Articles written by Sarah Cunningham-Scharf

Auvik Facebook Live MSP Chat Series

Want to know what other MSPs are doing to succeed in today’s market? In a series of quick-hit sessions, Scott Tyson, Auvik’s Managing…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfOct 28, 2019

Auvik Roadmap Update (Nov 2019) – On Demand

Auvik has made a bunch of updates to our network management software in 2019, and we’re planning even more heading into 2020. Join us…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfOct 22, 2019

What Current Network Hardware Trends Mean for MSPs – Webinar (On Demand)

There are hundreds of network hardware vendors competing for market share on today’s managed networks. The 2019 Managing Network Vendor…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfSep 30, 2019

Best Practices for Analyzing and Troubleshooting Networks – (On Demand)

Have you ever encountered a tough network issue and needed a step-by-step troubleshooting process and the right tools to quickly identify…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfAug 8, 2019

5 Ways to Troubleshoot Faster, Boost Security, and Upsell Clients with Auvik TrafficInsights™ – (On Demand)

With Auvik TrafficInsights, MSPs have deep visibility into all traffic that flows across client networks, so you can be confident knowing…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfJul 5, 2019

Reduce Downtime Risk With a Complete Business Continuity Plan – Webinar (On Demand)

Join Angus Robertson, CMO at Axcient, and Steve Petryschuk, Director of Systems Engineering at Auvik, to hear why mitigating network risk…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfJun 3, 2019

Using Network Visibility to Grow Your MSP Business – Webinar (On Demand)

If you’re moving MSP clients to the cloud, you better make sure they can always access the cloud. That means having deep visibility and…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfMay 9, 2019

Setting Up Sales for Success: An Intro to Sales Playbooks – Webinar (On Demand)

When your sales force is equipped with a repeatable and scalable set of best practices, their efforts directly translate into a healthy…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfApr 25, 2019

Generate Revenue with Cisco & Auvik – Webinar (On Demand)

Many steps in the network assessment process can be automated, but sourcing warranty and patch information about each network device has…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfApr 22, 2019

Auvik Roadmap Update (May 2019) – Webinar (On Demand)

Auvik TrafficInsights™ isn’t our only plan to ‘Wow our customers’ in 2019. In this one-hour webinar, Auvik AVP of Product…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfApr 16, 2019

Auvik Use Case: Manage Networks With High Vendor Diversity

It would be ideal if every network device you managed across all your client sites was from the same manufacturer, though for most MSPs…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfMar 26, 2019

Digital Transformation Is Top IT Priority in 2019, TechTarget Reports

Nearly 70% of businesses have digital transformation as their top IT priority in 2019, according to the 2019 TechTarget IT Priorities…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfMar 12, 2019

Auvik Use Case: Onboard New Clients Quickly and Confidently

After using Auvik to expedite client onboarding, you can repurpose the time you’ve saved to optimize their IT environment. That’s a…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfFeb 19, 2019

Do These Things in Your First 30 Days as an MSP Service Desk Manager

A new year means an opportunity to start fresh. Whether you’re determined to succeed in a new service desk manager job or you’re…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfJan 8, 2019

9 Gifts for Your Stressed-Out MSP Colleagues

Don’t let the Most Hectic Time of the Year affect your bottom line or the health of your team. These nine gadgets will help boost…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfDec 11, 2018

Auvik Use Case: Identify Vulnerable Devices From Vendor Recalls and Security Notices

When network hardware vendors issue device recalls, field notices, or security alerts, the implication can be massive for MSPs. But Auvik…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfNov 20, 2018

Where Was the Bear? At IT Nation 2018!

Hats off to an awesome IT Nation 2018. Here's how it all went down.

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfNov 13, 2018

MSP Hyperspecialization: Building Your Niche Offering

So you get the business benefits of hyperspecializing your MSP to serve a particular business niche, and you understand the five criteria…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfNov 6, 2018

BOO! Does Network Management Give You the Shivers?

Just like the goblins, ghouls, and ghosts that’ll be walking down your street on Halloween, network management can be scary. But it…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfOct 30, 2018

MSP Hyperspecialization: A High Margin Opportunity

Jay McBain, an IT channel analyst at Forrester, says the MSP industry won’t die any time soon, but the opportunity to generate revenue…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfOct 16, 2018

How to Retain Technical Staff in a Red Hot Job Market

Staff turnover is costly—there are recruitment costs for the replacement, lost productivity while that’s happening, and ramp up time…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfSep 4, 2018

14 MSP Peer Groups & Online Forums to Support Your Business Success

We all get by with a little help from our friends—and it’s no different for MSPs. The opportunity for MSPs to network, learn from…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfAug 14, 2018

How to Recruit Scarce Tech Talent for Your MSP

How do you recruit tech talent in a highly competitive space where demand for high performers vastly outweighs supply? Consultants Gary…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfAug 7, 2018

The MSP Summer Treat Wave Is Back!

10 days, 10 treats, 1 awesome grand prize! Summer’s here and the time is right for kicking back, having fun, and collecting some MSP…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfJul 10, 2018

MSP Book Picks 2018: 10 Recommended Books for Growing Your MSP Business

We asked leaders from IT channel companies and MSPs which book they’ve read that left them with actionable learning. Here are their top…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfJul 3, 2018

4 Reasons to Earn Your Auvik Certified Professional Designation

Complete Auvik’s new certification program to earn an Auvik Certified Professional (ACP) designation. Here are 4 reasons to grab your…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfJun 19, 2018

Auvik Use Case: Stand Out From Your Competitors With Network Monitoring and Management

The MSP market is crowded. And for potential clients, a lot of MSPs look the same—similar services, similar quotes, similar commitments…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfJun 5, 2018

Being Transparent About Financials Can Lead to Growth for Your MSP

Your MSP’s financial situation can be a thorny subject to discuss with employees, especially when it comes to things like salaries.…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfMay 22, 2018

Legacy Networks Can Hold You and Your Clients Back

Both you and your clients suffer when the network isn't up to snuff. We outline the risks and costs of old gear, and explore how to have…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfMar 20, 2018
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3 MSP Insights From the CompTIA Industry Outlook 2018 Report

CompTIA's IT Industry Outlook2018 report is full of insights for MSPs. We take a look of three of the trends worth paying attention to.

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfFeb 20, 2018
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Want Some Cool Stuff? Join the MSP Nifty Gifty 2017

It’s December—and beyond indicating the need for snowpants up here in Canada— that means it’s almost 2018. To celebrate MSPs and…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfDec 5, 2017
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11 Great Gifts for Techies and MSPS

It’s that time of year where stores start blasting joyful music, the temperature continues to drop, and Santa gears up for his annual…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfNov 21, 2017
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Are We In a New Age of MSPs?

As automation, cloud, data, and integration continue to affect every industry, the value and capabilities of MSPs are shifting as well.…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfOct 31, 2017
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Podcast? We Love Podcasts!

Roar! Frankly MSP is a new podcast that helps managed service providers run an IT business with the ultimate in productivity, efficiency,…

Sarah Cunningham-ScharfOct 3, 2017
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