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Oracle Layoffs 2019: Staff Cuts Reinforce Talent ‘Rebalancing’ Trend

Oracle layoffs apparently target multple departments. Like IBM & SAP, the big focus is talent rebalancing toward cloud services, security & artificial intelligence.

Broadcom: CA Technologies Acquisition Performing Well (So Far)

Broadcom’s buyout of CA Technologies is performing well. Most of the strategy involve’s CA’s mainframe software, but some messaging for MSPs & service providers has emerged.

Are Traditional Sales Skills Still Relevant?

Categorize this post as “thinking out loud.” I’m not sure what I think about this issue, so I’m using the post to help me think through it and to get your input and ideas. We all know the story—buying has changed profoundly, complex buying is chaotic, we need to be customer focused/driven, we need to […]

Commvault Hires VP, Pursues Cloud Service Provider Partnerships

Commvault hires Sungard Availability Services veteran Karen Falcone as VP of Worldwide Cloud and Service Providers. The goal: Stronger CSP partnerships.

Rackspace Layoffs 2019: Cloud MSP Cuts 200 Employees

Rackspace layoffs include 200 staff cuts worldwide, but the Top 100 public cloud MSP for AWS, Microsoft Azure & Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is profitable & hiring.

AppRiver Founders Exit Zix; MSP Partner Commitment Intact

AppRiver founders Mike Murdoch (pictured) & Joel Smith along with COO Scott Cutler set to exit business. New owner Zix vows MSP partner commitment amid cloud email security push.

Workday CFO Robynne Sisco: Cloud System Integrator Momentum Accelerates

Workday, the cloud-based provider of HR & financial applications, sees growing momentum with systems integrators, according to CFO Robynne Sisco.

Zix CEO Reveals Top 4 Cloud Email Security Priorities for 2019

Zix Corp., the cloud-based email security company that acquired AppRiver, has four big priories for 2019, CEO David Wagner says. Yes, MSPs are on the list.

4 Steps for Managing the Hardware Lifecycle

Why MSPs must build a solid process to handle the full lifecycle of customer devices—from early planning to secure disposal. SolarWinds MSP’s Greg Lissy explains.

VMware Cloud on Microsoft Azure: Partnership Coming Soon?

A VMware Cloud on Microsoft Azure-type partnership could be coming, according to The Information. Is it a carbon copy of VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS)?