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ChannelE2E offers news and trends on small business cloud technology for CSPs, MSPs, VARs, ISVs, IT distributors and partners in the IT channel.

MSP Acquisition: The Purple Guys Buys ‘We Are IT’ for SMB Managed Services Expansion

IT service provider The Purple Guys acquires We Are IT. MSP expanding from Kansas City to St. Louis with 40 employees & 200 customers, CEO Jon Schram says.

HR, Accounting and IT Services From One Outsourcing Specialist?

Avitus Group (payroll, accounting, taxes & HR outsourcing) acquires Technical Edge Consulting for IT services. Will “do it all” outsourcers emerge?

Free Cloud Usage, Cost Estimator Tool for Small Businesses

CloudTracker, a free metrics reporting tool from CANARIE, may help Canadian businesses to predict their cloud costs before activating production workloads.

New Microsoft Surface Financing Plans for SMBs

The Microsoft Surface Plus for Business program allows customers to mix Surface devices under a single membership plan, finance devices and more.

SAP Taps Concur, Sungard AS Executives for North America SMB Cloud Channel Push

SAP North America taps Concur veterans Eric Friedrichsen & Marc Monday for cloud-first SMB channel push. Sungard AS veteran Cristina Greysman also onboard.

New Small Business Valuation Tool for Entrepreneurs, SMB Owners

Purch’s Business.com Report Card, powered by BizEquity, is a small business valuation tool. Purch CEO Greg Mason compares the new tool to Zillow.

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.

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Google Launches Hire, a Talent Recruiting App for SMBs

Google launches Hire app to help small and midsize businesses recruit employees. Will MSPs and VARs use Google Hire to close their own talent gaps?

Building an MSP Company Culture: 5 Lessons From inhouseIT

How inhouseIT built one of the strongest small business company cultures in the MSP industry, and shaped the overall managed services landscape.

BackupAssist Launches North America MSP Partner Program

Pushing into the North American market has forced BackupAssist to rethink its usual strategy. Here comes the MSP business continuity push.