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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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Microsoft Ignite 2015: News for MSPs and IT Service Providers

Microsoft Ignite 2015: News for MSPs and IT Service Providers

Microsoft Ignite has been happening all week long in Chicago, and plenty of my colleagues were lucky enough to be there, but I was stuck holding down the fort at the office (lower case). That doesn’t mean I haven’t been paying attention. Here’s a roundup of the most important news from the event.

Joe Eazor Earthlink CEO

Earthlink Managed, Cloud Services Revenues Grow 11% in Q1

MSPmentor 501 2015 company, EarthLink this week announced Q1 financial results with lower revenue and a net loss. But the company’s managed services and cloud revenue grew at 11 percent year over year. Here are the details.

This blogger is fueled by coffee

Managed Services: 7 Blogs MSPmentor Didn’t Write, Week of May 1

It’s been a busy 2015 for MSPmentor so far as this blogger spent untold hours working on the MSPmentor 501 list and getting it published in its many forms. Thank you all for your participation, and we are looking forward to sharing some of the research findings shortly. In the meantime, here are seven blogs we didn’t have time to write this week, May 1, 2015.

Bomgar CEO Matt Dircks

Bomgar Updates Platform to 15.1, Intros Secure Cloud Deployment

Bomgar Remote Support Platform has a new update, and the company has added a cloud deployment option and pricing, plus introduced a new Privileged Access Management solution. The company’s technology was also one of the initial certified applications to debut with the ServiceNow Store this week. Here are the details.

Ted Husly VP of marketing at eFolder

eFolder, Dell AppAssure Expand DRaaS Partnership

eFolder is expanding its partnership with Dell AppAssure to let any Dell customer choose the eFolder DRaaS (disaster recovery as a service) infrastructure and cloud for their replicated backup images. The service provides Dell AppAssure customers with another cloud recovery option in the event of a disaster or system failure. Here are the details.

Channel Directions Live to Offer Networking and Education, No Vendor Pitches

The VAR Guy Content Director Charlene O’Hanlon talks to Penton Technology Market Analyst Ryan Morris about Penton’s upcoming Channel Directions conference in Tampa, Florida in September. This event’s programming is created for the channel by the channel with no vendor pitches, Morris says. Here are the details.

Fred Luddy chief product officer at ServiceNow during a keynote address at the company39s Knowledge15 user conference

Is ServiceNow Making a Play for the IT Service Provider Market?

MSPmentor 501 list of the top global managed service providers and IT service providers revealed that a small number of leading MSPs have started using ServiceNow as one of their business management platforms. And this week ServiceNow Store made its debut with some names that will be familiar to MSPs. Just who is ServiceNow and what are its intentions in the IT channel? We’ve got the answers.

Talkin’ Cloud 100 Survey for 2014 Now Open

MSPmentor sister site Talkin’ Cloud has launched its fifth-annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 survey. Each year Talkin’ Cloud collects data on cloud services providers (CSPs) in the industry to provide the market with a ranking of the top providers in today’s market. Here are the details.

Build? Buy? Another Perspective on Data Center Ownership

MSPmentor research has found most IT service providers have opted out of running their own data centers. What’s more, many MSPs say if they were starting over today they’d start as a born-in-the-cloud company. So who is providing these clouds? We spoke with one data center provider that works with MSPs.

David Northington Cloud Sherpas chairman and CEO

Cloud Sherpas Expands Managed Services Practice

Cloud Sherpas plans to expand its managed services practice offering support for Salesforce.com, Google for Work and ServiceNow. Here are the details of this Talkin’ Cloud 100 company’s expansion plans.

The VAR Guy Names Top 50 Channel Influencers

Looking for a list of the most influential people in the entire IT channel? Well, you’ve come to the right place. MSPmentor’s sister site, The VAR Guy, has created an exclusive list of the Top 50 Channel Influencers. Here are the details.

MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, Small Business Edition and Regional Lists Released

MSPmentor has posted the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, Small Business Edition and Regional lists, ranking the top IT service providers and managed service providers in the world. Plus, we look at top vertical markets and how the aggregated annual recurring revenues of the top 501 have grown in the last year. Here are the details.

Kendra Lee KLA Group

Sales Tactics for Spring: Boost Your Pipeline

Do your sales strategy and tactics need a boost to break out of the winter doldrums? Is it time for some spring cleaning to get that pipeline and prospects list humming again. Well, you came to the right place. We’ve collected the best blogs of sales master Kendra Lee to help you get inspired for a superior spring sales season.

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