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Stop Planning for Digital Transformation

When it comes to digital transformation, traditional business planning isn’t part of the prescription. Instead, Avanade recommends this path forward.

Arnie Bellini Prepares to Give Away $70 Million

ConnectWise co-founder & former CEO Arnie Bellini vows to donate $70 million to Tampa Bay organizations. First up: $7 million for Tampa Catholic.

Office Depot Layoffs: CompuCom Delivers Weak Revenues

Office Depot confirms layoffs after CompuCom IT consulting & managed services provider (MSP) division underperforms in Q1. Board approves “Business Acceleration Program.”

Office Depot, CompuCom: Revenue Shortfall Warning

Office Depot’s CompuCom division suffers 1Q 2019 revenue shortfall. Office equipment retailer & managed IT services provider (MSP) “streamlines” operational structure…

Kaseya-Pulseway Ownership Rumor Continues

Does Kaseya own Pulseway, the Ireland-based RMM (remote monitoring & management), PSA (professional services automation) & MSP software provider? The investment rumor grows louder.

Microsoft Defender ATP for Apple macOS, Windows, Linux — and MSPs?

Microsoft rebrands Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) cybersecurity software for Apple macOS & apparent Linux push. Is MSP partner initiative coming?

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.

ConnectWise Company Sale Closes

ConnectWise’s company sale to private equity firm Thoma Bravo is now official. Five-year plan & 2019 strategy, led by new ConnectWise CEO Jason Magee, in place.

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.

Thoma Bravo Acquires ConnectWise for Roughly $1.5 Billion, ChannelE2E Estimates

ConnectWise acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo for roughly $1.5 billion, ChannelE2E estimates. Jason Magee succeeds ConnectWise CEO Arnie Bellini. MSP partner focus, five-year strategic plan intact.