San Diego, CA, October 4, 2019 – Managed Solution has supported and been involved with Computers 2 SD Kids for quite some time now. Managed Solution has donated their own old laptops and devices as well as introduced their clients to this non-profit organization to donate their equipment as well.

The laptops, desktops and other devices donated to Computers 2 SD Kids are refurbished, wiped clean and then distributed to families in need at local schools and around town. Children who use home computers perform better in school, however 23% of San Diego County families are without computers. Computers 2 SD Kids was formed to help fill that gap.

Recently, The WIT Network – San Diego, co-chaired by two Managed Solution employees, Tina Rountree, and Jennifer Benedict gave their time at one of the distribution locations to hand out the devices to local families.

Tina Rountree, Director of Sales at Managed Solution and co-chair to the WIT Network SD Chapter, commented, “Having the opportunity to help these kids do better in school through the use of technology is amazing. With the refurbished devices comes anti-virus software and Office 365 applications so the kids are really set up for success. I love empowering others through the use of technology, and if we can start them young, even better. It was a beautiful day to help out, and we look forward to the next one.”

 Jennifer Benedict, added by saying, “The WIT Network is so important to me. It’s about empowerment and supporting one another. Today, not only did we do that for each other, but more importantly, for the kids. The smiles on these families’ faces were totally worth it. They’re going to have a bright future, and I’m glad we could lend a hand in that.”

 About Computers 2 SD Kids

C2K believes all children and their families in San Diego, regardless of their economic status, need to be computer literate and have equal access to technology and the crucial educational, occupational, and financial resources that technology can provide to improve their educational options and their futures.

For more information, click here to visit their website.

 San Diego, CA – August 5, 2019 – Managed Solution today announced it has become a Microsoft Authorized Education Partner (AEP), demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AEP authorization, partners must complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing and market expertise.

The AEP program is designed to train participating re-sellers on Microsoft’s Academic licensing, authorize them to purchase and resell Microsoft Academic licenses, and demonstrate to potential customers that they are approved and knowledgeable academic partners.

“This Microsoft AEP authorization shows our commitment and specialism in the academic IT marketplace and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its academic products,” said Sean Ferrel, Founder and CEO of Managed Solution. “We hope to accelerate our academic customers’ successes by serving as technology advisers for their IT requirements.”

“By becoming AEPs, partners show themselves to be committed and trained in providing discounted Microsoft academic products to the education market,” said Anthony Salcito, VP of Education for Microsoft Corp.’s Worldwide Public Sector. “This authorization, along with our other education partner initiatives, gives our partners recognition of their areas of expertise and our academic customers the confidence that they are buying from academic IT specialists.”

The Microsoft AEP Program is designed to authorize and equip organizations that deliver academic products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers with superior experiences and outcomes.

San Diego, CA, June 29, 2019 - For 11 years, Managed Solution has supported the Just in Time College Bound program by preparing ready-to-go laptops for young adults transitioning into college. Along with the laptops themselves, the Managed Solution team made sure they were equipped with the tools they need on those laptops as well as lifetime computer maintenance and repair.

The laptops that Managed Solution provides to these young adults allows for them to succeed in their college years as technological resources are so pivotal in today's day and age, especially in education.

Jennell Mott, VP of Technical Solutions at Managed Solution, commented, "Having the opportunity to help these young adults and give them the support to dive into this new chapter of life is amazing. It is great to know that we can help make a difference in their lives with the service we can provide to them. This is really what it is all about."

Sean Ferrel, Chairman and CEO of Managed Solution, added by saying, "Our company prides itself in being located in San Diego. We feel strongly about community and our connectedness to it, so being able to give back to the community in this great way for so long has been amazing."

About Just in Time for Foster Youth

Just In Time for Foster Youth is a local non-profit that engages a caring community to help transitioning foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and well-being. JIT is the only volunteer driven San Diego organization that functions as an extended family for transitioning foster youth by providing much needed gap services to support them on their path to self-sufficiency.

For more information, click here for the Just in Time Foster Youth website.

San Diego, CA, May 4, 2019 – The San Diego Humane Society hosted a Walk for Animals in honor of their mission to create a more humane San Diego. The walk’s purpose was to fundraise on behalf of animals and help sustain critical initiatives like staying at zero euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals.

Jennell Mott, VP of Technical Solutions said “I’ve had dogs my whole life, and a lot of our team members have, too. We’re proud to support a cause that a lot of our employees are passionate about. If we can even help just one furry friend, then it’s a job well done. Plus, what a great team building experience to get all our employees and their dogs together for a fun day at the park.”

The Walk for Animals 2019 took place in Liberty Station at NTC Park and included a pancake breakfast, doggie training, and a Vendor Village with other local non-profits there to support the cause.

Sean Ferrel, Founder of Managed Solution adds, “We work with Non-Profits in a variety of ways; supporting the local community by donating our team’s time and helping with fundraising, enabling Non-Profit customers to take advantage of discounts, and offering donations through our Non-Profit Referral Program. Whether it’s team building with our employees to support a cause near and dear to our hearts or helping a customer save money to embrace the modern workplace, we always have a lot of fun working with Non-Profits.”

About San Diego Humane Society:

Through lifesaving work that leads the way nationally in innovation, impact and effectiveness, San Diego Humane Society inspires compassion for all animals – companion and wild – in San Diego County and beyond. San Diego Humane Society is a leader in providing innovative services, allowing us to ensure that no healthy or treatable animals are at risk of euthanasia in San Diego County. For more information, visit their website.

About Managed Solution:

Managed Solution provides Integrated IT solutions by creating an IT journey that's tailored to your business needs. We provide a full assessment of your current IT environment and deliver the innovative solutions needed to solve your complex business challenges at every stage of the business lifecycle. We integrate our technical skillsets and the right resources with your team to discover your challenges, diagnose the problem areas, and custom design, deliver and execute on a comprehensive technology roadmap, based on your needs, that makes you more secure, compliant, and efficient.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]San Diego, CA, April 3, 2019. The Women in Technology Network San Diego hosted a golfing event for their members to help them brush up on their golfing skills. They spent the afternoon working on their swing and testing their newly gained skills in a putting and virtual Closest-to-the-Pin Contest at GOLFTEC San Diego.

Jennifer Benedict, Enterprise Account Executive at Managed Solution and Co-Chair of the WIT Network San Diego, said: “We organized this event because business happens on the golf course and women are often left out. That’s why we wanted our members to work on their golfing skills, so they can feel empowered and be a part of the game.”

Suzanne LaTour, President and Owner of the GOLFTEC franchise for the San Diego Region, who sponsored the event, encouraged women to golf and join their colleagues on the golf course no matter their experience.

There were 4 GOLFTEC PGA instructors who were helpful in analyzing swings with their video technology and helped to adjust posture, foot placement, and overall swings. They graciously had a lot of patience with the beginners and even helped some more experienced golfers to perfect and get the most of their swing. Most of all, it was a fun afternoon filled with networking, gaining new golfing skills, and meeting new members so that next time women in tech are invited to a golf game, they’ll gladly accept the invitation.

The Women in Technology Network is a community of professionals across the world that believe in making it easier for women to imagine, begin, and develop a career in IT. There are over 80 chapters in over 40 countries that provide a vast and varied network of events, contacts, and opportunities. The San Diego Chapter is co-chaired by Tina Rountree, Director of Sales at Managed Solution and Jennifer Benedict, Enterprise Account Executive at Managed Solution.[/vc_column_text][grve_gallery ids="31123,31120,31121,31122,31124,31125,31126,31127" hide_image_title="yes" hide_image_caption="yes" image_popup_size="large"][/vc_column][/vc_row]


Managed Solution is excited to be working directly with Microsoft’s Tech for Social Impact team, to accelerate the digital transformation of nonprofits globally.

The Microsoft Tech for Social Impact team

The Tech for Social Impact team within Microsoft Philanthropies is dedicated to making world-class cloud technology accessible and affordable, so that nonprofit organizations can better connect people, processes and technology to help solve the world’s most challenging issues.

Since 2002, Managed Solution has been working with small and large Non-Profits to help them leverage all that technology has to offer at a reasonable cost.

What this means for Non-Profits working with Managed Solution

Thanks to updates from Microsoft, Non-Profits now have access to predictable pricing with standardized discounts across cloud and on-premises products that provides the transparency required for effective IT planning. The discounts are from 60 to 75 percent off commercial pricing. In addition, we also offer InstantOffice for Non-Profits. Your InstantOffice pay as you go licensing could now be bundled with a complete end-to-end support offering,  a true business in a box solution. We offer services that alert users to potential threats and disturbances with our monitoring offering, or U.S. based help desk services for end users.

Here’s what this means for you:

  1. Microsoft 365 E3 is available through web direct to help Non-Profits address their productivity and security needs.
  2. Microsoft Threat Intelligence, Cloud PBX and Phone System are available as stand-alone offers to provide customers with simpler purchase, deployment, and adoption options.
  3. Office 365 solutions are now available specifically to empower Non-Profit volunteers to stay better connected and collaborate more efficiently.

And here’s how you can purchase:

  1. Enterprise Agreement (EA). Non-Profit pricing available through Microsoft’s Enterprise Agreement structure. The EA structure allows for easier administration through integrated purchasing and billing for cloud and software needs.
  2. Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program. CSP for Office 365, Microsoft 365, and Dynamics Non- Profit offers are be available wherever these offers are sold commercially. CSP is a licensing model that provides more flexibility to access Microsoft’s cloud solutions while bringing value added partner services and support to Non -Profits.

Managed Solution is excited about taking their Non-Profit involvement and support capabilities to the next level by being one of of Microsoft TSI’s preferred partners.

About Managed Solution

As a relationship-driven organization, Managed Solution collaborates with Non-Profits to customize the perfect mix of software, hardware, and IT services. We deliver a flexible technology solution that evolves and adapts to meet our customers’ needs and exceed their expectations at every stage of the business cycle.

Susan Kurvuilla, CEO at Managed Solution: “As a local provider of technology services and solutions, we feel strongly about being involved in the community and we are excited to be able to serve Non-Profits with the latest technology in order to maximize their impact.”

Non-Profits play an incredibly important role in addressing the world’s toughest challenges — whether providing education opportunities to young people in underserved communities, offering shelter and food to the displaced or homeless, or delivering healthcare and medicine to remote populations. And we’re proud to support them any way we can.

Additionally, Managed Solution employees love to support the community with giving back in a variety of ways through the year.



Tech Elite 250 List Recognizes Highest Achieving IT Solution Providers in Vendor Certifications

San Diego, CA, March 25, 2019, CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Managed Solution to its 2019 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors a select group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology suppliers, scaled to their company size. These companies have distinguished themselves with multiple, top-level IT certifications, specializations, and partner program designations from the industry’s most prestigious technology providers.

To compile this annual list, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors work together to identify the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Companies who have earned these elite designations— which enable solution providers to deliver premium products, services and customer support—are then selected from a pool of online applicants.

Managed Solution works closely with highly-regulated industries, so their staff is no stranger to regulations, trainings, and certifications that enable them to provide their customers with superior managed services. In addition to internal training and resources, Managed Solution is encouraging their employees to further their knowledge with certifications on compliance and security and vendor verifications on wide range of technologies and IT practices.

“CRN’s Tech Elite 250 list recognizes solution providers with extensive technical knowledge and premier certifications,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “Pursuit of vendor certifications and broader skill sets in a wide range of technologies and IT practices, proves a solution provider is committed to delivering maximum business value from those technologies and giving their customers the highest level of service.”

“Being recognized by CRN as one of the 2019 Tech Elite solution providers is validation of our commitment to delivering superior managed services to our customers. This speaks strongly to our vision of empowering our employees with additional knowledge, keeping up with changes in the industry and getting equipped with the latest certifications, so that they can serve our customers in the best way possible to achieve their goals and accelerate their growth,” said Susan Kuruvilla, CEO of Managed Solution.

Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at

About Managed Solution

As a relationship-driven organization, Managed Solution collaborates with you to customize the perfect mix of software, hardware, and IT services. We deliver a flexible technology solution that evolves and adapts to meet your needs and exceed your expectations at every stage of your business cycle.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Kansas City, MI, March 8, 2019. The Women in Technology Network hosted the inaugural International Women’s Day Conference in Kansas City. The conference brought together women in technology from all over the world and was filled with excellent speakers, keynote sessions, networking opportunities and inspiration.

Tina Rountree, Director of Sales at Managed Solution and Co-Chair of the WIT Network San Diego, attended the conference and describes her experience,

“I was incredibly excited to participate in the WIT Network Inaugural Women’s Day Conference on March 8th in Kansas City, MO.  The event consisted of an amazing line up of speakers, including Barbara Hardy, who spoke about deep themes such as resilience in the face of setback, and the dreaded imposter syndrome that seems to plague many women.  Her messages of “You belong, and you are enough” set the tone of the event and were appreciated by all in attendance.”

Coco Brown, CEO of The Athena Alliance, took the stage to share sobering statistics of lack of equality in both pay and positions in leadership for women. It was a great reminder to all those in attendance of why these conferences and our participation in the WIT network is so important.  One of the incredible statistics shared was in reference to women graduating college: the number of college women graduating with a BS in Computer and Information Sciences dropped from 35% of women graduating in 1985 to 19% in 2016.  The WIT Network is here to help reverse those statistics.

There were many takeaways from the event, and if the purpose was to share ideas, grow personal and professional connections, as well as inspire each other, the WIT conference was wildly successful, and Managed Solution looks forward to continued opportunities to participate, as well as bringing back what we’ve learned in our local chapter.

The Women in Technology Network is a community of professionals across the world that believe in making it easier for women to imagine, begin, and develop a career in IT. There are over 80 chapters in over 40 countries that provide a vast and varied network of events, contacts, and opportunities. The San Diego Chapter is co-chaired by Tina Rountree, Director of Sales at Managed Solution and Jennifer Benedict, Enterprise Account Executive at Managed Solution.[/vc_column_text][grve_button button_text="Join WIT Network San Diego" button_link="||target:%20_blank|"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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