ManageEngine: Managed Services Meets SaaS

As we've mentioned in recent days, a flood of new managed services software will hit the market in December 2009 and January 2010. But I didn't have a ManageEngine upgrade on my radar. Until now. Here's why.

At first glance the ManageEngine news is pretty basic: The company says its latest release -- ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus - MSP Edition -- is available now. The offering is a web-based help desk and IT asset management platform.

But as some MSPmentor readers may recall, ManageEngine is owned by ZOHO Corp. And a Zoho business unit competes with a range of SaaS companies (Google Apps, and more).

Now you can see where I'm going with this: Over time it's safe to expect ZOHO Corp. to connect the dots between managed services software (ManageEngine) and the Zoho SaaS applications.

We'll be intrigued to watch the strategy unfold.

Follow MSPmentor via; and Twitter. And sign up for our Enewsletter;Webcasts and Resource Center. Plus, check out for managed services chatter.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.