Articles written by Alex Hoff

Auvik Use Case #15: Scaling Your Business 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

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

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

Does My MSP Need 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 20, 2016

Is Your MSP Exposed to Network Risk?

We call it not wearing pants under the desk. On the surface, everything looks great. But down below, you’re exposed and vulnerable.

Alex HoffAug 23, 2016
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Are Network Blind Spots Killing Your MSP?

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 HoffJul 19, 2016

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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10 Ways a Small MSP Can Punch Above Its 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 HoffApr 12, 2016
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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 HoffNov 24, 2015
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How to Break Away From the Break-Fix Model That’s 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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The Advantages of Intent-Based Networking

Intent-based networking (IBN) makes it possible to manage a network just by identifying what you want to happen. Let’s dig into the…

Alex HoffNov 3, 2015
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How Intent-Based Networking Will Revolutionize Managed Services

Intent-based networking lets you identify your intent — what you want to happen — and makes software figure out the best way to…

Alex HoffOct 27, 2015
[image] The 7 Components of a Complete (& Profitable) Managed Network ServiceFrankly MSP blog icon

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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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
[image] Nearly One-Third of Companies Lack High Confidence in Their IT Networks: SurveyFrankly MSP blog icon

Nearly One-Third of Companies Lack High Confidence in Their IT Networks: Survey

Auvik reached out to hundreds of in-house IT pros across the US and Canada to ask them about their network management practices and…

Alex HoffAug 4, 2015
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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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Auvik Unveils Network Management Software for MSPs

With Auvik's new MSP Edition software, we'll be bringing amazingly simple, wickedly powerful network management to more businesses than…

Alex HoffJun 2, 2015
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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

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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The Future of Networking: 8 Amazing Technologies Being Researched Right Now

What's the future of networking? Here are 8 innovative research projects taking place right now that could have a big impact on the…

Alex HoffFeb 17, 2015
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