Monday, July 11, 2011

A Successful MSP Model

I'm watching the Service Provider space for the better business models or at least who is executing well on proving out a business model. Here's one from MSP Mentor:

"“I think the breadth of our offer is what really separates us.” Siemens said. Appia offers hosted business VoIP, SIP trunking, MPLS networking, video and audio conferencing and hosted exchange mainly to small to medium-sized business (SMB’s) of roughly 250 seats. “We try to create services that let smaller customers flex their muscles like larger businesses.” Appia’s biggest presence is in middle-market, serving customers in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

You will note from the article that Appia has grown through a couple of acquisitions that pushed it into new markets like Indianapolis. There's a lot of mergers and acquisitions activity in the VAR, MSP and CLEC space. For some it's a good time to exit and for others it's a good way to grow.

With all the changes it's also a good time to re-invent yourself.

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