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CompTIA and MSP Partners Unite to Deliver the Most Important Managed Services Event of the Year

5 Aug, 2009

CompTIA and MSP Partners Unite to Deliver the Most Important Managed Services Event of the Year


Oakbrook Terrace, IL (July/Aug 2009) – CompTIA, the leading trade association for the information technology (IT) industry, announced today that its 2009 Managed IT Services Summit will be presented in partnership with MSP Partners, an alliance founded by Cisco, Ingram Micro, Intel, Level Platforms and Microsoft in conjunction with the active participation of more than 20 leading IT vendors and thousands of managed service providers (MSPs).

The 2009 CompTIA Managed IT Services Summit will focus on the business issues that impact success in the fast-growing field of managed IT services. The event is scheduled for October 7-9, 2009 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

“We’re extremely pleased to bring together the resources of the CompTIA Managed IT Services Executive Forum and MSP Partners to deliver this important industry conference,” said Kelly Ricker, vice president, conferences and events, CompTIA. “We’re putting together a strong educational program focused on business solutions, market strategies and technology innovations that will help companies grow their managed services businesses.”

The 2009 CompTIA Managed IT Services Summit will include discussions on important business topics such as compensation models for employees and strategies for lead generation; and sessions on technology issues, including best practices for remote management and monitoring, managed print services, online storage, and business continuity.

“MSP Partners’ partnership with CompTIA in presenting the Managed IT Services Summit combines the strengths of two great organizations,” said Jim Hamilton, executive director, MSP Partners. “CompTIA’s expertise at hosting world class IT events and their depth of resources, combined with MSP Partners award winning managed services research and education ensure that this event will further the industry wide adoption of managed services and benefit solution providers and MSPs seeking to grow their business.”

MSP Partners provides research and education to help solution providers stay ahead of the curve in the rapidly changing market for managed services. In its first two years, MSP Partners has attracted more than 4,000 members, who benefit from exclusive research and educational content to support their success in managed services.

“The Managed IT Services Summit is another example of CompTIA’s commitment to helping grow the market for managed technology services,” said Dan Liutikas, senior vice president, industry relations, CompTIA. “We’ve established an IT executive forum, created a business-level accreditation and have additional programs in development. These programs will equip services providers with the business tools they need to deliver cost-effective technology solutions to customers.” For more information on the summit, visit http://www.comptia.org/Managed-IT-Services-Summit/home.aspx.

CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through its educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public policy advocacy. For more information, please visit www.comptia.org.

MSP Partners is an alliance of more than 20 leading vendors that provides research and education to help solution providers stay ahead of the curve in the rapidly changing market for Managed Services. In its first two years, MSP Partners has attracted more than 4,000 members, who benefit from exclusive research and educational content, all demonstrating the path to success in Managed Services. For more information, visit www.msppartners.com.




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