MSPAlliance™ To Unveil Green IT Certification For Managed Service Providers At Las Vegas Summit In November

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New Industry Standard Will Encourage Energy-Saving IT Management and Practices

Today, every MSP has access to tools that deliver environmentally conscious services, however, there isn't an industry standard for them to use as a guide to ensure proper stewardship of all resources. As the industry's only accrediting body for MSPs, we are proud to address this glaring deficiency.

The MSPAlliance (MSPA) the International Association of Managed Service Providers (http://www.mspalliance.com), today announced it would unveil its Green IT Program for Managed Service Providers at the upcoming Managed Services Summit, being held at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, November 5-6, 2008. The MSPA Green IT Program will promote environmentally friendly IT management practices as well as efficient uses of energy.

With 7,000 members worldwide, and as the world's largest professional association and accrediting body for the Managed Services Industry, the MSPA has developed a set of standards for MSPs and their clients to achieve Green IT Certification. As part of its Managed Services Accreditation Program™, this Green IT certification will be based on quantifiable standards driven by several factors, including reduction of power consumption in data centers and offices, increased use of remote management of IT services to reduce carbon emissions, and other recognized Green initiatives.

"The need for Green IT has never been more evident, and the standards set by this new program will guide MSPs in delivering Green IT services and reducing their own carbon footprint," said Charles Weaver, president, MSPAlliance. "Today, every MSP has access to tools that deliver environmentally conscious services, however, there isn't an industry standard for them to use as a guide to ensure proper stewardship of all resources. As the industry's only accrediting body for MSPs, we are proud to address this glaring deficiency."

In certain IT markets, a MSP that abides by these Green standards could realize a 35% to 75% reduction in energy consumption. This will help the MSPs and their end-users become better stewards of energy consumption, and will also save clients monthly recurring energy costs that they otherwise could not control. In today's economy, this is a welcomed initiative both by the MSP and their clients.

Details about the Green IT Program will be announced during the opening keynote address at the Las Vegas Managed Services Summit on November 5th at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information about the event please visit http://www.mspalliance.com/events.

About MSPAlliance
The MSPAlliance is a professional association of 7,000 managed service providers and service enabling technology vendors, 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. The MSPAlliance is committed to increasing reliability and dependability in the industry surrounding the value and benefit of using Managed Service Providers to provide a wide range of mission-critical services. In addition, the MSPAlliance collects data on the practice of managed services on behalf of its members, to help them increase the value delivery of IT to the organizations they serve. For more information about the MSPAlliance please visit http://www.mspalliance.com.

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