At its MAX 2016 partner conference in Edinburgh, Scotland this week, SolarWinds MSP shared frank thoughts about where it sees the managed services market heading and what that analysis portends for its partners and products. Here are a few choice samples of what they had to say.
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It may feel premature to those of you still trying to figure out how to deliver it profitably, but as far as SolarWinds MSP is concerned, at least, cloud computing is no longer where the action is.
“I think we can accept that it’s there and it’s part of what we do,” said SolarWinds MSP Senior Director of partner community and field marketing Dave Sobel during a morning keynote yesterday. “It’s now just part of the way that we execute our businesses and one more tool in the toolbox.”
MSPs looking to thrive sustainably, he continued, need to be thinking beyond the cloud to what comes next.
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