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Financial information and management tips for VARs, managed services providers (MSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), IT service providers and channel-friendly technology companies.

Equifax Breach: How to Freeze Your Credit, Avoid Identity Theft

Amid the Equifax breach, here’s how to freeze your credit at Equifax, Experian, Transunion and Innovis, and reduce the risk of identity theft.

Know the Risks When You Personally Guarantee Your Company’s Debt

Need to personally guarantee company debt? Here’s how to negotiate the structure of the personal guarantee as well as loan terms & covenants with a bank.

Alternative Online Lenders for Small Businesses: Pros and Cons

Alternative online lenders can help small businesses seeking loans. Pitfalls can include higher interest rates & hefty fees but some options are doable.

Presidio Security Business Accelerates in 4Q 2017, But Topline Revenue Dips

Presidio (a Cisco, Dell EMC & VMware partner) gains security & cloud momentum, but Q4 2017 topline revenues were a bit soft amid software market shift.

Cyber Insurance: Financial Protection From Hacker Attacks, Malware, Ransomware?

If your company insures itself against cyber attacks, malware & ransomware, can you relax your security measures? Capgemini explains.

Money Coins Costs

SBA Expands Hurricane Irma Small Business Loan Program

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) expands Hurricane Irma disaster relief loan program to cover more businesses across more Florida counties.

How to Negotiate Cloud Service Subscription Renewals, OpEx Contracts

Three steps customers should take before renewing cloud subscriptions, OpEx contracts, and services like IaaS, PaaS & SaaS, according to Forrester Research.

Datto Hires CFO; Data Protection IPO On the Radar?

Datto hires Akamai veteran Timothy Weller as CFO. Does initial public offering (IPO) await business continuity, networking, security & MSP-focused company?

Measuring, Benchmarking Your Company’s Cloud Services Business Performance

The 2112 Group Cloud Altimeter, backed by Microsoft & Ingram Micro, helps IT service providers measure their cloud services performance vs. market metrics.

Customer People

LJT & Associates Shifts to ESOP Ownership

LJT & Associates Inc., an engineering firm and IT services provider in Columbia, Maryland, shifts to an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) business model.