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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.

Box vs Dropbox: Enterprise vs Small Business Cloud Strategy, Execution

In the Box vs. Dropbox cloud content management battle, Box hiccups in the enterprise market while Dropbox gains traction with small businesses.

Allstate’s SquareTrade Acquires Consumer IT Support Companies

Allstate’s SquareTrade acquires iCracked & PlumChoice to offer consumer & small business technology support services across North America.

Acquisitions: Lingo Continues SMB and Carrier Rollup Strategy

Lingo Communications, a cloud & managed service provider (MSP) focused on SMB customers, rolls up carriers through customer & asset buyouts. The latest deal involves 4,000 Fusion Connect SMB customers.

Amazon Acquires Eero Home Mesh WiFi Networking

Amazon acquires Eero for home mesh WiFi networking systems. Amazon & Eero will compete against Google WiFi, Linksys Velop, Netgear Orbi and other popular consumer WiFi systems.

Netsurion BranchSDO Changes the SD-WAN Conversation for MSPs, SMBs

Netsurion launches BranchSDO to help MSPs simplify SMB & branch office security, networking and management. It’s SD-WAN & a whole lot more built into a single edge appliance.

NuMSP Acquires Seventh MSP: Salient IT of Sacramento

NuMSP acquires¬†Salient IT, a managed services provider (MSP) supporting SMB customers in Sacramento, California. This is NuMSP’s seventh acquisition.

Venture Capitalists Bet $38M on Aspiring MSP Disruptor Called Electric

Electric builds chat bots & automated systems to disrupt traditional managed services providers (MSPs). Venture capitalists bet $38 million on the MSP disruption strategy.

Zix CEO: We’re Committed to AppRiver’s MSP Partners

Zix, which is acquiring AppRiver for $275 million, will bet heavily on MSPs (managed services providers) as part of its long-term email security growth strategy, according to Zix CEO David Wagner.

CompassMSP Acquires TS Tech Enterprises for Healthcare IT Managed Services

CompassMSP acquires TS Tech Enterprises, a managed IT services provider (MSP) that supports dental practices in the Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, area.

Top SMB Security Concerns: Email Phishing Leapfrogs Ransomware

Email phishing attacks are the top threat to small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), The big need: Security awareness training classes.