Event season has kicked into overdrive. I spent this week at Ingram Micro Cloud Summit and Tech Data Channel Link, before making a quick stop at ConnectWise‘s headquarters in Tampa, Fla. Next up is the OpenStack Summit. In between all that travel, here are seven managed services provider (MSP) blogs and news stories the MSPmentor team didn’t have time to write for the week ending April 12, 2013. Bonus: Actually, this week’s list is much longer because there’s so much happening in the industry right now.
Category Archives: ConnectWise
Remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform provider LabTech Software, (one of PSA platform provider ConnectWise’s investment portfolio companies), has launched its new Partner Innovation Network (PIN) — comprised of LabTech partners who already rely on the company’s RMM platform. What’s new for partners in the PIN program? We’ll reveal the details.
Good news for N-able partners looking to manage iOS and Android mobile devices. Remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform provider N-able‘s new upgrade to its managed IT services platform, N-central brings a long-awaited mobile device management component to the platform. It’s the centerpiece of new features in the most recent version of the platform. But there’s more new features, too. Here are the details.
Remote monitoring and management platform vendor LabTech Software has unveiled an even deeper integration with professional services automation platform company ConnectWise. That’s not surprising since ConnectWise is an investor in LabTech, and part of Connectwise’s strategy has been staking promising companies that complement its own platform including LabTech and Quosal. So what’s going on with this new deeper integration? Here are the details.
Anecdotal evidence — including momentum statements from LabTech Software and Paessler — suggests the managed services software market continues to grow. But will the worlds of RMM (remote monitoring and management) and PSA (professional services automation) ever achieve mass deployment across the broader IT channel? And amid continued market growth, will we see a new round of MSP software mergers and acquisitions? Here are some guesses.
I just got back from HP Global Partner Conference, where Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman truly impressed me and The VAR Guy. Next up are VMware Partner Exchange and IBM PartnerWorld, both on our Top 100 Channel Events for 2013. Our team will be at both events starting Feb. 25. But before we get back on the road here are seven managed services provider (MSP) blogs and news stories that the MSPmentor team didn’t have a chance to write for the week ending Feb. 22, 2013.
Professional services automation (PSA) software vendor ConnectWise has added Contact Science to the list of third-party software vendors that integrate with its platform. Contact Science’s Klpz telephone prospecting and sales tools is now integrated with ConnectWise. What does this mean for MSPs? We’ll reveal the details.
It’s snowing. A lot. (Or have you not heard about the Nemo Blizzard?) We’re still plugging away with some late-breaking news for the week. But there are plenty of managed services provider (MSP) news stories and blogs that we won’t have a chance to fully explore. In fact, here are seven such blogs for the week ending Feb. 8, 2013.
Multiple telecom companies and ILECs (incumbent local carrier exchange) are pursuing managed services providers (MSPs) for potential acquisition, according to multiple MSPs that have received unsolicited takeover inquiries in the past three months. Some deals are getting done — including Hargray Communications buying iTech and WesTel buying Heartland Technology Solutions. MSPmentor is aware of three other potential telecom-MSP deals that are in the negotiating stages.