Switching to a managed services model where clients pay you a fixed monthly rate to manage their entire IT infrastructure. If done correctly, this transition can be a lifeline to reliable revenue in a shifting market. Making the transition from an unsteady break-fix model to a proactive managed services model will require a systematic plan with well-thought-out steps that range from understanding your target market to implementing essential automation. If you’re considering becoming a managed service provider (MSP), these six steps can help. As you read through them, keep in mind that the best strategy is to have a strategy.