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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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Introducing the 2015 Talkin’ Cloud 100

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.

SolarWinds N-able to Roll Out Competitively Priced MSP Manager Platform

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.

Denver MSP Gets Visit from FBI Over Clinton EMail Server

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.

MSPmentor left met with AVG Technologies VP of Global Channel Francois Daumard right at CompTIA ChannelCon AVG tweeted out this photographic proof

Interview: AVG Technologies VP of Global Channel Francois Daumard Talks Strategy

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.

Google Founders Reorganize Corporate Structure Under Alphabet

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.

Autotask Acquires File Sync and Share Provider Soonr

Autotask has announced plans to acquire Soonr, a San Jose, California-based provider of file synchronization sharing services with competitors that include Dropbox,, eFolder and Google Drive. Here are the details.

Solarwinds CEO Kevin Thompson quotWe believe that opportunity exists to create a very large and fastgrowing business in the MSP market and plan to increase our focus in investment in this area of our businessquot

Solarwinds: MSP Market Ripe for Investment, Fast Growth

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.

CenturyLink Reports Capacity and Geographic Expansions

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.

Brian Sherman and Ted Roller have launched Virtual Channel Chief consulting firm GetChanneled

Channel Vets Launch Virtual Channel Chief Consulting Firm GetChanneled

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.

WPC 2015: Microsoft Opens Cloud Partner Program More

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.

WPC 2015: Microsoft Expands Surface Tablet Reseller Program

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.

Fred Voccola Kaseya CEO quotPeople wonder if we are enterprise Our primary market is MSPsquot

Kaseya’s New CEO: Who is Fred Voccola?

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.

Cisco to Acquire MaintenanceNet in $139M Deal

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.

ConnectWise COO David Bellini is headed to London to lead his company39s international expansion efforts

ConnectWise Co-Founder David Bellini to Lead International Expansion from London

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.

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