Broad vendor alliance supports solution provider transition to managed services
February 6, 2008 – MSP Partners, an industry alliance founded by Cisco, Ingram Micro, Intel, Level Platforms and Microsoft, today announced its new educational programs for solution providers that are transitioning their businesses to managed services.
Building on their foundation of award winning material from 2007, MSP Partners has greatly expanded and enhanced its exclusive educational resources for members, including:
•Advanced analytical tools to assist MSPs to be ‘Best in Class’
•Exclusive research from the Institute for Partner Education and Development (IPED) including 5 video-on-demand courses and 2 live courses
•Preferred access to CompTIA’s member-only education materials
•Research and insights from distinguished Industry thought leaders Industry ‘Quick Look’ articles that offer insight into today’s Managed Services market
•Optimized managed services strategies and business solutions from leading vendors
•Lessons learned from successful Managed Services Providers
“With so much information out there,” said Mark Crall, President Tech Care Team, a solution provider based in Charlotte, North Carolina, “you need a respected educational resource and MSP Partners is the key. For $99 there is no better value. The information we gained has been invaluable to the success of our business.”
“2007 was an amazing start up year for MSP Partners with more than 2000 solution providers participating in our educational programs” said Jim Hamilton, executive director of MSP Partners. “2008 will build on this success with greatly expanded content and many new members. One exciting new feature this year will be the first independent large scale virtual tradeshow for managed services. We expect many thousands of attendees, as solution providers look for proven solutions to help them launch and expand their managed services programs.” MSP Partners explosive growth since its launch in March 2007 has confirmed the need for independent vendor-supported education for solution providers considering managed services. Based on demand from solution providers around the world to learn how to participate in managed services, MSP Partners took the program to the UK, winning Best New Channel Initiative Award from CompTIA Breakaway UK 2007.
Solution providers interested in benefiting from the latest exclusive research and education or vendors that want to contribute their voice to help the solution provider community transition to managed services should contact MSP Partners at www.msppartners.com.
About MSP Partners
MSP Partners is an alliance formed by Cisco, Ingram Micro, Intel, Level Platforms and Microsoft and joined by more than 20 vendors to provide solution providers with a comprehensive source of MSP education. In less than one year MSP Partners has attracted over 2,000 members, who benefit from cohesive new market research, solution provider success stories, and collaborative vendor solutions, all demonstrating a path to success in managed services. www.msppartners.com.
Carolyn Miyazaki MSP Partners Media