Seven Managed Services Blogs MSPmentor Didn't Write: Aug. 5

Seven Managed Services Blogs MSPmentor Didn't Write: Aug. 5

There was plenty of official news at this week's CompTIA Breakaway conference in Washington, D.C. But off stage MSPmentor also stumbled onto plenty of industry chatter. Here are seven managed services blogs that our team didn't have time to write for the week ending August 5, 2011.

7. Done Deal: TekLinks, which offers cloud services and managed services, has acquired WireSpeed -- a pure-play MSP in Birmingham, Ala. WireSpeed has a healthcare vertical market practice, the companies say. TekLinks owns and operates three data centers in the mid-south region. Financial terms were not disclosed.

6. Nearing Launch: CommitCRM 5.6, a new PSA (professional services automation) software release, sounds like it's nearing launch. We've heard from CommitCRM off-and-on since launching MSPmentor. But it sounds like the company plans to make more noise in the managed services market...

5. Japanese Cloud: Tokyo-based Hitachi Electronics Services plans to host Level Platforms' software for Japanese IT service providers. Hitachi will call the cloud-based service IT Simple Manager.

4. New Zip Code?: Just an educated guess, but it sounds like ConnectWise is set to move into a much larger office space near Tampa airport...

3. Next Moves: Anybody else notice that some well-known industry names attended CompTIA Breakaway as part of a career search? I could be wrong, but I suspect four to five MSP industry veterans could land some prominent positions before September 1.

2. Exit, Stage Left: A major IT company -- think big -- is looking to sell its niche remote monitoring and management software business. Any takers?

1. Thank You: We spent much of this week rolling out the fourth-annual MSPmentor 250 results. Thanks to those who participated in the survey.

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