Seven Managed Services Blog Entries We Didn't Write: Jan. 22

Seven Managed Services Blog Entries We Didn't Write: Jan. 22

mspmentor_blogging2I'm driving to a conference and blogging  (poorly...) at the same time. Work would be a lot easier if I could somehow blog, drive and sip coffee at the same time. But I digress... Here are seven managed services blog entries our team didn't have a chance to write for the week ending January 22.

7. Impersonating Cisco Systems?: Somebody launched a web site called Cisco Managed Services. But check it out fast ... Cisco's legal department plans to give the site owner a call...

6. MSP Advice: David Schafran, Stuart Selbst and Brian Sherman are part of the MSPAlliance's newly formed Business Advisor community.

5. Climbing the Charts: During a typical business week, our FastChat videos are now viewed more than 1,000 times. Thanks for your interest and please keep the feedback coming -- as long as it doesn't involve my receding hair line.

4. The Right Stuff?: The third-annual MSPmentor 100 list is now compiled and set to be unveiled February 10. We're just double-checking some facts. (And trading in Excel for Apple Numbers.)

3. Wait Another Week: Kaseya has pushed back the launch of its Kaseya 2 platform by about a week. Watch for news around February 2. The Kaseya effort includes a single framework for both on-premise and SaaS-based business models. Kaseya Executive VP Jim Alves explained the strategy in mid-January to MSPmentor.

2. Money Matters: I got an email from an investor who's looking to make MSP deals in the Chicago area. He wanted some guidance. Alas, I'm not an investment advisor. Nor do I know how to run an MSP. I just blog. A lot. Still, I did offer up some opinions...

1. Check Back at 3:30 p.m. Eastern: Big news breaking later today. It potentially involves $20 million flowing into the managed services market. The dollars will incubate innovation across multiple companies that have pure channel strategies. I've heard some alleged details. I'm just double-checking a few facts. Update: Here are the details.

TAGS: Financing PSA RMM
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