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Evolve IP Acquires Cisco Broadsoft Partner AiTech

Evolve IP acquires Advanced Integrated Technologies (AiTech), a Cisco Systems & Broadsoft cloud communications provider. This is Evolve IP’s 14th MSP/CSP acquisition.

Google Cloud Next 2018: Major MSP Initiatives, Partner Milestones Expected

Major MSP initiatives & milestones will surface at the Google Cloud Next 2018 conference. Can Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene close the perceived managed services partner gap vs. AWS and Microsoft Azure?

Investing in Employee Experience: Is There An ROI?

Will investing in employee experience pay off in better customer experiences or improved business performance? Avanade offers perspectives.

Lexmark Layoffs 2018: 1,000 Printer Staff Cuts

Lexmark International plans 1,000 layoffs in 2018 on top of the 700 layoffs at the printer company in 2017. Will the channel team be impacted?

McAfee Reorganization Apparently Triggers Channel Team Changes, Layoffs

Amid a McAfee reorganization, the cybersecurity company remains committed to channel partners, a spokesperson says. Still, there are unconfirmed reports of some McAfee layoffs & channel staff departures.

Orange Acquires HPE Partner, Cloud MSP Basefarm

Orange Business Services acquires Basefarm, an MSP & top HP Enterprise partner with cloud services, big data and artificial intelligence (AI) expertise.

The Sorry State Of Digital Transformation In 2018

Digital transformation involves a war between old-school technophobe leaders and the technology innovation that represents a completely different way of doing business. Forrester Research explains the ongoing challenges.

Getronics Acquires Pomeroy, Creating Global IT Services Giant

Getronics acquires Pomeroy, creating $1.3 billion global IT service provider that has MSP, digital workspace and multi-cloud management expertise.

Accenture Acquires Big Data Analytics, AI Consulting Firm Kogentix

Accenture acquires Kogentix, an IT consulting firm with more than 220 big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) experts. Kogentix migrates legacy applications to open source platforms like Hadoop, Spark and Python.

Understanding Your Artificial Intelligence (AI) maturity

Artificial Intelligence (AI( maturity isn’t just about the technology you use, it’s also determined by the people you have in place and the supporting business processes, Avanade explains.