Posts Tagged ‘managed services’

MSPs Face an Increasingly Inconvenient Truth

Managed service providers are facing increasingly disruptive forces that will compel changes to business models. Here’s 5 inconvenient truths about managed services from a MSP.

Continuum Helps 81 Veterans Find IT Jobs

Funding provided by Continuum Veterans Foundation, the charitable arm of managed service enabler Continuum, helped 81 military veterans returning from service find jobs in the IT industry in the first half of 2014.

ConnectWise Aims to Exploit Autotask Sale

ConnectWise is looking to capitalize on the acquisition of rival professional services automation vendor Autotask by inviting users to defect and avoid instability and potential pitfalls that come from working with a vendor under private equity ownership.

Presidio to Distribute Cloud through Comstor

Presidio, one of Cisco’s largest integrator partners, inked a deal with Comstor, the Cisco-focused division of distributor Westcon, to market its hosted cloud services to other Cisco resellers. The deal marks a turning point in which solution providers are turning to distribution to advance their businesses.

After Long-Simmering Rumors, Autotask Acquired

Autotask, a leading professional services automation software vendor, was acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for an undisclosed price, making it the latest shakeup in the managed services segment.

Intronis Echo Platform Shakes Up BCDR Pricing

The Intronis Echo Platform and its all-you-can-eat pricing demonstrates how the company is transitioning from basic cloud-file backup to a more robust provider of BCDR services.

Kaseya Ends ‘Alt-Shift-Tab’ Motion in VSA 7.0

Kaseya hit a milestone with its Virtual System Administrator 7.0, which includes full integration of Remote Control. In placing all of its managed services function in a single dashboard, Kaseya says it’s ending the toggling between screens.

McAfee Launches Referral Program for SMB Services

McAfee, better known for its enterprise products, is going after the broad SMB market with security services, rewarding partners for referrals that convert into active accounts.