Managed Services: 7 Blogs MSPmentor Didn’t Write, April 19
The MSPmentor team attended OpenStack Summit, Symantec Vision and Synnex Varnex this week. Next up, we're packing for CA World 2013, a hush-hush Oracle analyst meeting plus a high-level meeting with Dell. But before we grab our next round of flights, here are seven managed services provider (MSP) blogs and news stories we didn't have a chance to write for the week ended April 19, 2013.
7. IBM Servers and MSPs: IBM has spent the past year or so pitching its servers as the foundation for MSP data centers. Now, rumors are swirling that IBM may sell its x86 server business to Lenovo. The implications for MSPs? Stay tuned.
6. Time Extension: The next Zenith Infotech bond default hearing is scheduled for May 7. That new hearing date effectively eliminates a 30-day deadline that the Securities and Exchange Board of India had given Zenith Infotech to furnish a bank guarantee of $33.93 million.
5. LogMeIn Hire: Those in the know met the hire this week. The hire is a key move that will accelerate LogMeIn's MSP and channel strategy…
4. Triple Play: How is CA Technologies evolving its MSP and CSP strategies for AppLogic, ARCserve and Nimsoft? We'll get answers at CA World starting on April 22.
3. Dell Software: President John Swainson will offer updates on Wednesday, April 23. We'll be on-hand to pepper him with questions about all of Dell's software assets — including MSP-oriented solutions like AppAssure and PacketTrap.
1. We're In That Cloud: I had a brief side conversation with LabTech Software CEO Matt Nachtrab about his company's use of Amazon Web Services. That conversation deserves a lot more time. Stay tuned.
That's all for now. Thanks for reading MSPmentor.