Chico, CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2012
The International Association of Cloud and Managed Service Providers (MSPAlliance), today announced the appointment of John Burgess, president of Mainstream Technologies to its advisory board. The MSPAlliance advisory board is tasked with maintaining the standards of conduct and certification guidelines of the MSPAlliance, most notably, the Unified Certification Standard (UCS), and further the association’s mission of promoting industry-wide integrity and professionalism. Mainstream Technologies is the first company in the world to have achieved UCS certification.
“I am honored to join the MSPAlliance advisory board,” said John Burgess, president of Mainstream Technologies. “The MSPAlliance has been a leading force in our industry’s response to the rapidly changing governance and regulatory landscape across the markets we serve. I look forward to working with this group of industry leaders as it continues to develop, refine and promote the Unified Certification Standard within our industry, and to educate the market on the value of best practice providers.”
The MSPAlliance advisory board meets regularly to review the UCS, with the objective of ensuring it is accurately reflecting changes in both the end-user marketplace as well as the service provider community. The board is also tasked with addressing issues related to promotion of the Unified Certification Standard to end-users as a means of self-regulation within the cloud and MSP profession.
“John brings a unique executive leadership and a vast amount of knowledge and expertise about managed services and hosting,” said Charles Weaver, MSPAlliance CEO. “His contribution to the board and to this profession will be invaluable.”
ABOUT MAINSTREAM TECHNOLOGIES
In the past 15 years, Mainstream has become one of the fastest growing MSP’s in the Mid-South, serving clients from its headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mainstream offers Managed Services, Custom Software and Cloud services.
For over 12 years, the MSPAlliance has been the only unified voice for the Managed Services Industry, and the only organization that promotes the highest level of professionalism, reliability and integrity. As the world’s largest Professional Association and Accrediting Body for the Managed Services Industry, the MSPAlliance was created to meet the needs of the Managed Services Professional and to educate the end-user community on the benefits of using a Managed Service Provider.
For more information about the MSPAlliance and the Unified Certification Standard for Cloud & MSPs, please visit http://www.mspalliance.com.