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SAP Taps Concur, Sungard AS Executives for North America SMB Cloud Channel Push

SAP North America taps Concur veterans Eric Friedrichsen & Marc Monday for cloud-first SMB channel push. Sungard AS veteran Cristina Greysman also onboard.

Oracle Blends Hybrid Cloud, Managed Services for Customer Data Centers

Oracle¬†(ORCL) expands hybrid cloud and associated managed services directly into customers’ on-premises data centers.

GoDaddy Shuts Down Cloud Server Business, Sells Off PlusServer Managed Hosting

GoDaddy is shutting down Cloud Servers, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) alternative for small businesses. Senior VP Raghu Murthi describes the learnings.

Rackspace Beta Tests Google Cloud Platform Managed Services

Rackspace is now beta testing Google Cloud Platform (GCP) managed services for customers, the managed cloud provider says. Here’s what they include.

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Veritas Rolls Out Subscription-Based Data Management Suite Under a Single License

The Veritas 360 Degree Data Management Suite eases data management at a lower cost — whether on-premises or in the cloud, Veritas asserts.


Google Launches Hire, a Talent Recruiting App for SMBs

Google launches Hire app to help small and midsize businesses recruit employees. Will MSPs and VARs use Google Hire to close their own talent gaps?

Smart Home Remote Monitoring, Management: Ihiji Supports Savant

Ihiji, a provider of remote technology management for integrators, announces industry-first support for the Savant Pro Host smart home control products.

Gartner Cuts 2017 Global IT Spending Forecast, But Sees Silver Linings

Gartner says overall IT spending will grow more slowly than originally expected in 2017, but business IT services is a big bright spot for MSPs, VARs.

REAN Cloud Acquires Amazon AWS Partner 47Lining, Gains Big Data Expertise

Managed service provider (MSP) REAN Cloud acquires 47Lining, a big data company and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting Partner.

MSP Datavail Acquires EPM Software Firm Accelatis

Datavail, a managed service provider focused on Oracle & Microsoft SQL Server, buys Accelatis, an enterprise performance management (EPM) software company.