Channel Insider, MSPAlliance Form Strategic AllianceBy Channel Insider Staff | Posted 2009-04-13 Email Print
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The partnership between Channel Insider and MSPAlliance combines the two largest communities of providers of IT solutions and services. The two organizations will collaborate on producing market intelligence and promoting managed services best practices.
Channel Insider and MSPAlliance, the leading association of managed service providers, announced a strategic alliance to develop and publish leading-edge, actionable resources for the betterment of the managed services community. The partnership between Channel Insider and MSPAlliance brings together two of the largest communities of managed services and solution provider organizations in North America.
"Channel Insider is committed to providing the solution and service providers with the best business and technology guidance and strategic market intelligence for operating efficient, valuable and profitable managed services businesses. Together, Channel Insider and MSPAlliance will combine our leading resources and expertise to reach our mutual goal of serving the service provider community," says Lawrence M. Walsh, vice president and group publisher of Channel Insider.
Channel Insider is a leader among technology publishers following the managed services evolution, and publishes copious research and strategic guidance for solution and service providers delivering remote services, hosted services and software as a service. Channel Insider published the "Seven Laws of Managed Services," the foundational principles for efficient managed services operations, and "Managed Services Evolution in the IT Reseller Channel."
MSPAlliance, which provides certifications and support services for managed service provider companies, recently launched a new certification for professionals in the managed services industry to demonstrate technical and business acumen in managed services operations. It’s also the host of MSPWorld, the leading series of managed services training and professional networking events in North America and Europe.
"We are very proud to be working closely with Channel Insider," said Charles Weaver, president of MSPAlliance. "By partnering with Channel Insider, MSPAlliance members around the world will gain access to diverse and cutting-edge information and resources to help them become better managed service providers."
Channel Insider and MSPAlliance will develop and share their libraries of managed services content, develop original strategic guidance and research, and collaborate on the development of content for MSPAlliance’s live events. Channel Insider readers will find MSPAlliance content in the CI: Definitive Guide to Managed Services .