ConnectWise CEO Arnie Bellini Offers Vision for Partner Success During IT Nation 2013 Keynote

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TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yesterday, Arnie Bellini, CEO of ConnectWise, developer of the leading service management software designed exclusively for IT service providers, VARS, ISVs and MSPs, kicked off IT Nation 2013 with a keynote outlining his vision for partner success. Addressing more than 2,400 attendees at the sold-out event, Bellini highlighted the incredible opportunity for IT solution providers to be catalysts for unprecedented business productivity and profitability and, by doing so, reap the benefits of an estimated $3.8 trillion that will be spent on IT in 2014.

"We are committed to doing everything in our power to anticipate industry shifts and provide our partners with a dynamic platform for growing their businesses," said Bellini. "ConnectWise is more than a software company – we're a skill-building company that offers support, education and a commitment to community, all tightly integrated around innovative software, that helps our partners achieve success right now and well into the future."

During his keynote, Bellini drew parallels to his recent swim across the English Channel, emphasizing the importance of making smart decisions and focusing on best practices. Bellini also highlighted ConnectWise innovations over the past year, including an initiative with CharTec and HTG, where ConnectWise created an entire series, the Path to Success Workbook, which was a collaborative educational initiative with partners that provides best practices across a variety of critical business areas. He also hinted at a new Dashboards feature, available in Q1 of 2014, which identifies more than 200 KPIs associated with success and brings them to the ConnectWise platform.

Bellini's address also touched on the increasing importance of mobile technologies, specifically how ConnectWise's mobile capabilities will bring speed and simplicity to salespeople and technicians in the field while giving managers insight into team benchmarks and performance. He also discussed future plans for the cloud, an exciting new focus on user-centricity and, due later this year, an announcement that partners will eventually be able to bill on a per-user basis, versus per-device, which will revolutionize the industry.

Held at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, the ninth-annual IT Nation Partner Summit has become the largest event in the IT solution provider industry, offering attendees a best-in-class event platform to learn about transformative and innovative IT solutions and best practices.

IT Nation runs through November 15, with the majority of the event focusing on ways ConnectWise will continue to drive innovation for partners in 2014. At the center of this is the ModernOffice Suite announced earlier this year, which combines the power of ConnectWise, LabTech and Quosal. Additionally, through a new tool called the ModernOffice Communicator, ConnectWise will enable IT solution providers to dramatically improve personal relationships with customers by facilitating live chat, video and voice communication.

More than 2,400 attendees are at this year's IT Nation, which includes thought leadership keynotes, solutions pavilions, networking lunches and more than 100 breakout sessions, driven entirely by partner feedback. In addition to Bellini, this year's event features keynote speaker Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why.

For more information on IT Nation 2013 including a full agenda, please visit www.TheITNation.com. Follow the hashtag #ITN13 via Twitter for live updates of the event.

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About ConnectWise

Designed exclusively for the IT Channel, ConnectWise is the leading business management solution for service providers, MSPs, technology consultants, integrators, and developers. Today more than 80,000 IT professionals rely on ConnectWise to achieve greater accountability, operational efficiency and profitability. 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. For the last 31 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.

CONTACT: Jessica Boardman Greenough for ConnectWise / LabTech Software jboardman@greenoughcom.com 617.275.6514

Source: ConnectWise