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10 Most Read ChannelE2E News Stories: Week Ended 26 March 2021

This week’s 10 most read channel and MSP news stories, columns, blogs, editorials and research involved:

10. Tech M&A List: A look at more than 600 mergers and acquisitions involving MSPs, IT service providers (ITSPs), IT consulting firms and more.

9. Microsoft Acquires Industrial IoT CompanyWhy the technology giant purchased The Marsden Group.

8. Implement NIST for a HIPAA Safe Harbor: Mike Semel, president of Semel Consulting, explains how a new U.S. federal law rewards HIPAA covered entities and business associates for implementing the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF).

7. Podcast - Kaseya's Matt SolomonThe latest monetization trends involving MSPs, according to Kaseya's VP of business development.

6. Guest vs. Host Backup: As an MSP, should you perform virtual server backups at the guest (VM) or host (hypervisor) level? SolarWinds MSP (rebranding as N-able) offers guidance.

5. Rackspace Takeover?: An SEC filing triggers MSP takeover speculation...

4. Technology SPACs List: More than 70 Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) are seeking to acquire and/or merge with technology businesses. Check ChannelE2E’s Technology SPACs List daily for ongoing updates.

3. N-able Completes Rebranding: Here are 10 things for MSPs to know about the software business, the new brand, and the potential spin-out from parent SolarWinds.

2. Congress Extends PPP Loan Application Deadline: How new legislation will extend the PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) application loan deadline, and the implications for small businesses.

1. Synnex & Tech Data Merger: Five things to know about the $7.2 billion technology distribution merger.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.