Jessica Davis


Jessica Davis is the former Content Director for MSPmentor. She 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.

Interview: Clarity Channel Advisor's Jim Lippie Talks Profitable Cloud-First Strategies
It's been a year since MSP veteran Jim Lippie launched consulting firm Clarity Channel Advisors with the mission of helping managed service providers transition to a profitable cloud-first model. Here's a look at the milestones hit and lessons learned.
Introducing the 2015 Talkin' Cloud 100
Talkin' Cloud has released its annual list of the top 100 cloud service providers, brokers and aggregators in the industry. These are the companies to watch in the cloud and consider as partners.
SolarWinds N-able to Roll Out Competitively Priced MSP Manager Platform
The MSP management platform provides a cost-effective solution for MSPs that need help desk management, SLAs, contract management, billing, ticketing and a strong mobile interface for field technicians, according to JP Jauvin, SolarWinds N-able general manager. Here are the details.
AVG Technologies Q2: Clues about the Managed Workplace Business Market Performance
AVG Technologies recently reported its Q2 financial results. And MSPmentor took a deeper dive into the company's earnings call with analysts to find out how the Managed Workplace RMM business and channel business is performing. Here's what we found.
Denver MSP Gets Visit from FBI Over Clinton EMail Server
IT service provider Platte River Networks has found itself in the middle of the controversy over former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of shadow IT systems – using personal email for communications that pertained to government business.
Interview: AVG Technologies VP of Global Channel Francois Daumard Talks Strategy
Francois Daumard has faced an interesting challenge since joining AVG in December 2014. The company is a giant in the consumer IT security business for antivirus software with hundreds of millions users total. The brand recognition is great, but for the channel it may be confusing. Here's what Daumard told us about the challenges and strategy for AVG and its Managed Workplace RMM platform.
Google Founders Reorganize Corporate Structure Under Alphabet
Google (GOOG) founder Larry Page has announced in a blog post today that he and his co-founder Sergey Brin have formed a new company called Alphabet that will serve as a holding company for the organization’s many companies and initiatives.
Autotask Execs Provide Details on Soonr Buy, Perspective on Future Acquisition Plans
MSPmentor caught up with Autotask's top executives to talk about the company's plan to acquire file sync and share provider Soonr. Here's what they told us.
Autotask Acquires File Sync and Share Provider Soonr
Autotask has announced plans to acquire Soonr, a San Jose, California-based provider of file synchronization sharing services with competitors that include Dropbox,, eFolder and Google Drive. Here are the details.
Solarwinds: MSP Market Ripe for Investment, Fast Growth
Solarwinds will buy back shares of common stock following a sell off after Q2 earnings disappointed analysts. But even thought quarterly licensing revenues didn't meet expectations, MSP revenues showed strong growth. Here are the details.
MSFT Q4: Cloud Growth, Pricing and the MSP's Evolving Business Model
Microsoft (MSFT)'s Q4 earnings this week included details about its cloud revenue growth and cloud user growth. But are they growing at the same rate? Here's a look at the details.
CenturyLink Reports Capacity and Geographic Expansions
Data center operator, CenturyLink, which announced managed cloud services last year, has provided an update on its data center expansion efforts. The moves mean more capacity for customers. Here are the details.
Channel Vets Launch Virtual Channel Chief Consulting Firm GetChanneled 1
Channel veterans Ted Roller and Brian Sherman are hanging out the shingle as they launch a new consulting firm designed to act as a “virtual channel chief” (VCC) to technology vendor companies, providing deep custom assessments advice to help organizations gain success in the IT channel and indirect sales.
WPC 2015: Microsoft Opens Cloud Partner Program More
The new rules let Cloud Service Provider partners offer the company's entire portfolio of Microsoft solutions and services, and create custom offerings for their end user customers. Here are the details.
WPC 2015: Microsoft Expands Surface Tablet Reseller Program
Microsoft (MSFT) is opening its Surface tablet reseller program to more channel partners, the company announced at its Worldwide Partner Conference. The move continues the company's phased approach to bring Surface to VARs and other IT solution and service providers.

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