TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 16, 2010 - ConnectWise , the leading business operating system designed exclusively for IT service providers, MSPs, technology consultants, integrators and developers, today detailed how its IT Nation 2010 Summit proved to be a highly successful and valuable event for attendees who were able to connect with industry peers, learn about new solutions in the marketplace and gain strategies to further increase growth in the coming year.
IT Nation 2010, one of the managed services industry's largest face-to-face events, drew more than 1,400 attendees to their three-day conference, which featured main stage presentations from industry luminaries, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities along with a solutions pavilion that featured over 50 vendor organizations. The event that facilitated the discussion of go-to-market strategies among MSPs and solution providers was described by many as the best conference they've ever attended.
"It's my favorite event of the year," said Deana Pizzo, CEO of I.T. Solutions of South Florida, Inc. "It's about the community. You come and you share with everybody that's going through the same things you're going through. I wouldn't miss it."
Keynote addresses were delivered by Keith R. McFarland, author of the Wall Street Journal and New YorkTimes bestseller The Breakthrough Company and Bounce; Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, author, motivational speaker and subject of the film Rudy;and ConnectWise CEO Arnie Bellini, who discussed how service providers can thrive in a competitive marketplace, outlining nearly two dozen sales opportunities for solution providers and MSPs. This year's event included eight rounds of breakout sessions and the first IT Nation golf tournament at The Waldorf Astoria Golf Club.
Attendees also found value in other not-to-miss events that were held before the official start of IT Nation 2010, including CharTec's Unherd of Conference, LabTech's Automation Nation, the annual HTG Peer Group Summit, Level Platforms' Next Level Summit, Quosal Workflow Boot Camp, and TruMethod's Schnizz Rally, creating an entire series ofcollaborative and educational opportunities for the IT Nation.
"I'm always impressed by the amount of energy, dedication and enthusiasm our partners bring to the ConnectWise IT Nation, making the event without peer in the industry and a truly not-to-be missed conference," said Bellini. "The can-do attitude of attendees fostered a shared commitment by one another to learn, inspire and have fun with improving their business practices for better customer success and increased revenues. I am pleased that we have once again raised the bar on the value the IT Nation Summit provides to all of those in attendance."
Approximately 2,000 attendees are expected to attend next year's IT Nation Summit November 9-11 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek hotel in Orlando, Fla.
For blogs and videos from IT Nation 2010 visit www.TheITNation.com.
Designed exclusively for the IT Channel, ConnectWise is the leading IT business software for service providers, MSPs, technology consultants, integrators, and developers. Today more than 44,000 IT professionals rely on ConnectWise to achieve greater accountability, operational efficiency and profitability. According to the 2010 MSPmentor 100 list, more than half of the top 100 IT-based managed serviced providers worldwide use ConnectWise. ConnectWise fully integrates CRM, sales, help desk ticket and tracking, project tracking, IT service management, SLAs, dispatch scheduling, mobile IT services, time and expenses into a singular IT management software to dramatically streamline IT companies. Over the last 28 years, ConnectWise has become the premier business operating system for IT solution providers. ConnectWise APIs are accessed by over 300 organizations, including ConnectWise partners and industry leaders of the IT Nation. For more information visit www.ConnectWise.com or call 800-671-6898.
Mark Smith of JPR Communications,
Skype: jprmark, for ConnectWise
Web Site: www.connectwise.com