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Posts by DH Kass

AWS, Microsoft Azure Multi-Cloud Management Services: MSPs Must Respond

Customers crave mult-cloud management, cost management & other services across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure & Google Cloud Platform (CSPs). Will MSPs respond?

Study: Women Gaining More CEO Positions, But More Progress Needed

Are women gaining more CEO positions? Some stats suggest yet but there’s more room for progress, data from job recruiter Challenger, Gray & Christmas shows.

Researcher: Managed SD-WAN Services Market Forecast

The managed SD-WAN services market generated $282 million in revenue in the U.S. for 2018, according to Vertical Systems Group research.

Top SMB Security Concerns: Email Phishing Leapfrogs Ransomware

Email phishing attacks are the top threat to small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), The big need: Security awareness training classes.

Gartner: Nearly 50% of Workers Might Be Changing Jobs in Tight Labor Market

Only 53 percent of workers worldwide plan to stay in their current jobs, the fifth consecutive quarter the figure has declined, a new Gartner study found. In Q1 2018, 60 percent of workers globally said they intend to hold on to their existing employment by the analyst’s measure. In the U.S. for Q2 2018, about […]

Report: Predatory Lending Devastating Cash-strapped Small Businesses

So-called “confession loans,” a predatory but legal debt-collecting practice ravaging thousands of small businesses, is under fire from two U.S. senators who want it banned, according to a Bloomberg report. The lenders that have unearthed the arcane “confession of judgement” law call themselves merchant cash-advance companies. They prey on unwitting small businesses lured by instant […]

Forecast: Private Equity Buyers Dominate M&A

Private equity buyers of businesses in the so-called “knowledge intensive arena” are expected to make 75 percent more acquisitions over the next two to three years than strategic acquirers, a survey says.

VMware CEO: CloudHealth Acquisition Bolsters Multi-Cloud Management

VMware acquires CloudHealth. MSPs and partners gain multi-cloud management platform across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Europe Digital

Alibaba Cloud vs. Amazon Web Services: European Showdown Coming?

Alibaba’s cloud computing arm is reportedly lining up a deal with the IT consulting wing of BT (formerly British Telecom) to potentially set up a heavyweight bout against Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Europe.

AWS Managed Services Market Forecast: The MSP Cloud Opportunity

Here’s a forecast of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) managed services market, three areas where MSPs will generate cloud revenues and more from Transparency Market Research.