Seven Managed Services Blog Entries We Didn't Write: May 7

Seven Managed Services Blog Entries We Didn't Write: May 7

MSPmentor is about to hit the road again, traveling to channel partner and managed services conferences through June 8. But before we hop on our next flight, here are seven managed services blog entries we didn't have a chance to write for the week ending May 7, 2010.

7. MSP Software in the UK: Sources say CentraStage has been quietly developing a SaaS RMM (remote monitoring and management) platform over the last few years. Now, the company is looking to position itself as a Kaseya 2 alternative.

6. And PSA Software in Australia: QoS-IT, a PSA solution developed on Microsoft's CRM platform, is making some moves that caught my attention. I expect to share more details next week.

5. Speaking of PSA: I noticed that ConnectWise is listed as a sponsor for the Juniper Americas Partner Conference (May 24-26, Phoenix). The move reinforces the fact that PSA software potentially appeals to traditional project, networking and security VARs. No doubt, PSA rival Autotask is taking a  broader view of the market as well -- as indicated by the recent VARStreet acquisition.

4. Rebound Continues: HTG Peer Group Founder Arlin Sorensen sent me an update on the economic rebound, and the potential implications for VARs and MSPs. Now, I need to organize my own thoughts. Stay tuned for more details next week.

3. Help Wanted: A range of new positions and career opportunities are now listed on the MSPmentor Career Center job board. We'll be sure to start promoting the job board a bit more aggressively starting next week.

2. Coming May 10: An anti-virus and endpoint security software company makes its pitch to managed services providers.


1. Thank You: Just a quick note to thank you for reading MSPmentor. Our April 2010 web traffic was up 44% vs. April 2009. Some of the credit goes to our expended team of bloggers -- David Courbanou, John Moore, Charlene O'Hanlon and Matt Weinberger. Plus, our sponsored guest blogs are connecting with readers.

But most of the credit goes to our readers. We really enjoy the conversations you start (and continue) on MSPmentor. And we appreciate all the tips, news leaks and chatter you're sending our way. Thanks for everything.

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