SOURCE: Autotask Corporation

Autotask Corporation

October 20, 2010 15:38 ET

Autotask Rocks the Global IT Community With Proven Best Practices and Faster Business Results

Autotask Community Members and Industry Experts Recognized as Leaders in First Annual Rock Star Awards Announced at SMB Nation in Las Vegas

EAST GREENBUSH, NY--(Marketwire - October 20, 2010) -  Autotask Corporation, developer of the world's No. 1 hosted IT Business Management platform, today announced the launch of the Autotask CommunITy Rocks Outreach Program, a global effort to share IT Service and Solution Provider best practices and IT business management tips which lead to faster bottom line results. In addition, Autotask will conduct two live training sessions and honor the winners of their first annual Autotask Rock Star Awards on Oct. 21, 2010 during the SMB Nation Fall in Las Vegas.

The Autotask CommunITy Rocks Outreach Program consists of face-to-face user "Jam Sessions" held this year at more than seven locations around the U.S., and another two held globally. In addition, Autotask customers can access rich online content, conduct live chats with like-minded solution providers, and choose from various free online Cloud and Managed Services best practice training sessions available through the Autotask Academy

"We launched this program as a way to bring top contributors and leaders from our Autotask Community face-to-face with new and prospective Autotask customers who can experience almost an immediate acceleration of their IT business success from these proven best practices and Autotask Academy training," says Mark Crall, Executive Director of Community Development, Autotask.

This week, Len DiCostanzo, dean of the Autotask Academy and senior VP, Autotask Corporation, will lead two training sessions free to Fall SMB Nation attendees. The Cloud Revisited... Redefining Product and Services Automation session will discuss how to maximize financial performance and automate the many processes to sell, implement, manage and bill IT products and services. The Pricing Methodologies for Your Hybrid IT Services Portfolio session will reveal a proven pricing methodology for a complete IT Services portfolio with a focus on cloud services and automated managed services.

Autotask will also rock SMB Nation with an invite-only Autotask Rocks the Cloud party to be held Sat., Oct. 23 from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. Visitors to the Autotask booth can receive a party pass and a chance to win a new Fender guitar.

What's more, during the event 28 Autotask customers, consultants and other influential Autotask community members will be recognized for their personal contributions to the more than 30,000 members of the Autotask CommunITy. "Our first Autotask Rock Star honorees have demonstrated a passion for helping the Autotask community and the IT industry, as a whole. We hope this awards program empowers other IT professionals to join our community and offer their expertise and talents," Crall continues.

Those recognized as part of the first annual Autotask Rock Star Awards program include:

  • Andy Harper , Gaeltek - VA, USA
  • Travis Austin, MSPintegrations - CA, USA
  • Vince Tinnirello, Anchor Network Solutions, Inc - CO, USA
  • Alex Elliot, Advanced Technology Service - IL, USA
  • Lee Evans, Vital - Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • Ritesh Kapadia, SynchroNet - TX, USA
  • Osama Faris, FAR Support Ltd. - ON, Canada
  • Stuart Selbst, Stuart Selbst Consulting - VA, USA
  • Jacob Braun, Wake Digital Media Corporation - MA, USA
  • Steve Meek, The Fulcrum Group, LLC - TX, USA
  • Win Pham, Performance IT - GA, USA
  • Ken Edwards, Maverick Mesa Computer Specialties, Inc. - AZ, USA
  • Tim Carney, SF Bay - Link Network Services, Inc. - CA, USA
  • Charles Tholen, Cognoscape - TX, USA
  • Brian Kerhin, Byte Harmony, Inc. - WI, USA
  • Nathan Franks, Dynamic Business Technologies - NSW, Australia
  • Steve Alexander, Third Eye Technologies, Inc. - NY, USA
  • Thomas Blandford, eTrepid Inc. - MD, USA
  • Craig Tribuno, Systems Engineering - ME, USA
  • Melanie Fricke, CMIT Solutions - TX, USA
  • Mary Beth Jokela, Concordant - MA, USA
  • Lorentz Hinrichsen, Wulf Consulting - PA, USA
  • Edd Nicklin, Future Reliance - Kingston, United Kingdom
  • Michael Garcia, LuxTech - Hertforshire, United Kingdom
  • Paul Tomlinson, Mirus IT Solutions - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • Norb Doeberlein, Netzbahn - TX, USA
  • Tony Poole, Synergy Technology - Preston, United Kingdom

Autotask CEO Bob Godgart stresses the importance of purposeful networking, "Autotask's CommunITy is unlike any other peer group or partner community in this industry. Not only do our customers push us to be better and more innovative, they seek each other out and work together to build thriving and successful IT businesses that are on the cutting edge of this industry."

Each of the Autotask Rock Stars are recognized for their prior year commitment and serve a one-year term where they are given exclusive access to resources and support to help them continue to serve the community in their area of expertise. All Autotask customers and partners are eligible for award nomination. Winners are chosen based on their leadership skills; contribution to the Autotask Community; and, exceptional resourcefulness, innovation and creativity.

For more information regarding the Autotask Community Rocks Outreach Program and Autotask Rock Star Awards, please call 518-720-3500.

About Autotask Corporation
Autotask Corporation provides the world's leading hosted IT Business Management software built specifically for VARs, MSPs, and other technology solution providers to help them run their businesses better. The company's product line includes the Autotask Professional Services Automation (PSA) software, and the VARStreet family of advanced quoting and e-Commerce tools. All products work together seamlessly, and are available on demand to help IT solution providers to sell, implement, deliver and bill their technology products & services. For more information about Autotask Corporation and products, please visit or call 518-720-3500. Or, follow us on:

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