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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.

MSP Valuations: How Much Is My Business Worth?

MSP valuations were a hot topic at DattoCon, ConnectWise IT Nation Explore & Kaseya IT Connect Global. How much are MSPs (managed services providers) worth? Here are some valuation metrics.

Big Data Software Stumbles: Cloudera CEO Resigns, CLDR Stock Plummets

Big data & Hadoop market faces big questions as Cloudera & MapR struggle. Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly resigns after Hortonworks merger. $CLDR stock plummets.

Understand EBITDA Before Selling Your Business

How can EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization) affect the value of a company and the price buyers pay for a business? Here are some answers.

Windstream Bankruptcy: Chapter 11 Filing Status Updates, Revenues

Windstream Chapter 11 bankruptcy status updates, stock delisting, creditors list, revenues, earnings & more. How the IT, managed & cloud services provider (MSP & CSP) is managing its finances.

Avaya Explores Potential Company Sale (Again)

Avaya hires JP Morgan to explore “strategic alternatives,” CEO Jim Chirico says. Translation: Avaya (AVYA) is for sale. Private equity firms may be bidding, reports say.

Florida Funders Launches Channel Partner Program

Florida Funders, a hybrid of a venture capital fund coupled with a crowdfunding platform, launches channel partner program to speed deel flow, expand community.

Google Cloud Revenues: CEO Sundar Pichai Dodges Question

Google CEO Sundar Pichai avoids Google Cloud Platform (GCP) revenue question as GCP expenses climb, and Microsoft Azure & Amazon Web Services (AWS) revenues soar.

SAP: Elliott Management Reveals Investment

SAP’s cloud strategy earns support from activist investor Elliott Management & quarterly results appear strong. But CEO Bill McDermott faces these challenges.

Wipro Hack May Overshadow Quarterly Financial Results

Amid Wipro (NYSE: WIT) quarterly earnings, the India IT outsourcing giant faces questions about hacker attack that apparently spread to end-customer accounts.