5 Channel Partner Updates: Tuesday 09 October 2018

Welcome to page two of two. Here are items 10 to 1 for today’s morning update.

10. IT Management: Spiceworks has unveiled a cloud-based Spiceworks Inventory application that integrates with the cloud editions of Spiceworks Help Desk and Spiceworks Remote Support.

9 . Data Protection: Arcserve has unveiled a business continuity cloud — which is designed for cloud backup, disaster recovery, high availability and email archiving.

8. Market Research – Security: Cryptomining has leapfrogged ransomware as top threat in 2018, according to Webroot’s Mid-Year Threat Report for 2018.

7. Healthcare IT services: CompuCom a subsidiary of Office Depot, has unveiled Self Healing Healthcare, an automated service for healthcare organizations that monitors, detects, diagnoses and resolves device performance issues without the need for end-user intervention, the company says.

6. Talent: Liongard has recruited former ConnectWise and eFolder Chief Revenue Officer Adam Slutskin as a strategic advisor. Liongard Roar is an automation platform that gives MSPs visibility into on-premises apps, the network stack, cloud services and other components that MSPs manage.

5. M&A – MSP and Microsoft Azure Partner: Logicalis Group has acquired CNI, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner.

4. M&A – Real Estate IT Services: JLL has acquired ValuD Consulting, a provider of IBM software integration and consulting services in the United States and India. JLL focuses heavily on the real estate  JLL is a professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management services.

3. ROI – IT Automation & Business Management Software: The ConnectWise platform provides 194 percent return on investment with payback within three months of implementing the software suite, according to Forrester Research. On a somewhat similar note, Continuum last year released independent research suggesting its platform approach outperforms the competition. No doubt, rivals will debate the findings of each research study — but the overall message is a healthy one for the broader MSP & IT services automation market.

2. SolarWinds IPO: It sounds like the SolarWinds IPO will likely emerge the week of October 15. Conflicting reports suggest the company will seek to raise anywhere from $323 million to $917 million.

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