Managed Services: 7 Blogs MSPmentor Didn't Write, March 2

Managed Services: 7 Blogs MSPmentor Didn't Write, March 2

The MSPmentor team is ramping up to break several news stories in the next couple of days. But before we spring ahead, here are seven managed services blogs and MSP news stories the MSPmentor team didn't have a chance to write for the week ending March 2, 2012.

7. Watch This: NOC services and the mid-market. That's all I have to say about that. For now.

6. M&A: Another MSPmentor 100 company is evaluating multiple bids and could be sold within the next three weeks. The MSP's hottest offering: High-availability services.

5. Done Deal: TUC Brands (known for its business called The Utility Company) has acquired Nitro IT Business Solutions, one of the largest managed services providers in Canada and an MSPmentor 100 company. Side note: TUC Brands also operates MSPXchange, which helps MSPs to determine if the M&A path is potentially appropriate. More thoughts on this soon.

4. Deeper Details: So how are Continuum and LogMeIn partnering on remote monitoring and remote control? We've gathered some deeper details and will share them soon.

3. Apple On Its Mind: One of Europe's top managed services providers heavily emphasizes Apple-related services. We'll provide a closer look at this MSPmentor 100 company in the next few days.

2. Finger on the Pulse: IBM this week hosts the Pulse conference in Las Vegas. Key themes include data center optimization, mobile and end-point management, managed security services, and several other topics designed for MSP consideration. We'll offer our analysis soon.

1. Did You Catch That?: Where will former Channel Insider Editor in Chief Jessica Davis land next? And why is she spending so much time on Skype with Charlene O'Hanlon? More thoughts soon...

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