Nicholas Mukhar

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Storage Guardian Prepares Next Cloud Service Move for MSPs

Storage Guardian Prepares Next Cloud Service Move for MSPs

In early October of 2010, Storage Guardian — an online data backup service provider — was selling its on-site data backup service for 25 cents. Maybe the price sounded a little crazy at the time, but offering to store a portion of a company’s backup files on-site made serious sense. And sure enough. over the last four months, Storage […]

Administaff and OrgPlus: A New Way for MSPs to Manage Staff?

Administaff and OrgPlus: A New Way for MSPs to Manage Staff?

I concede: This isn’t your typical managed services story. It starts with Administaff, a full-service HR organization for small and midsize businesses, acquiring portions of OrgPlus — a software package used by more than 50,000 businesses worldwide. As I read about the business combo, I started to wonder if managed services providers (MSPs) will leverage […]

Alert Logic: Security As a Service Remains In Growth Mode

The last time we checked in with Alert Logic, a Houston, Texas-based security SaaS provider, the company was just entering into a partnership with Tenzing Management IT Services. The theory? That cloud service providers would choose a managed SaaS security option over a managed security services provider (MSSP). Alert Logic Chairman, President and CEO Gray […]

SohoOS: Business Management Software for Micro MSPs?

No doubt, thousands of aspiring managed services providers (MSPs) and VARs are micro businesses — sometimes built by one employee and a string of contractors. Eager to reach that crowd, SohoOS has developed a free business management platform that includes contact management, payment processing, marketing tools, customized reports and more. Here’s the background.

LogMeIn: Freemium Strategy Generates Revenues

Give something away for free, then convince customers to spend money with you on something that’s even more valuable. That just about sums up the freemium craze in the managed services software market. But the craze is hardly new.

Do IT Smarter: Behind a Managed Services M&A

It’s been roughly three months since ClearPointe acquired Do IT Smarter, a well-known Master MSP. We decided to check back in with Do IT Smarter’s Lane Smith (pictured) to get some perspective on (A) how he built Do IT Smarter and (B) key lessons learned from the M&A process. Here’s the update.

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