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Google Cloud CEO Change: Greene Out, Oracle’s Kurian In

Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene is stepping down. Former Oracle President Thomas Kurian will succeed Greene. Can Kurian help Google counter Amazon AWS & Microsoft Azure?

Coffee Friday

5 Channel Partner Updates: Friday 16 November 2018

Today’s channel partner news involves BlackBerry acquiring Cylance; plus updates from CompuCom, Dell, Kaseya, LiveAction, New Relic, Office Depot, Oracle, Talari SD-WAN, Unitrends & more.

Friday’s Exit Strategy: Why Private Equity Firms Acquire MSPs

Evergreen Services Group has acquired 13 MSPs so far in 2018. Head of M&A Ramsey Sahyoun shares some background and describes why private equity firms are pursuing MSPs.

Oracle Acquires Top 10 SD-WAN Provider Talari Networks

Oracle acquires Talari Networks, a Top 10 provider of SD-WAN technology. Cisco and VMware already have big SD-WAN footprints, but the market is still growing rapidly.

SolarWinds CEO Reveals MSP Software Revenue Stream

SolarWinds¬†MSP’s annual recurring revenue (ARR) is expected to surpass $225 million in 2018, SolarWinds CEO Kevin Thompson says. The figure is close to rival ConnectWise’s annual revenues.

Coffee Thursday

5 Channel Partner Updates: Thursday 15 November 2018

Today’s channel partner news: Axcient data protection & HIPAA compliance; Cisco Partner Summit; Cloudability & Datadog cloud cost management; Intermedia UCaaS; Kentik; Thunder NSI; Webroot; Zyxel & more.

SolarWinds Acquires 8MAN, Launches Access Rights Management

SolarWinds acquires 8MAN and launches Access Rights Management (ARM) security platform for MSPs and IT professionals.

Pure Technology Acquires Microsoft Partner Keytech

Pure Technology Group (PTG), a British IT services and solutions provider, acquires Microsoft Gold partner Keytech Managed Solutions.

Public Safety MSP Merger: Mission Critical Acquires Athena

Mission Critical Partners (MCP) acquires Athena Advanced Networks. MCP expands its public safety consulting & managed technology services expertise.

coffee wednesday

5 Channel Partner Updates: Wednesday 14 November 2018

Today’s channel partner news involves Automox Patch Management, Datto, ParTech, RigNet, Uplevel Systems, Zendesk CRM and sales management software & more.