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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Ulistic CEO Stuart Crawford

IT Service Provider Marketing Firm Ulistic Integrates with Autotask, ConnectWise

IT service provider marketing and web site services firm Ulistic has integrated its web site form lead generation with Autotask and ConnectWise professional service automation platforms. The integrations mean leads generate tickets in the PSA systems, creating a smooth workflow that can be tracked. Here are the details.

Axcient CEO Justin Moore

Axcient Disrupts SaaS Compensation Model with Up-Front Pay for VARs

Backup and disaster recovery technology provider Axcient is making a play for the value added reseller (VAR) market by launching a new and disruptive payment model that matches the typical VAR business model. Axcient is funding its ability to offer this model through a $25 million round of venture capital. Here are the details.

You don39t have to be the most interesting man in the world to be a Top Channel Influencer But it doesn39t hurt

Top Channel Influencers: We Want Your Input

Are you a big deal in the channel? Do you know somebody who is? Then we need your help. MSPmentor’s sister site, The VAR Guy is compiling a list of the Top Channel Influencers. Please help us by telling us your top pick.

LogMeIn CEO Michael Simon

LogMeIn CEO Michael Simon Comments on LogMeIn Central Price Increase

LogMeIn (LOGM) CEO Michael Simon spoke publicly for the first time this week about the price increase on his company’s LogMeIn Central service. The comments came during a conference call with financial analysts, following the release of the company’s earnings. Here are the details.

Coffee Break: MSPmentor, Past, Present and Future

Happy February, and welcome to my new Coffee Break blog. Going forward this will be a weekly blog where I take a break from the frantic pace and look at the big picture of the managed service provider and IT service provider markets (with perhaps an occasional detour to other topics) and share those thoughts with you.

eFolder Opens Amsterdam Data Center Giving EU Customers Local Option

Meeting a market demand by customers looking for a way to keep their data local and under European Union regulations and laws, eFolder has opened a new data center in Amsterdam. Here are the details of that and the company’s international presence and expansion.

AccelOps: The Top Security Trends for 2015

Security breaches were at the top of the news in 2014, and IT service providers and managed service providers (MSPs) have made protecting against these breaches a priority in the year ahead. But what’s the best way to do that? MSPmentor spoke with Dan Turchin, chief product officer for AccelOps, to get some perspective in this FastChat video.

MAXfocus Launches Service Desk 2.0

LogicNow has launched MAXfocus Service Desk 2.0, adding new features such as Service Desk Voice and improving existing functionality. MSPmentor spoke with General Manager Alistair Forbes about this major new release in this FastChat video.

Kaseya CEO Yogesh Gupta

Kaseya 9 Offers Disruptive EMM Price of $1 Per User Per Month

Kaseya has unified its enterprise mobility management (EMM) into a single tool and console, offered either a la carte or as part of its overall RMM suite for $1 per user per month. The company has also invested heavily in a major upgrade of its private cloud infrastructure. Here are the details.

Ted Hulsy VP of Marketing eFolder quotOne of the main problems MSPs will be dealing with in the coming year is data loss in cloud applicationsquot

eFolder Launches Cloudfinder for Box for Cloud-to-Cloud Backup

Business continuity and cloud file sync services provider eFolder, has announced the release of its production version of Cloudfinder for Box, a dedicated cloud-to-cloud backup, search and restore service for Box. Here are the details.

Channel Visionaries 2015 Conference Slated for Orange County in April

Channel Visionaries 2015 Conference Slated for Orange County in April

Looking for help with making your channel program better in 2015? Penton, parent company of MSPmentor, The VAR Guy and Talkin’ Cloud is a sponsor of the upcoming Channel Visionaries 2015 event at the Fairmont Newport Beach, April 7 and 8, 2014, in Orange County, California.

Sizzling Sales and Marketing Tactics for 2015

Sales and marketing expert Kendra Lee provides advice for you on lead generation tactics, the use of marketing personas, reaching your goals and accomplishing your resolutions in 2015 and a look back at some of the best lessons learned in 2014. Check them out here.

Martyn T Keigher of LabTech Geek

LabTech Geek: How This Thriving Community Got Its Start

LabTech Geek, an independent online community of administrators and developers using the LabTech Software platform, has grown to about 5,000 registered members. But how did it all start? We spoke with the community’s founder. Here are the details.

LogMeIn CEO Michael Simon

LogMeIn Central Price Hike Ahead

LogMeIn has changed the pricing structure around its LogMeIn Central and LogMeIn Pro offerings, effectively raising prices for the Central offering. Here’s a look at the new prices, why LogMeIn is making the change and what it means to managed service providers (MSPs).

Google Cloud Monitoring39s top level console view

Google Cloud Monitoring Service Enters Public Beta

Google (GOOG) has officially launched a public beta of Google Cloud Monitoring, a service that lets organizations see the performance metrics, capacity and uptime data for apps in the Google Cloud.

Monitoring MSFT: Patch Tuesday, Azure Migration Tool, Windows 7, More

Welcome to another edition of Monitoring MSFT, where we serve up the Microsoft news that managed service providers (MSPs) care about on a weekly basis. This week we’ll look at the most recent Patch Tuesday, some changes to Microsoft’s advance notification service, the end to mainstream support for Windows 7, an Azure Data Center Migration solution and more.

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