10. Do You Need Account Managers or Salespeople?: This guest blog, from ConnectWise President David Bellini, struck a chord with MSPmentor readers. Bellini described which business scenarios call for account managers, and which scenarios demand salespeople.
9. Nimsoft Launches Service Desk Software: Roughly a year after CA Technologies acquired Nimsoft, the Nimsoft team unveiled service desk software for enterprises and MSPs.
8. Fifteen Trends at Managed Services Conferences: This blog offered insights from the Kaseya Connect User Conference, HTG Dallas and the Managed Print Services Conference.
7. Cloud Computing is Big Business for Small Business: This guest blog, from Ingram Micro's Jason Bystrak, described how cloud adoption in small business is growing faster than enterprise adoption.
6. Digital Signage Meets Managed Services: This blog dates back to February 2008, but readers keep coming back to learn how digital signage and managed services are converging.
5. Synnex MSPs Pursue $100 Million Managed Services Opportunity: At the Varnex conference, MSPmentor gains a behind-the-scenes look at how Synnex -- the big IT distributor -- plans to work more closely with MSPs.
4. HaaS: Equus Countering CharTec and More: A former CharTec employee jumps to Equus and promotes a hardware as a service strategy to Synnex partners.
3. Five Tips for Managed Services Marketing: This blog dates back to December 2008 -- a healthy reminder that MSPs want marketing information and guidance.
2. Per User vs. Per Device Prices - The Managed Services Debate Is Ending: At the TruMethods Schnizzfest conference, I thought I found a clear answer to the MSP pricing debate. But in late 2011 I learned that I might still be off the mark.
1. Nimsoft: Chris O'Malley Named CEO of Managed Services Software Co.: Roughly a year after CA Technologies acquired Nimsoft, a carefully planned executive transition is completed. Nimsoft Founder Gary Read exits. CA veteran Chris O'Malley -- the executive who helped CA to target Nimsoft -- steps into the Nimsoft CEO slot and business continues to accelerate.
So there you have it: MSPmentor's most read blogs of Q2 2011. We'll be back on Dec. 29 with the most read blogs of Q3 2011.