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Simplus Acquires Salesforce, Oracle Partner CirrusOne

Simplus acquires CirrusOne, a Salesforce and Oracle partner that offers consulting services for CPQ (configure, price, quote) and quote-to-cash solutions. M&A deals involving Salesforce partners remain strong.

Access Acquires Six Data Protection Companies

Access, the largest privately-held records and information management (RIM) services provider in the US, acquires six data protection companies in Canada.

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5 Channel Partner Updates: Friday 18 May 2018

Today’s channel partner news involves CirrusOne, Datto, Passportal, ServiceNow, Simplus, SolarWinds MSP, TeamUltra, Ulistic, Vogsy, Zendesk, and Peter Sandiford launches Zerotek SaaS management for MSPs.

IT Glue GlueCon: Panel of Titans

Arnie Bellini. Michael George. Austin McChord. Gary Pica. Fred Voccola. Chris Day. All confirmed for a “Panel of Titans” at GlueCon 2018, hosted by IT Glue. Here’s what MSPs should expect.

Rackspace Acquires Salesforce Cloud Consulting Partner RelationEdge

Rackspace acquires RelationEdge, a Salesforce Platinum Consulting Partner and digital agency. Rackspace’s push beyond managed AWS, Microsoft Azure & Google cloud services now includes SaaS, Oracle, SAP and other application services.

Private Equity Firm Merges Two MSPs, Creates National CSP

Breakthrough Technology Group (BTG) and NexusTek, two cloud services-focused MSPs, have merged to form a national CSP. Private equity firm Abry Partners pulled together the deal.

ACCI Acquires MSP Business, Clientele in Alabama

American Computer Consultants Inc. (ACCi) has acquired NetGain Technologies’ Alabama office location — including contracts for managed IT services (MSP) engagements in the area.

NOC Is Not Enough for MSPs

A NOC (network operations center) may have its place in an MSP offering. But how do you deliver your services profitably both day and night? Follow these tips from Benchmark 365 CEO James Vickery.

Mapping Your Buyer’s Journey Through Every Element of Your Business

When we talk about the different stages within the buyer’s journey, we focus on Awareness, Education/Nurture, Purchase, and Loyalty. ChannelMaven CEO Heather K. Margolis explains.

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5 Channel Partner Updates: Thursday 17 May 2018

Today’s channel partner news involves Abry Partners, ACCi buys NetGain location, Google acquires Hadoop expertise, Benu Networks, BTG-NexusTek merge, Cisco earnings, RingCentral SD-WAN alliances, SolarWinds MSP dual RMM focus, Sungard AS, Telenet, TruMethods & more.