Jessica Davis

Executive Editor,
Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton
DataServ Corp. Chooses for Cloud-based Backup and Disaster Recovery
FastChat: DataServ Corp. recently found itself needing to switch cloud backup providers when its current vendor discontinued its service. The company's VP of Network Systems, Jeff Zdan, told MSPmentor what it wanted in a new cloud-based backup and disaster recovery vendor and why fit the bill.
Monitoring MSFT: Retail, Volume License Sales, Free Migration

Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (MSFT) may be over for 2014, but that doesn’t mean there’s not still plenty going on behind the scenes at the technology giant. Here’s a look at what managed service providers will want to know about what’s been going on with the Redmond, Washington-based company.

Blogs We Didn't Write, V7.1, Week of August 4
The MSPmentor team (and The VAR Guy and Talkin’ Cloud teams) spent much of this week at ChannelCon in it’s-a-dry-heat Phoenix. We were pretty busy, so there are several posts we never got a chance to write. Here’s what we haven’t covered. Yet.
CompTIA ChannelCon 2014 Complete Coverage Guide
CompTIA's ChannelCon 2014 covered all the hottest topics in the channel this week in Phoenix where industry experts addressed issues including Born in the Channel, Millennials in the workforce and as customers, integrating cloud applications, security in a new era, the Internet of Things, and much more. Here's your complete coverage guide
ChannelCon's Hot Topics: Cloud Sales, Integration, and Pure Plays
What's hot in Phoenix? More than the weather. At this week's ChannelCon the buzz centered around "Born in the Cloud" service providers, Millennials, new sales targets in the executive suite, integrating cloud apps and more. Check out our quick wrap of what you need to know here.
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.
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