Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Wikipedia.


(1) (Managed Service Provider) An organization that manages a customer's computer systems and networks which are either located on the customer's premises or at a third-party datacenter. MSPs offer a variety of service levels from just notifying the customer if a problem occurs to making all necessary repairs itself. MSPs may also be a source for hardware and staff for its customers.

(2) (Microsoft Solution Provider) A Microsoft certification for qualifying resellers that sell and provide training and support on Microsoft products. A certain number of employees must be Microsoft Certified Professionals.

(3) A Microsoft Paint graphics file format.

(4) A patch file in the Windows 2000 Installer system.

(5) (Multi-Tech Supervisory Protocol) A simultaneous voice and data (SVD) protocol from Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., Mounds View, MN. When a telephone handset is picked up, the modem switches to packet mode, digitizes the voice and interleaves the voice packets with the data packets. See SVD.

(6) (Media Suite Pro) A popular Macintosh-based nonlinear video editing system from Avid Technology, Inc., Tewksbury, MA.

(7) An operating system used in Fujitsu IBM-compatible mainframes.

(8) (Multiprocessing Server Pack) A utility that enables LAN Manager to utilize a computer's multiprocessing capabilities.
References in periodicals archive ?
MSP Communications won four silver and two bronze awards, recognizing MSP Communications' work on behalf of clients IBM, McKesson, Teradata and Code42.
He added, "As we bring our loan servicing in-house, we look forward to the process consistency, comprehensive functionality and security delivered by MSP.
of India for jute to protect the interest of the Jute Growers through procurement of Raw Jute under the MSP fixed by the Govt.
The MSP will not match what we had demanded," Kisan Sabha joint secretary Dr Vijoo Krishnan said.
Prior to Payload, our eRelease clients created their own upload files to place orders using multiple reports or manual entry of MSP data.
She said: "I experienced bullying and had a hard time on becoming an MSP.
Utilizing a 32-Bit MIPS architecture microprocessor core and up to 2 Dual-MAC DSP cores, the MSP products integrate both the routing function and the VoIP CODEC (Encoder/ Decoder) into a single device while providing the necessary performance to handle voice channels and high speed data connections.
He pays more in income tax from his legal work than he makes for doing his taxpayer-funded job as an MSP.
To eliminate some of the confusion caused by the glut of MSP models in this new and immature market, most MSPs can be segmented into two business models: NOC-in-a-box or NOC-for-hire.
Greenstein suggests that finding agents that interfere with MSP detection by female tissues, and therefore with fertilization, could lead to drugs for combating some parasitic intestinal worms in people and domestic animals.
With ServiceDesk Plus-MSP, an MSP can manage all clients with a single help desk tool.