Apparently, managed service providers are developing a love-hate relationship with Dell. While some solutions providers worry about Dell's intentions in the MSP market, other partners are pushing -- aggressively -- to have Dell executives included on our forthcoming MSPmentor 250 list.

Here's some more background on the list and the current nominees.



The final list and accompanying report, due in July, will highlight 250 managed services experts from across the globe.

So far, MSPs have nominated three Dell executives for the MSPmentor 250:
  • Greg Davis, VP and GM, Americas Channel Group
  • Todd McKendrick, who recently made the move from Do IT Smarter to Dell
  • Mike Menegay, director of Dell Business Services
Is Dell quietly stuffing the MSPmentor 250 ballot box? I don't think so. I checked all the nominations, and they come from legitimate third-party sources.

We're still accepting nominations for the MSPmentor 250 list, which we'll publish in July. If you know a managed services guru, it only takes a few minutes to nominate them for this unique honor. For a look at some of the most recent nominations -- now sorted alphabetically by last name -- check out our MSPmentor 250 Center.