(PRWEB) June 12, 2012
MSPexcellence, creator of the Cloud Solutions Provider Program for Google Apps Resellers, today announced that Virtual Administrator has joined the program as a platinum sponsor. The Cloud Solutions Provider Program provides a blueprint for Google Resellers to follow when building a CSP business that delivers cloud solutions to customers based on Google Apps.
Virtual Administrator provides Managed Service Providers (MSPs) with tools and resources that perform Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) of IT devices located on the customer premise. This allows the MSP to deliver and bill for managed services on a monthly basis to generate a recurring revenue stream. By hosting the RMM platform and providing extensive training and support, Virtual Administrator makes it quick and easy for channel partners to offer managed services with little or no prior experience in device management.
“We are the perfect solution for the Google Reseller that wants to provide full-service IT support to their customers,” said Chris Amori, President of Virtual Administrator. “Our approach adds MSP-style managed services to cloud-based solutions allowing a newly formed or established CSP to address a broader market while producing incremental recurring revenue. It’s a win-win for the CSP and their customers.”
Virtual Administrator is a Master MSP that provides an on-ramp for VARs, MSPs and now CSPs that want to provide managed services to their clients without the heavy investment of time and resources required to operate their own service management platforms. In addition to hosted RMM services, Virtual Administrator offers additional MSP-type solutions including outsourced helpdesk, managed print services, email security, managed firewall and online backup.
“A major challenge for the Google reseller community is managing their customer’s premise-based IT infrastructure while migrating them to the world of cloud computing,” commented Todd Hussey, MSPexcellence Co-Founder. “Virtual Administrator allows them to meet this challenge while increasing the value of each customer engagement at the same time. They are a great addition to our CSP program.”
MSPexcellence launched the Cloud Solution Provider Program on April 3, 2012 and is working with a constantly expanding community of Google Apps Resellers to utilize comprehensive blueprints for planning, modeling, pricing, marketing and selling cloud solutions that maximize recurring revenue and profitability. The program features a unique Virtual Peer Group (VPG) that is hosted by MSPexcellence during weekly online sessions and also provides an online discussion forum that facilitates an ongoing dialogue between members of the VPG community. Membership in the Cloud Solutions Provider Program is available to Google Apps Resellers for an annual fee of $1,995.
About Virtual Administrator
Virtual Administrator, a division of Network Depot, LLC, is based in Reston, Virginia. Network Depot has twice been named as one of MSPMentor’s TOP 100 MSPs. Virtual Administrator was created from a desire to help small IT shops become bigger ones by allowing them to have access to the same quality tools that only larger companies could previously afford. Our business model is a simple one. We extend the same Managed Services tools and best practices we use in our own Washington, DC area IT Services business to other IT Providers, helping them become more productive and profitable. Our partners are provided with detailed training and support on how to use these “best-of-breed” tools in a real world setting. This “hands-on” approach separates us from our competition. We understand Managed Services. More information about Virtual Administrator is available at http://www.virtualadministrator.com or follow us at @MSPOnramp on Twitter.
MSPexcellence is a provider of business building strategies, tools and services for managed service providers and their technology suppliers. The company was founded by Todd Hussey and Dave Zwicker who bring unparalleled industry experience to the MSP and CSP business services landscape in the form of technology messaging and positioning, pricing and packaging strategies, go-to-market planning, content-driven lead generation programs, effective sales staffing and management of the sales process. This experience is embodied in the industry’s most complete compilation of MSP/CSP best practices, the Cloud Solutions Provider Program. More information about MSPexcellence is available at http://www.mspexcellence.com or follow @MSPexcellence on Twitter.
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