ThinkGrid Simplifies and Accelerates MSP Cloud Adoption
(The Hosting News) – ThinkGrid, the world’s first platform vendor enabling real IT services from the cloud, today announced an integration with ConnectWise, the leading business management solution for IT service providers, to simplify and accelerate cloud adoption for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). This integration gives MSPs the ability to provision and bill customers for ThinkGrid’s comprehensive portfolio of cloud services from their existing ConnectWise platform.
Rob Lovell, CEO at ThinkGrid commented: “ConnectWise has extensive relationships with major MSPs and has had great success in delivering a powerful and trusted billing platform. With increasing competition from direct-from-vendor services, as well as entrants such as telcos now making a play in the cloud space, it’s really important for MSPs to move quickly and capture this opportunity. Our partnership with ConnectWise means that for the first time, MSPs can access a one-stop-shop of cloud services and deliver these alongside other traditional offerings using a single provisioning and billing engine.”
ThinkGrid has integrated the full range of its cloud services including Hosted Virtual Desktop, Exchange, VoIP, Software-as-a-Service and Virtual Server Infrastructure with ConnectWise. These innovative services allow end customers to significantly lower Capex investment in IT infrastructure and enjoy the Opex benefits, as well as reduced management overhead this new model of computing brings. Subsequently, MSPs are now in a position to quickly realise revenue opportunities by removing complexity and encouraging customer adoption of the cloud by offering a single, consolidated billing agreement for all services.
Jeannine Edwards, Director, ConnectWise Community added: “This integration will help our partners to integrate ThinkGrid’s cloud services into the ConnectWise software, allowing them to choose exactly which services they want to use and ease the decision process in picking those services. This enables our partners to harness the benefits of cloud computing in one place with a single bill on a single platform.”
ThinkGrid provides an IT services platform from the Cloud. Launched with the aim of disrupting the way that businesses currently purchase, use and manage IT, ThinkGrid provides its network of channel partners with enterprise class IT services which can be customised and delivered to small and medium businesses. ThinkGrid removes the management and cost burden of owning IT by offering it to customers as an on demand service. Its current services include Hosted Virtual Desktop, Exchange, VoIP, Software-as-a-Service and Virtual Server Infrastructure. With ThinkGrid, each user is given their own personalised IT that operates in exactly the same way as a traditional computing environment. The difference is that with ThinkGrid’s Cloud Computing platform, services can be accessed from anywhere in the world through an Internet connection and customers only pay for what they need, able to scale up and down at the click of a mouse. For more information visit: http://www.thinkgrid.com/
Designed exclusively for the IT Channel, ConnectWise is the leading business management solution for service providers, MSPs, technology consultants, integrators, and developers. Today more than 49,000 IT professionals rely on ConnectWise to achieve greater accountability, operational efficiency and profitability. ConnectWise fully integrates CRM, sales, help desk ticket and tracking, project tracking, IT service management, SLAs, dispatch scheduling, mobile IT services, time and expenses into a singular IT management software to dramatically streamline IT companies. Over the last 28 years, ConnectWise has become the premier business operating system for IT solution providers. ConnectWise APIs are accessed by over 300 organizations, including ConnectWise partners and industry leaders of the IT Nation. For more information visit www.ConnectWise.com or call 800-671-6898.
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