently is critical to scaling your MSP business. Here are 7 tasks to stop doing…

Alex HoffJun 13, 2017
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Network management

Why Design and User Experience Matter in Networking

Great design isn't just eye candy. It improves the usability of software and the productivity of the user. So don't you think it's time…

Alex HoffApr 26, 2016
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Managing an MSP

The Break-Fix Model is Killing Your MSP Business

Transitioning away from break-fix IT services could make a world of difference to the success of your managed services business.

Alex HoffNov 10, 2015
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Managing an MSP

The 7 Components of a Complete (& Profitable) Managed Network Service

A complete managed network service ensures your clients get all the support they need but also ensures you can deliver that support…

Alex HoffOct 20, 2015
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Managing an MSP

There’s a Profit-Eating Gap in Your MSP Software Stack

If there’s a task that needs doing in your MSP business you can bet there’s a piece of software that will help you do it faster,…

Alex HoffOct 6, 2015
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Network management

Network Management: In Search of a Few Good GUIs

Easy-to-use interfaces for network management have typically been few & far between. The good news? Things are getting better as the…

Alex HoffJun 9, 2015
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Cloud

5 Great Reasons to Manage Your Network in the Cloud

Auvik's Alex Hoff explores what makes cloud-based network management different from — and, in most cases, better than — on-premises…

Alex HoffApr 14, 2015
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Network management

SDN: What Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Need to Know in 2015

Software-defined networking (SDN) is still years from being practical in a small or mid-sized business. But that doesn’t mean you…

Alex HoffMar 24, 2015
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Trends, forecasts & research

Why Good Network Management Is More Important Than Ever

Network management tops the list of plans and concerns for IT administrators in 2015, a new survey from TechTarget reveals. Here’s why.

Alex HoffMar 17, 2015