Ingram Micro Seismic: Master MSP Planning for European, Australian Expansion
Ingram Micro Seismic, one of North America’s largest Master MSPs (managed service providers) is planning to expand its services to Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The only question: When?
During an MSPmentor Live: Podcast earlier today, Ingram Micro Seismic VP Justin Crotty confirmed the company is planning an international managed services push. But the big challenge is timing the move based on various economic and financial modeling.
I suspect Ingram Micro Seismic’s move into Europe, Australia and New Zealand won’t happen before 2010 — but that’s only my best guess. Listen to the podcast yourself to see if you hear any clues in Crotty’s voice.
Ingram Micro Seismic’s global ambitions aren’t unique. Among other recent moves:
- Intel across Europe is building a managed services called Multi-Site Director. The system is based on enhancements to N-able’s core managed services code.
- Gateway has relaunched its PC business in Europe, and is now building a managed services platform for its small business resellers to leverage.
- N-able recently declared that the company’s hosted MSP service is available on a global basis.
- Autotask Go! recently landed in Australia.
- Kaseya expanded into India after gaining critical mass in Australia.
- ConnectWise and Level Platforms and Nimsoft have also discussed their international strategies with me.
Still, I think Ingram Micro Seismic may have an easier time going globle than traditional MSP software companies. As Seismic comes online in each new country, Ingram can leverage its existing global reseller database to recruit MSP prospects into the Seismic program.