Posts made in November, 2012

Interview: Alan McDonald, President of Xilocore

Interview: Alan McDonald, President of Xilocore

Alan McDonald is President and CTO of Xilocore. Xilocore is a “business continuity and disaster recovery” company focused value added resellers. The develop entire disaster preparedness plans that can be added to managed service offerings. In addition to simply having a business continuity plan, Alan talks about testing recovery systems on a regular basis. He notes that the most successful partners for his product are those that...

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Kent McNall of Quosal Talks about the LabTech/Quosal/ConnectWise Killer Combo

Kent McNall of Quosal Talks about the LabTech/Quosal/ConnectWise Killer Combo

While at IT Nation last weekend, I grabbed Kent McNall, CEO of Quosal for a quick interview. This “killer combo” of products is one of the most impressive things I saw over the weekend. Quosal was one of the highlighted products in Arnie Bellini’s keynote speech. Kent gave us some of the details about how Quosal connects the LabTech RMM to the ConnectWise PSA. We talked in some depth about the “possibility engine”...

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Ian Watkins Traveled from the UK for IT Nation

Ian Watkins Traveled from the UK for IT Nation

One of the fun people I don’t get to see enough is Ian Watkins from the UK. He has been using ConnectWise for seven years. I caught up with Ian as he was in line to get into one of the breakout sessions. So we recorded this podcast in the hallway. He gives us his perspective on the data protection issues for companies in the UK and European Union. We also talked about other vendors — and some comments about the music at the...

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PacketTrap and Labtech Together – A Surprisingly Good Combo

PacketTrap and Labtech Together – A Surprisingly Good Combo

While hanging out in the PacketTrap booth, the talk turned to an interesting product combination that surprised me. Geoff Parker from PacketTrap tells me that a number of partners came by the booth and mentioned that they use these tools together. Hmmm . . . aren’t they both RMM tools? Well, yes, but they each have some outstanding features that makes them even better in combination. This is a quick interview but very interesting. Download...

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ConnectWise-LabTech-Quosal Triple Play – An Interview with Erinn Davis

ConnectWise-LabTech-Quosal Triple Play – An Interview with Erinn Davis

Interview with Erinn Davis,┬áCommunity Manager for ConnectWise, Labtech, and Quosal Erinn Davis is one of the hardest working people I ran into at IT Nation. We grabbed an empty boardroom to talk about these three products and her role connecting with the community. The “Community Team” currently has 12 people. They manage all partner-facing activities at ConnectWise, Labtech, and Quosal. These activities include facilitating user...

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