Seven Managed Services Blogs MSPmentor Didn't Write: Sept. 17

Loyal readers know the drill: MSPmentor receives numerous news tips each week but we often don't have time to write every blog that interests us. So, after a bit of a delay, here are seven managed services blog entries MSPmentor's staff didn't have time to write for the week ending Sept. 17, 2010.

7. On the Move: Julian Phillips, currently managing director of Impact UK, will join the executive team of The Whitlock Group in October as the VP of managed services. The Whitlock Group is the an audiovisual systems integration and managed services company that specializes in unified communications and collaborative solutions.

6. Still Climbing: The worldwide managed security services market hit $9.35 billion in 2009, up 11% from 2008, according to Infonetics Research.

5. Getting In Tune: It sounds like one or more members of the Microsoft Windows Intune team may potentially attend the ConnectWise IT Nation conference in November. In the meantime, Windows Intune beta testing continues and it could emerge as a SaaS-based remote management platform for MSPs.

4. Going International: Watch for Symantec to take its xSP licensing model to channel partners and managed services providers in Austalia and New Zealand. Details soon.

3. More Than A Hunch: If I had money to wager, I'd bet another noteworthy MSP merger would happen within the next two weeks. Details soon...

2. Oracle Service Providers?: It's safe to expect plenty of SaaS-oriented chatter at this week's Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. Already, Oracle has announced a cloud appliance built atop Exalogic.

1. Cisco's Memo to MSPs: Cisco Systems continues to expand its managed services partner program. Among the recent moves: Cisco has launched a new cloud services effort within its managed services channel program. More details soon.

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