One of the original founders of II4A back in 2005 was Robert Boyle of Tellurian. His company specialized in managed services and SAAS for physicians. Perot Systems bought Tellurian in Nov. 2008. Tellurian’s hosting and managed services cover 94 physician clients and 565 practice locations, representing 13,000 physicians, according to Perot Systems.
This years started with one of Tampa's Microsoft partners merging with an equal. Tribridge merged with Navint a couple of days ago.
Apparently, the MSP space is as hot as the Hosting space if you have cash flow and a Niche.
As long as we are talking MSP (Managed Service Providers), here are a couple of events to look for in 2009:
Xchange2009 in New Orleans on March 8-11
MSPAlliance and MSPWorld in Orlando on April 30
SMB Nation Convergence Spring is rocking Montclair NJ on May 1-3. (I'm sure Robin will be there)
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is in New Orleans on July 13-16 (look for Tribridge)
Ingram Micro has a few events: ORL on 4/1-4/4, Dallas on 5/4-5/6, and Hollywood, FL for its Spring Partner Connection Summit on May 20-22.
I heard this was a big event last year: ConnectWise Partner Summit in Orlando on Nov. 4-6