Professional services automation vendor ConnectWise is
taking its annual IT Nation conference to the next level this year, opening it
up to IT solution providers who are not ConnectWise partners.

“IT Nation has served as an annual meeting of ConnectWise partners
to get together and share their successes with one another,” said Arnie
Bellini, ConnectWise CEO, in a statement announcing the change.

“When we coined the term ‘IT Nation’ our vision was to
include all solution providers as members, whether they are a ConnectWise
partner or not. At ConnectWise, we believe that we all succeed together, so we
are excited to be bringing everyone together at IT Nation 2011.”

According to ConnectWise, the company already expects
1,100 attendees for its November 9 to 11, 2011 conference in Orlando, Fla.

The event is typically held the same week as the HTG Peer
Group meeting in Florida. A year ago HTG Peer Group members announced they
would standardize on the ConnectWise PSA platform.

Portfolio companies in the ConnectWise Capital portfolio
will also be in attendance, including LabTech and Quosal