Managed Services: 7 Blogs MSPmentor Didn’t Write, Nov. 16
A road trip to Boston kept me away from my keyboard most of November 16. So here, a little late, are seven managed services provider (MSP) news stories and blogs the MSPmentor team didn't have a chance to write for the week ending Nov. 16, 2012.
7. Interesting Move: Panda Security is leveraging CentraStage, a cloud-based remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform. This is a pretty big deal for Panda's MSPs and for CentraStage, which gains a key worldwide partner. More thoughts soon from MSPmentor.
6. Teaming Up on Community: So who had the original idea for the IT Nation conference, and who actually puts together the ConnectWise-driven conference these days? MSPmentor got the back story and we still plan to publish it really soon.
5. Dramatic Moment: Kim Daniels and I recently had dinner with HTG Peer Groups' Arlin Sorensen and Anittel's Tim Brewer. We had a great discussion about life within and outside of the MSP market. But the most dramatic moment involved something our waitress told us. Something about the food or menu? Not at all. I'll get around to blogging this one later this week — definitely in time for the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S.
3. Still Mourning: I had dinner with a few VARs and MSPs and GFI representatives last week. A few folks at the table were still mourning the death of Microsoft Small Business Server. Or more precisely — the real concern was about how Microsoft handled the SBS news. I will share more background soon.
2. Top 100 MSPs: The sixth-annual survey runs through December 28. Complete the survey and perhaps you'll be ranked among the world's top 100 managed services providers. Or, if you're a smaller MSP, you can still qualify for our regional lists in…
- North America
- Central and South America
- EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa
- Asia, Australia, New Zealand
But you gotta complete the survey to be considered. Results coming in February 2013.
1. Giving Thanks: For those of you here in the U.S., Happy Thanksgiving a little early. Thanks for reading MSPmentor. And thanks for sharing your stories with us.