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Dr Peter Torbagyi

Dr Peter Torbagyi

Co-Founder of Managed Services Platform

Recent posts by Dr Peter Torbagyi

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Managed Services Platform Account Manager Report 2019

By Dr Peter Torbagyi on Dec 13, 2019

In our previous blog post, we reviewed how we typically see our vCIO community members from 2019, so now let’s look at another report regarding our other active community of more than 700 account managers that are working with us today.

Topics: IT Account Management Win New Clients Technical Account Manager Managed Services Platform
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Managed Services Platform vCIO Report 2019

By Dr Peter Torbagyi on Dec 6, 2019

Managed Services Platform's vCIO community has been growing year by year since 2014. In fact, we are most likely now the largest active vCIO community in the world with more than 600 members. With this news, we have decided to create a short report regarding how we typically see our vCIO members across the globe.

Topics: vCIO Virtual Chief Information Officer Virtual CIO CIO IT Client Engagement
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Packaging and Delivering Scalable vCIO Services

By Dr Peter Torbagyi on Oct 17, 2016

 Carrie Simpson, Founder and CEO of Managed Sales Pros talked with Denes Purnhauser, CEO of ReframeYourClients, and shared the most common mistakes IT managed services providers make when it comes to building their vCIO offerings, and how you can increase your MRR with the correct approach.

Topics: vCIO Virtual Chief Information Officer MSP Virtual CIO Managed Services Platform
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Terrible buying process for Managed Services

By Dr Peter Torbagyi on Jun 10, 2016

People are talking about MSP sales processes when it comes to discussion of new client acquisition. I believe we should see the process from the customer's perspective and realize that the buying process for them is terrible. Given the current typical buying process, a working future strategic relationship is becoming less and less likely. Let's take a look why the process is broken and see if we can figure a fix.

There are three major underlying issues causing this trouble:

Topics: IT Sales Person Managed Services Providers MSP IT Consultative Sales
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Reporting vCIOs in the United States of America

By Dr Peter Torbagyi on Jul 17, 2015

After Canada, New Zealand, and Australia, we take a look at vCIOs in the United States.  70% of all registered Virtual CIOs operate in the USA. Because of this dominance the US vCIO trends are often difficult to separate from the international scene. When we talk about US trends, we are talking about the international trends at the same time.

Topics: vCIO Managed Services Providers Virtual Chief Information Officer Virtual CIO CIO
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Reporting vCIOs in Australia

By Dr Peter Torbagyi on Jul 10, 2015

As part of our work with companies in the process of implementing virtual CIO services we are interested in the general vCIO movement worldwide. So we’ve created a series of research discussions country by country.

Although the largest vCIO movement is resident in the U.S.A., we also observe distinct trends in other countries where the movement is under way. Having looked now at Canada and New Zealand, let's travel to Australia and see where the vCIOs reside down under.

Topics: vCIO Managed Services Providers Virtual Chief Information Officer Virtual CIO CIO
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Reporting vCIOs in New Zealand

By Dr Peter Torbagyi on Jul 2, 2015

As part of our work with companies in the process of implementing vCIO services we are interested in the general virtual CIO movement worldwide. So we’ve created a series of research discussions country by country.

Although the largest virtual CIO movement is driven by the US, we think it’s important to have a global perspective so we try to present trends of other countries where the movement is visible. After Canada, let's travel to New Zealand and see how the kiwi vCIOs live.

Topics: vCIO Managed Services Providers Virtual Chief Information Officer Virtual CIO CIO
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Reporting vCIOs in Canada

By Dr Peter Torbagyi on Jun 22, 2015

We work with a variety of companies that are implementing vCIO services, and think it’s important to have a perspective on the general vCIO movement worldwide. We have thus created a series of research country by country.

Although the largest vCIO movement is driven by the US, we are starting this series of analysis on our home soil. So let’s see how the Virtual CIO movement is doing in Canada.

Topics: vCIO Managed Services Providers Virtual Chief Information Officer Virtual CIO CIO
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MSP East vs West All Star Game

By Dr Peter Torbagyi on Jun 25, 2014

We have been producing a fair amount of research on the topic of MSPs offering vCIO services.

Because one of my colleagues is a great NBA fan, we’re now able to present the “MSP East vs. West all star” comparison.

Now we’re very sceptical guys, but since this is based on work with 591 IT managed services providers, we inclined to believe that this is a reasonable view of the real situation of the US Virtual CIO market.

But we like to be sure, and you could help us!

Topics: vCIO IT Management Virtual Chief Information Officer MSP Virtual CIO CIO
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Research: World of Virtual CIOs on LinkedIn

By Dr Peter Torbagyi on May 12, 2014

I was interested about the vCIO, vCTO, and Virtual Executive types of services. So my colleague Peter did some research on LinkedIn on the topic. Keep in mind everything herein is based on LinkedIn publicly accessible data...it’s interesting but there’s a limit to the depth of research you can do this way.So in general, I found that clearly the Virtual CIO industry is driven by the US. I can confirm this from personal experience, that American MSPs are much more comfortable with this term than European or even Canadian IT managed services providers.

  • since 70% of vCIOs are hired by companies with under 200 employees, and 9% to large organizations (10,000+), there must be some local support need for interim or part-time high level IT executives.
  • when looking at companies offering vCIO services, 97% have fewer than 50 employees and just over half (55%) have a staff roster of under 10.
Topics: vCIO Managed Services Providers Virtual Chief Information Officer Business Building for IT Companies MSP Virtual CIO CIO IT Client Engagement
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