TweetIt is likely my own employees will approach me with confused expressions and ask why I would take time to defend Solarwinds’ earning announcement yesterday. My product management and development teams can point to the deliberate design differences WhatsUp Gold is built with that make it more usable than Orion and my sales staff will [...]
TweetYou wouldn’t pay for $3oo bucks for a new iPod and then fork over a fee to Apple every time you played a song, would you? Didn’t think so. But that’s what Solarwinds asks its customers to do every time they purchase Orion, their network management software. See, Orion defines an element as the smallest [...]
Last week I attended a webinar for curiosity reasons and this Big 3 MSP provider claimed that ISV’s like Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold and SolarWinds had abandoned the SMB and mid-market and the only choice the SMB market would have over the next year is an MSP based offering. Further he said the SMB business would be in danger of extinction because of the lack of products and services available to manage the SMB network. He said, “The only way small and medium businesses that rely on the internet for business will stay in business are to take a lifeline from an experienced MSP provider who can monitor and manage their assets and applications.
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