Kaseya Takes Managed Services to China
Kaseya is pushing into China as part of its continued global expansion, according to a report on ChinaTechNews.com. I’ve traded email with Kaseya CEO Gerald Blackie for his thoughts. Read on and check out the comments section for more from Blackie.
According to the ChinaTechNews article, Kaseya’s strategy in China resembles the company’s broader strategy: Kaseya is targeting managed service providers as well as corporate IT departments with its software. The article says:
At present, users can download Kaseya’s 30-day free test edition and the company will launch simplified Chinese edition software in the second quarter of 2009 to support its development in China.
Kaseya’s interest in Asia is easily explained. Demand for managed services solutions is growing at a compound annual rate of about 16.6 percent, according to Frost & Sullivan.
The Bigger Picture
I first heard rumblings about Kaseya’s Asia ambitions during a Kaseya-hosted road show in Australia in October 2008. At the time, Kaseya officials told me that the Australia market would be a fantastic springboard into China and Asia.
Kaseya opened an office in Bangalore, India in November 2008, and several other MSP-focused software companies are sizing up the India market as well. But other than Kaseya, I have not heard much about MSP software companies pushing into China.
If you’re involved in an MSP business that is making moves in Asia, please let me know by sending email (joe [at] ninelivesmediainc.com) or by posting a comment below.