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Data Center Funding: Vantage Raises $692 Million

Vantage Data Centers raises $692 million in new funding to expand its infrastructure, data center reach and overall business scale.

Datadog IPO: 10 Things to Know

Datadog IPO filing reveals target raise & valuation, plus cloud, application & infrastructure monitoring trends. DDOG push vs. Cisco AppDynamics, New Relic & Splunk requires partners.

Books: How to Sell Your IT Services Provider Business

Books like Get Acquired for Millions; The MSP CEO; & Walk Away Wealthy strive to help small business entrepreneurs & MSP owners build, sell & exit their companies.

How to Prepare for a Recession

Adaptive firms — regardless of economy — continually flex, evolve, and pivot in response to rapidly changing customer, competitive, and technology trends.

Accenture Acquires Financial Consultancy Parker Fitzgerald

Accenture acquires Parker Fitzgerald, a risk management consulting firm for financial services companies. Accenture will spend $1.5B in 2019 on cloud, digital & security acquisitions.

US-China Trade War: Cisco, Lenovo Warning Signs

The U.S.-China trade war is impacting Cisco Systems & Lenovo. Here are the data center, service provider & PC market details in context.

Cloud Services Revenue Run Rates: Misleading?

Google Cloud’s annual revenue run rate shows signs of progress but be careful of the combined IaaS, SaaS & PaaS figures. They can be misleading for the uninformed.

FinTech Meets Analytics: Pico Acquires Corvil

U.S.-based financial markets technology services provider Pico acquires Corvil, a Dublin, Ireland-based analytics firm.

Microsoft Azure Cloud Gross Margins: Strong and Growing, But…

Microsoft Azure gross margins rise, but cloud server hardware investments may trigger some headwinds, CEO Satya Nadella & CFO Amy Hood explain.

IT Solutions Provider Valuations: Insight Enterprises Buyout of PCM Inc. Provides Math

What are IT solutions provider valuations in M&A (merger and acquisition) deals? Insight Enterprises’s buyout of PCM Inc. provides valuation formula & math.