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HOSTING Acquires Amazon AWS, DevOps Cloud Partner Stelligent Systems

HOSTING acquires Stelligent for DevOps automation & continuous delivery solutions on Amazon Web Services (AWS). What Co-founder Paul Duvall will do next…

Presidio Sets IPO Price; PSDO Initial Public Offering Expected Today

Presidio Inc. (PSDO) expects to launch its IPO (initial public offering) today at $14 per share, the MSP & hybrid IT services provider disclosed.

Extreme Networks Potentially Acquiring Avaya Networking Business for $100 Million

Extreme Networks is poised to potentially acquire Avaya’s networking business for $100 million. Avaya is still navigating the chapter 11 bankruptcy process.

Presidio (PSDO) IPO Set for Friday, March 10: Report

Presidio’s (PSDO) initial public offering (IPO) is poised for Friday, March 10, a report says. Has CEO Bob Cagnazzi built an MSP & IT services bellwether?

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Avaya: Emerging From Chapter 11 Bankruptcy In Summer 2017?

Avaya will file a reorganization plan in March 2017. After that, Avaya could emerge from its chapter 11 bankruptcy by summer 2017, the company says.

8×8 Up for Sale?

8×8 explores potential company sale, a report suggests. 8×8 competes against ShoreTel (also for sale) in cloud-based UCaaS, cloud & hosted VoIP markets.

Data Storage Corp. Acquires IBM Partner, MSP: ABC Services

Data Storage Corp. acquires ABC Services & more. The deal creates an MSP, CSP & IT consulting firm closely aligned with IBM & Microsoft Office 365.

Private Equity: Potential Merger & Acquisition Trends for 2017

A look at 2016 private equity (PE) deal activity. Plus, predictions for 2017 mergers, acquisitions & midmarket PE deals. Nixon Peabody explains.

Carbonite CEO: Unified Channel Partner Portal Under Development

Carbonite CEO Mohamad Ali preps partners to cross-sell EVault & Double-Take to midmarket customers. Business continuity meets high availability solutions.

Avaya Revenue Update Amid Bankruptcy, Engage Conference

Avaya quarterly financial results reveal key performance metrics amid the company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing & Avaya Engage 2017 customer conference.