A few days ago, I reported NetEnrich veteran Prakash Chaudhari had joined Autotask in India. Turns out Chaudhari has launched a company -- called MSPONE Managed Services Solutions -- that will represent both Autotask and LPI Level Platforms Inc. in India. The move comes roughly five months after Kaseya expanded its operations in India. Here's some more perspective on the competitive moves.
Assuming I make it to Autotask's user conference tonight (flight delays...), I'll be sure to ask both Autoask and Level Platforms about their relationship with MSPONE. Based on Autotask's Twitter feed, it originally sounded to me like Chaudhari had joined Autotask full-time.
But according to Chaudhari:
"MSPONE will be the authorized sales company for both LPI and Autotask in India. I intend to enable the managed services concept in India, big time. Until now IT companies in India were focusing on remote monitoring and management contracts in North America and Europe. With recession in both these countries they have no other option but to focus on the India market and companies are doing it in a big way. There are more than 15,000 IT Service companies that want to transform themselves into managed service providers -- and I will help these companies do that."Chaudhari says MSPONE helps "IT companies to make the transition to manage services, reduce operations risk, streamline complex operations, improve the cost of support functions, achieve sustainable improvements and make competitive gains."
Plenty of CompetitionIn his personal blog, Chaudhari built the case for India's managed services market back in January. Other MSP software companies, particularly Kaseya, already have feet on the street in India.
Watch for Chaudhari to share future details via http://www.mspone.in and www.twitter.com/mspone.
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