IT Careers: Shifting From Managed Services to Cloud Services
Call it another sign of the times: Kevin Crowe (pictured), one of the top minds in managed services, has shifted to a cloud computing role at Long View Systems Inc. Crowe, formerly director of managed IT services at Long View, is now director of cloud services at the company, which offers a blend of managed services and cloud services.
In an email exchange with Talkin’ Cloud, Crowe wrote:
“Due to the success and momentum we are experiencing in the Cloud market place I have moved into a dedicated Cloud role and I am now our Director of Cloud Services at Long View. I still assist with our traditional managed services but now only in a strategic capacity. My daily focus is on our go to market cloud strategy and developing our Cloud products and services while ensuring high service quality and business sustainability throughout the Cloud portfolio.”
Back in January 2011, Crowe shared some deeper thoughts on cloud computing in this MSPmentor FastChat Video:
Long View Systems is the latest in a growing list of top MSPs that now heavily promote cloud services. mindSHIFT in June 2011 repositioned from its managed services heritage to evangelize outsourced IT and cloud services. And HEIT, an MSP focused on the financial services vertical, heavily promotes cloud services as part of its pending acquisition by Computer Services Inc.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Long View, mindSHIFT and HEIT each landed on the MSPmentor 100 and the Talkin’ Cloud 50, which track the world’s top IT service providers focused on managed services and cloud services, respectively.