Seven Managed Services Blog Entries We Didn't Write: April 2

Seven Managed Services Blog Entries We Didn't Write: April 2

Another week of planes, trains and automobiles is over. We covered lots of ground. But as always, there were managed services stories that MSPmentor didn't nail down. Here are seven managed services blog entries that MSPmentor didn't have time to write for the week ending April 2, 2010.

7. Know Your Numbers: Corelytics says there are 3 ratios that every business needs to monitor. AR Days, debt-to-assets and quick ratio. You'll find deeper details here.

6. Careful with HaaS: I'm starting to hear from software companies who say they've been burned by HaaS partners because of late payments and defaults. So: check your references really, really carefully before signing any deals, folks. I may offer more details next week.

5. Calling for PSA: Technology Assurance Group (TAG), an international organization of independently owned unified communications providers representing $400 million in annual sales, has inked a "renewed and enhanced relationship" with Tigerpaw Software, the PSA (professional services automation) specialist.

4. Picture This: Glowpoint, a telepresence specialist says its managed services video revenue in Q4 2009 increased by $700,000 and now represents 14% of quarterly revenues vs. 4% for Q4 2008.

3. Visitors Welcome: MSPmentor's Q1 2010 site traffic was up 53% vs. Q1 2009. Thanks for reading and engaging in the managed services conversation.

2. April Road Trips: Want to catch up with MSPmentor's blog team? Track us down at the NetSuite SuiteCloud conference, Autotask Community Live, Ingram Micro VTN, Cisco Partner Summit or HP Americas Partner Conference.


1. CA Inc. Preparing More MSP Moves: When CA acquired Nimsoft a few weeks ago, the company talked about cloud computing. A lot. Why's that? Keep an eye on the Nimsoft n-fluence event (April 6-8) and CA World (May 16-20).

Oh, and one more thing: HP apparently is making an appearance at Level Platforms' partner roadshow, according to Level Platforms' Twitter feed. Very interesting...

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