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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.

Arnie Bellini: The Show Must Go On

ConnectWise founder Arnie Bellini steps down as CEO. But he’s not retiring. Here’s how Bellini’s vision pioneered the MSP software market, small business automation & partner success worldwide. Plus: Next potential moves.

SolarWinds CEO On MSP Software, Private Equity And DRaaS

SolarWinds CEO Kevin Thompson on MSP (managed services provider) software market growth, the private equity stampede, pricing models, DRaaS & private cloud backup.

How MSPs Can Create Contagious Sales and Marketing Content

As the glut of content grows, the challenge of developing content that stands out also grows. Here’s how MSPs can pull together the right messaging.

DXC Acquires Digital Consulting Firm Luxoft for $2 Billion

DXC Technology acquires digital consulting firm Luxoft for $2 billion, gaining expertise in engineering, user experience, IoT, Blockchain, cloud & DevOps services. DXC CEO Mike Lawrie shares more.

CTG Acquires Solutions Provider Tech-IT for $10.3 Million

Global IT services provider CTG (Computer Task Group) acquires Tech-IT for $10.3 million, gaining a deeper IT services and consulting footprint in Europe’s Luxembourg market.

Ransomware Trends MSPs are Seeing Around the Globe

Datto surveyed over 2,400 managed service provider (MSP) partners for the annual State of the Channel Ransomware Report. Datto VP Rob Rae shares key findings.