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TechSquad IT, Intel to Offer mkeCloud based on the Intel AppUP Platform

November 01, 2011
TechSquad IT, Intel to Offer mkeCloud based on the Intel AppUP Platform

TechSquad IT is the first Wisconsin-based MSP to launch this new service, designed to fulfill the demand for cloud computing and technology services for Greater Milwaukee SMBs
Waukesha, WI – October 31, 2011 – TechSquad ITa leading Managed Services Provider, is pleased to be recognized as the first Wisconsin-based MSP to offer the new Intel AppUp℠ for Small Business Service as a part of TechSquad IT’s technology service offering,mkeCloud.
mkeCloud offers a comprehensive suite of technology and consulting services that blend current technology platforms with IT support services to help businesses leverage technology as an efficient contributor to the bottom line rather than another expense item. By including remote, telephone and on-site support services with 24/7 proactive monitoring, backup and disaster recovery systems and regular maintenance schedules, mkeCloud users will gain all the benefits of a dedicated IT support center from a responsive and consistent local technology partner, at a predictable, cost-effective monthly price.
“Intel is excited to be launching this service into the Wisconsin marketplace with TechSquad IT,” said Bridget Karlin, General Manager, Intel Hybrid Cloud. “TechSquad IT’s business model and client relationships will help businesses in the Greater Milwaukee area adopt this technology rapidly with a very affordable monthly subscription model.”
Karlin continues, “Staying current with software and hardware can be a daunting financial concern for businesses, but with the Intel Hybrid Cloud service offering, available through TechSquad IT’s mkeCloud, it is simple, affordable and easy.”
The mkeCloud platform is based on the Intel AppUp for Small Business service, which is a subscription-based software delivery model offered from hardware hosted on-site at the clients’ location. One of the immediate benefits will be that businesses can access software on a monthly, pay-as-you-grow service model, eliminating costly start-up and licensing fees. The Intel AppUp for Small Business Service software catalog offers a wide variety of applications from Industry leaders including Microsoft Exchange®, Microsoft Small Business Server®, Vembu StorGrid®, Astaro Internet Security® and many others.
“We are really excited to add the Intel Hybrid Cloud offering to our wide array of Cloud-based products,” said Chris Wiser, Founder and CEO, TechSquad IT. “This platform is really ‘bridging the gap’ between on premise and Cloud services – so there is definitely a place for this with just about every small business”.
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