According to IDC research, fewer than half of European SMBs are ready for GDPR, leaving them vulnerable to penalties worth up to four per cent of revenues. Organisations will be desperately looking for a trusted advisor to guide them through the opaque and confusing world of data privacy and compliance.
The regulation will often require companies to make huge investments as they install security systems, implement new processes and educate and train their staff around the regulation.
And who better to help them than the channel? In a survey by our sister brand Channelnomics Europe carried our last year, more than a fifth of organisations that participated said they're planning to work with an MSP in the future, with a massive 76 per cent currently not working with an MSP around GDPR.
This undoubtedly presents a huge opportunity - and challenge - to Europe's MSP community. In our upcoming webinar, we explore what it takes for an MSP to build a successful business around GDPR and compliance services.
How should MSPs go about setting up a compliance consultancy unit in their business? What do they need to do to make sure their marketing is on point, and their sales pitch to customers is as effective as it can possibly be?
Our webinar, sponsored by RapidFire Tools, will take place on 20 September at 2pm BST.
We will be showcasing MSPs that are already making money through offering compliance services to customers. You will hear from top MSP executives as they share their success stories and offer their advice on how to build a profitable business around GDPR-related services.
You can register for the webinar here.