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Friday’s Exit Strategy: Why Private Equity Firms Acquire MSPs

Evergreen Services Group has acquired 13 MSPs so far in 2018. Head of M&A Ramsey Sahyoun shares some background and describes why private equity firms are pursuing MSPs.

MSP Sales Guide: 5 Steps to Finding (and Selling to) Involuntary IT Managers

Savvy MSPs target employees who get stuck with extra IT duties – since 66% of these folks are open to paying for outside technology help. NinjaRMM explains how.

SolarWinds CEO Reveals MSP Software Revenue Stream

SolarWinds MSP’s annual recurring revenue (ARR) is expected to surpass $225 million in 2018, SolarWinds CEO Kevin Thompson says. The figure is close to rival ConnectWise’s annual revenues.

Coffee Thursday

5 Channel Partner Updates: Thursday 15 November 2018

Today’s channel partner news: Axcient data protection & HIPAA compliance; Cisco Partner Summit; Cloudability & Datadog cloud cost management; Intermedia UCaaS; Kentik; Thunder NSI; Webroot; Zyxel & more.

SolarWinds Acquires 8MAN, Launches Access Rights Management

SolarWinds acquires 8MAN and launches Access Rights Management (ARM) security platform for MSPs and IT professionals.

Managing the Risks of Shadow IT

MSPs can’t securely manage what they don’t know exists. Which of your clients rely on unauthorized apps, devices or other Shadow IT technologies? IT Glue explains how to gain visibility and control.

Pure Technology Acquires Microsoft Partner Keytech

Pure Technology Group (PTG), a British IT services and solutions provider, acquires Microsoft Gold partner Keytech Managed Solutions.

Cisco CEO’s Late Arrival: A Blessing In Disguise

As Cisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins prepares for earnings call, new leaders like Gerri Elliott, Amy Chang & Oliver Tuszik bring fresh perspectives to Cisco Partner Summit 2018.

SolarWinds Q3 Earnings Highlight MSP Milestones

SolarWinds’ quarterly financial results highlight MSP-centric milestones — and reinforce SolarWinds MSP’s managed network & security services push.

5 Channel Partner Updates: Tuesday 13 November 2018

Today’s channel partner updates involve Arcserve, Bitdefender, ClearSky Data, Cloud Spectator, Kaseya, Kernan Consulting, SolarWinds MSP, The Wiser Agency & more.