Jessica Davis

Editor in Chief,

Jessica Davis is MSPmentor's top editor. She's spent her career covering the intersection of business and technology.  She's also served as Editor in Chief at Channel Insider and held senior editorial roles at InfoWorld and Electronic News.

Managed Services: 7 Blogs MSPmentor Didn't Write, Week of May 1
It’s been a busy 2015 for MSPmentor so far as this blogger spent untold hours working on the MSPmentor 501 list and getting it published in its many forms. Thank you all for your participation, and we are looking forward to sharing some of the research findings shortly. In the meantime, here are seven blogs we didn’t have time to write this week, May 1, 2015. Breaks Out AWS Cloud Revenues for the First Time in Q1 Report has broken out its cloud revenues for the first time ever. The company reported AWS (Amazon Web Services) revenues for Q1 2015, for each quarter of 2014 and for all of 2013. We've got the numbers here.
Bomgar Updates Platform to 15.1, Intros Secure Cloud Deployment
Bomgar Remote Support Platform has a new update, and the company has added a cloud deployment option and pricing, plus introduced a new Privileged Access Management solution. The company's technology was also one of the initial certified applications to debut with the ServiceNow Store this week. Here are the details.
eFolder, Dell AppAssure Expand DRaaS Partnership
eFolder is expanding its partnership with Dell AppAssure to let any Dell customer choose the eFolder DRaaS (disaster recovery as a service) infrastructure and cloud for their replicated backup images. The service provides Dell AppAssure customers with another cloud recovery option in the event of a disaster or system failure. Here are the details.
Channel Directions Live to Offer Networking and Education, No Vendor Pitches
The VAR Guy Content Director Charlene O'Hanlon talks to Penton Technology Market Analyst Ryan Morris about Penton's upcoming Channel Directions conference in Tampa, Florida in September. This event's programming is created for the channel by the channel with no vendor pitches, Morris says. Here are the details.
Is ServiceNow Making a Play for the IT Service Provider Market?
MSPmentor 501 list of the top global managed service providers and IT service providers revealed that a small number of leading MSPs have started using ServiceNow as one of their business management platforms. And this week ServiceNow Store made its debut with some names that will be familiar to MSPs. Just who is ServiceNow and what are its intentions in the IT channel? We've got the answers.
Talkin' Cloud 100 Survey for 2014 Now Open
MSPmentor sister site Talkin' Cloud has launched its fifth-annual Talkin' Cloud 100 survey. Each year Talkin' Cloud collects data on cloud services providers (CSPs) in the industry to provide the market with a ranking of the top providers in today's market. Here are the details.
Build? Buy? Another Perspective on Data Center Ownership
MSPmentor research has found most IT service providers have opted out of running their own data centers. What’s more, many MSPs say if they were starting over today they’d start as a born-in-the-cloud company. So who is providing these clouds? We spoke with one data center provider that works with MSPs.
Autotask's Big Year: New Owner, New UI, New CFO, New RMM Platform
As PSA giant Autotask prepares for its annual conference, we take a look at the last year's big news for this vendor and also check in with one of Autotask's top executives about what's coming.
Cloud Sherpas Expands Managed Services Practice
Cloud Sherpas plans to expand its managed services practice offering support for, Google for Work and ServiceNow. Here are the details of this Talkin' Cloud 100 company's expansion plans.
Egenera Launches Xterity Cloud and Management Service for MSPs
Egenera has launched its Xterity wholesale cloud and management service to the IT service provider market this week, promising a business model that retains profit margins in the commoditized cloud market. Here are the details.
The VAR Guy Names Top 50 Channel Influencers
Looking for a list of the most influential people in the entire IT channel? Well, you've come to the right place. MSPmentor's sister site, The VAR Guy, has created an exclusive list of the Top 50 Channel Influencers. Here are the details.
eFolder, Veeam Partner on Cloud Backup of Virtualized Environments
eFolder and Veeam have teamed up to enable IT service providers to add off-site backup and disaster recovery services to Veeam Software deployments, leveraging the eFolder cloud. Here are the details.
MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, Small Business Edition and Regional Lists Released
MSPmentor has posted the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, Small Business Edition and Regional lists, ranking the top IT service providers and managed service providers in the world. Plus, we look at top vertical markets and how the aggregated annual recurring revenues of the top 501 have grown in the last year. Here are the details.
FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About The MSPmentor 501 and Small Business Edition 2
Got questions about the MSPmentor 501 List of the top managed service providers in the world? Want to know how we decide whether a company is eligible for the MSPmentor Small Business Edition list? Read on. We've got your answers.
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