First, a bunch of background:
- Synnex has been working with itControl Solutions (maker of itControl Suite) since at least August 2008. At the time, Synnex was launching SYNNEX On Demand Service -- which included On Demand Field Services, On Demand Managed Services, On Demand Edge Services and On Demand Professional Services.
- Amy Luby is well-known in MSP circles for launching MSP Services Network, a company she recently sold to High Street Technology Ventures. Luby remains on MSPSN's board, but sources say she is assisting Synnex's managed services efforts on a part-time basis.
- Luby has extensive experience with itControlSuite, having leveraged the platform within MSP services Network.
- A side note: Synnex Senior VP Robert Stegner recently joined CompTIA's board of directors. That could mean Synnex plans to more aggressively promote its MSP offerings to CompTIA's channel membership.
The bigger question: Can Synnex compete effectively with Ingram Micro Seismic and other Master MSPs? I must concede: I haven't heard much from the Synnex team. But I also have to do a better job reaching out to them pro-actively. I'll share more perspectives as sources get back to me.