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Observations from IT Nation – is ConnectWise Capital Good for MSPs, or Bad?

I just got back from Orlando, where I was attending IT Nation, the annual partner conference put on by ConnectWise. I have been a ConnectWise user for 5 years, and this was my third annual partner conference.  Full discloser – I am a big ConnectWise fan.  Their product has transformed my business. As usual, IRead more >>

CA Revamps in Preparation for Cloud Domination

CA Technologies, whose Fortune 500 status is courtesy of their standing as one of the biggest independent software companies in the world, has heralded managed services as the future, predicting it will account for 60% of IT spending in the next 3-5 years. In response CA are developing their partner tactics, to be revealed atRead more >>

Symantec Respond to Their Research with new MSP Strategy

Symantec have announced MSP tactics designed to simplify and streamline their partner’s delivery of their products as managed services. They’ve also announced research indicating a marked discrepancy in firms’ predictions of cloud’s ability to imbue their IT systems with enhanced agility. The Fortune 500 software security corporation achieved prominence with the celebrity of Norton AntivirusRead more >>

Net-Enrich and N-Able Scheming for MSPs to “Get More” to Improve Their IT Services

Dubbing their joint wisdom “Get More”, NetEnrich have joined forces with N-able to launch a sales and marketing initiative designed to sleeken MSP operations. NetEnrich have traditionally offered solution providers more intelligent means of managing their cloud, network architectures, data centres and business-critical applications remotely, which allows their clients to develop and scale their ITRead more >>

Watchdog Now Leashed to Connectwise

Small and medium size businesses without the benefit of in-house resources are increasingly turning to managed security services providers (MSSPs) to fortify their IT environments. Watchguard, a flagship firm in Unified Threat Management (UTM), has merged their operations with Connectwise, creator of business management software. The idea behind the alliance is for MSSPs currently deployingRead more >>

Cloud, Data Analytics and Agile Development, the Future of Government IT

How will governments’ IT demands evolve in the tepid economy in 2012? Ovum, the research and consulting firm, has predicted a future dominated by migrations into the cloud, the utilization of agile development and a focus upon premier data analytics. Ovum’s report, 2012 Trends to Watch: Government Technology, was derived from over 400 000 interviewsRead more >>

What New Government Cyber Crime Initiatives Mean to MSPs

There’s a news report that the Federal government is looking to “beef up” small business cyber defenses.  You can see a report from Reuters here: The story is basically covering the upcoming November release of a government-sponsored “Small Biz Cyber Planner” site, which will allow small businesses to answer some questions and put togetherRead more >>

Randstad and SourceRight Confirm MSP Ascendancy

The Staffing Industry Analyst’s 2011 VMS and MSP Supplier Competitive Landscape recently catalogued the continued proliferation of the MSP market, with Randstad and SourceRight Solutions (itself a Randstad company) emerging as dominant forces in the MSP ecosystem.  In charting the expansion of front-running companies in responding to the voracious demand for managed services, the reportRead more >>

N-Able’s European Roadshow to Help Local MSPs

With over 1200 global technology partners generating more than $360 million in managed IT services revenue, N-Able Technologies are an undisputed heavyweight in the channel. Their speciality is remote monitoring and management (RMM) automation software for MSPs, who in turn feed the highly fecund small and medium sized business (SMB) industry. So when N-Able TechnologiesRead more >>

SalesDoc Architect Extended with MSP Functionality and Content

Cors Productivity Solutions Inc. (CorsPro), whose market edge derives from their document automation software for sales operations, have announced additional bells and whistles for their SalesDoc Architect program. The new functionality is designed to allow companies to further automate and integrate their solution composition, streamlining their pricing and proposition production for the intricate kinds ofRead more >>

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