Each year, the MSP 501 recognizes some of the biggest and most successful managed service providers in the world. This page is dedicated to news about the award and features on honorees.
It was a busy first quarter for the new MSPmentor — and the managed services market as a whole. Overall, we posted more than 150 pieces of content on our Web site in Q1, ranging from news to white papers to the MSPmentor 100. But what were the hottest managed services topics during the first […]
Ben Yarbrough has seen it. Bob Walters has seen it. And now, hundreds of managed service providers are starting to see it. What exactly is “it”? The simple answer: The convergence of open source with managed services. Yarbrough, CEO of Calyptix Security, is seeking 100 managed service providers to embrace his company’s open source-based security […]
Alas, many managed service providers are tech-centric companies that don’t understand marketing and PR. But instead of rehashing this age-old weakness, let’s focus on the positive: There are some easy ways for managed service providers to generate positive press and media coverage about their companies. Here’s the simplest tip of all.
It was inevitable. As Salesforce.com continues to ring up record sales, rivals, startups and even managed service providers are saying they can offer the same quality software as a service — at a lower price. A case in point: InfoStreet Inc. (www.infostreet.com) has launched a new version of its online CRM application. It targets small […]
Company Overview: As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution.
Another one of Bob Godgart’s ideas is now a reality. In January he hinted to me that Autotask was developing a professional services team to help VARs further automate their businesses and maximize their managed services opportunities. After a few more months of planning and tinkering, Autotask announced its Professional Services team today.
The vast majority of successful MSPs say they now offer managed storage services. In most cases, I suspect, those services involve basic backup and restore capabilities. Still, a growing number of industry partnerships could help you leap from “backup” services to “contingency planning” services, which are far more strategic. A case in point: N-able Technologies […]
Under development now, the MSPmentor 250 will identify the top leaders and innovators shaping the global managed services market. To nominate someone for the MSPmentor 250, simply visit our MSPmentor 250 center. When you visit the center, you’ll notice that we’ve launched a global map, displaying many of our current nominees (Note: being nominated does […]
MSPmentor is striving to identify the top 250 leaders, innovators and influencers shaping the global managed services market. We’ve received several dozen nominations since launching this project on February 21. Although the final MSPmentor 250 won’t be published until July 2008, here’s a look at the current nominees, which we’ve placed on a global map: […]
We receive all types of questions from our readers. The most common inquiry involves readers who want to find and network with experts who can assist their managed services efforts. That’s why we’re launching the MSPmentor 250 — which identifies the top leaders and innovators shaping the global managed services market. To nominate someone for […]
Whether you attended — or missed — the February 14 Breakfast on Broadway event in New York, you can download Editorial Director Joe Panettieri’s “Managed Services Reality Check” presentation from the MSPmentor Resource Center (registration required). Within the center, you’ll also find our complete MSPmentor 100 report, and numerous case studies that help VARs embrace […]
Some pundits say managed services will become a commodity. I disagree. Managed services are not a single technology. Rather, managed service provider (MSP) platforms are a way to continually deliver new solutions to customers. Think of it this way: As one managed service matures (for instance, managed storage) a new managed service will emerge (for […]