MSP Partners Opens Advisory Board to CompetitorsBy Jessica Davis | Print
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Founding members Cisco, Microsoft, Ingram Micro, Level Platforms and Intel have created an advisory board that adds their competitors to the organization's ranks.Vendor-created organization MSP Partners has formed a new advisory board and announced its inaugural members are Autotask, ContractPC, Kaseya and Xerox.
Cisco, Ingram Micro, Intel, Level Platforms and Microsoft founded the organization in March 2007 with a mission of providing a comprehensive source of MSP (managed services provider) education.
Now, with the addition of an advisory board, MSP Partners has opened its ranks to vendors that compete with the original members.
Executive Director Jim Hamilton said he plans for the organization to have more than 20 vendor sponsors. But Shapero said the advisory board size is likely to remain at a manageable six or so members.
MSP Partners has attracted more than 2,000 MSP members.