Live Blog: Microsoft Inspire 2018 Partner Conference News Analysis
Microsoft Channel Chief Gavriella Schuster rallies partners at Microsoft Inspire 2018 conference. Apcela AppHUB, GE Predix & Velosio make kOffice 365 and Azure cloud services moves.
Microsoft Azure Cloud Services Embrace MSP Partners
Microsoft launches formalized Azure Cloud partner program for expert MSPs — a welcome move that counters Amazon Web Services’ long-established AWS-MSP partner initiatives. Cloud Direct, Coretek Services, Ensono, Intercept & Rackspace jump in.
Getronics Acquires Pomeroy, Creating Global IT Services Giant
Getronics acquires Pomeroy, creating $1.3 billion global IT service provider that has MSP, digital workspace and multi-cloud management expertise.
Alibaba Cloud vs. Amazon Web Services: European Showdown Coming?
Alibaba’s cloud computing arm is reportedly lining up a deal with the IT consulting wing of BT (formerly British Telecom) to potentially set up a heavyweight bout against Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Europe.
Thrive Acquires Financial Services MSP InfoHedge
Thrive, a Top 100 Vertical Market MSP, acquires InfoHedge Technologies, an MSP and private cloud provider focused on financial services and hedge fund organizations.
Thoma Bravo Building MSP Software, Cybersecurity Empire
Thoma Bravo acquires Centrify for identity and access management (IAM). The private equity firm also owns Barracuda Networks, Continuum and SolarWinds. Will MSP software synergies across the portfolio companies emerge?
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.
New Axcient-eFolder Leader Doubles Down on MSPs
Axcient-eFolder President Eric White is now leading the MSP-centric business continuity and data protection software provider. CEO Matt Nachtrab has stepped down to focus on an MSP that he launched more than a decade ago.
Atera RMM, PSA for MSPs Gains Live Chat Capabilities
Atera extends cloud-based PSA (professional services automation) and RMM (remote monitoring and management) platform for MSPs with Live Chat capabilities. Are chatbots next?