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Atos Acquires Syntel for $3.57B, Furthers U.S. Digital IT Services Push

Atos acquires Syntel for $3.57 billion, creating global digital IT services & consulting giant. Syntel has cloud, social media, mobile, analytics, IoT and automation expertise. Atos boasts cybersecurity, big data and identity management services.

Microsoft Azure Cloud Gross Margins: Rising Into Fiscal 2019

The Microsoft Azure cloud business appears to be enjoying the best of both worlds: Growing public cloud revenues — and rising gross margins, Microsoft CFO Amy Hood explains.

Veeam: Data Protection Customer Bookings Remain Strong

Veeam strategic relationships with NetApp, HP Enterprise and Cisco Systems continue to lift data protection, backup & disaster recovery (BDR) software bookings.

Coding Bootcamp Acquisition: Galvanize Buys Hack Reactor

Galvanize and Hack Reactor merge coding school businesses in pursuit of next-generation programmers.

Big MSP Merger: NexusTek Acquires Cal Net Technology

Cal Net Technology Group merges into NexusTek, the two major managed services providers (MSPs) have confirmed to customers.

Evolve IP Acquires Cisco Broadsoft Partner AiTech

Evolve IP acquires Advanced Integrated Technologies (AiTech), a Cisco Systems & Broadsoft cloud communications provider. This is Evolve IP’s 14th MSP/CSP acquisition.

Google Cloud Next 2018: Major MSP Initiatives, Partner Milestones Expected

Major MSP initiatives & milestones will surface at the Google Cloud Next 2018 conference. Can Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene close the perceived managed services partner gap vs. AWS and Microsoft Azure?

Coffee Friday

5 Channel Partner Updates: Friday 20 July 2018

Today’s channel partner news involves Galvanize & Hack Reactor merging plus MSPs at Google Cloud Next 2018; H5 Data Centers; LiveAction; Microsoft Azure revenues; Nimble CRM for Office 365; SD-WANs; Service Fusion funding; Veeam growth; Wipro revenues & more.

British MSP Acquires Microsoft, Cisco Partner Sentronex

Managed service provider EACS¬†acquires¬†Sentronex, a Microsoft and Cisco Systems partner in London. Sentronex’s expertise includes disaster recovery, IT managed and professional services in the financial vertical.

Coffee Thursday

5 Channel Partner Updates: Thursday 19 July 2018

Today’s channel partner updates involve the AWS vs Cisco Networking myth, CompTIA ChannelCon, Druva, Hanu, HP Inc., IBM Security, Lexmark, Microsoft Azure MSPs, Pure Storage, SAP, Smartronix, SolarWinds, Sungard AS, Tech Data, Techadox, Zerto & more.