Seven Managed Services Blog Entries We Didn’t Write: Feb. 26
By now, you know the drill: Each week MSPmentor intends to write dozens of additional managed services blog entries. But each week, our team winds up with distractions — travel, phone calls, and something called “occasional sleep.” Here are seven managed services blog entries we didn’t have time to write for the week ending February 26, 2010.
6. Raising Arizona: Stuart Selbst’s Spring Training for Business conference is March 10-13 in Arizona. If you’re attending and hear any key trends or best practices, please send them along.
5. Accountants in the Cloud: Intuit is making a push to connect the dots between U.S. CPAs and cloud applications. The MSPAlliance has launched an accreditation effort with Intuit to help grow that market opportunity.
4. A Silent SaaS War: It involves Tech Data, Ingram Micro and traditional resellers across the globe. Some details have been reported. But more details are coming.
3. MSPmentor 100 – International Coverage: A few folks had asked us to put a larger spotlight on successful MSPs in Europe, Australia and South Africa. I’m a bit late fulfilling that request (anyone surprised?) but you’ll see something shortly, along with that long-awaited video focused on Australia M&A activity. Really.
2. Hitting the Road: I’ll be meeting with MSPs at the Intermedia partner conference March 4 in Silicon Valley. If you’re attending look me up (joe [at] NineLivesMediaInc.com).
1. Independence Day: I’m aware of at least four MSPs moving into the cloud market that recently said “no thank you” to investor money and/or M&A discussions. Somewhat related, Vembu has posted a blog entry explaining why the storage company keeps saying no thanks to investor money. Why are those five companies turning down outside cash? Two reasons: Optimism about their business prospects, and fear of losing control.