It’s been a year since MSP veteran Jim Lippie launched consulting firm Clarity Channel Advisors with the mission of helping managed service providers transition to a profitable cloud-first model. Here’s a look at the milestones hit and lessons learned.
Jessica Davis 1
Jessica Davis is the former Content Director for MSPmentor. She spent her career covering the intersection of business and technology. She's also served as Editor in Chief at Channel Insider and held senior editorial roles at InfoWorld and Electronic News.
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- August 27, 2015
Talkin’ Cloud has released its annual list of the top 100 cloud service providers, brokers and aggregators in the industry. These are the companies to watch in the cloud and consider as partners.
- August 24, 2015
The MSP management platform provides a cost-effective solution for MSPs that need help desk management, SLAs, contract management, billing, ticketing and a strong mobile interface for field technicians, according to JP Jauvin, SolarWinds N-able general manager. Here are the details.
- August 19, 2015
AVG Technologies recently reported its Q2 financial results. And MSPmentor took a deeper dive into the company’s earnings call with analysts to find out how the Managed Workplace RMM business and channel business is performing. Here’s what we found.
- August 13, 2015
Denver-based Platte River Networks got a visit from the FBI last week looking into former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of shadow IT systems.
- August 12, 2015
IT service provider Platte River Networks has found itself in the middle of the controversy over former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of shadow IT systems – using personal email for communications that pertained to government business.
- August 11, 2015
Francois Daumard has faced an interesting challenge since joining AVG in December 2014. The company is a giant in the consumer IT security business for antivirus software with hundreds of millions users total. The brand recognition is great, but for the channel it may be confusing. Here’s what Daumard told us about the challenges and strategy for AVG and its Managed Workplace RMM platform.
- August 10, 2015
Google (GOOG) founder Larry Page has announced in a blog post today that he and his co-founder Sergey Brin have formed a new company called Alphabet that will serve as a holding company for the organization’s many companies and initiatives.
- August 3, 2015
MSPmentor caught up with Autotask’s top executives to talk about the company’s plan to acquire file sync and share provider Soonr. Here’s what they told us.
- July 29, 2015
Autotask has announced plans to acquire Soonr, a San Jose, California-based provider of file synchronization sharing services with competitors that include Dropbox, Box.com, eFolder and Google Drive. Here are the details.
- July 28, 2015
Solarwinds will buy back shares of common stock following a sell off after Q2 earnings disappointed analysts. But even thought quarterly licensing revenues didn’t meet expectations, MSP revenues showed strong growth. Here are the details.
- July 23, 2015
Microsoft (MSFT)’s Q4 earnings this week included details about its cloud revenue growth and cloud user growth. But are they growing at the same rate? Here’s a look at the details.
- July 23, 2015
Data center operator, CenturyLink, which announced managed cloud services last year, has provided an update on its data center expansion efforts. The moves mean more capacity for customers. Here are the details.
- July 22, 2015
Channel veterans Ted Roller and Brian Sherman are hanging out the shingle as they launch a new consulting firm designed to act as a “virtual channel chief” (VCC) to technology vendor companies, providing deep custom assessments advice to help organizations gain success in the IT channel and indirect sales.
- July 13, 2015
The new rules let Cloud Service Provider partners offer the company’s entire portfolio of Microsoft solutions and services, and create custom offerings for their end user customers. Here are the details.
- July 13, 2015
Microsoft (MSFT) is opening its Surface tablet reseller program to more channel partners, the company announced at its Worldwide Partner Conference. The move continues the company’s phased approach to bring Surface to VARs and other IT solution and service providers.
- July 9, 2015
Fred Voccola is Kaseya’s new CEO as Yogesh Gupta moves into the chairman role. So just who is Voccola, and where does he plan to take the RMM provider next? We caught up with him during his first official week on the job and asked him that question. Here’s what he said.
- July 7, 2015
Cisco Systems (CSCO), fresh off last week’s announcement of its deal to buy OpenDNS, has today announced it will purchase cloud-based software platform vendor MaintenanceNet. Here are the details.
- July 7, 2015
Two years after he took the helm of remote monitoring and management provider Kaseya, Yogesh Gupta is moving into the chairman role and making room for a new leader at the top. Here are the details.
- June 30, 2015
Professional services automation platform provider ConnectWise is showing just how serious it is about its international expansion. The company today announced that co-founder David Bellini will head up all international operations and be based out of the company’s new London office. Here are the details.