Microsoft, Dell EMC, and Kaseya conferences, financial news from NVIDIA and Symantec, and birthday celebrations for the man who almost but didn’t quite make his first billion in record time are all up ahead for the SMB channel this week.
Actually, there are nine updates for VARs, managed services providers (MSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), independent software vendors (ISVs), telco master agents and telco agents to sip on. Take a look…
Former MSP and longtime industry thought leader Jim Lippie has accepted a position at Kaseya, a privately held provider of platform management tools used by 10,000 customers, including MSPs scattered across 20 countries.
Kaseya has hired Jim Lippie, an MSP veteran who had been closely associated with the MSPmentor 501 survey since 2016. Lippie joins Kaseya as GM of cloud computing, Kaseya confirmed to ChannelE2E. He’s set to speak at next week’s Kaseya Connect 2017 conference in Las Vegas, according to the agenda.
As technology grows, so do the options for gathering and sharing information. Because while finding cat gifs or funny memes on the internet is fun, there are also scholarly dissertations on a variety of subjects, public domain novels and classics, and up-to-date scientific information.
The drumbeat for channel partners to transform themselves into recurring revenue experts is steadily growing louder and stronger. Advice from Microsoft and other channel observers is for everyone to add some managed services to their practice mix (alongside other directives, such as developing intellectual property).