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Office Depot Shakes Up CompuCom; Names President of IT Services Business

Office Depot shakes up CompuCom. Accenture & Avanade veteran Mick Slattery succeeds Greg Hoogerland as president of struggling MSP & IT services business unit.

Next Tier Connect Acquires Pennsylvania Data Center

Next Tier Connect, the investment partnership of Next Tier HD & private equity firm RedBird Capital Partners, acquires Pennsylvania data center.

MCA Acquires Motorola Partner Crosspoint Communications

Mobile Communications America (MCA), backed by private equity, acquires Crosspoint Communications, a wireless integrator & Motorola Solutions channel partner.

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Managed Services 101: Where MSPs Are Now, and Where They’re Going

The role of MSPs is changing. Track these emerging managed services & business trends to understand your revenue & service catalog opportunities, ConnectWise says.

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5 Channel Partner Updates: Monday 24 June 2019

Today’s channel partner news involves Avatara; CloudCheckr CEO; Mattermost funding; Mobile Communications America (MCA) acquires Crosspoint; Next Tier Connect & more.

Huawei: Banned and Permitted In Which Countries? List and FAQ

Where is Huawei Technologies banned & permitted for 5G networking business & smartphones? Here’s a list of countries, companies, 5G wireless network projects & their Huawei business status. Updated June 24, 2019.

Microsoft Partner KSM Consulting Acquires App Developer Connect Think

Microsoft gold partner KSM Consulting (KSMC) acquires Connect Think for application development expertise.

Cognizant Acquires Life Sciences Firm Zenith Technologies

Cognizant, the IT services and digital consulting giant, acquires Zenith Technologies, a privately-held life sciences company from Cork, Ireland.

5 Channel Partner Updates: Friday 21 June 2019

Today’s partner news involves the Alliance of Channel Women, Carbonite, CompTIA ChannelCon 2019, Dell, IBM, Pivotal, Profitsee, Red Hat, Webroot, Wipro & more.

Webroot 2FA Now Mandatory As Hackers Target MSPs

Webroot makes two-factor authentication (2FA) mandatory as attackers target MSP software in a bid to spread malware / ransomware to end-customer systems.