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January 14, 2020  3:21 PM

MSP business trends, from e-waste to virtual warehouses

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel, Cloud distribution, e-waste, IT trends, MSP, regulatory compliance

MSP business trends expected to take off this year include industry-specific AI opportunities, an uptick in cloud-native development and the near-constant need to update employees on emerging technologies. Fields such as

December 31, 2019  5:08 PM

RPA software, partner program updates top 2019 blog posts

Spencer Smith Spencer Smith Profile: Spencer Smith
Channel partners, ConnectWise, Digital transformation, IT Managed Service, MSP, robotic process automation

As 2019 draws to a close, we've rounded up our 10 most-read Channel Marker blog posts from the year. The articles below highlight several technology areas, including robotic process automation...


December 6, 2019  8:57 PM

MSP automation taps PowerShell as multi-tool

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Automation, Channel, Managed Services, MSP, Powershell

PowerShell serves as the Swiss army knife of MSP automation. Indeed, Microsoft's PowerShell scripting language has become a highly versatile tool for managed service providers...


November 27, 2019  9:53 PM

Understanding co-managed IT services

Spencer Smith Spencer Smith Profile: Spencer Smith
Managed service providers, Managed Services, MSP

MSPs sometimes avoid prospective clients that already have internal IT staff, but by taking the co-managed IT services approach, they don't have to. That's according to Bob Coppedge, owner of Simplex-IT, an MSP based in Stow, Ohio. Co-managed IT services, or CoMITS, is a model for developing...


October 11, 2019  6:35 PM

MSPWorld 2019: Five things I learned at the conference

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
IT Managed Service, IT services, MSP, MSPAlliance

Here are several observations from MSPAlliance's MSPWorld 2019 conference, which wraps up today in Las Vegas.

1. The industry wants to reframe the MSPs-as-target discussion

MSPAlliance leadership is aiming to turn the negative publicity surrounding managed service...


June 17, 2019  5:18 PM

Titus data classification software now channel-exclusive offering

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel, cybersecurity, MSP, Partner programs, VARs

Titus, a data classification software vendor based in Ottawa, today launched a new partner program and moved to a 100% channel model to fuel the company's growth. Integration with other security products is an important part of the Titus strategy. The company's products use machine learning...


June 14, 2019  9:08 PM

Sensu targets MSPs with multi-cloud monitoring, multi-tenancy

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel, Cloud Computing, Cloud monitoring, MSP, Multi-cloud

Sensu Inc. is finding an audience for its multi-cloud monitoring tool among managed service providers, which are integrating the product with their ticketing, configuration management database and event logging systems. The Portland, Ore., company's offering lets organizations monitor public...


April 23, 2019  4:02 PM

MSP software takes a different turn in ServiceNow-LogicMonitor link

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel, CMDB, ITSM, LogicMonitor, MSP, SaaS applications, ServiceNow

Managed service providers pursue a range of approaches when they deploy MSP software to automate their core functions. Many companies follow a multi-vendor path, purchasing what they consider best-in-class systems for


April 11, 2019  3:02 PM

MSP business model moves toward three key staples

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Business model, Channel, MSP

An ancient agricultural method and the modern MSP business model wouldn't appear to have much in common. Yet there are some interesting parallels between "three sisters" farming, which originated thousands of years ago, and how a number of


February 25, 2019  7:46 PM

Thoma Bravo to buy ConnectWise MSP software business

Spencer Smith Spencer Smith Profile: Spencer Smith
Acquisitions, ConnectWise, IT Managed Service, MSP, RMM Software

MSP software provider ConnectWise has revealed plans to be acquired by Thoma Bravo, a private equity investment firm. According to ConnectWise, the transaction is expected to...


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