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About Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is content czar for ChannelE2E. A technology media entrepreneur, he has tracked IT channel and enterprise issues for more than two decades. Panettieri oversees digital and mobile platform development, IT operations, content and research for After Nines Inc. and ChannelE2E. Email: Twitter: @JoePanettieri

Private Equity Firm Backs Cloud MSP, Government Software Consultant

Private equity firm OceanSound Partners recapitalizes Top 200 Public Cloud MSP Smartronix, and government custom software developer Trident Technologies.

Intel Layoffs 2020: Targeted Data Center Staff Cuts, Report Says

Intel plans modest data center group layoffs amid aggressive push toward artificial intelligence (AI) & other next-generation technologies, report says.

DigitalOcean Layoffs 2020: Will Cloud Service Provider Seek Buyout Offers?

DigitalOcean confirms layoffs & reveals annual recurring revenue (ARR). Will the ARR disclosure attract buyout offers for the cloud services provider (CSP)?

MSP Automation, AI Chatbots and Service Desks: Triafy Arrives

To boost profit margins, MSPs must become more operationally efficient. Triafy President Gerwai Todd wants to help. He’s armed with AI chatbot technology. Here’s what’s next.

Coffee Friday

5 Channel Partner Updates: Friday 17 January 2020

Today’s channel partner news involves AHEAD,, AppRiver, Astreya, Cisco AppDynamics, Copper, CTG, Datadog Partner Program, Decisive Analytics, Dell, HashiCorp, ProtectedIT, relayiQ, Virsec, Zendesk & more.

ADP Phishing W2 Tax Scam: AppRiver Issues Warning, Security Advise

Some ADP users receive phishing emails that claim their W2 tax form is now ready, AppRiver warns. Here’s how to defend against phishing hackers.

Red Carpet Welcome Stairs

Call for Entries: Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs 2020 Survey

MSPs (managed IT services providers) worldwide are invited to participate in ChannelE2E’s Fifth-Annual Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs survey. Here’s how to earn potential honors.

McAfee CEO: BMC Veteran Peter Leav Succeeds Chris Young

McAfee hires former BMC Software CEO Peter Leav to succeed CEO Chris Young, cybersecurity software provider confirms. Parent TPG Capital considers McAfee IPO & other options.

Coffee Thursday

5 Channel Partner Updates: Thursday 16 January 2020

Today’s channel partner news involves Accenture, Agio, Anexinet, CloudJumper, Kaseya, NetApp, New Relic, Resolve Systems, SaaSMAX, Wayside Technology Group, XenTegra, ZINFI & more.

Kaseya’s Valuation: $2 Billion MSP Software Company, And…

Kaseya says its business valuation is $2 billion. Will the disclosure attract potential suitors for the MSP and IT management software provider?