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The Post-COVID Landscape for MSPs

I recently had a great conversation with Jay McBain, Principal Analyst for Channels and Partnerships at Forrester, about how the economic downturn caused by COVID-19 will affect the channel – specifically the MSP Channel.

There was a lot of territory to cover: from looking at the current state of the channel to how many in the channel may (or may not) survive the economic hardship to examining the real opportunities the pandemic has created for MSPs.

I’ll recap our conversation below and you can watch the full interview as well, but long story short: while many in the channel will struggle to survive, there are also tremendous opportunities ahead.

Acronis on GigaOM podcast

On the heels of prominently featuring Acronis in his recent “Radar for Hybrid Cloud Data Protection” report, analyst Enrico Signoretti spoke with our Chief Cyber Officer, Gaidar Magdanurov for a new episode in GigaOM’s Voices in Innovation podcast series.

The 30-minute conversation focused on how the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the data protection and cybersecurity landscape, and what the long-term effects of the near-global lockdown will likely be. Naturally, there was a heavy focus on the cyber protection implications of the incredible shift to working from home.

Larry Walsh on COVID-19’s Impact on the Channel

The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed us: shaking us to our core as a nation and as individuals as we experience something that’s never happened in modern history. People are scared, people are uncertain, and we don’t know what’s going to come next.

That’s why, when speaking to Larry Walsh, CEO of 2112 Group today about the research they did regarding the pandemic’s impact on the channel, it was refreshing to hear a message of hope amid the constant stream of negativity coming at us – seemingly from every direction.