Jessica Davis

Executive Editor,
Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton
Blogs We Didn't Write, V7.1, Week of July 22
Another busy week is coming to a close for those of us covering the managed services market, cloud services market and the rest of the IT channel. So busy, in fact, that we haven't had time to write all the stories we wanted to. Here are some of the things we missed during the week of July 22, 2014.Another busy week is coming to a close for those of us covering the managed services market, cloud services market and the rest of the IT channel. So busy, in fact, that we haven't had time to write all the stories we wanted to. Here are some of the things we missed.
GFI MAX Conference Preview
GFI MAX will be hosting its annual user conferences over the next few months, including one in the United States in Florida in September. GFI MAX General Manager Dr. Alistair Forbes provided a preview of the upcoming conferences to MSPmentor Executive Editor Jessica Davis.
Monitoring MSFT: WPC 2014, Huge Layoff
Microsoft (MSFT) held its Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Washington DC – the first one with cloud-centric CEO Satya Nadella at the helm of the company talking about the company's mobile and cloud future -- and announced the biggest layoffs in the company’s history last week. So there’s a lot to cover today. Here’s what you should know.
Blogs We Didn’t Write, v7.1, Week of July 14
The MSPmentor team has been heads down for weeks covering industry news and trends, helping out with prepping the big Talkin’ Cloud 100 report that will soon be released (stay tuned) and getting ready for more travel in the weeks ahead. So it’s no surprise that there are plenty of blogs we haven’t had the chance to write lately. Here’s this week’s countdown.
Schnizzfest Message: Find Your MSP Superpower
It's time for MSPs to get ready for the age of the cloud by tapping into their MSP Superpower. Schnizzfest organizer and TruMethods founder Gary Pica provided MSPmentor with the details about how to find your superpower. He also provided some updates about what's coming for MyITProcess. Hint: ConnectWise integration.
Autotask UI Redesign to Help Partners Visualize Real-Time Data
Professional services automation platform provider Autotask is preparing a major update to its user interface designed to enable partners to configure their own data driven, real time dashboards and extract more value out of the Autotask platform.
Autotask to be Acquired by Private Equity Firm
Professional services automation platform provider Autotask Corp. will be acquired by a private equity firm, CEO Mark Cattini announced at the start of his keynote address at the Autotask Community Live conference in Miami this morning. Here are the details.
Intronis Intros Unlimited Storage for Set Monthly Price
Data backup platform provider Intronis has rebranded its suite of offerings and also introduced a new disruptive pricing model with one monthly fee per SMB for unlimited storage. Here are the details.
Datto Partner Conference 2014: Complete Coverage Guide

Data backup and disaster recovery vendor Datto rolled out the newest updates to its offerings for managed service providers (MSPs) this week at its Datto Partner Conference 2014 at the Aria in Las Vegas. What was on the agenda and what was the big news. MSPmentor was there.

Here's a complete coverage guide of announcements, executive interviews, and insights from the Datto Partner Conference.


LabTech Software Automation Nation 2014: Complete Coverage Guide
MSPmentor was on the scene at LabTech Software's Automation Nation this week bringing you all the news, insights and commentary from the event. Here's your complete coverage guide.
7.1 Blogs MSPmentor Didn’t Write, June 6 1
LabTech Software, ConnectWise, Datto, Kaseya, and more. Here are 7.1 blogs that MSPmentor didn't write this week.
Netsocket Intros vApps Suite of Third Party Applications
Netsocket is extending the reach of its Netsocket Virtual Edge virtual networking solution by introducing a new suite of third-party applications called vApps. The idea is to enhance existing services already available to managed service providers and their small business and enterprise branch office customers.
LabTechGeek Online Community Grows to 2,600 2
Some of the message boards on LabTechGeek include Plugin Playground, Advanced Configurations, Configuration Tips, Cool Tools, Reporting, Feature Requests and more.
Automation Nation 2014: LabTech Software's Technology Roadmap
LabTech Software is adding virtualization monitoring, a native remote control/support feature, more certifications, improvements to training programs and curriculum and more. He’s a quick summary of the announcements this week.
LabTech Synergy Platform to Create App Exchange for RMM
The functions and features available in LabTech Software’s remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform are poised to expand exponentially under the company’s new LabTech Synergy platform that lets third party developers add onto the RMM platform.
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