Seven Managed Services Blogs MSPmentor Didn't Write: Oct. 1

Seven Managed Services Blogs MSPmentor Didn't Write: Oct. 1

The MSPmentor staff didn't have enough time to chase every piece of managed services news in recent days. But for the sake of weekly closure, here are seven managed services blogs MSPmentor didn't write for the week ending October 1, 2010.

7. Welcome to the Party: MSPmentor is starting to hear some buzz involving NumaraSoft, which develops IT service management and IT asset management solutions. We're taking a closer look now.

6. Host with the Most?: The relationship between Ingram Micro Seismic and Intermedia, the hosted Exchange specialist, seems to be flourishing. The relationship has led to more than 5,000 mailbox deployments involving hundreds of partners and increasing growth on a monthly basis, according to Intermedia. Not by coincidence, Intermedia will be attending this week's Ingram Micro VentureTech Network (VTN) conference in San Francisco.

5. Plugging In?: Kaseya has launched a Third Party Integration Program, which allows independent software vendors (ISVs) to "formally integrate their applications and solutions" into the Kaseya framework. Early partners are listed here. Meanwhile, Kaseya is expected to attend the Tigerpaw User Conference (Dallas, Texas, Oct. 6-8).

4. More Social: ConnectWise has launched a WiKi for its IT Nation web site. The Wiki rapidly attracted roughly 12,000+ views, according to ConnectWise Community Director Jeannine Edwards.

3. LA Surprises?: We're keeping our eyes on the MSPWorld conference, organized by the MSPAlliance, this week in Los Angeles. We suspect there will be at least one piece of noteworthy news late on Monday, Oct. 4. Also at the conference, Gridstore says it will demonstrate a "Next-Generation Scale-Out NAS Solution for MSP and SMB Markets." Stay tuned for details.

2. Printing More Money?: Recent research from IDC suggests Xerox has captured roughly 50 percent of the managed print services market. I wonder: Are MSPs finally ready to embrace the Xerox PagePack management print services program in mass?

1. HP's Next Channel Move: I suspect HP Channel Chief Stephen DiFranco is getting reading to share some key partner updates in the days ahead. One of them may involve the managed services sector. We'll digging for details now.

That's all for now. Back soon with complete coverage of this week's MSP- and SaaS-centric events. There are plenty of them.

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