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PE-Backed Web Service Provider Acquires Hostnet

European web hosting services provider – backed by private equity firm Cinven – acquires Amsterdam’s Hostnet.

Today’s Thank You: Small Business Administration (SBA)

Today’s thank you goes to the Small Business Administration (SBA) at the federal level, along with the SBA’s offices deployed in individual states.

Memo to Software Companies: Simplify Your Free Subscription Offers

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, well-meaning software companies have introduced free subscriptions & extended trials. But some offers are too short or too confusing. Try this simplified approach.

Research: How Channel Chiefs Are Responding to COVID-19

How are channel chiefs adjusting their partner strategies amid the coronavirus pandemic? New COVID-19 channel research from The 2112 Group offers preliminary answers.

Accenture’s Acquisition Budget for Fiscal 2020: $1.6 Billion

Accenture acquisition budget for fiscal 2020 is up to $1.6 billion. Recent targets involve managed security services & SaaS consultancies for Salesforce, SAP & more.

Perficient Acquires Digital Consultancy, Sitecore Expert Brainjocks

St. Louis, Missouri-based IT services and consulting firm Perficient acquires Catalyst Networks, a Georgia-based digital consultancy and Sitecore specialist that’s also known as Brainjocks.

Broadcom Ending Symantec PacketShaper Business

Broadcom is ending the Symantec PacketShaper product line on March 31, and telling customers to explore Allot Secure Service Gateway (SSG) as a potential alternative option.

Secure Software Development: Private Equity Firm Acquires Checkmarx

Private equity firm Hellman & Friedman acquires secure software specialist Checkmarx from Insight Partners.

Oracle Layoffs 2020: European Staff Cuts for 1,300 Employees?

Oracle layoffs will impact 1,300 staff members in Europe, a report says. The enterprise database & application provider continues its shift to cloud subscription services.

Private Equity and Remote Control Software: Permira Sells Portion of TeamViewer Stake

Private equity firm Permira sells small stake in TeamViewer but retains majority hold on remote control software maker & LogMeIn rival. Investor interest strong amid coronavirus outbreak.