MSPAlliance Board Appoints Nimsoft President and CEO Gary Read

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Charter member chosen for his business leadership and dedication to the industry

MSPAlliance, the International Association of Managed Service Providers, today announced the appointment of Nimsoft President and CEO Gary Read to its Vendor Advisory Board. The MSPA Vendor Advisory Board will help advance the managed services industry on a worldwide basis and serve as an advocate for best practices. Executive board members will address and resolve vendor-specific issues related to creating technical standards, supporting the global MSP profession, and improving relationships between vendors and MSPs. The Vendor Advisory Board may be called to assist the MSP board in its duties when needed.

Gary Read has more than 20 years experience in the high tech business. In 2002, Gary Read founded Converse Software and rapidly built a global reseller organization successfully delivering cost-effective, performance and availability monitoring solutions. In 2004, Converse Software merged with Nimbus Software, which became Nimsoft. Previously, Read served as vice president of marketing at BMC Software and also as vice president of sales and marketing at RiverSoft. He was instrumental in Riversoft's successful IPO and the eventual acquisition by Micromuse.

"Because the role of service enabling technology vendors is uniquely tied to success of the MSPs, it is important to have insight from the vendor community that is based on experience and maturity," said Charles Weaver, MSPAlliance president. "Gary's worldwide promotion of best practices has helped create industry standards in a fast growing marketplace. His leadership and experience are exemplary. We welcome the contributions his perspective and expertise will bring to the MSPAlliance Vendor Advisory Board."

"We look forward to working more closely with the MSPA and our industry colleagues on develop best practices in an industry that is facing the challenge of virtualization, VoIP and other new technologies," said Gary Read, president and CEO, Nimsoft. "As a charter member of the MSPA, we have grown along side this organization. We are committed to helping the industry understand how they can remain effective in customer satisfaction and develop practices that will increase the success of their business."

About Nimsoft
Nimsoft is the premier provider of business-focused IT infrastructure monitoring solutions that customers can easily deploy and use. The company's monitoring solution, NimBUS, is used by hundreds of companies across diverse industries to manage complex networked systems to meet service level agreement targets. Nimsoft solutions combine performance and availability monitoring, advanced service level management functionality and broad platform coverage for unprecedented ease of implementation, deployment and use.

About MSPAlliance
The MSPAlliance is a global organization made up of service providers and technology enablers, who work in a collaborative effort to define, promote and educate the Managed Services Industry and the end-user consumer on the adoption and successful use of technology through Managed Services.

For more information about the MSPAlliance and the Managed Services Accreditation Program please visit http://www.mspalliance.com.

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