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MSPAlliance(R) and N-able Technologies(R) Team to Offer Competitive IT Services Edge to MSPs WorldwideLeading Managed Services Association Endorses N-able's IT Automation Platform and Technician Runbook; Launches Series of Joint Seminars to Help Partners Build Highly Successful, Scalable and Standards-Based IT Services Businesses (March 22, 2012)
OTTAWA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/22/12 -- N-able Technologies® and MSPAlliance (MSPA) today announced an expanded relationship that includes a new series of joint webinars, seminars and enablement resources focused on empowering managed service providers (MSPs) to evolve their network operations and managed IT services best practices.
Starting in April and offered free of charge, this new international series of partner-led enablement seminars and trainings will focus on the technical and business aspects of managed IT services. The first joint webinar will take place on April 11 and feature N-able MSP Elite Partner and MSPA member Rob Norman, CEO of Vnetrix. More information on upcoming events including registration and dates can be found at www.n-able.com/company/events/.
Additionally, as part of the expanded alliance, MSPA has endorsed N-able's IT automation platform and complementary MSP Technician Runbook as the IT industry's only standards-based managed services solution. For more than a decade, the MSPA has served as the world's largest professional association and accrediting body for the managed services industry.
"N-able Technologies stands alone as the only IT automation platform for MSPs that offers channel partners a standards-based managed services solution that truly delivers the technology, the processes and IT automation MSPs need to provide consistent and scalable IT services to a wide variety of small and mid-size businesses," says Charles Weaver, president and CEO, MSPA.
"The automation within N-able's N-central technology and volume of tribal knowledge captured within its new MSP Technician Runbook is astounding and aligns with the criteria outlined in MSPA's Unified Certification Standard (UCS)," says Weaver. "We are pleased to strengthen our alliance with N-able in 2012, and see great synergy and shared partner value in our business certification and N-able's new MSP Technician Runbook."
Announced in December 2011, N-able's MSP Technician Runbook provides MSPs with a blueprint for building a strong foundation of repeatable, scalable IT processes that will directly lead to greater productivity, utilization and profits. To date, hundreds of N-able partners are using the Runbook to build greater technical efficiency within their organizations.
The MSPAlliance UCS for Cloud and Managed Service Providers is a business certification and audit for the cloud computing and managed services industry. Developed by MSPs for MSPs, this certification and audit is one of a kind and is the longest-standing managed services and cloud computing certification in existence.
"N-able has always led the market in partner enablement and business support," says Gavin Garbutt, CEO, N-able Technologies. "With the introduction of N-central 8, automation manager and our new Runbooks, we've pushed innovation to new heights and delivered the next generation of managed IT services software and business enablement tools."
"N-able's Technician Runbook is exactly what we needed to take our business to the next level and really scale our network operations center and IT service offering," says Norman. "It's definitely game-changing technology that will have a lasting impact on our business as we grow our service offerings and bring on more customers."
"The MSPAlliance is a powerful force within the MSP channel, offering the highest and most comprehensive levels of certification in the industry," concludes Garbutt. "We're thrilled to share our vision of partner enablement and success with Charles and his organization, and look forward to driving greater adoption of standards-based managed IT services and certification throughout the global reseller and MSP partner community."
MSPAlliance® was established in 2000 by Managed Service Providers (MSPs) for MSPs. Today MSPAlliance has over 15,000 corporate members world-wide and has become the world's largest industry association and accrediting/certifying body for the managed services and cloud computing industry. MSPAlliance's sole mandate is to educate the business consumer on managed services -- bringing to them credible, ethical, certified and accredited managed services and cloud providers. As an industry body, MSP and vendor members of the Alliance work together to self-regulate and bring credibility, professionalism, ethics and to the managed services and cloud industry.
About N-able Technologies
N-able Technologies is the global leader in remote monitoring and management (RMM) automation platform for managed service providers (MSPs) and IT departments. N-able's award-winning N-central® software and complementary toolsets are proven to reduce IT support costs, improve network performance and increase productivity through the proactive monitoring, management and optimization of IP-enabled devices and IT infrastructure. N-central features an industry-first freemium model that drives down the cost of remote management and accelerates the mass adoption of managed services. With offices in North America, the U.K., the Netherlands and Australia, N-able is 100% channel-friendly and maintains strategic partnerships with Microsoft, Intel, IBM, CA, Cisco and APC, among others.
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