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ConnectWise: New Owner, Same IT Nation Partner Commitment?

ConnectWise IT Nation APAC 2019 is the company’s first conference since Thoma Bravo acquired the business management software developer. Here’s what MSPs & IT service providers should expect.

Carbonite’s Webroot Acquisition: ‘Do No MSP Harm’

Carbonite’s Webroot acquisition nears finalization. Webroot MSPs should expect a ‘Do No Harm’ partner strategy from Carbonite CEO Mohamad Ali, ChannelE2E believes.

IT Services Merger: MapleTronics and Blue Star Combine Forces

Blue Star and MapleTronics merge, creating a full-service IT planning and managed services provider (MSP) with offices in Indiana, Tennessee and Florida.

Microsoft Defender ATP for Apple macOS, Windows, Linux — and MSPs?

Microsoft rebrands Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) cybersecurity software for Apple macOS & apparent Linux push. Is MSP partner initiative coming?

Vereco Acquires Managed Print Services Business From CynergisTek

Updated: Vereco acquires CynergisTek’s managed print services (MPS) business for $30 million. Private equity firm Stella Point Capital invested in the deal. CynergisTek remains a managed security services provider (MSSP).

Protel Acquires Xtelesis In Latest Unified Communications Partner Merger

Protel Communications acquires Xtelesis, a full-service IT services & unified communications provider. The combined company has extensive Mitel, ShoreTel & InterTel experience.

CompassMSP Acquires Another Florida-based MSP

CompassMSP makes second MSP acquisition of 2019, buying Miami-based Dynamic Media Technologies — dba IT Support Miami (ITSM).

Continuum CEO Michael George: Memo to MSPs…

Continuum CEO Michael George’s advice for MSPs: (1) Pick your business model, (2) go deep with your platform provider, and (3) move fast. Here’s why.

NXTsoft Acquires Atlanta MSP Digitel

NXTsoft, a Birmingham, Alabama-based compliance, analytics and cybersecurity firm, acquires Digitel Corp., an MSP from Atlanta, Georgia.

Partner Relationship Management: Impact Raises $75 Million

Impact, which develops a partnership automation platform, raises $75 million for organic growth & potential acquisitions. Forrester’s Jay McBain explains why partner engagements remain critical.