TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ConnectWise, developer of the leading service management software designed exclusively for IT service providers, VARS, ISVs and MSPs, recently held its ninth annual IT Nation, breaking attendance records with more than 2,500 attendees converging at the IT solution provider industry's largest event.
ConnectWise CEO Arnie Bellini kicked off IT Nation 2013 by addressing a record-breaking crowd during his opening keynote. He highlighted ConnectWise's unrelenting commitment to partner success, the importance of leveraging best practices and the incredible opportunity for IT solution providers to be catalysts for unprecedented business productivity and profitability.
"I've been attending IT Nation for several years now and I can honestly say that this year was the best yet," said MJ Shoer, President of Jenaly Technology Group, Inc. and Chairman of the Board, CompTIA. "I walked away from the event feeling rejuvenated and enlightened. Thanks to IT Nation 2013, I have a whole laundry list of items and best practices that I plan to implement in my business in 2014, changes that I'm confident will increase profitability and help my business grow."
Bellini's keynote also recapped major 2013 initiatives, while building excitement about enhancements and new functionality the company will bring to the platform in 2014. Among the enhancements highlighted was a new Dashboards feature, which identifies more than 200 KPIs associated with success and brings those to the ConnectWise platform; an improved user interface; expanded mobile, cloud and user-centricity features, and free ConnectWise certifications. Bellini also discussed how the company will continue to power-up the ModernOffice Suite, including a new investment in BizDox, which will allow partners to document and leverage best practices.
IT Nation 2013 featured solutions pavilions, networking lunches and more than 100 breakout sessions, all driven entirely by partner feedback. In addition to the opening keynote from Bellini, IT Nation 2013 also included a keynote from Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why, who gave solution providers advice on how to build successful business environments marked by trust, collaboration and communication.
ConnectWise also presented its third annual IT Nation Partners' Choice Awards during the event, voted on by attendees via the IT Nation mobile application. The company selected winners from among the participating sponsors of IT Nation in recognition of their excellence.
Winners of the 2013 IT Nation Partners' Choice Awards include:
|Best Breakout: Nilear|
|Best Revenue Generator: LabTech Software|
|Outstanding Software: LabTech Software|
|Best Channel Program: CharTec|
|Biggest Buzz: BizDox|
|Outstanding Hardware: Lenovo|
|Best Newcomer: Dropbox|
|Best in Show: LabTech Software|
"This year's IT Nation was the biggest yet, attracting 25 percent more attendees than last year," said Jeannine Edwards, Director, ConnectWise Community. "Thanks to our partner community and vendor sponsors, the event continues to evolve each year, providing a collaborative, educational and fun environment for attendees to learn how to leverage technology to drive efficiency and make their businesses more profitable. Our number one priority is ensuring partner success and through events like IT Nation, we will continue to inspire our partners and create a community they are proud to be a part of."
Considered by many to be the premier conference for the managed services industry, IT Nation provides attendees with the opportunity to connect with peers, learn about new solutions available in the marketplace and adopt go-to-market solutions that will improve their businesses today and into the future. This year's IT Nation featured Diamond Sponsor Dropbox with Platinum Sponsors including Anchor, CharTec, LabTech, LogMeIn, Microsoft, Quosal and Webroot.
For more information on IT Nation 2013, including a full recap of this year's activities, please visit www.TheITNation.com. Next year's IT Nation will take place November 12-14 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Visit http://theitnation.com/ITN14/ to learn more.
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.
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