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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.

Acquisition: Lingo Communications Buys Network Service Providers

Lingo Communications acquires Impact Telecom, creating one of the largest network service providers in North America, the companies say.

MSP Software Companies Buying Up Security Technology Firms

SolarWinds acquires Trusted Metrics, reinforcing the MSP software industry’s deeper move into security operations center (SOC), threat management and managed cybersecurity options. Here are the latest moves from rivals ConnectWise, Continuum, Datto, Kaseya & more.

SMB Cybersecurity Training: Research Reveals Progress, Challenges Revealed

IT decision-makers at small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) often are unprepared for malware, phishing & other cyberattacks, a Webroot survey shows.

Service Provider Acquired After 108 Years of Family Ownership

Great Plains Communications, a family owned service provider for more than 100 years, has been acquired by Grain Management LLC, a private equity firm.

Private Equity Firm Acquires Small Business Hosting Provider for $2 Billion

Private equity firm Siris Capital Group acquires Web.com Group for $2.0 billion –which represents a lofty 10.3 times adjusted EBITDA valuation based on the small business hosting provider’s 2017 fiscal results.

ConnectWise Automation Nation: 10 Updates to Track

As ConnectWise Automation Nation 2018 kicks off in Orlando, track these key updates involving team automation, Auvik Networks, Axcient/eFolder, managed security services, StorageCraft & more.

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DattoCon18: Live Blog From Datto MSP Conference

Datto VP Rob Rae describes Autotask acquisition milestones so far. Plus, partner updates from Continuum, Passportal, Pax8 and more.

MSP Acquisition: Datapath Acquires Valley Network Solutions

Datapath acquires Valley Network Solutions, uniting two MSPs in California’s Central Valley region and doubling the IT service provider’s size to about 65 employees.

Continuum Acquires CARVIR: Security Deal Provides MSP Market Differentiation

Continuum’s buyout of CARVIR, confirmed today, further differentiates the MSP software company from traditional rivals like ConnectWise, Datto, Kaseya and SolarWinds MSP. Here’s why.

Business Technology Partners Acquires Two MSPs, Names CEO

Business Technology Partners (BTP) acquires two MSPs (managed services providers) and names STIGroup founder Dominic Genzano as its new CEO.