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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.

Staples for Sale Again?

Staples may be up for sale again. Private equity parent Sycamore Partners considers potential moves. Rival Office Depot shows progress with CompuCom managed IT services.

Huawei: Banned In Which Countries? List and FAQ

Where is Huawei Technologies banned from doing business? Here’s a list of countries, companies, 5G wireless network projects & their Huawei business status. Updated March 22, 2019.

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?

Coffee Friday

5 Channel Partner Updates: Friday 22 March 2019

Today’s channel partner news involves BEC Technologies wireless WANs; Ingram Micro distribution; HoneyBook Solopreneur software funding; Microsoft Defender for Apple macOS & more.

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).

Oracle Layoffs 2019: Staff Cuts Reinforce Talent ‘Rebalancing’ Trend

Oracle layoffs apparently target multple departments. Like IBM & SAP, the big focus is talent rebalancing toward cloud services, security & artificial intelligence.

Coffee Thursday

5 Channel Partner Updates: Thursday 21 March 2019

Today’s channel partner news involves ConnectWise, Datto Autotask PSA, Dell EMC, Liongard, Mission Cloud, Pulseway, ScanSource, SkyKick, Zoho Site 24×7 & more.